California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number VA1507 Posting Period
Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 11/15/21. Applications received after that date may be considered.) On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No Working Title PROJECT MANAGER (Administrator I) REPOSTED Class Title ADMINISTRATOR I Level/Range/Grade 1 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year). Department FMS Design Number of Positions 2 FLSA Code Exempt Status At Will Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time Pay Plan 12/12 CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan Quick Link
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer Shift
Primary Duties
Under the general direction of the Director of Design and Construction, the Project Manager manages design and construction of complex capital construction projects for CSU, Chico buildings and facilities. Construction projects have a high degree of diversity, use innovative or advanced building design and construction, require alternative, often complex contracting methods, and have other complicated construction features. Employee consults with Department and University executives to plan and define facility needs, coordinate the budget, and oversee the contract process from design through construction. Employee manages projects that incorporate complex design features, unusual building materials, and advanced building techniques. Projects present diversified and novel problems in which often, established criteria and technical precedents frequently do not apply. Typically, the employee cannot rely on precedent or standard data in making judgments and decisions.

The Project Manager carries out their work with considerable freedom, frequently selecting the approach to resolve complex problems. The supervisor reviews work for adequacy in terms of meeting the broad technical objectives and for compliance with agency policies and regulations. The Project Manager is expected to independently render technical decisions or effectively recommend decisions to controversial issues that impact policy, public relations or budgetary considerations.

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As of September 30, 2021, the CSU requires all faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at . Questions can be sent to: (staff and management positions) or (faculty positions). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, methods and materials of the construction of commercial buildings and facilities.
  • Principles and processes of contracting for the design and construction of complex commercial facilities.
  • Principles, processes and methods of construction project management.
  • Alternate contracting methods to design and construct commercial buildings and facilities.
Working knowledge of:
  • Modern capital construction practices, processes, building and accessibility codes and materials.
General Knowledge of:
  • State building, fire and safety, energy, public work and sanitary codes and regulations that affect the construction of commercial buildings.
  • Principles and practices of business management including contracting for services, resource allocation, production methods and coordination of people and resources.
  • Processes and methods of building site development.
  • Budgeting methods.
  • Personal communication techniques used to resolve disputes between people.
Skilled to:
  • Evaluate complex – commercial facility construction plans, drawings, estimates and contract documents for accuracy and useful design; and compliance with regulations and project requirements.
  • Evaluate the work of contractors for adherence to contract plans and specifications.
  • Manage the design and construction of complex commercial building projects.
  • Gain agreement among disagreeing parties.
  • Speak to groups or individuals to effectively communicate technical information and explain project requirements.
  • Motivate, develop and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Use mathematics to verify construction designs and estimates.
  • Monitor or assess the performance of other individuals to suggest improvements or take corrective action.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Apply general standards to specific problems and produce answers that make sense.
  • Inspect equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems and defects.
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish work.
  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members. Establish long range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them. Write effective memorandums and reports typical to the job assignment.
  • Operate a computer and use typical office software such as word processing, spread sheets, data base and project tracking.
Incumbent must have the ability to:
  • Make sound decisions in a timely manner
  • Act decisively and independently to resolve complex issues.
  • Provide management with clear feedback.
  • Read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and others.
  • Provide customer service to the campus community in a prompt, professional, and effective manner.
  • Adjust to change (i.e. work environment, technology).
  • Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit.
  • Follow all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
  • Perform duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience
Equivalent to a four year degree from a college or university with a major in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or closely related field.



Three years’ experience working in the construction industry or facilities management. Additional Requirements for this Position
N/A Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
  • University experience and background
  • General Contractor’s License
  • Three years of experience in a project and/or construction managerial role
  • Demonstrated customer service experience in a diverse environment.
  • Experience in drafting, estimating, budgeting, scheduling
  • Familiarity with technical, and/or administrative experience with, construction management systems, i.e., MS Project, AutoCad, Revit, etc.
  • Familiarity with building codes, construction specifications, and inspection procedures
  • Experience using MS Office Suite and computerized maintenance management systems
  • Experience with analyzing and documenting procedures and safety programs
  • Experience with development and review of contract documents
  • Experience in a unionized environment
Special Requirements
  • California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
  • The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
  • This position is a member of the campus Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ).
  • This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act ( HEERA ) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan ( MPP ) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ).
  • The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Planning, Design and Constructions – Assistant/Associate Vice President or Director/Manager/Project Manager/ CAT -01, CAT -02, CAT -03)
  • A valid California Driver’s License must be obtained within 60 days of employment and maintained throughout employment in this position, as well as a successful completion and continued compliance of CSU Defensive Driving Course.
  • The selected candidate must pass a post-offer pre-employment physical examination.
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Note: Will require on-site work during all seasons. Uneven ground, noisy, hazardous materials, works in groups or in isolation and flexible hours. Incumbent must be able to move about on a construction site, outdoors without heating or cooling capabilities. Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, and unprotected surfaces in order to check on a building situation during construction.

Work is primarily performed in, on and around campus facilities including offices, labs, classrooms, etc. Hard Hat, Eye Protection and Steel toed shoes requirement during on-site management. Benefits
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage. About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 11/01/2021 Close Date (posting close date) Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

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