Apply nowJob no:534866 Work type:Management (MPP) Location:Chancellor's Office Categories:MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Director of Architecture. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year.
The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $14,167 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The salary range for this classification is $6,250 to $20,063 per month.
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Director of Architecture to provide systemwide policy leadership and project contract and technical support to campuses for the architectural and engineering (A/E) design of physical facilities within the California State University system. This position serves as the California State University Building Official managing CSU Building Code enforcement and providing guidance on the entirety of building code matters including fire-life-safety and accessibility issues.
Under the general direction of the Chief of Planning and Design, the Director of Architecture will perform duties as outlined below:
-Act as CSU Building Official.
-Create and manage a code compliance framework to promote, assess and ensure code compliance.
-Coordinate with other review parties as necessary to secure and document appropriate regulatory approval.
-Interact and engage with agency counterparts. Defend CSU authority, challenge external compliance determinations that do not have a justifiable code basis.
-Advocate for expansion of CSU authority to support these ends.
-Provide guidance to campus-based Deputy Building Officials in the interpretation and application of code.
-Review campus permitting process, identify and advocate for implementation of model practices.
-Work with the CSU Director of Fire Safety under the Office of Fire Safety, Environmental Health and Safety Officers, and other related campus staff on the development of systemwide fire and life/panic safety programs.
-Collaborate with the CPDC Energy, Sustainability & Transportation unit and the University Engineer on the development of systemwide interpretations, guidelines and model practices for energy code compliance.
-Create and maintain model A/E agreements and A/E Guideline documents for systemwide use.
-Act as a resource for proper use with the various construction delivery methods.
-Establish and maintain a list of prequalified design firms to facilitate and streamline the campus contracting process.
-Execute individual agreements and amendments to support projects of the California Maritime Academy (as they are not delegated authority for large projects), projects related to the headquarters of the Office of the Chancellor, and other CSU campuses as may be needed.
-Oversee associated program invoice and payment processing.
-Demonstrate good faith in business dealings.
-Cultivate a CSU reputation for fair and balanced agreements.
-Provides leadership, direction and logistical support to the Seismic Review Board (SRB) to set long-term systemwide policy relating to seismic safety on CSU facilities.
-In conjunction with the SRB, ensures that seismic policies are enforced during project design, and that policies are effectively communicated to campuses.
-Act as lead staff in the event of seismic events and coordinate efforts to assess structural damage as necessary.
-Works closely with others in the department including the CPDC Energy, Sustainability & Transportation unit to provide leadership and direction to the Mechanical Review Board in order to assist campuses with implementation of model practices.
Campus Technical Support
-Review, critique and recommend for approval CSU projects at various phases, but with particular emphasis on master planning, pre-schematic and schematic phases of individual projects.
-Coordinate reviews with other CPDC units for viability of approach and compliance with program and budget.
-Assess and report on aesthetic and technical adequacy, clarity of design and compliance with trustee policy.
-Assess systemwide training needs. Nominate, develop and present relevant, technical, continuing education training to CSU groups.
-Provides leadership and logistical support for the CSU Campus Deputy Building Official Certification Program.
-Maintain professional currency and technical competency.
-Be cognizant of emerging trends and technological advances.
-Support the biennial CSU Facilities Management Conference as needed to train campus and CPDC staff.
-Manage administrative aspects of position that includes management of staff and budget development within the Planning and Design unit.
-Provide oversight of related programs including the CSU Building Official network and associated affinity group, and staff support to the Certification Review Board related to campus performance in the execution of capital projects.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
This position requires:
-Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 10 years of well-rounded professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. California Architect is required. Exposure to private and public sectors. Experience relevant to Higher Education, but not necessarily in Higher Education.
-Thorough Architectural-Engineering-Construction professional practice exposure.
-Comprehensive understanding of building structures and systems.
-Comprehensive knowledge of California Building Code; CBC Part II - Volume 1 and Volume 2, Chapter 16 emphasis.
-Ready ability to convey ideas, present compelling arguments, defend and advocate concepts and policies.
-Must have a sensitivity to Federal and State government concerns and drivers.
-Must understand economic and financial concepts.
-Must be familiar with U.S. and State legislative process.
-Possess a working legal understanding of contracts.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Must be able to articulate and defend positions in all of the above.
-Ability to adjust to quickly changing priorities as circumstances change.
-Ability to organize work, set priorities, anticipate setbacks and carry out position responsibilities.
-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
-Ability to make inferences and apply logical tests to arguments.
-Ability to write technical reports on subject matter for internal use.
-Ability to prepare concise, logical analytical reports.
-Ability to make group presentations to provide information on changes in policies and procedures.
-Ability to present complex technical information to non-technical audiences and convey understanding.
-Skill in listening perceptively and conveying awareness in managing group meeting dynamics.
-Skill in exchanging ideas and information with others for the development of policies and programs.
-Skill in mediating between contending parties and reaching workable solutions.
-Skill in working as team member and collaborating with others to achieve defined/desired outcomes.
-Strong networking and interpersonal skills including consultative and persuasive skills to work with internal and external constituents.
-Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations or procedures to define problems, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions and recognize alternative solutions and their implications.
-Ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects while continually assessing shifting and competing priorities.
-Ability to work in situations where there will be ambiguity, but still able to assess issues and take action leading to long-term defined/desired outcomes.
-Demonstrated commitment to professional development in general, A/E-related, in particular.
-ICC or similar continuing education that lends credibility to code management, enforcement and interpretations.
-CASp certification. Certified Access Specialist designation or similar that lends credibility in interpreting access compliance issues and in interactions with Department of State Architect.
-Knowledge of fire and life/panic safety codes including completion of courses/award of certificates.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.
How To Apply
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.
This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor’s Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).
COVID19 Vaccination Policy
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
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.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
CSUOut of State Employment Policy
California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
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