Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Management- Palm Desert Campus, Temporary (532705)

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
November 15, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
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Job Summary:

Under general direction, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic will support the Palm Desert Campus (PDC) by independently performing a variety of skilled preventative and general maintenance repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems. The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled generalist performing at a journey-level in one trade with strong skills in other trades.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled facilities maintenance tasks, including and not limited to plumbing, HVAC mechanical, carpentry, floor repair/care, electrical on de-energized systems, assisting with troubleshooting energized systems, drywall patching, texturing and painting, concrete, concrete finishing, and order supplies and materials. Documents and completes work orders in the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS).
  • Maintains preventive maintenance and work accomplished records. Requests corrective work orders for repairs. Maintains well-organized and accurate records. Informs the supervisor and manager of any needed repairs.
  • Collaborates with all other trades as required to maintain the Palm Desert Campus (PDC). Performs duties using the proper procedures and tools to complete tasks.
  • Performs electrical maintenance including but not limited to checking outlets, and switches, replacing incandescent, fluorescent, and modern lights, cleaning fixtures, replacing ballast, assisting in troubleshooting energized circuits, pulling wires, and assisting in the installation of new electrical circuits, all while assuring safety for electrical work.
  • Performs routine inspections and maintenance on door locks, panic exit hardware, door closers, and electronic access control locks, and adjust, lubricate, and clean all door hardware to maintain proper operating conditions.
  • Performs maintenance, repair, and install plumbing fixtures, drinking fountains, and other water and sewage systems. All duties are performed per industry standards and in a professional manner.
  • Sets up, rearranges, and teardowns in meeting rooms/classrooms and assists with event set-ups, teardowns, and other tasks for campus events as directed.
  • Performs other classification-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • These abilities normally would be acquired through four years of increasingly responsible experience leading to journey-level skills in a mechanical or facilities/building trade or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equal to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.
  • Valid CA license.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge: Work requires a thorough understanding of the methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in one skilled trade area; working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment, and tools in related trade areas on facilities, systems, construction, and renovation; thorough understanding of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty; working knowledge of computerized maintenance and building automation systems; working knowledge of applicable building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems, and renovations.
  • Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades; operate construction and related equipment; use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties; read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond to emergencies; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable state and federal civil rights, education, or employee/labor relations laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in event planning including determining the event's purpose.
  • Experience working in higher education.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,787 per month

Classification Salary Range: $5,787 - $7,396 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

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 14 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 .

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/Temporary

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (7:00 am - 3:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Staff: The application deadline is November 27, 2023.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents .

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at Nora.Fernandez@csusb.edu .


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/ .

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act
Closing Date/Time: November 27, 2023

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