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Associate Director, Architectural & Automotive Trades

San José State University
San José

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 526873
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San José
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Maintenance and Operations and in collaboration within the Department and with colleagues across the campus, the Associate Director, Architectural and Automotive Trades is responsible for leadership, management, and supervisory oversight of several trades shops including the Carpenter Shop, Facility Worker Shop, Paint Shop, Lock Shop, and Auto Shop. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for all maintenance and repair services and functions of each shop. This includes management of personnel management for all Shop staff. The incumbent is also responsible for the oversight, management and implementation of contracted services related to the area of assignment. The incumbent is charged with ensuring services from all shops are provided to the campus in an organized, prioritized, scheduled, and delivered in a cost effective manner meeting budget allocations and established service level expectations. This position requires the management of several groups and maintenance oversite for campus events and functions.

The Maintenance & Operations unit of Facilities Development & Operations provides services to a University campus spread across five sites comprised of +170 acres, 52 buildings, and more than six million gross square feet. Maintenance & Operations employs approximately 235 full time permanent staff and up to an additional nine part time, seasonal, or contract staff. The assigned operating budget for the unit is ~$16 million not including funds associated with maintenance and repair projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day management, coordination and quality control of assigned area of operations, maintenance, and repair services
  • Assigns work order requests and communicates assignments and priorities to staff and with customers
  • Coordinates inspection activities to ensure the Department activities are in conformance with the established service level requirements
  • Plans, implements, and updates procedures for area of responsibility as related to disaster and emergency preparedness and building security/emergency procedures
  • Develops and implements strategies to improve the customer experience and ease access to services and information utilizing varied methods of communication
  • Develops, monitors, and reports on key performance metrics/indicators as part of the asset management program to evaluate and improve asset life cycle and efficiency of resource allocation
  • Reviews and comments on architectural and engineering designs for construction projects and coordinates efforts with staff to ensure project understanding
  • Determines asset criticality and conducts risk analysis and condition assessment on buildings and critical assets to determine remaining life and replace/repair decisions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of building and grounds architectural systems and the maintenance and repair of automobiles and other vehicles
  • Working knowledge of the California Building and Safety Codes, Title 8 Safety Orders, and Federal Codes, local ordinances, and other applicable codes and regulations
  • Strong knowledge of maintenance and repair planning and management principles including development and implementation of resource loaded schedules, periodic maintenance plans and service level plans and agreements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and problem solving, and in managing both routine and complex maintenance workload requirements involving a mix of skilled trades
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions
  • Ability to foster teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction technology, facilities management, business or a related field OR which may be obtained through equivalent experience such as might be attained through five years of supervisory experience in management of maintenance and/or construction projects, of which a minimum of three years is associated with progressively responsible experience
  • Five years of supervisory experience and three years of senior leadership experience within a multi-faceted facilities maintenance organization
  • Experience with computer programs used for facilities maintenance management, building automation, and/or project management


A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Although not required, one or more of the following are preferred:
  • EFP or CEFP certification through the Association of Physical Plant Administrators or equivalent
  • General building certification through the International Code Council or equivalent
  • Class 1 inspector license through the Division of the State Architect or equivalent
  • Possession of California supervisor certification for asbestos and lead related work
  • Supervisory experience within a collective bargaining and represented staff environment.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of physical plant management and ability to manage and prioritize technical assignments associated with facilities administration.
  • Applied knowledge of building codes and other laws relating to architectural trades.
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Experience working in a University


Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,667/month - $12,084/month

CSU Salary Range: $4,583/month - $14,713/month

The final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Copy of Driver's License

This position is open until filled.

Contact Information

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment, and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third-party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


Advertised: January 26, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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