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(VA1103) DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (Administrator II)
March 19, 2019
Open until filled
Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
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Recruitment Number VA1103
Posting Period Open Until Filled (First review of applications will begin 04/02/19.)
On Campus Only No
Working Title DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (Administrator II)
Class Title ADMINISTRATOR II
Salary Range (From $ to $) $7,500 - $9,167 per month (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range)
Department FMS Administration Support
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Quick Link http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/5379
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
Under general supervision of the Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Projects, the Director of Design and Construction serves as a member of the FMS leadership team, sharing responsibilities for the day-to-day operations within the FMS department. The incumbent provides strategic direction, coordination and leadership for all phases of the capital planning and project delivery process (i.e. scope, feasibility, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction). As well as leads, facilitates and coordinates the design and construction of multiple major and minor capital projects, ensuring that project goals are met within the prescribed time frame and funding allowances. The Director is responsible for direct supervision of Project Management personnel and oversight of campus projects. The incumbent plans, organizes and directs maintenance, repair, and renovation of buildings and related facilities and systems. In addition, the incumbent will plan, develop, implement and direct the department’s project list in coordination with leadership. The incumbent advises leadership on the progress and projections of capital construction projects including, but not limited to, expenditure/funding requirements, legal/contract issues, environmental impact, and construction schedules impacting campus activities. The incumbent serves as liaison to the campus community to effectively and properly coordinate facilities services, so that the highest possible level of customer satisfaction is maintained. Incumbent represents FMS in a professional and responsible manner on various University committees and in various meetings. The incumbent oversees the operating budget and project time schedules for all projects as well as ensures legal compliance of the work performed by University personnel and/or external design consultants and construction contractors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
• Advanced 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, including Title 24 and SUAM (State University Administrative Manual) and all other regulatory requirements related to doing construction on state property (must be very versed in the SUAM construction design and management of projects in order to confirm that the construction met California codes).
• 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.
• Project development, implementation, and management administrative practices.
• Principles and practices of business management including contracting for services, resource allocation, production methods and coordination of people and resources.
• Processes and methods of building site development.
• Sustainable building principles and techniques.
• General knowledge of:
• Facilities Management and Services standards, policies and procedures or applicable type
• Organizational administrative, personnel, and fiscal management.
• Administrative techniques such as supervision, budgeting, cost estimating, planning and development of programs, organizing, delegating, and planning.
• Strategic planning and goal setting, and project management necessary to monitor progress and timelines.
• Computer skills at the level of intermediate are required including, but not limited to, experience in: MS Office Suite(Outlook, Excel, Word), TMA (work order management system), and various report writing software. Also must occasionally operate the phone, copier and fax.
• Familiarity with design principles and practices of architecture and civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. Methods of technical report writing.
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 and 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.
• 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 to adjust to the daily operations.
• Work with and lead a diverse group of employees and have an active commitment to diversity.
• 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.
• Evaluate complex commercial facility construction plans, drawings, estimates and contract documents for accuracy and useful design; and compliance with regulations and project requirements.
• Evaluate the work of contractors for adherence to contract plans and specifications.
• Manage the design and construction of complex commercial building projects.
• Use mathematical theories applicable to design and construction of buildings or facilities as well as to verify construction designs and estimates.
• Inspect equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems and defects.
• Estimate costs for budgeting and monitors expenditures.
Required Education and/or Experience
Equivalent to a four-year degree from a college or university.
Four years of hands on construction management experience which includes two years of experience supervising or leading staff.
Eight years of experience in design and construction which includes two years of experience supervising or leading staff.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Possession of a General Contractor’s License, Degree in Architecture, Degree in Engineering.
• Knowledge of State and Federal OSHA rules and regulations related to facilities services.
• Demonstrated customer service experience in a diverse environment.
• Experience in drafting, estimating, budgeting, scheduling and planning.
• Technical and/or administrative experience with construction management software.
• Possession of a Professional Engineering license or a Registered Architect.
• Two years or more of supervisory experience.
• California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records 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. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
• 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.
• 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 – Assoc or Asst Director/Supervisor / Project Manager/Category 2)
• 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).
• Serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position will require on-site work during all seasons. 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 descend stairs, ladders, and unprotected surfaces in order to check on a building situation during construction.
Work is primarily performed in, on and around campus facilities including offices, labs, classrooms, etc. Hard Hat, Eye Protection and Steel toed shoes requirement during on-site management.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
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 http://www.csuchico.edu/pa/chico-facts.shtml. 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 http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainability/index.shtml.
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) 03/19/2019
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes
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