• California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Dec 01, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

Recruitment Details
Recruitment Number VA1350
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 11/23/20. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $90,000 - $95,000 per year).
Department FMS Boiler Chiller Operations
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
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Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
Shift Day
Primary Duties Under general supervision, the Manager of the Boiler Chiller Plant serves as a member of the AVP of Facilities and Capital Projects leadership team, sharing responsibilities for the day-to-day operations within the FMS department. The incumbent is responsible for the planning and management of the boiler chiller plant and utility engineering programs at California State University, Chico. This position is responsible for the supervision of engineering personnel in a full range of utility engineering work including the HVAC, boiler, control systems monitoring, energy management, and project design support to minor and major capital projects on campus. In conjunction with the Director of Facilities Operations (DFO) and the AVP of Facilities and Capital Projects, the incumbent oversees the operating budget and project time schedules for the Engineering Services unit. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing space and staffing requirements for the boiler chiller plant and all HVAC related equipment, projects and day-to-day operations. The incumbent is responsible for managing the utility budget and review/recommendation of projects for energy savings.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
• Extensive knowledge of computerized inventory management systems, quality/continuous improvement initiatives, and thorough knowledge of safety practices.
• Working knowledge of:
• University, State, and Federal OSHA rules and regulations related to facilities services.
• Effective supervisory practices and techniques, employee-employer relationships, labor relations, and the management of a unit in a collective bargaining environment.
• Quality/continuous improvement initiatives.
• All aspects of the HVAC system.
• Administrative techniques such as supervision, budgeting, cost estimating, planning and development of programs, organizing, delegating, and planning.
• General Knowledge of:
• Facilities management/services, standards, policies and procedures.
• Organizational administrative, personnel, and fiscal management.
• Strategic planning and goal setting, and project management necessary to monitor progress and time-lines.
• State University Administrative Manual (SUAM) and Executive Orders related to energy management and utility projects requirements.
• Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs, database management and various report writing software as well as an ability to learn additional computer software programs such as TMA (work order management system).
• Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax).

Incumbent must possess:
• Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
• Demonstrated success working in and with diverse teams and with multiple customers.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and the demonstrated competence to effectively present information in either format to a diverse audience.
• Demonstrated skills and success in conflict resolution.
• Advanced customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• A strong sense of financial accountability and the ability to manage resources with prudence and efficiency.
• Experience with quality/continuous improvement initiatives, safety practices, analyzing/auditing/reviewing data and processes and solving practical problems, working with a diverse population.

Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Be committed to financial responsibilities and adherence to State and University financial standards.
• Make sound decisions in a timely manner.
• Analyze/audit/review data and processes and solve practical problems.
• Implement quality improvements.
• Work a flexible schedule as needed and perform duties as assigned.
• Assume a leadership role and take the lead in recommending, establishing, and achieving the unit's goals and objectives.
• Conduct effective and efficient staff meetings.
• Maintain focus, multi-task, and work independently.
• Read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
• Adhere to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity and maturity.
• Encourage others to assume responsibilities in the normal course of their daily work.
• Ability to identify multiple projects and prioritize them in order to meet required deadlines.
• Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a team.
• Work effectively in a service environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
• Recognize need and take action when reprioritization of daily operations is required.
• Work with a diverse population.
• Perform work with a constant awareness of improving processes necessary for positive growth.
• Develop innovative ideas and incorporate them effectively into work processes.
• Be looked upon by others as someone with sound judgment and is a resource for them.
• Identify multiple projects and prioritize them in order to meet required deadlines in conjunction with Leads & Supervisors.
• Complete tasks on schedule while assisting others on techniques to improve their performance and not give up on tasks until completed in a satisfactory manner that meets performance standards.
• Prompt others to contribute knowledge and information to assist the team and assist others in implementing their ideas and make recommendations for further improvements.
• Communicate clearly and effectively to others the steps in a process and the importance of following that process; must understand the rationale for why processes must follow certain steps.
• Be committed to financial responsibilities and adherence to the standards, policies and procedures of the unit, division and campus.
• Display a strong and positive customer service focus.
• Operate motorized vehicles.
• Perform assigned duties.

Required Education and/or Experience
Must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
Three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience managing personnel in trades maintenance.

Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Experience in higher education, particularly experience with CSU system documentation, policies and methodology.
• Possession of a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
• More than five years of supervisory experience.
• Experience in the installation, operation and repair of mechanical and/or electrical systems in an industrial, governmental, or commercial setting.
• Experience with MS Project, SureTrak, TMA.

Special Requirements
• California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.
• The person holding this position is considered a "Limited 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 Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes
under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions
serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to
probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
• The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent.
Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will
be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices
Commission. Designated Group & Category: (Facilities Management and Services - Executive Director/Director/Supervisor/Project Manager, 1, 2, 3)
• Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.
• Incumbent will be required to operate a forklift (become certified and maintain certification) and drive a university vehicle.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Incumbent works primarily in an office environment at a computer and may be required to frequently sit, move or stand for office functions. Requirements may include the need to sit or work at a computer terminal for long periods of time on projects. Position requires ability to walk/travel across campus to other offices or builds on and off the main campus. There are instances where overnight and/or weekend travel may be required.

Work is primarily performed in, on and around campus facilities including offices, labs, classrooms, etc. Includes both internal (offices, classrooms, labs, warehouses, workshops, etc.) and external (grounds areas, roofs, yards, etc.) building environments. Note: Will require on-site work during all seasons. Hard hat, safety vest, eye protection and steel toed shoes required during on-site management. Uneven ground, noisy, hazardous materials, works in groups or in isolation, flexible hours, ladder climbing. Incumbent must be able to move about on a construction site, outdoors without heating or cooling capabilities. Must be able to ascend and descent stairs, ladders, and unprotected surfaces in order to check on a building situation during construction.

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community
Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment - see
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Open Date (posting open date) 11/16/2020
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Chico, California 95929 United States View Map