USC USA Careers – Asset Renewal Database Administrator

University of Southern California

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the

University of Southern California (USC)

has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of

Facilities Planning and Management

(FPM) –is seeking an

Asset Renewal Database Administrator

to join its team.



Asset Renewal Database Administrator

formulates system scope and objectives, analyzes and evaluates existing or proposed systems and devises or modifies procedures to solve problems using data processing. Provides a link between users of computing resources and the systems development staff. May work independently on project of medium to complex scope or may lead or supervise a group of analysts on medium to large, complex projects.


Asset Renewal Database Administrator

will develop and actively maintain an Asset Renewal/Building Condition Database (VFA) which supports the reporting, management, and project prioritization for the life cycle renewal of the University building/physical assets. This position has reporting responsibility to the Asset Management Planning & Development Manager (FAMIS) for integration of maintenance records with Asset Renewal records.

The Asset Renewal Database Administrator

  • Formulates/defines operating systems scope and requirements, devises or modifies systems to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares logical process designs and data structures for new systems.
  • Works collaboratively with users and others to develop policies, procedures, work flows and practices that make effective use of systems’ existing capabilities. Oversees implementation and integration of upgrades and enhancements.
  • Develops reporting standards for life-cycle renewal planning, including data collection, documenting, and prioritization of facilities deficiencies, quality assurance of all data, on-time reporting, analytics, benchmarking, and system record maintenance.
  • Conducts problem analysis, works with users and vendors to identify solutions to resolve errors and system failures. Recommends action for resolution. Provides analysis of data for routine and special reports. Liaisons with vendor to analyze requirements, develop and implement enhancements, and identify solutions.
  • Trains or oversees training of system users.
  • May lead activities of systems analyst for department projects. May instruct, direct, and review the work of junior level staff.
  • Works with users to streamline business processes and workflows. Resolves conflicting demands of users.
  • Prepares user and system documentation. Develops user documentation of computer related operating systems and programs. Ensures accuracy and quality of product.
  • Plan and coordinate facilities condition assessments and implement data reconciliation and updates based on the assessment reports.
  • Implement the project prioritization/selection strategy to mitigate risk and prioritize annual project spending based on programmed prioritization criteria.
  • Manage and collect data from planned and unplanned repairs and tenant improvement projects and replacements an integrate data into the asset records.
  • Engage in discovery, development and implementation of processes that integrate information across platforms to support and evolve the asset management and renewal programs.
  • Coordinates all activities of the project team to meet deadlines and budget as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.


The ideal candidate for the position of

Asset Renewal Database Administrator

meets the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree, combined work experience and education as equivalent
  • 5 years of experience
  • Professional knowledge of application areas, systems operations, development methodologies and tools, logic design, and multiple programming languages.
  • Experience managing database and data analysis programs in the Facilities Management and Asset Planning field, such as VFA Facility or equivalent.
  • Experience leading and managing a large campus facility condition assessment program. In-depth knowledge of implementing a robust life cycle asset management program.
  • Advanced computer skills- experienced Excel user that knows how to use data analysis functions to read and reconcile data sets, create standard and ad-hoc reports, presentations, charts, and graphs.


Candidates for the position of

Asset Renewal Database Administrator

must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, combined work experience and education as equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience
  • Understanding of and experience using current information technology tools, terms and concepts.
  • Experience analyzing and documenting system requirements and providing services.

The hourly rate range for this position is $38.84 – $43.59. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):

FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance.

Come and join the FPM team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence. Apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Job Details:

Company: University of Southern California

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

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