Sub-Division: Associate VP Capital Programs & Facilities Management
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Job Summary: California State University, Fullerton is searching for an Landscape Services Manager. The Landscape Services Manager should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Under the supervision of the Director of Custodial and Landscape Services, this position has oversight for all landscape and grounds for the University as a whole. This position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all landscape areas and hardscape areas, including parking lots/structures and athletic fields; design and implementation of aesthetic landscape/hardscape areas. Areas of responsibility include providing all aspects of pest control, irrigation repair, tree trimming, equipment operation and landscape projects. Manages the day-to-day activities of Leads, Grounds staff, and Specialists. Works closely with Sports Complex Managers, Athletics Director, Parking Manager, and Construction, working out special requirements and construction oversight. Independently exercises considerable latitude in determining and achieving objectives on a day-to-day basis and how to meet established goals. Consults with higher level management and develops and implements recommendations, policies, and operational procedures. Interprets, applies, and recommends modifications to departmental and campus policies as necessary. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelors degree in ornamental horticulture, landscape architecture or related fields. A minimum of five years managing a large grounds maintenance crew for a large institutional facility, golf course, or municipal park. Ten years of supervising a large grounds maintenance crew may be considered in lieu of a degree. Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment necessary for landscape maintenance, including sports turf management, pest management, irrigation management, and arboriculture. Demonstrated ability to interpret landscape plans and organize complex landscape projects using common horticultural practices. Knowledge of methods and procedures necessary in the development, maintenance, and construction of NCAA Division I athletic facilities. Excellent personnel management skills. Comprehensive knowledge of effective personnel management practices supervisory skills, including recruitment, training, performance assessment including establishment and monitoring of goals and objectives, motivation and professional development, corrective actions and progressive discipline. Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems. Understand and ability to interpret the complexities of Collective Bargaining contracts and work with the Union Steward for resolutions. Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism as well as establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and co-workers. Ability to initiate, establish and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds. Experience working with contractors, vendors and building professionals. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position and follow verbal and written instructions. Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing. Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safety in the work place and ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.. Excellent time management, planning, and organization skills and ability to multi-task, while attending to detail, and meet the demands of multiple deadlines. Ability to adapt to organizational, procedural, policy and technological changes. Maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment. Ability to represent the University and its interest in a professional and conscientious manner. Ability to work independently with little instruction, take initiative, and utilize creative problem solving. Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, internet, as well as online calendaring and email. Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
A background check (including a 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 or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Special Working Conditions: The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
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.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 41,000, including international students representing 78 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 55 undergraduate and 56 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks the campus as 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and fourth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and appr...oximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.