Cal State Los Angeles - Director of Facilities Services

Director of Facilities Services

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA), is recruiting a Director of Facilities Services.


Here’s a little about Cal State LA and the position for which they are recruiting:

Cal State LA is a public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the 23 universities in the California State University (CSU) system. Founded in 1947, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. Join this innovative and energetic campus at the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California.

The CSU system offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities, Planning, Design & Construction, the incumbent provides leadership and performs general administrative and managerial functions involving decisions and actions related to the administration of programs, which involve the operation, maintenance and repair of state-owned University buildings, structures, energy, grounds, automotive and utility infrastructure including the central plant, HVAC systems and controls. The incumbent manages periodic and comprehensive evaluations of program goals and objectives and means of substantially reducing operating costs without impairing overall operations. Together with subordinate management and priorities of work to be accomplished; prepares, justifies and administers budget allocations; administers personnel activities within Facilities Services. Maintains knowledge of and oversees compliance with the laws, ordinances, and other regulations applicable to building maintenance and repair including building codes for the State of California, fire codes, ADA regulations, and industry standards.  Provides a high level of customer service to the campus community and provides effective and efficient management of resources allocated to Administration and Finance. Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and groups on and off campus.

Additionally, the incumbent provides advice and counsel that has major impact on all aspects of Facilities Services in a coordinating capacity with all the Administration and Finance directors in the overall planning and direction of the affairs of areas responsible to the Associate Vice President for Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction.

Serves as a member of the Risk Management Safety Committee, Facilities Management Committee of the Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory Facility, Campus Physical Planning Committee and the Space Management Subcommittee.


Duties and Responsibilities of the Director of Facilities Services:


The incumbent provides overall direction and leadership in the development of the resource allocation program for Facilities Services; provides overall guidance in the expenditure and monitoring of funds for Facilities Services; and, provides timely and reliable cost and resource utilization data for use in planning and decision-making for Facilities Services.



The incumbent provides overall executive direction and leadership to the Facilities Services staff; promotes the achievement of the University’s affirmative action/equal opportunity goals and objectives for Facilities Services; provides overall leadership in recruitment and selection of qualified and competent employees for Facilities Services and ensures an effective performance review process in all Facilities Services units; and, enhances working relationships across the organizational units and improves external relationships between Facilities Services and all units of the University.


Program Management

The incumbent provides administrative leadership through implementation of the resource management system for Facilities Services; develops and implements a work control and chargeback system; is responsible for the administration of programs which involve the operation, maintenance, minor alterations, and repairs of the heating, lighting, water treatment, sewage disposal, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems and the minor capital remodeling, maintenance, and repair of buildings, grounds, parking lots, athletic facilities, and related equipment; coordinates projects with the Director, Planning, Design and Construction and the Director, Risk Management/Environmental, Health and Safety; continues implementation of “customer service objective”; assures compliance with all relevant sections of the Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) and Cal State L.A. University Administrative Procedures (AP); provides periodic Facilities Services management reports to the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer.


Representational Activities

The incumbent provides appropriate representation/communications with and submits reports to the Chancellor’s Offices, serves on the Campus Physical Planning Committee;  consults with academic governance as requested by the Associate Vice President for Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction; represents the campus in interactions with business, elected, civic, and educational leaders of the community in matters of mutual interest or concern; and, consults with Auxiliary organizations and the Associated Students, Inc., in matters of mutual concern or interest to the University.



  • Substantive responsible management experience in facilities management and operations (five to seven years), preferably in higher education.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Experience working within a labor union environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.


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


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 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including 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 continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.


Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting.  The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.


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To Apply:
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