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San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Full-time permanent (probationary) position.
Reporting directly to the Director of Construction, this position has primary responsibility for managing and monitoring the budget and financial logistics of multiple, simultaneously-occurring capital projects, whose individual project budgets are most often in the tens of millions of dollars. This position also manages departmental budgets. Working directly with multiple other areas on campus, such as the Vice President’s Office, Budget and Finance, Contract and Procurement Management and the Controller’s Office, the incumbent must ensure that information acquired from or provided to these other areas is accurate, complete and timely.
Anticipated hiring salary upon appointment not to exceed $7,584 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,693 - $7,617 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Capital Project fund management: Initiates, manages and reconciles funds established for Major and Minor Capital projects.
Capital Project fiscal processing: Initiates, tracks and validates financial transactions for Major Capital Outlay projects.
Capital Outlay contract document preparation: Prepares required documents for Public Works projects planning, bidding and contracting.
Capital Outlay reporting requirements: Prepares and maintains documents for Public Works project reports, audits and regulatory compliance.
Other fiscal support and duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to the program and/or administrative specialty to develop conclusions and make recommendations.
Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations.
Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management.
Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
Ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques.
Ability to organize and plan work and projects including handling multiple priorities.
Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to compile, write, and present reports related to program or administrative specialty.
Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form.
Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.
Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
Experience and Education
Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
Financial Management training or equivalent practical experience:
Experience working with oracle or similar accounting systems.
Experience working with university/government/non-profit fund based accounting systems/methodologies.
Experience in multi-fund management and accounting.
Familiarity with general accounting practices, financial transactions and records keeping.
Demonstrated experience with MS Excel for collection and analysis of financial data, including linked workbooks and complex work sheets.
Experience in contract document preparation:
Familiarity with construction bidding and contracting process.
Experience preparing design and construction contracts and agreements, preferably in a public works environment
General administrative skills:
Ability to work independently to accomplish multiple tasks on schedule.
Demonstrated willingness to act with initiative and to proactively identify up-coming issues and tasks, and to make recommendations on same as necessary.
Ability and willingness to learn and assume varied tasks in a multi-functional office.
Ability to cooperate in general office practices including telephone protocol, correspondence and reception.
Experience creating and processing Purchase Requisitions, Oracle Financials preferred.
Experience with on-line reports generation, Oracle Financials preferred.
Familiarity with construction and legal language and contract law preferred.
Experience in the fiscal and budget management of construction projects preferred.
Demonstrated ability to extract project financial data from preset forms and develop and maintain customized and recurring reports to support the fiscal/budget management of individual projects and larger programs preferred.
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Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 23, 2017; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.
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SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
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 Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.