The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department of the City of San Jose, CA (1 million pop.) is recruiting for a Building Management Administrator (BMA) position in the Capital Projects Division.  If you are a proactive, innovative, energetic manager and are looking for a high public service accomplishment position, you are an ideal candidate.  The next Building Management Administrator will be experienced in managing building capital projects and capital reinvestments from start to finish, totaling up to $12 million, will be nimble, and diplomatic, and have demonstrated capability of collaborating with multiple stakeholders. 
San José’s quality of life is unsurpassed. Surrounded by the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges and enjoying an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, residents have easy access to the beaches along the California coast including Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Sierra Nevadas with Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, the wine country of the Napa Valley, and the rich cultural and recreational life of the entire Bay region are all nearby. San José is proud of its rich cultural diversity and global connections. 
Are you ready to join a team that is “Building Community Through Fun?” The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is looking for people who want to make San José a better place to live. The PRNS Department prides itself on putting “people first.” The Department creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play, and learn, including 48 community centers, 10 regional parks, 212 neighborhood parks, the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 290 playgrounds, and 61 miles of trails, plus related programs and services. The PRNS team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative.  The Capital Projects Team identifies and prioritizes projects, along with the Department of Public Works project implementation team and works to deliver new and renovated facilities. The Capital Projects Team oversees both detailed daily activities such as preparing the Department’s CIP budget; community engagement; rehabilitating, and replacing facilities at existing parks, trails, restrooms, and community centers; and overseeing long-term planning for the design and construction of other new facilities. Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services | City of San José (
The Building Management Administrator (Manager of Facilities) is an existing position reporting to the Deputy Director of Capital Programs. The Building Manager Administrator position needs to support junior staff in project delivery, while also representing Department interests on emerging issues which can be complex and time-consuming to help increase capacity for the Deputy Director. The position will have up to three (3) direct reports and manage a budget of approximately $12M. The person in this position needs to have a strong understanding of broad building systems and current trends in building and facilities management. The position provides facilities management support for 50 regional and neighborhood community centers, park restrooms, and other structures. Work activities include developing and prioritizing five-year capital budgets for building related infrastructure, supporting Public Works teams in the design of improvements, and coordinating with various trades to support ongoing repairs at facilities. The BMA works across departments and divisions with a collaborative and systems approach for project delivery, as well as broader coordination of future and large-scale planning projects, including solar, microgrid, emergency response and unhoused shelter readiness and facility assessments, and may include collaboration on grant projects, asset management, security camera/wi-fi infrastructure and cost sharing agreements. 

In particular, candidates should have a wide range of experience from the micro to the macro since the group manages building repairs/renovations for the department, but also needs to establish and strengthen organizational systems for facilities management and engage on emerging issues. Micro issues include providing costs estimates for major improvements and working with Public Works to develop costs estimates, managing staff that oversee project delivery for building improvements, managing budgets, engaging in the budgeting process, tracking project delivery, process improvements, and performance measures, and more. Macro issues include using a multi-departmental collaborative and systems approach for project delivery and future project planning, such as cost sharing intra-department agreements and reviewing and negotiating third party agreements with sister departments on facility resources, implications for cost recovery, replacement costs, revenue sharing agreements and departmental advocacy.  View Full Job Description Here.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in building facilities management 
  • Four (4) years of supervisory experience
  • Acceptable Substitution: Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in building facilities management, including four (4) years of supervisory experience, may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
  • Valid California driver’s license by start date
  • Certified Facility Management (CFM) credentials
Salary range:  $140,509 – $182,498 annually, DOQ/E. San Jose provides an excellent array of comprehensive benefits, and some remote work flexibility is available. 
The application deadline is April 112024. Provide cover letter, resume, candidate questionnaire answers, and five work-related references (include a supervisor, a direct report, a colleague, and one other reference; no references will not be contacted without prior notice). For questions, call contact Ryan Cotton at 847-380-3240 Ext. 114. Candidates’ applications remain confidential until the finalist stage. 
Note:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. 

Application Deadline: April 11, 2024

Posted: 2024-03-27

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