Chapter 2.17
DEPARTMENT OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Sections:

2.17.010    Creation and purpose.

2.17.020    Definitions.

2.17.030    Authority and functions.

2.17.040    Director.

2.17.050    Appointment of director.

2.17.060    Organization by director.

2.17.070    Severability.

2.17.080    Effective date.

2.17.090    Fleet management division.

2.17.100    Fleet manager.

2.17.010 Creation and purpose.

There is hereby established a Snohomish County department of facilities management. It shall be the purpose of this department to provide management of services which support other county departments including building and parking facilities, property, and such other programs which may be assigned. The department will concern itself with changing technologies in the management of such programs and will expedite the development and implementation of service improvement and cost reduction whenever possible.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994; Amended Ord. 98-016, § 2, March 18, 1998, Eff date April 2, 1998).

2.17.020 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:

(1) "Department" means the Snohomish County department of facilities management;

(2) "Director" means the director of the department of facilities management;

(3) "County personnel system" means those statements of policy and procedures contained in Title 3A SCC and amendments thereto;

(4) "Exempt personnel system" means the conditions of employment under the provisions of chapter 3.68 SCC and amendments thereto.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994; Amended Ord. 98-016, § 3, March 18, 1998, Eff date April 2, 1998).

2.17.030 Authority and functions.

(1) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, the department shall have the authority to establish policies and procedures for the management and administration of programs which provide management and administration of centralized support services for county government and may include, in addition, the development of policies to promote the utilization of these services. The department’s functions and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to the following:

(a) Management and administration of county owned real and personal property in accordance with chapter 4.46 SCC;

(b) Management, construction and maintenance of those county buildings for which responsibility is assigned to the department by the executive;

(c) Management of the county parking facility in accordance with chapter 3.09 SCC;

(d) Management of the county’s fleet management division and equipment rental and revolving fund in accordance with chapter 4.34 SCC;

(e) Performance of such other duties as may be required to further the purpose of this chapter.

(2) The department shall cooperate with and assist the facility security unit of the sheriff’s office established by SCC 2.38.030 in implementing the county security program; provided, that funding for any construction or improvement of county facilities requested by the facility security unit shall be provided through the sheriff’s office, the county office or agency to be benefited by the construction or improvement, or the security services fund established by chapter 4.33 SCC.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994; Ord. 04-114, Nov. 22, 2004, Eff date Jan. 1, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-120, Nov. 19, 2007, Eff date Jan. 1, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-139, Oct. 20, 2008, Eff date Nov. 16, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-026, June 6, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013; Amended by Ord. 12-076, Oct. 10, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013).

2.17.040 Director.

The director shall manage and administer the activities of the department and shall advise the executive and the council with regard to programs managed by the department. The director shall prepare and submit to the executive annual budget estimates for the department as provided in SCC 4.26.030. The director shall appoint all officers and employees of the department in accordance with the rules of the county personnel system and exempt personnel system. The director may delegate functions, powers and duties to other officers and employees of the department as it deems expedient to further the purpose of this chapter.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994; Amended Ord. 07-015, March 21, 2007, Eff date April 7, 2007).

2.17.050 Appointment of director.

The director shall be appointed by the executive subject to confirmation by the county council. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the executive and shall be subject to the county exempt personnel system.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994).

2.17.060 Organization by director.

The director may create divisions and reassign positions and functions within the department; PROVIDED, That any budget transfers required by such actions shall first be approved by the council; and PROVIDED, FURTHER, That personnel changes shall be made in conformance with the requirements of the county personnel system and the exempt personnel system.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994).

2.17.070 Severability.

If any provision of this chapter is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter shall not be affected.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994).

2.17.080 Effective date.

The effective date of this chapter is January 1, 1994.

(Added Ord. 93-070, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Jan. 1, 1994).

2.17.090 Fleet management division.

The fleet management division is hereby established within the department of facilities management pursuant to provisions of this chapter for the administration of the equipment rental and revolving fund pursuant to chapter 4.34 SCC, and the purchase, management, maintenance and disposition of the county’s vehicles, equipment, parts, materials, and fuel inventories.

(Added by Ord. 12-076, Oct. 10, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013).

2.17.100 Fleet manager.

The fleet manager is that county officer appointed by the director of the department of facilities management pursuant to SCC 2.17.040, as the administrative officer of the fleet management division. The fleet manager shall administer the equipment rental and revolving fund, pursuant to chapter 4.34 SCC, manage its property, and shall prepare and recommend rates and terms of purchase, disposal, sale or rental of any equipment in the fund. The fleet manager shall be responsible for developing, recommending and implementing a comprehensive fleet management program for the purchase, maintenance, repair, rental and replacement of fleet equipment materials, parts and supplies. In the absence of the fleet manager, the fleet manager’s powers and duties shall be performed by his or her designee in the division unless the director of facilities management shall direct otherwise.

(Added by Ord. 12-076, Oct. 10, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013).