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Trump to Revoke California’s Power to Set Its Own Auto Emission Rules: NYT

President Donald Trump planned to revoke California’s authority to set auto emission limits stricter than the federal restrictions, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The announcement of the move was expected as the president visited Southern California to raise money for his 2020 reelection campaign. Check back for updates on this developing story.

Carson Mayor Proposes Ban on Gun Sales, Possession

The mayor of Carson is proposing a new law that would effectively make selling or possessing a gun within city limits illegal. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 17, 2019.

2 Boys Killed, 2 Girls Injured in Off-Road Vehicle Crash in Blythe Area

Two boys were killed and two girls were injured after the off-road vehicle they were in crashed in an unincorporated area of Blythe, officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. Sunday south of the 10 Freeway and east of Mesa Drive in an area known as Mesa Verde. A 13-year-old girl driving a 2015 Polaris RZR made a left turn and the vehicle rolled onto its right side, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The […]

Art Battle Veteran Neneki ‘Nick’ McGee Talks 2019 Art Battle Los Angeles

Tuesday Forecast: Mild Temps and Mostly Clear Skies

Look for mild temperatures and mostly clear skies Tuesday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 17, 2019.

Rep. Paul Cook of Yucca Valley Is Latest California Republican to Retire From Congress

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will retire from Congress at the end of his term and will announce a run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, according to John Sobel, the congressman’s chief of staff. California’s Republican U.S. House delegation has been greatly diminished in recent years. In the 2018 midterms, Democrats took control of half of the 14 remaining Republican seats in California, which has a total of 53 congressional districts. Cook’s departure from […]

Investigation Underway After Body Discovered in Van Nuys Neighborhood

An investigation is underway after someone discovered a body in a Van Nuys neighborhood Tuesday morning. The Fire Department received a call just before 6 a.m. reporting a person down, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange said. Firefighters and police officers were sent to the 7300 block of Ranchito Avenue where they located the unidentified individual. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lizeth Lomeli said. No age or gender has been released. […]

What Every Student and Parents Should Know About the College Admissions Process With Author and College Admissions Expert Dr. Cynthia Colon

Street Closures, Traffic Advisories in Place as L.A. Drivers Brace for President’s Visit

Los Angeles drivers are bracing for snarled traffic and street closures Tuesday as President Trump arrives to raise money for next year’s campaign. After spending the morning in the Bay Area, the president will be flying into Los Angeles International Airport about 3:30 p.m. From LAX he will travel by helicopter to an undisclosed location in downtown L.A. Several streets have been closed since 4 a.m. in the downtown area in anticipation of the president’s visit. The street closures — […]

Crossing Guard Dies in Valley Glen Crash That Also Injured 16-Year-Old Girl: LAPD

A crossing guard has died after being struck by a vehicle in a crash that also injured a teenage girl in the San Fernando Valley’s Valley Glen neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. The female crossing guard succumbed to her injuries at 5:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The agency did not provide an update on the condition of the teenager, who had complained of foot pain. The L.A. Fire Department previously said that both victims were expected […]

2 Students Arrested After Assault at Moreno Valley Middle School Leaves 1 in Critical Condition: Officials

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a violent incident at a Moreno Valley middle school sent one of their fellow students to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The victim, also a 13-year-old boy who attended the Landmark Middle School, remained in critical condition, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Robyn Flores said. Deputies responded to the campus around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a fight between two boys. Investigators later determined that the incident […]

Cokie Roberts, Veteran Journalist Who Covered Politics at NPR and ABC News, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before […]

Activists Fear Rising Rents as South L.A. Commission Considers Major Housing Project on Crenshaw Blvd.

The real estate project known as District Square has had a decadelong run of bad luck. Construction of the project in South Los Angeles has been repeatedly delayed. The developers, who were provided millions of dollars in federal loans, have received multiple default notices from the city. And Arman Gabay, one of the businessmen who conceived the project, was arrested last year on bribery and wire fraud charges. He has pleaded not guilty. District Square’s fortunes could turn around on […]

Alex Trebek Undergoing Chemo Again After Cancer Setback

Alex Trebek says he has restarted chemotherapy on his doctor’s orders. Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” the “Jeopardy!” host said he “was doing so well” and his medical reports had approached normal levels after his first round of chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he suddenly began losing weight. “I lost about 12 pounds in a week,” Trebek said. “And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that […]

As Illnesses Spread, Fake Vape Gear Sells on L.A. Streets

A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal vape brands, pairing replica packaging churned out in Chinese factories with untested, possibly dangerous cannabis oil produced in the state’s vast underground market. The result: Authentic-looking vape cartridges sold by […]

Pentagon Halts Border Wall Projects in California and Arizona, Citing Insufficient Funds

The Defense Department has decided not to proceed with three border wall projects in California and Arizona, citing “insufficient contract savings,” according to a court filing. The move appears to be a setback for President Donald Trump, who has sparked controversy for dipping into Pentagon funds to build his signature border wall, though it’s unclear what will happen to the projects listed in the filing. Last month, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved an additional 20 miles of 30-foot-high barriers for the […]

