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Hospital General Services Administrator II (4754)

Hospital General Services Administrator II

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KM30
  • Class Code: 4754
  • Established: 07/26/1958
  • Revised: 02/27/1980
  • Title Changed: 02/27/1980


Under direction, to plan, organize, or coordinate and administer the general services operation at a State hospital or veterans home; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

This position directs the activities of a multidisciplinary general services staff in a State hospital. The position is responsible for the administration of a variety of functions necessary for the effective operation of the hospital, including but not limited to:


(1) janitorial/housekeeping, (2) laundry, (3) transportation, (4) clothing, personal care. and household items, (5) procurement, (6) property and equipment management, (7) warehousing, (8) space utilization, (9) communications, (10) mail and reproduction services, and other administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Hospital Administrator.

Typical Tasks

Advises the Hospital Administrator on all aspects of the general services operation of the hospital; develops and implements policies and procedures for the general services operation which will best support hospital programs; determines priorities; develops, implements and evaluates general services objectives; makes operational, organizational and/or production studies of the general services operations; prepares budget estimates for general services expenditures; develops hospital space utilization plans; analyzes data; determines staffing requirements; selects staff and evaluates their performance; coordinates activities of the general services operation with treatment pro gram directors and with other service operations under the direction of the Hospital Administrator; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Hospital General Services Administrator I.


Or IIExperience: Three years of supervisory experience in the area of janitorial/housekeeping, laundry, transportation, clothing center management, procurement, property and equipment, ware housing, or business services. (Additional education in hospital or health care administration, or a one-year internship in a hospital or its equivalent, may be substituted for one year of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.) and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Materials, equipment, methods, and occupational classifications used in the general services function of a State hospital; principles, procedures and techniques of administering a large complex of service support functions; principles and practices of personnel management, effective supervision and staff development; safety principles; budget planning and preparation; State and Federal law and rules affecting the general services operation of a State hospital; licensing and certification requirements which affect State hospital operation and administration; hospital organization; department's affirmative action program objectives; a manager's role in the affirmative action program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of a large multidisciplinary staff of general services personnel; work independently in identifying the need for and implementing changes in delivery of services; establish and maintain production standards and schedules; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristic

Sympathetic understanding of the problems of hospital patients and clients.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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