Associate Director of Energy Services
Compensation and Benefits
Starting annual salary range will be $125,000 - $150,000. Salary is
competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of
qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that
includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and
vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are
also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A
summary of benefit information can be found
The Associate Director of Energy Services reports directly to the
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management (AVP), and is a
key member of the Facilities Management (FM) leadership team. The
Associate Director (AD) provides leadership and administrative
oversight for functional areas related to the Central Utility Plant
(Boiler & Chiller), Utilities Operations, Energy Management,
Controls System Monitoring, and Building HVAC Systems. The AD will
oversee performance of staff, conduct performance evaluations,
provide guidance, and assist Central Plant operations.
The AD serves as the campus Chief Engineer and in conjunction with
the AD of Facilities Operations, provides direction in the
maintenance, repair and operations of Campus buildings; manages the
delivery utilities (mechanical: heating-hot water, chilled water,
domestic potable hot water, compressed air, vacuum; electrical;
plumbing; natural gas; domestic potable cold water, deionized
water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer to/from buildings. Provides
direction on utilities planning, budgets, and distribution changes.
Provides information on utilities system capacities, loads and
routes to expand in order to meet campus growth. Initiates work
scopes for replacement, upgrading or expansion of plant, utility
distribution systems, and building systems to maintain service
reliability and meet planned growth needs. This position will also
be liaison with representatives in the Auxiliary Enterprises in
regards to Campus Planning, Capital Projects and
The position provides leadership for and initiates a variety of
sustainable methods as they relate to solid waste and recycling,
energy use and management, water conservation, wastewater, building
construction, irrigation, vehicles, and fuels. The AD will oversee
and develop methods and means to fund sustainable projects via
state funds, grants, loans, and utility incentives. The physical
plant consists of approximately 3.1 million square feet of building
space on a 388-acre campus core site. Other duties as
- Structuring Work
- Manages building maintenance; repair; operations; energy
management and conservation.
- Assists with the development of short range and long range
comprehensive facilities management projects and programs for all
facilities, structures, HVAC systems, and equipment.
- Develops, communicates and manages planned maintenance programs
to ensure that University facilities are prepared to meet growing,
changing and progressing operational needs, to ensure facilities
meet or exceed applicable life-safety code requirements, and to
ensure the continuous operation of key/critical equipment and
- Promotes, develops and executes strategic facilities programs
and processes to address capital renewal, and deferred maintenance
needs, which interface with and support the academic, student
services and major capital programs.
- Managing Talent
- Leads and directs trades, supervisors and their respective work
teams, in the successful performance of Unit
functions/responsibilities and the achievement of strategic
- Collaborates with appropriate administrators regarding
personnel matters including; employee recruitment, retention,
performance management (organizational and individual), labor and
employee relations, training and development and including the
interpretation and application of collective bargaining provisions
and how they may impact department work practices and rules.
- Develops personnel management and professional development
plans, proposes and enforces disciplinary actions and develops and
implements effective staffing strategies to attract, develop, grow
and retain a competent, effective, efficient, multi-cultural and
diverse workforce that is representative of the University’s core
- Inspiring Performance
- Promotes, ensures and enforces applicable industry professional
responsibilities and ethical standards.
- Helps ensure that the Department provides superior service to
the University community.
- Inspires the professional, technical and other service staff
within the unit, including developing and managing their talents
and competencies, appropriately balancing and structuring work,
organizational development and building effective teams.
- Establish goals, priorities and objectives for the unit and
ensure the delivery of the services required by the campus.
- Plans, organizes and executes emergency management/business
continuity strategies as appropriate to support the 24/7
operational needs of the University and for the preservation and
protection of life, health, property and strategic goal
- Develops Key Performance Indicator (KPI) matrices to track
departmental performance goals.
- Resource Management and Compliance
- Ensures and promotes efficient, effective and disciplined
financial management and control, operational planning,
preparation, performance and oversight for all unit
functions/operations and strategic planning and development
including fiscal responsibility and accountability for an annual
Central Plant operation, maintenance repair and utility
- There are numerous gas and electric utility accounts that total
$6,000,000 annually. Ensuring that each account is on the “best
available” rate schedule requires detailed usage analysis, tariff
interpretations, and evaluation of current and future energy market
- Proposes and manages functionally applicable contracts and
contractors. Works closely with contractors, manufactures and
vendors to assure that deliverables are with scope and budget and
meet user needs.
