Director of Facilities Operations and Services
Compensation and Benefits
Anticipated starting salary is $125,000 - $135,000 per year and 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 Director of Facilities Operations and Facilities Services
reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Facilities
Management (AVP), and is a key member of the Facilities Management
(FM) leadership team. FM consists of five critical and
interdependent support departments, including Service Center &
Facilities Information Systems; Facilities Operations; Engineering
Services; Planning Design & Construction (Capital Projects);
Facility Services. The team collectively supports approximately 3.1
million square feet of building space on a 388-acre campus core
The Director is responsible for the planning, construction,
operations, maintenance, and repair of University facilities and
grounds. The Director will oversee performance of staff, conduct
performance evaluations, provide guidance, and assist in all
aspects of operations. The Director provides leadership and direct
administrative oversight for functional areas related to:
- Facilities Operations Unit: responsible for the maintenance,
repair and minor construction of university facilities with
employees working in areas that include the Carpenter Shop, Paint
Shop, Lock Shop, Plumbing Shop, Electric Shop, the Metal Welding
Shop, and the Warehouse (Central store)
- Engineering Services: responsible for the Central Utility Plant
(Boiler & Chiller), Utilities Operations, Energy Management,
Controls System Monitoring, and Building HVAC Systems
- Facilities Services: responsible for Custodial Services and
Landscape & Grounds
The Director serves as the primary designated campus Director of
Facilities Operations (DFO) officer participating in all systemic
meetings; providing leadership in elevating the department and the
campus as a professional Facilities Management operational unit;
oversees and administers the maintenance management systems and
facilities conditions assessment systems while playing a pivotal
role in the development and execution of priorities as related to
ensuring ongoing continuity of operations. This includes
establishing strong relationships with campus clientele and driving
forward a university first and customer focused approach to all
- Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge, experience, proficiency
- Thorough knowledge of principles and practices to lead and
oversee a large facilities maintenance organization.
- Strong knowledge of engineering requirements and programs
related to facilities operations and maintenance including an
ability to troubleshoot and creatively resolve unanticipated
challenges which may arise.
- Strong knowledge of maintenance and repair project planning and
management principles including skills which result in successful
project performance related to scope identification, budget and
schedule performance and quality control.
- Thorough knowledge required to develop and implement periodic
maintenance plans, deferred maintenance and capital renewal plans
and service level plans and agreements.
- Demonstrated knowledge developing and implementing energy
efficiency and sustainability initiatives.
- Demonstrated record of financial planning, budgeting and fiscal
management. Analyzes budgetary data and makes accurate projections
requiring some inference.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of public contracting
requirement and skills required to develop and analyze proposals
and negotiate favorable business terms.
- Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
- Leadership and management skills to lead project committees and
manage large and complex professional teams.
- In the promotion and consistent use of administrative and
supervisory skills to optimize program outcomes and manage
represented staff under collective bargaining agreements.
- Ability to: learn, interpret and apply a wide variety of
Federal, State, and University regulations, policies and procedures
independently, and use judgment and discretion to act when
precedents do not exist.
- 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.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities,
please click the Position Description
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Industrial
Technology/Education, Facilities Management, Business
Administration or another related field
- A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible and successful
leadership and management of complex facility management with
responsibility for facilities operations, projects and /or teams,
energy management and conservation, personnel management,
professional development and training, industrial safety programs
and function-specific financial management.
- Preferred Skills:
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in
Engineering, or a closely related field.
- Registration as a Professional Engineer.
- CEFP Certification through the Association of Physical Plant
Administration and/or CFM certification through the International
Facility Management Association.
- Knowledge of Cal-OSHA, Injury Illness Prevention Programs,
National Electric Code, and California Building Codes.
- Supervisory experience within a collective bargaining and
represented staff environment.
- Direct experience in the facilities management at a state
facility, higher education institution or other multi-facility
Facilities Management provides the campus community a wide range of
services in order to better serve our current students and the
students of tomorrow. We are a dedicated team of professionals that
emphasizes the integration of our collective expertise.
Deadline & Application Instructions
Applications received by June 20, 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
Vaccination Interim Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
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
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
and questions may be sent to email@example.com
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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