Breaking Down the Emmys with Patrick Gomez

Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Patrick Gomez joins the News Director’s Office to talk all things Emmys! Jason, Patrick, and Bobby go through each of the big categories and share who they think will take home the awards. Patrick also reveals the show you’re probably not watching, but you should be. The Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, September 22nd. Related show links: Patrick Gomez’s EW Bio Patrick Gomez on Social Media: Instagram | Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS […]

Big Rig Loaded With Carnival Ride Crashes on 605 Freeway in Long Beach

A big rig that was hauling a carnival ride overturned during a crash on the 605 Freeway that prompted an hourslong closure through Long Beach Tuesday morning. The crash was reported on the southbound side of the freeway just before 1:30 a.m., when the truck and a Toyota Corolla collided near Willow Street. The big rig’s engine block dislodged as the truck rolled over and hit a BMW traveling in a separate lane, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Anthony Soriano said. […]

Protest Likely to Greet Trump During Fundraising Trips to Bay Area, L.A., San Diego

President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost certain to be met with jeering protests. Trump has routinely mocked California over its liberal culture, policies and politics. His visit Tuesday and Wednesday signals that despite the state’s decidedly leftward swing in recent years there are still plenty of wealthy Republicans who support him. […]

House Judiciary Committee to Hold 1st Impeachment Hearing Tuesday

As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s outspoken former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. But it’s unlikely that Democrats will get much new information. A devoted friend and supporter of the Republican president, Lewandowski isn’t expected to elaborate much beyond what he told Mueller’s investigators last year. Mueller himself […]

Assistant Director, Engineering Services

California State University - Northridge, CA

Posted a month ago
Assistant Director, Engineering Services (JID 8258)
Administrator II
PPM/Director
Full-Time
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
About the Department
Physical Plant Management (PPM) in the division of administration and finance plays an important role in maintaining the quality of CSUN's physical environment by keeping the buildings and landscape safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing. PPM employees provide excellent customer service to the campus community in the areas of facility and engineering services, asset management, central receiving and campus store, university postal services, and reprographics/quickcopies. PPM performs maintenance work and makes major and minor repairs to campus facilities and remodels, renovates classrooms, and offices at the request of other departments.
Responsibilities
Under general supervision of the Director, Engineering Services, the Assistant Director, Engineering Services is responsible for campus-wide building renovation and oversight; and the day to day operations of the Electrical Shop, the Carpentry Shop, the Paint Shop, PPM Estimating and building trades' projects. The incumbent assists the Director with planning and development to assure efficient and effective processes and procedures to meet the goals and objectives of PPM; assists the Director in development and monitoring of all trades programmed maintenance routines and frequencies; assists the Director in development and monitoring of major service contracts and outside service providers engaged in programmed maintenance of campus wide systems; coordinates and performs facility and equipment audits, analyzes deferred maintenance, programmed maintenance and equipment status to recommend areas of need; responsible for oversight and programs related to construction, remodeling and repair of campus infrastructure, buildings and grounds, these responsibilities include oversight for projects on campus and collaboration with project managers, inspectors and Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC). This position manages building trades projects and works with managers and supervisors for project coordination; responsible for project budget management and assuring project schedules are met; provides budgetary information to the Director; plans and coordinates project activities and acts as a liaison to customers, vendors and contractors, the scope of responsibilities includes analysis and review of assigned areas, customer relations, budget monitoring, research and gathering information, making recommendations for improved operations and managing personnel; manages procedural aspects for compliance with University policies related to assigned areas; may represent PPM on campus committees and in meetings; meets with Shop Supervisors on a regular basis and monitors shop labor time and work orders and assures work is schedule appropriately; and performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Facilities Management, Physical Sciences, Engineering Technology or related field. Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional experience in construction, facilities management, and supervision, preferably in a bargaining unit (union) environment. A background in plant engineering or facilities management in higher education is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of facility maintenance including access control, automotive, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, tenant improvement projects, and architectural finishes; methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building maintenance; construction/renovation project management practices; principles and practices of supervision including selection, training, evaluation, work planning direction and personnel practices; applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards of governing building construction and maintenance. Working knowledge of Progen, Prolog, Microsoft Office, project management, JOC or Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) programs; safety and safe working practices for building maintenance. Abilities and specialized skills to: plan, organize, schedule, assign and review the work of others; select, train, instruct, appraise, counsel and motivate assigned staff; maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence including required regulatory reports and records; possess strong verbal and written communication to effectively interact with a broad range of people including staff, senior management, executives, vendors and contractors; evaluate and develop procedures, standards, and methods for building maintenance, repair and improvement; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, faculty, staff, students and university administrators; read, interpret and assist in the preparation of scopes of work, plans, specifications and other documents related to maintenance and construction projects; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines; and possess effective customer service in an academic or institutional environment.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
General Information
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position. Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a "limited 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.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
This job opening has been re-posted and will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
www.csun.edu/careers
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
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