- Provide the leadership to make Fresno State the premier
alternate fuel vehicle university in California. This includes
grant writing, bid solicitation and relationships with the Air
Resources Board and local air pollution control districts.
- Provide guidance in energy (natural gas & electric)
suppliers to minimize expenditures and to maximize reliability and
- Evaluation of new technologies which have the potential to
reduce energy consumption, increase productivity, increase campus
esthetics, increase public safety, or increase individual
- Promotes understanding and ensures compliance with Federal,
State, CSU, University and division policies, regulatory and
statutory requirements, industry best practices and loss
control/injury and illness prevention solutions.
- Stays current of, and ensures systems and equipment meet
regulatory requirements and appropriate licenses are current (e.g.
boiler emissions, swimming pool water quality, elevator
- Perform job duties in a safe manner and follow Department
safety policies and procedures.
- Facilitating Change
- Partners with University administrators in the development,
execution and on-going review of strategic business initiatives and
- Defines and performs complex economic analysis and modeling to
evaluate life-cycle cost, payback, purchase-lease alternatives,
etc., as a basis for making operational business decisions and to
review, define, enhance and execute cost-center/cost allocation
- Leads in the sustainable operation, maintenance and management
of all University facilities and infrastructure, including
implementation of initiatives to reduce resource consumption and
make Fresno State a model of sustainable best practices.
- Collaborates with, supports and promotes the University’s
comprehensive waste management, recycling and composting programs
that reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
- Supervisory and Management Responsibilities
- Coordinate assigned shops’ activities with other units with the
Department, with outside contractors, vendors and with other Campus
- Performs all personnel-related activities for the assigned
shops; including hiring, time keeping, personnel evaluations,
development and progressive discipline.
- Ensure that work orders are completed in an accurate and timely
- Ensure that staff is provided with appropriate and required
work safety training, personal protection equipment and training in
- Responds to emergencies and determines corrective actions using
- Orders supplies and replacement parts used in the Central Plant
and University buildings as required.
- Ensures staff stays current in required certifications and
- Prepare budgets, project reports and correspondence.
- Review plans for new University building mechanical items;
collaborate in discussion with contractors, engineers, and
architects regarding mechanical features of proposed buildings and
planned expansion of Central Plant facilities. Attends construction
- Act as Department liaison to university community, contractors,
regulatory agencies and vendors.
- Participates in university task forces as required
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities,
please click the Position Description
Education and Experience
Deadline & Application Instructions
- Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, or
- A minimum of 7 to 10 years progressively responsible and
successful leadership and management of complex facility operations
with responsibility for facilities management, related projects and
/or teams, energy management and conservation, personnel
management, professional development and training, industrial
safety programs and function-specific financial
- Specialized Skills: Specialized Skills are required for
candidates to be considered for the position.
• In defining, constructing and performing complex economic
analysis and modeling to evaluate life-cycle cost, payback
purchase-lease alternatives, etc., as a basis for making
operational business decisions.
• In developing and writing Request for Proposals (RFPs), service
contract requirements and specifications, and performance and
service contract specifications.
• In the identification, development and deployment of safety
programs and accident prevention strategies as applicable to large
facilities and/or organizations, industrial/institutional
maintenance repair and renovation operations, and with
consideration to Cal-OSHA Industrial Safety Orders.
Applications received by March 31, 2022
will be given full
consideration by the search committee.
- Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the
request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for
California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must
complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most
recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their
specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information
for three professional references.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the
California State University System. The University's mission is to
boldly educate and empower students for success through our values
of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student
population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of
students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The
University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep
involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over
527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The
campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and
Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey
Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts.
Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in
California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and
Equal Employment Opportunity Information
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and
implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with
applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and
regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit
discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a
protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital
status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical
condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to
diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and
retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal
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facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
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Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check
(including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California
State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of
employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus
will be required to undergo a background check for any position
where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State
has identified as sensitive.
The person holding this position is considered a "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 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the California
State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the
filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and
the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office
and every two (2) years thereafter.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free
Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management
positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)
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