Director of Landscape, Custodial and Event Services (Administrator II) (501907)

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Custodial and Janitorial Grounds and Landscaping Services Tourism and Convention Services

Job Description


Application Process
This position is open until filled. Please submit application, along with cover letter and resume when applying.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications. Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Job Summary
Reporting to and under minimal direction of the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance, Facilities Operations and Planning, the Director of Landscape, Custodial Services, and Event Support Services (Director) provides guidance for the University's landscape and custodial program, and supervises both staff and student personnel. The incumbent is responsible for establishing work rules, work area assignments, safety training and providing leadership to support other aspects of personnel management including approving time and attendance and partnering with Human Resources to support workers comp and leave administration. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the landscape care of 164 acres, encompassing athletic fields, open lawn/event areas, parking lots and roads, academic/office buildings and residential life landscape areas, and respect for natural reserve campus areas. The Director is also responsible for providing comprehensive oversight of all custodial services, moving services, and recycling and waste management operations for the university including the turnover and the move-in of the university residential villages and oversight for the interior building space for both state and non-state campus buildings. The incumbent provides management and guidance, routinely acting as a liaison between the campus community, including but not limited to students, staff, faculty and visitors, and the Facilities Management department and its team.
Key Qualifications
This position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in landscaping and custodial management, along with 2-3 years of progressively responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Campus experience highly preferred. Familiarity with California plant species that are native to the area, drought tolerant, with minimal maintenance care highly preferred. Possession of California Department of Pesticide Regulation's Qualified Applicator's License (QAL) preferred. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of Google Suite, computerized maintenance management system and PeopleSoft preferred. The incumbent must be available to be on-call and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The incumbent must possess and/or obtain and thereafter maintain a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $8,083 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to Human Resources ( The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map