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Housing Facilities Project Supervisor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

As part of our equity and diversity commitment and continuing effort to offer career ladder opportunities to our employees, the following position is being offered as a promotional recruitment effort. Only current state staff on-campus may apply.


Job No: 516830; 8/3/2022

Facilities Project Supervisor

Housing and Residence Life

Salary Range: $6,375 - $8,080/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; temporary appointment expires on or before one year from date of hire; may be extended; may become permanent; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities for Housing and Residence Life, the incumbent is responsible for supervising and working with one or more small groups or crews of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems including heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning, power, plumbing, electrical, water and sewer systems and equipment throughout the Housing Complex. The incumbent is responsible for assisting with the supervision of five Facilities Maintenance Mechanics. The incumbent prioritizes and coordinates the work of multiple crews or projects; assign work to qualified crew members; provides overall technical leadership; determines necessary materials, supplies, equipment and staffing to meet work orders and preventive maintenance schedule; provides work and safety instructions; provides on-the job training and instructions to less skilled workers in trade and safety practices; provides input on performance evaluations; monitors work in progress; inspects completed work to ensure it is in compliance with specifications, special instructions and sound trade practices; develops and maintains manual and/or computerized work record-keeping and/or maintenance management systems; and prepares reports. The incumbent collaborates with engineering and design departments; interpreting complicated plans and drawings; coordinating work schedules and work assignments to meet the overall construction/modification objectives; sequencing of work; ensuring the availability of required materials and equipment; analyzing operations; preparing cost and time estimates; and providing a high level of inspection to ensure appropriate building and safety codes are met. The incumbent also designs minor tenant improvements and coordinates and supervises the work of related trade workers on specific projects.

Required Qualifications & ExperienceTwo years of experience working as a journey-level crafts worker in one or more building trades including one year in a lead/supervisory capacity. The incumbent must possess a California Driver’s License. The incumbent must have thorough knowledge of high- and low-pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and other mechanical equipment; thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; general knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems; working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features; and of effective supervisory practices and techniques, knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to renovation and installation projects, and thorough knowledge of the applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems. The incumbent must have demonstrated achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to those acquired through the completion of an applicable apprenticeship program. The incumbent must have the ability to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skill equivalent to journey-level in one or more related trades such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position; maintain currency in applicable industrial safety orders and regulations pertaining to facilities, HVAC, plumbing and related equipment; plan and direct the work of skilled crafts workers and semiskilled workers; determine and coordinate staffing, material and equipment needs for multiple jobs and projects; perform basic design work; read blueprints and work from plans and specifications; prepare rough sketches; read and interpret complex operating manuals; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; ensure accuracy and maintenance of assigned record-keeping systems; and prepare more complex reports. 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.


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: Experience with a full range of mechanical systems including the operation, maintenance and service of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for residential and dormitory buildings. Experience with CorKey, Schlage and access control lock systems. Experience with StarRez and TMA or Computerized Maintenance Management system. Experience with restaurant and food service system including operation, maintenance, and service. Experience in a residential housing facility in size and scope to Cal State LA housing community.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on August 17, 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 ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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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