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Water Resources Institute Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I), Academic Affairs - Academic Research - Internal Only Recruitment

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time



Job Summary:

Under general supervision, incumbent independently determines approaches to projects and priorities to coordinate the daily operation of the Water Resources Institute (WRI) to meet university and department goals, serving as point of contact between the WRI and students, faculty, and other departments on campus, with broad knowledge of departmental and university procedures and practices.


Duties and responsibilities

Program Administration:

Program and policy research, analysis, reporting, and evaluation; participates in the development of methods, policies, and procedures to achieve programmatic goals; leading related committees; ensuring compliance with applicable regulations or requirements governing the program, serving as liaison to outside agencies or entities related to the program to ensure that programs remain in compliance with grant requirements.

  • Assist faculty, staff and administrators in reviewing and analyzing funding opportunities.
  • Participate in leadership meetings to discuss ongoing progress and ways to increase effectiveness of grant goals.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Sponsored Programs Administration to increase mutual understanding and effectiveness of the overall operations.
  • Being the point of contact for Grant/Project reporting or data needs and assisting in collecting data and completing reports (Quarterly reports, Annual reports, and others as needed).
  • Scheduling meetings, creating agendas, and maintaining effective communication across all the areas within and outside CSUSB, including any external partners.

Administrative Specialties:

Financial analysis, planning, and fund management; budget analysis; accounting and administration; human resources and payroll administration; office coordination; contract administration.

  • Assist with financial planning, budgeting, cost analysis, and financial reports as well as making policy/procedural recommendations related to the area.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of various reports, and other project-specific requests from Sponsored Programs Administration.
  • Monitor, track, and coordinate all department budgets and accounts, which includes general fund, auxiliary funds and philanthropic funds, following Grant, UEC and CSUSB guidelines.
  • Process various invoices, subcontracts, requisitions, purchase orders, reimbursements, and faculty/student pay.

General Administrative Functions:

Participates in the design, implementation, and evaluation of various administrative systems to support program operations; advising management on policy and procedures related to finance, budgets, personnel, and related operational functions to meet programmatic goals; acting as an internal and external resource on policy and procedural matters; and leading or coordinating projects involving the management of external parties.

  • Coordinate the daily operation of the Department under general supervision, meeting University, and Department deadlines and demands.
  • Serve as point of contact for students, faculty, and other departments and colleges on campus.
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers, vendors, and campus departments to fulfill purchases.
  • Assist in recruitment and payroll processing of student interns.

Perform other classification-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
  • Two years of related experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to the program and/or administrative specialty to develop conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/or administrative specialty.
  • Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form.
  • Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Grant budgeting and reporting experience.
  • Familiarity with grant writing process.
  • Peoplesoft, Paylocity, and Procurement systems experience.
  • General accounting skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple diverse projects at the same time.
  • Budget creation, monitoring, and management.
  • Ability to work closely with students, faculty, accounting staff, and external agencies.
  • Understanding of procurement and accounts payable procedures.
  • Experience with electronic payroll submission and other HR processes.
  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • General knowledge and skills in Project Administration.
  • Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
  • Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
  • Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.


Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,170 - $5,273 per month

Classification Salary Range: $4,379 - $7,922 per month


The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Position Information:

Full-time Exempt Probationary

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

This is an 'On-Campus Only' Recruitment.  Qualified applicants must be current employees of CSUSB.

The application deadline is: May 29, 2024

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).


Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit


Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact CSUSB Benefits at


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at

Clery Act

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, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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