Facilities Control Specialist (528919)

Cal State University (CSU) Fresno
September 16, 2023
Fresno, CA
Job Type



Facilities Control Specialist
(Facilities Control Specialist)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $6,464 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,464 - $8,196 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

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 15 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 direction of the Associate Director for Energy Services and receiving work lead direction from a Supervising Building Service Engineer, the Facilities Automation Control Specialist is responsible for the installation, maintenance and adjustment, and repair of electric, electronic, pneumatic, and digitally controlled building automation systems which manage the most complex HVAC and refrigeration systems. This position monitors, troubleshoots, designs, modifies, calibrates, and programs system features and responds to technical and mechanical problems, either remotely or on-site. The individual must be thoroughly conversant in the software operation of the applicable building automation system and have the journey-level skills and experience to allow for the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of complex HVAC systems and their components.

Incumbents monitor, troubleshoot, design, modify, calibrate and program system features; and respond to technical and mechanical problems, either remotely or on-site. The Facilities Control Specialist is distinguished from the Building Service Engineer (BSE) and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic in that the primary focus of this classification is on the installation, monitoring and maintenance of building automation systems rather than on the operation, maintenance and repair of these systems. While some manual repairs and adjustments may be performed directly on HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment, these are ancillary rather than primary duties for the Facilities Control Specialist.

During regular hours and when called after hours, work with the Building Service Engineers and Refrigeration Mechanics to monitor and respond to campus systems through the Building Automation System (BAS). Respond to technical and mechanical problems, either remotely or on-site. Perform maintenance in support of a multi-year, 52-week PM program for campus BAS systems. Building Automation systems include pneumatic logic controllers and various DDC systems with a Niagara-Tridium head end system.

Key Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of electric, electronic, pneumatic and digitally controlled building automation systems including a thorough knowledge of assigned building automation systems.
  • Ability to use the building automation system's programming features to design, modify, and implement programs to achieve facilities management's goals, as well as to perform remote and hands-on troubleshooting, intervention and repair.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of major types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and of the materials, equipment, and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of such equipment including ability to install, operate, and repair same.
  • Working knowledge of electrical voltage, plumbing refrigeration, electrical and plumbing codes, thermodynamics and automated energy/environmental management systems.
  • Must be able to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems; demonstrate a high degree of mechanical skill equivalent to journey-level in one or more related trades such as plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, or air conditioning; read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of mechanical work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping system.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, estimating process, and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repair of high- and low-pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment.
  • General knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, closed water systems as well as applicable state and federal safety codes and regulations pertaining to mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications, and make rough sketches.
  • Ability to effectively and accurately maintain records, retrieve data, and prepare standard reports using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation and the ability to read, write and perform arithmetic functions at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, and internet as well as online calendaring and email.
  • Ability to interact and communicate in an effective and dependable manner, as well as establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty, and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in entering occupied areas including student residential halls, faculty and staff offices and other university space.
  • Must be able to use judgement and discretion in determining the methods and priorities of work orders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as a member in a team environment.

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

Education and Experience

  • Four years of progressively responsible skilled journey-level experience diagnosing, repairing and maintaining large, complex and sophisticated heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning and water treatment systems. Experience installing, inspecting, servicing, repairing, replacing, and calibrating building automation and contort systems, as well as using programming features of building automation systems.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain it by date of hire.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Experience with Tridium, pneumatics, LON, Mod bus, and BACnet DDC programming.
      • Familiarity with major brands of HVAC control systems such as Honeywell, Tridium, Invensys and Distech.
      • Certified Tridium Operator.
      • Tridium Niagara 4 Technical Certification.
      • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
    • Special Conditions:
      • Ability to work in and around confined spaces; perform heavy lifting up to 75 lbs.; and squat, kneel, and crawl.
      • Ability to work around high and low temperature equipment (350 to -40 degrees) and high and low temperature (140 to -40 degrees) areas for short period of time, such as steam manholes and inside blast freezers.
      • Ability to wear respiratory protection. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.
      • This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Supervisor certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training.
      • Ability to work around large and noisy equipment with many moving parts.
      • Ability to work at heights, including bucket trucks or other high lift equipment.
      • Ability to work on electrical systems requiring thorough knowledge of the National Electric Code, NFPA 70E, and other electrical safety procedures.
      • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
      • Must be able to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the course exam.
      • Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.
      • Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
      • 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.
      • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Department Summary

The mission of Energy Services is to provide reliable, safe and abundant energy for the university at the lowest possible price. Fresno State's Department of Energy Services employs a combination of modern technology, innovation and proven methodology to achieve these goals. Blending experience with established technology has put us in a leadership role within the Central Valley and the CSU system in the procurement of energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by July 23, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or 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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all 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. Questions may be sent to hr@csufresno.edu .

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)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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