Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Administrative Services/CFO (VPCFO), the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management Services (FMS) is responsible for managing a multi-million-dollar area while creating and maintaining an environment that enables faculty and staff to fulfill the educational mission of California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). The position is responsible for providing leadership, accountability, oversight, and strategic direction for:
Planning, organizing, directing and ensuring a best in class administration, operation and maintenance team responsible for the CSUB buildings and surrounding grounds including the main campus located in Bakersfield, California and the CSUB Antelope Valley campus located in Lancaster, California;
Managing facilities operations, maintenance and repairs including but not limited to, building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades; custodial for campus and student housing; grounds and landscaping; recycling; energy and utilities; and fleet and auto services; and
Providing direct and/or oversight project management for deferred maintenance and minor (less than $709,000) capital projects as required and consistent with California State University Capital Planning, Design, and Construction (CSU CPDC) requirements.
The position is charged with providing strong leadership and management to FMS and maintaining a healthy culture of teamwork, transparency, and accountability consistent with the division of Business and Administrative Services customer service philosophy. The position is responsible for the integrity, integration, and productive use of data and customer feedback in the delivery of services for the campus community and the maintaining of property, plant and equipment consistent with identified best in class maintenance requirements. The position will ensure that FMS work orders are proactive, preventative and responsive as required to ensure that the campus buildings and grounds operate at their optimal state. The position will work collaboratively with the Assistant Vice President for Capital Planning, Design and Construction (responsible for major capital projects $709,000 or more) to ensure that deferred maintenance and other capital projects are properly managed and accounted for consistent with CSU CPDC requirements. The position serves on the Space Utilization Committee, Master Planning Committee, and other committees as may be assigned. In addition, the position works collaboratively and supporting other campus offices and departments, administration, faculty and staff as appropriate.
California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) opened in 1970 as the 19th campus of the 23 campuses within The California State University (CSU) system. As the only public four-year institution within a 100-mile radius, CSUB is committed to being a comprehensive regional university and strives for academic excellence. Our four schools offer majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, seven credential programs, and 17 graduate degree programs. CSUB serves more than 10,000 students including the campus in Antelope Valley, counts approximately 50,000 alumni from its four schools, and serves a socially and ethnically diverse population. Under new campus leadership, CSUB is currently experiencing a vibrant period for strategic thinking, planned growth, and creative change. The city of Bakersfield has a population of 347,483 and has one of the lowest housing costs in the state. The city of Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada mountains are all within a one to two-hour drive from either campus. Candidates are encouraged to visit the University’s web site: https://www.csub.edu/.