Building Trades Manager (Administrator II)

Job description

Job Title: Building Trades Manager (Administrator II)
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 13771
Job Code: 3312 Administrator II
Job Grade: Range A
Department: Facilities Operations  

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $7,250 per month

This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive total compensation benefits package, including but not
limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; an array of excellent choices of medical, dental and vision
insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

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Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Facilities Operations, the incumbent provides leadership and management of the building trades to ensure the adequate operation and maintenance of all university buildings and related facilities and equipment on campus. This is a working manager position responsible for planning and coordinating the work of approximately 24 staff in several classes of building trades journey-level workers in Facilities Operations. This includes building maintenance workers, metal workers, carpenters, electricians, locksmiths, painters, plumbers, and facilities maintenance workers in repair, maintenance, and minor construction work. The incumbent determines, develops, recommends and implements sound solutions to complex problems that may impact several functional areas. The position also plans and organizes the day-to-day operations of the building trades, motivating staff and ensuring the effective and efficient allocation of staffing, materials, and equipment using methods that reflect high quality work and accountability. Leading and developing staff is an important aspect of this position through the use of effective coaching, performance measurement and mentoring.

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Position Summary

Major Duties of the job include:

Supervisory and Management Responsibilities

  • The manager will screen prospective employees, conduct evaluations for support staff, and make recommendations for employment or termination of employees within his/her area of responsibility.
  • The manager delegates to and holds subordinates responsible for satisfactory performance of assignments.
  • The manager provides operational human resources leadership for staff, both directly and through the management team, with a focus on fiscal acuity and accountability, training, and team building.
  • The manager will always be expected to work within the compliance of all safety procedures encountered in the maintenance and operation of the university buildings and equipment.
  • The manager assists in developing and conducting training programs designed to develop standard methods and use of materials, and implements use of new methods, systems, and materials.
  • Responsible for ensuring all departmental, university, CSU, County, State, Federal and all other applicable rules, codes, executive orders, laws, policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Assists the Associate Director of Facilities Operations with developing a maintenance program designed to be proactive through preventive, predictive, and scheduled maintenance program with support from the different shops.
  • Meets on a regular basis with shop leads/supervisors to discuss work volume, work requests, administrative and operational needs, stock inventory, overtime authorizations, asset control, and staffing needs/issues.
  • Provide weekly updates to the Associate Director of Facilities Operations.
  • Strive to maintain a positive and productive relationship with the union, stay current on collective bargaining agreement issues, and consult with the Facilities Management leadership and Human Resources on escalated employee issues.
  • Assures compliance with applicable collective bargaining contracts.
  • Administers progressive discipline as necessary.
  • Provides and establishes required and recommended trainings for all assigned staff in the areas of daily facility operations, safety, and procedures.
  • Reports and reviews employee work injuries. Assures information is reported completely and accurately.
  • Counsels employees as needed in safe work processes and practices.
  • Reports unsafe conditions and take appropriate steps to correct those conditions.
  • Attend training and maintain skill currency as appropriate to safely and effectively complete assignments.
  • Conduct safety meetings as required.
  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Functional Oversight

  • The manager will be responsible for the maintenance of all academic, administrative, and auxiliary buildings and structures, including, but not limited to, all utilities involving water, sewer, gas and electrical.
  • The manager establishes and conducts a preventive maintenance program of scheduled inspection and repair of electrical, mechanical equipment, and other systems, equipment and facilities to assure proper operations and to correct malfunctions before major breakdowns develop and establishes building maintenance inspections on a periodic and recurring basis, assuring that work conditions are safe and conductive to efficient operations.
  • Ensures work orders are completed in a timely manner by working with shop leads/supervisors.
  • Confirms proper protocol is being utilized and standard operating documentation is up to date for fire and life safety programs, environmental health and safety, and testing protocols; including but not limited to scheduling inspections with the State Fire Marshal and staff, training and resource allocation in support of fire and life safety training requirements including facility inspections and emergency protocols.
  • May serve as project manager and inspector of projects advocating for client’s needs.
  • Works with Planning, Design and Construction, Procurement, and the Associate Director of Facilities Operations on contract administration for minor and major capital projects that ensures that all projects comply with the California State University’s Administrative Manual, California building Code, American Disabilities Act, Title 24, Public Contracts Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Title 1, Title 19, California Environmental Quality Act, Regional Water Quality Control Board and local County Health
  • Develop and maintain a life cycle planning document for each building for items such as flooring, fixtures, painting, HVAC systems, appliances, and furniture
  • Takes daily attendance and assists in the management of the building trades unit’s payroll services and work control.
  • Estimates labor and material costs for in-house minor construction projects as required.
  • Plans and schedules daily work assignments, and ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Assists the Associate Director of Facilities Operations with the implementation and maintenance of a safety program for all building trades employees.

Secondary duties of the job include:

  • Participates in university task forces as required.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, policies, procedures, principles, practices, OSHA, and Industrial Safety rules applicable in all facets of building trades construction, maintenance and repair work.
  • Knowledge of pertinent state, federal, and planning, design, and construction concepts, methods and related rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex blueprints, diagrams, manuals, operating procedures, and work from plans and specifications.
  • Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Ability to plan, estimate, schedule and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to analyze emergency situations and take prompt actions.
  • Must possess the ability to motivate and supervise the work of staff including trades and non-trades personnel covered by a collective bargaining agreement; train, evaluate performance and recommend appropriate personnel actions.
  • Must deal with stressful situations while maintaining composure including effectively scheduling work with tight timelines and low staffing and simultaneous projects with positive results considering occupancy during the year.
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously, adjusting quickly to changes needed on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to adapt quickly and effectively to the dynamics of organizational, procedural, and policy changes while meeting or managing numerous simultaneous deadlines and day to day operational demands in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • The incumbent must have sound judgment, creativity, management and problem solving skills, as well as excellent customer skills, written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Provides goal clarity, expectations, resources, and feedback to maximize productivity and effectiveness of individual and team contributions. Fosters employee development through coaching, counseling, training and providing timely and specific performance feedback so that employees can improve.
  • Collaborate with others to help advance the goals of the department and university. Show courtesy and respect towards others and promote a positive and service oriented collegial work environment.
  • Assess safety and training needs and conduct training to ensure employees safely operate vehicles, equipment, tools, supplies and materials.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Four (4) years supervisory experience within the last ten (10) years over a construction or maintenance crew.

Specialized Skills

  • Supervisory working experience within a labor union environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
  • Familiarity with Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) software.
  • Experience in the preparation of specifications, estimating, and bills of materials.
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Filing Deadline

Applications received by September 30, 2019 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.

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Application Procedures

Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

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How To Apply

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

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Other Requirements

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

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

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

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Other Applicant Information

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

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General Information

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and
culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

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Posted: 8/19/2019
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