Facilities Control Specialist (499473)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Facilities Management

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $6,034.00/month to $7,651.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $6,034.00/month to $6,842.50/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/hr/benefits/index.html

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

The Facilities Control Specialist (FCS) is responsible for installation, maintenance, adjustment and repair of electric, electronic, pneumatic and digitally controlled building automation systems from moderate to complex HVAC and refrigeration systems. Incumbents monitor, troubleshoot, design, modify, calibrate and program system features; and respond to technical and mechanical problems, either remotely or on-site. Incumbent must be thoroughly conversant in the software operation of the applicable building automation system and have journey-level skills and experience to allow them to diagnosis, repair and maintain complex HVAC systems and their components. The Facilities Control Specialist (FCS) monitors and maintains the building automation systems and provides very limited support to operation, maintenance and repair of these systems. Limited support may include assisting the operations team on some manual repairs and adjustments.

Under limited supervision, incumbents install, modify, and adjust computer-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; fabricate and implement programs or building control strategies for digitally controlled or global supervisory controlled systems; troubleshoot, design and modify programs for building automation systems; repair and maintain individual hardware and software components of applicable systems. Perform minor to major overhauls which include disassembling and inspecting of all parts, replacing worn and defective parts, reassembling of all equipment and controls, testing to ensure proper functionality; perform major/minor repairs of microprocessor-based automation systems that monitor and control building environments; respond to requests for service; diagnose and troubleshoot system problems and correct as necessary; may serve as the departments specialist on building automation systems; and train others on the troubleshooting, overhaul, repair, calibration, and testing of controls to facilitate the maintenance of systems.

Participate in Facilities/campus energy sustainability programs and initiatives to ensure that information, support, design, and enhancement of department, campus, statewide energy saving incentives. Advises others of building automation abilities and limitations, and assists with recommending strategies developing CSU, and campus energy goals/objectives.


Provide daily, weekly, monthly, annual monitoring and maintenance of building automation systems, (ALS and Allerton, BMMS) on all HVAC campus/building assets supporting building internal environmental controls. Monitor, troubleshoot, and respond to technical and mechanical problems. Assist and coordinate with department engineers BMMS support to building assets requiring correction, repair, and/or replacements. Provide needed oversight and corrective actions either on campus or remotely as required supporting all campus customer-working hours of operation. Support software upgrade(s), design, modifications, calibration, and programming of all campus based BMMS computer based monitoring systems. Install, modify, and adjust computer-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; implement programs or building controls digitally supporting BMMS over-site of building computer based energy systems.

Work with Facilities Development & Operations Energy Department and Campus Sustainability Department to meet the University's mission to conserve energy consumption and improve the interior space ambient air quality in each campus building. Incumbent is consulted by Planning Design and Construction on new projects and remodels regarding the design, specification and construction. Incumbent is consulted on energy efficient projects, programs enhancement for to meet the Energy Department's goals and objectives.

Provide period reports and respond to regulatory inquires as requested. Support University's efforts to adjust HVAC controls on to meet health and safety requirements. Provide inputs on future enhancements.

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of electric, electronic, pneumatic and digitally controlled building automation systems, including thorough knowledge of assigned building automation. Currently ALS and Allerton BMMS systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, pneumatic ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and other mechanical equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment.
  • General knowledge of ventilation principles, thermal dynamics, and closed water systems.
  • Working knowledge of energy management systems including the ability to understand and use system features.
  • General knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used.
  • General knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations.

  • Must be able to use building automation systems programming features to design, modify and implement programs to achieve facilities management goals, and well as to perform remote and hands-on troubleshooting, intervention and repairs as needed.
  • 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 form 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 systems.
  • Prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and respond clearly in written and oral language.
  • Demonstrate understanding and comply with the current Teamsters Unit 6 bargaining agreement.
  • Effectively listen and understand sensitivity and awareness in relating to individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Work with trust and respect, and ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • Ability to anticipate conditions/plan ahead; ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to take on new projects/methods, willingness to support organizational goals, flexibility in response to changing circumstances.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Employee must be able to work in high locations on ladders, scaffolds, motorized equipment, etc.
  • Employee must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Employee must be able to work in varying climatic conditions, to include inclement weather.
  • Employee must be able to wear a respirator.
  • Some work on weekends and holidays may be required, and the workweek will be adjusted accordingly.
  • May be required to work alone if working conditions dictates.
  • Position may be needed during campus emergencies such as power outages, minor and major natural disasters, pandemics, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Four or more years of experience in the following areas:

a) Progressively responsible skilled journey-level experience diagnosing, repairing and maintaining large, complex and sophisticated heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning and water treatment systems.

b) Experience installing, inspecting, servicing, repairing, replacing and calibrating building automation and contort systems.

c) Experience using programming features of building automation systems.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/

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, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/upd/safety-and-security-reports.html


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@csueastbay.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Hayward, California 94542 United States View Map