May 22, 2023 — The following opportunity has been published by Shey-Harding Executive Search:

Assistant Director of Maintenance, Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach is seeking a transformative, innovative, and strategic leader to advance and support the Maintenance Division. Join the team to help lead the Port of Choice into the future!

The Team
The Maintenance Division delivers world-class maintenance services to ensure safe, reliable, environmentally sound, cost-effective facilities, infrastructure, and assets for tenants and other Port stakeholders. The team of approximately 100 professionals is divided into five main sections:

  • Administrative Services
  • Facility Services
  • Harbor Marine
  • Infrastructure
  • Utilities and Fleet Services

About the Role
The Assistant Director of Maintenance is responsible for leading and overseeing the specialized operations of the five maintenance sections. This includes guidance on regulatory compliance, best management practices, the overarching Harbor Department Strategic Plan, and policy direction by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to ensure the safe and effective 24/7/365 availability of the Port’s common-use infrastructure to maximize the uninterrupted velocity of cargo for Port terminal operators, tenants, and other valued stakeholders. The position will manage a division of 98 teammates, with five direct reports and a total department budget of nearly $32 million.

Experience Requirements: At least seven years of increasingly responsible management experience related to the general methods, materials, and equipment used in construction and maintenance trades, building and pavement maintenance, vessel maintenance and commercial diving activities. Must have knowledge of environmental regulations governing maintenance operations and workplace safety, occupational safety, ADA and related regulations.  Excellent oral and written English language skills for business applications is desired. Previous public sector maintenance operations experience is preferred, ideally in port or harbor maintenance operations.

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business administration, facilities management, public administration, civil engineering, electrical engineering, construction management, or a related public service field. (Experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position may be considered for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Compensation: Salary range $155-190K. Executive level benefits included.

To Apply: The final filing date for this recruitment is Monday, June 19, 2023 @ 4:00 PM PST. The Port reserves the right to extend the closing date without notice to accept additional applications.

Candidate Connect (Information Session)

To find out more about this exciting career opportunity and the Port of Long Beach, please join our virtual information session on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 5 PM PST, via MS Teams. This is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand about the position, speak directly with hiring leaders, ask questions, and learn why the Port of Long Beach is your employer of choice! Candidates are not required to be on camera. To join audio only, call +1 323-451-1087, Phone Conference ID: 922 468 356#.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must email a cover letter and resume (as PDF attachments) reflecting the scope of current/most recent organization experience and responsibilities to Shey-Harding Executive Search (, at, (562) 252-8516.

Other: Complete job description (including a summary of benefits) will be provided upon request.

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