Assistant Director, Facilities

  • The College of Lake County
  • Grayslake, IL
Full Time Facilities

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Facilities, the Assistant Director of Facilities oversees the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of College of Lake County facilities and grounds. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director will be to assist in the management of the various departments, including Maintenance, HVAC, Grounds/Fleet vehicles, Custodial and contracted services to ensure the needs of the College are met. Each department contributes services to accomplish the operational and maintenance requirements of the College. The Assistant Director of Facilities is responsible for a 24 hour 7 day operation at three (3) locations within the College district.

Required Qualifications:

1. Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, plus 5 years related experience and/or training, and 2 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The related experience should be in the operation, repair and maintenance of facilities equipment with a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems, emergency generation and distribution and life safety systems. Some construction project management experience.

2. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

3. Experience supervising in a union environment.

4. Ability to read blueprints, and basic equipment maintenance ability.

5. Intermediate Excel, beginner to intermediate Word, basic query/report writer skills, and experience using work order system software.

6. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.

7. Demonstrated commitment to sustainability.

8. Strong organizational and project management skills.

9. Demonstrated effective customer service and communication skills.

10. Strong mathematical aptitude.

11. Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs. and over 50 lbs. on an occasional basis, and maneuver in tight places (in and around machinery)when necessary, with or without reasonable accommodations. Frequently walking or standing, occasional bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, and twisting and sitting.

12. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Prior experience working in higher education or a governmental entity.

2. Prior experience working with procurement for a public entity.

3. CDL license.

4. Experience using CAD software.


Facilities Management

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


The salary is competitive.