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Director of Facilities Services

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will

Job No: 514276; 5/11/2022



California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator III position.


The University:  California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.  


The PositionUnder the general direction of the Senior Director, Facilities, Planning, Design & Construction, the incumbent performs general administrative and managerial functions involving decisions and actions related to the administration of programs, which involve the operation, maintenance and repair of state-owned University buildings and structures. The incumbent manages periodic and comprehensive evaluations of program goals and objectives and means of substantially reducing operating costs without impairing overall operations. Together with subordinate management, the incumbent resolves differences regarding scheduling and priorities of work to be accomplished; prepares, justifies and administers budget allocations; administers personnel activities within Facilities Services, and plays a significant role in the development of information systems for Facilities Services to provide effective and efficient management of resources allocated to Administration and Finance. Additionally, the incumbent provides advice and counsel that has major impact on all aspects of Facilities Services in a coordinating capacity with the Administration and Finance directors in the overall planning and direction of the affairs of areas responsible to the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer. The incumbent provides guidance in the development of the budget and a financial plan for Facilities Services; within statutory and regulatory limitations; provides management direction regarding the control of expenditure of support, and non-state funds allocated to Facilities Services to ensure appropriate services and support levels for the instructional program; utilizes the University financial control and reporting program to provide cost and resource utilization data for use in planning and decision-making for Facilities Services; and, participates in the analysis of current management practices and operations to ensure optimum use of available resources. The incumbent serves as a member of the University Resource Allocation Advisory Committee and the Campus Physical Planning Committee.

Required Qualifications & Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, preferably with an emphasis in operations management or a related field. Five to seven years of progressively responsible management experience in facilities management and operations preferably in higher education. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent skills in customer service; excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, TMA (CMMS) and Excel programs; and exceptional written and oral communication skills. The position requires a highly motivated and organized individual with the ability to work independently and collaboratively under tight deadlines to manage numerous projects and programs; and proven ability to inspire confidence, motivate, persuade and negotiate effectively. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


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 system-wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Facilities or Construction field is preferred. Substantive responsible management experience in facilities management and operations, preferably in higher education. Experience working within a labor union environment and Certified Facility Manager is preferred. 


Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


Appointment:  The Administrator III appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan. 


Closing DateReview of applications will begin on May 25, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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