Fresno State campus

Director of Facilities Operations & Services

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Custodial/Facilities, Full Time
Position Description

Director of Facilities Operations and Services

(Administrator II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated starting salary is $125,000 - $135,000 per year and is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

The Director of Facilities Operations and Facilities Services reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management (AVP), and is a key member of the Facilities Management (FM) leadership team.  FM consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Service Center & Facilities Information Systems; Facilities Operations; Engineering Services; Planning Design & Construction (Capital Projects); Facility Services. The team collectively supports approximately 3.1 million square feet of building space on a 388-acre campus core site. 

The Director is responsible for the planning, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of University facilities and grounds. The Director will oversee performance of staff, conduct performance evaluations, provide guidance, and assist in all aspects of operations. The Director provides leadership and direct administrative oversight for functional areas related to:

  1. Facilities Operations Unit: responsible for the maintenance, repair and minor construction of university facilities with employees working in areas that include the Carpenter Shop, Paint Shop, Lock Shop, Plumbing Shop, Electric Shop, the Metal Welding Shop, and the Warehouse (Central store)
  2. Engineering Services: responsible for the Central Utility Plant (Boiler & Chiller), Utilities Operations, Energy Management, Controls System Monitoring, and Building HVAC Systems
  3. Facilities Services: responsible for Custodial Services and Landscape & Grounds

The Director serves as the primary designated campus Director of Facilities Operations (DFO) officer participating in all systemic meetings; providing leadership in elevating the department and the campus as a professional Facilities Management operational unit; oversees and administers the maintenance management systems and facilities conditions assessment systems while playing a pivotal role in the development and execution of priorities as related to ensuring ongoing continuity of operations. This includes establishing strong relationships with campus clientele and driving forward a university first and customer focused approach to all work efforts.


Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge, experience, proficiency and success:

    • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices to lead and oversee a large facilities maintenance organization.
    • Strong knowledge of engineering requirements and programs related to facilities operations and maintenance including an ability to troubleshoot and creatively resolve unanticipated challenges which may arise.
    • Strong knowledge of maintenance and repair project planning and management principles including skills which result in successful project performance related to scope identification, budget and schedule performance and quality control.
    • Thorough knowledge required to develop and implement periodic maintenance plans, deferred maintenance and capital renewal plans and service level plans and agreements.
    • Demonstrated knowledge developing and implementing energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.
    • Demonstrated record of financial planning, budgeting and fiscal management. Analyzes budgetary data and makes accurate projections requiring some inference.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of public contracting requirement and skills required to develop and analyze proposals and negotiate favorable business terms.
    • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
    • Leadership and management skills to lead project committees and manage large and complex professional teams.
    • In the promotion and consistent use of administrative and supervisory skills to optimize program outcomes and manage represented staff under collective bargaining agreements.
    • Ability to: learn, interpret and apply a wide variety of Federal, State, and University regulations, policies and procedures independently, and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
    • In the identification, development and deployment of safety programs and accident prevention strategies as applicable to large facilities and/or organizations, industrial/institutional maintenance repair and renovation operations, and with consideration to Cal-OSHA Industrial Safety Orders.


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Technology/Education, Facilities Management, Business Administration or another related field

  • A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible and successful leadership and management of complex facility management with responsibility for facilities operations, projects and /or teams, energy management and conservation, personnel management, professional development and training, industrial safety programs and function-specific financial management.

  • Preferred Skills:
    • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, or a closely related field.
    • Registration as a Professional Engineer.
    • CEFP Certification through the Association of Physical Plant Administration and/or CFM certification through the International Facility Management Association.
    • Knowledge of Cal-OSHA, Injury Illness Prevention Programs, National Electric Code, and California Building Codes.
    • Supervisory experience within a collective bargaining and represented staff environment.
    • Direct experience in the facilities management at a state facility, higher education institution or other multi-facility complex


Department Summary

Facilities Management provides the campus community a wide range of services in order to better serve our current students and the students of tomorrow. We are a dedicated team of professionals that emphasizes the integration of our collective expertise.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by June 20, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, 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 across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

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 Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

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

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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