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Orange County Rescue Mission

Tustin, California, United States

Date Posted:
Facilities Management
Job Type:
Orange County Rescue Mission
Job Description:

Our Mission is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost.


We are the Orange County serving the least, the last and the lost in our community.  We are looking for a dynamic Christian with experience working in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of the 3 years of experience working as a Safety and Security Specialist or like position.  Temporary housing and drug rehab experience a plus. 


Summary Manages all activities related to global safety and security including planning, organizing and implementing safety and security programs in compliance with state, federal, safety, health and fire codes. Responsible for preventing dangers, accidents and safety hazards within a particular area, such as offices, student campus areas, warehouse and outdoor common areas.



Operations & Manager Level

CORE Performance Expectations


Ministry & Outcomes


Goals: Students understand what is expected of them; Students experience a seamless system of care; Students become self-sufficient & thriving; Students, volunteers & staff are safe.

  1. Adhere to the Mission and Values statements.
  2. Infuse the Wild at Heart and Captivating ministry messages into ministry services.
  3. Ensure that all students and guests adhere to all rules, policies and procedures.
  4. Deliver support services & programs to as needed to successfully accomplish the student self-sufficiency metrics.
  5. Provide safe & secure data collection, record keeping & outcomes measurement.



Facilities, Assets & Equipment


Goals: Strong stewardship of donated resources; Provide ready access to needed resources; Minimize waste of donated resources; and Students, volunteers & staff are safe.

  1. Maintain high levels of utilization of assets and equipment & 90% occupancy of facilities.
  2. Manage a maintenance schedule and maintain a high level of maintenance with all facilities, assets and equipment.
  3. Maintain accurate and appropriate levels of supplies and resources.
  4. Carryout and document regular health & safety inspections.

Financial & Human Resources


Goals: Develop and maintain a high performance level for all staff; Staff members fully understand what expectations are placed on them; Maintain and comply with all government and industry standards; Optimize internal and external relationships; Achieve or exceed income forecasts; Reduce expenses without sacrificing outcomes.

  1. Supervises staff and volunteers, including training & coaching.
  2. Perform expense reduction & expense budget management.
  3. Implement and achieve fiscal year income fund raising goals.
  4. Manage friend raising & relationship building internally & externally.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Assess the current condition of electrical, air conditioning, plumbing, grounds and other essential facilities and equipment.


Work with CM team to resolve student security concerns by conducting interviews, room searches, reviewing video and performing drug and alcohol screenings. Create a schedule of regular safety and security evaluations of facilities.


Participate in the development of policies and procedures that affect the safe utilization of all areas within the organization


Create, develop, maintain Safety Response Teams for all facilities within the organization. Ensure that proper training is provided to any employee/volunteer/student in compliance with Company policies and procedures, OSHA/CALOSHA and state/federal regulations.


Maintain all OSHA documentation, logs, forums, safety materials and emergency supplies.


Create monitoring systems or programs to detect problems as early as possible.


Initiate interventions to solve problems in the areas of safety and security.


Develop a back-up or alternative system for common security problems such as power/water outage/ shortage.


Maintain OCRM radio equipment.


Ensures the safety of the building or establishment from fire, flood and other hazard.


Initiate an active campaign on safety measures in the building.


Prepare pertinent records and reports and immediate corrective action to address any safety hazards or security issues.


Develop staff development and cross-training programs that ensure continuity of service and internal training opportunities.

Work with management regarding risk-management, safety and security concerns. Coordinate with the upper management on work issues.


Trains and ensure all staff, visitors and students are aware of and comply with company, government, and policies, procedures, and regulations.


Supervisory Responsibilities                                                

There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Designs work flows and procedures.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.


Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.


Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.


Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.


Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.


Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue ; Conserves organizational resources.


Diversity - Promotes a harassment-free environment.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.


Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                             

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Language Skills                                            

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



Mathematical Skills                                                  

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Reasoning Ability                                                     

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills                                            

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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About the Company

Orange County Rescue Mission

Serving the least, the last and the lost - providing shelter, food, health care, guidance & training to neighbors in need.


Our Mission:

To minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. 


Our Philosophy: