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Hospital General Services Administrator I (4755)

Hospital General Services Administrator I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KM40
  • Class Code: 4755
  • Established: 07/26/1958
  • Revised: 02/27/1980
  • Title Changed: 02/27/1980


Under direction, to assist in planning, organizing, coordinating coordinating and administering the general services operation at a State hospital; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

This position assists a Hospital General Services Administrator II in direction of the activities of a multidisciplinary general services staff in a State hospital. General services operations include, but are not limited to:


(1) janitorial/housekeeping, (2) laundry, (3) transportation, (4) clothing, personal care and household items, (5) procure ment, (6) property and equipment management, (7) warehousing, (8) space utilization, (9) communications, and (10) mail and reproduction services.

Typical Tasks

Assists in planning and coordinating the scheduling and operation of a group of general services functions; makes operational, organizational or production studies for those services for which the position is responsible; evaluates and implements new service methods; cooperates with the Industrial Therapist in the work placement of patients and clients to ensure that such placements are in accordance with medical objectives; analyzes data; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: One year 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 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 the basis of one year of experience for two years of education.)

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 assisting in the administration of a large complex of service support functions; principles and practices of personnel management, effective supervision and staff development; safety principles; record keeping and reporting procedures; 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 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 general services personnel; identify the need for and implement changes in delivery of services; 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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