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Manager, Public Safety Business Services

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

The Business Services Manager reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Business Services department. This role is responsible for the strategic planning, project management, fiscal/budget planning, and logistical support.

Department Summary

Cal Poly Public Safety is comprised of four unique departments: Business Services, Transporation and Parking Services (TAPS, Department of Emergency Management (DEM), and Cal Poly Police Department (CPPD), who work together to collaborate across the university to build a safer, more ​sustainable, and better prepared campus.  Together, these departments provide vital parking and sustainable commuting options, progressive community policing services, and comprehensive emergency management planning.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in direct supervision of personnel.
  • Experience in planning and managing the activities of a business operational area, with the ability to manage multiple programs in a higher education environment that is highly regulated and compliance driven.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources.
  • Experience with budget management; Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and their application to a variety of transactions and problem; ability to provide budget recommendations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the area of financial management, with at least one year of direct management experience.

Possession of a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

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 and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

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