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Senior Manager of Trades

Apply now Job no: 506422
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Custodial/Facilities, Full Time

Facilities Services

Administrator II


  • Manages the trades that perform facilities operations and maintenance of the campus including the MEP and building trades shops: Engineers, Electricians, and Plumbers (MEP).
  • Ensures code compliance and safety; supports departmental strategic goals.
  • Effectively integrates and coordinates departmental activities to support long and short-term goals and university functions.
  • Supports the development of the campus five-year deferred maintenance program and ensures compliance with CSU System, local, state and federal mandates related to the physical plant operations of the campus.
  • Delegates, directs, and coordinates the day-to-day operations through supervisors and/or leads in each shop; provides advice to FS administrators and staff and sets standards, procedures, and best practices to support the University within the resources allocated.
  • Provides consistent management across each trade, in compliance with CSU standards and collective bargaining unit agreements.
  • Responsible for maintenance and repair of all buildings, mechanical systems, infrastructure, special repairs, renovation, and in-house deferred maintenance.
  • Administers manufacturer recommended preventative maintenance program; coordinates data collection and maintains records of permits for pressure vessels, fuel use, elevator permits, fume hoods, fire suppression and detection systems, and manages violations.
  • Oversees the preparation of estimates, proposals, and detailed schedules for maintenance and repair projects, ensures completion of all work is within scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Monitors assorted vendor contracts, including but not limited to, fire life safety, hazardous waste and abatement, and elevator services and inspection.
  • Ensures various trades areas are adequately staffed with qualified skilled crafts personnel.
  • Schedules performance evaluations in conformance with Collective Bargaining Agreement requirements, provides training and development, and performs corrective action when appropriate.
  • Coordinates with campus architect, inspector, State Fire Marshal, Environmental Health & Safety and others within the campus community to ensure proper coordination and communication.
  • Supports audit responses for various agencies.
  • Provides facility representation for regulatory inspection functions, tenant improvement issues, and in-house project management.
  • Manages a comprehensive, well planned and coordinated routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance program.
  • Supports goals, strategic initiatives, and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to improve departmental performance in collaboration with subordinates.

Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years of experience in the Facilities Operations / Physical Plant or similar field is required and a background in higher education facilities management and planning is desirable. Experience, ability, and skills to plan and supervise the work of others; make sound decisions and recommendations; use good judgement in respect to staffing, planning, budgeting, organizing, and carrying out the fiduciary responsibilities of the position. Proficiency in the use of computers, software programs, including demonstrated proficiency with computerized inventory systems, and Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships campus wide and foster effective customer service. Must be able to interact and communicate with the public, management, staff, and co-workers; possess a valid California driver’s license in good standing for the operation of any vehicle or equipment; ability to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program; must have the ability to provide proof of eligibility to lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the state of California; must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs which may include evening and weekend hours. Must interpret a wide variety of written rules and regulations; work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. This incumbent will make, participate, or influence discretion purchases and will be required to submit annual Form 700 Disclosure.

Hiring Range:  $8,083 - $8,416 per month

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California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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For assistance regarding the employment application or website, please contact:

Faculty Employment: Academic Personnel at (805) 437-8455 (8-5 M-F PST) or email.
Staff Employment: Human Resources (805) 437-8490 (8-5 M-F PST) or visit the HR Service Desk

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