Fresno State campus

Administrative Coordinator for Agriculture Operations

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Administrative Coordinator for Agricultural Operations
(Administrative Support Coordinator I)


Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $3,505 per month 

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,505 - $5,508 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
  • Area of consideration is limited to on-campus, state funded employees only.

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

Under the general supervision of the Farm Manager, the purpose of this position is to provide daily administrative support to the Farm Manager and the Farm Machinery Center (FMC) Shop Supervisor for the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL)/Agricultural Operations Office in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The Administrative Coordinator performs more substantial administrative support functions and coordination responsibilities.


Key Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of office methods, procedures, and standard practices, including principles of customer service.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of office systems and ability to use office technology, equipment, systems, and software packages (Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, email, internet).
  • Working knowledge of budget practices and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing and draft/compose correspondence and standard reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels with the ability to work effectively as part of a team and contribute to the department, school and university.
  • Ability to perform standard business math, such as calculate ratios and percentages, track financial data, and make simple projections.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the work group and serve as a liaison for the unit to other academic departments including those at a higher level and those sensitive or confidential in nature.
  • Learn and interpret a wide variety of complex operations and academic policies and procedures and support the mission of the department, school, and university.
  • Work independently and use sound judgment and discretion in establishing effective business processes and meeting deadlines.
  • Independently organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects required in all major duties and responsibilities.
  • Use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages.
  • Troubleshoot office technology (e.g. printer, copier) systems along with coordinating other general office support and maintenance activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to lead and delegate to student assistants.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and exercise good judgment on sensitive matters.
  • Effectively organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced team-oriented environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work with faculty, students, staff and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to the completion of a high school program, technical/vocational program.
  • Three years of progressive office administrative or clerical experience with a wide variety of duties and responsibilities.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Ability to work in a team environment supporting all the Ag Operations diverse objectives.
      • Ability to effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those sensitive in nature.
      • Demonstrated ability to learn relevant agriculture-related terms, practices and needs.


Department Summary

Fresno State’s Agricultural Operations facility is comprised of offices, machine shops and a large yard area where it stores, maintains, services and repairs all vehicles, equipment and machinery for the Fresno State campus.  The Agricultural Operations manager is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operational support of the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL), which includes the 1,000-acre campus farm.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by March 23, 2023 will be given full consideration by the 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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