Associate Director, Zone Maintenance – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) – Zone Maintenance Services is currently seeking an Associate Director, Zone Maintenance to join its team.

The Work You Will Do

The Associate Director, Zone Maintenance is accountable for managing an academic, research, clinical or administrative program of the University. Directly supervises or manages program operations and administrative functions to include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, personnel administration, budget and proposal development. Contributes to design of program content, policies and strategic planning efforts.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Plans and develops program objectives and content. Researches and identifies trends and needs and establishes program directions accordingly. Assesses quality of program operations. Modifies existing program services or creates new program offerings to maintain or enhance program standing. Develops curricula and course materials and coordinates faculty recruitment and involvement. Links program with other relevant departments on or off campus as necessary.

  •  Develops and recommends program operating and administrative policies.

  • Manages the dissemination, interpretation and application of program policies and recommends approval of exceptions.

  • Manages the delivery of services to targeted program participants or beneficiaries.

  • Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate. Develops and maintains automated or manual systems and procedures to facilitate program operations.

  •  Manages staff assigned to program. Recommends organizational structure, reporting relationships and staffing needs based on program goals. Makes hiring, promotional and salary decisions in accordance with university policy. Provides performance appraisals for staff and determines need for disciplinary action.

  •  Develops and manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary and resource allocations. Provides financial status reports as requested.

  • Serves as a key resource for program information. Resolves problems or questions referred by program staff, senior university administrators, or professionals outside the university.

  • Stays informed of developments in field. Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings and participates in professional associations as appropriate. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the position of Associate Director, Zone Maintenance meets the following preferred criteria:

  • Master’s degree

  • 5 years of experience

  • Special education, licensing or certification requirements may exist based on program content

Minimum Qualifications:

All candidates for the position of Associate Director, Zone Maintenance must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

  • 3 years of experience

  • Directly related professional and supervisory experience in area of program specialization

  • Active/valid/unrestricted CA Driver License for past 2 years

The annual base salary range for this position is $105,784.10 – $130,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About USC Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) and Zone Maintenance Services :

FPM is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust.

The dynamic Zone Maintenance Services team within FPM oversees the upkeep of over 8,000,000 square feet at the USC University Park Campus and Health Sciences Campus. From floor to ceiling, our dedicated team handles daily building maintenance, ensuring top-notch functionality and aesthetics of our facilities. As the primary point of contact for campus customers, we provide exceptional service and support for a wide range of events hosted by USC throughout the year. Join us in maintaining excellence at every corner.

Take the next step in your career and become a valued member of the FPM team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience:
3 years
Preferred Education:
Master’s degree
Preferred Experience:
5 years
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related professional and supervisory experience in area of program specialization

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