The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Facilities Specialist. The ideal candidate will have experience in facilities management, a great attitude, a commitment to teamwork, a customer service mindset and exude a professional demeanor at all times.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
The Facilities Specialist will report to the Hoover Institution Senior Facilities Manager. This position, in collaboration with other Facilities staff, will be responsible for managing the day-to-day building operation of the David and Joan Traitel Building, the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, the Lou Henry Hoover Building and the Hoover Tower. The Facilities Specialist will support the operations, maintenance, repair, upkeep, inventory tracking, and refurbishing activities related to the physical environment and building systems at the Hoover Institution. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: interfacing with building occupants to ensure safe and comfortable work environment; upkeep of shared equipment and workrooms; coordination of office moves; liaison to custodial services; oversight of health & safety; setup and operation of audio/visual equipment for on-site conferences and seminars; and coordination of conference setups.
Serve as property operations / maintenance point of contact for facilities' issues in assigned building(s); initiate work requests, monitor completion; coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion (trash, utilities, custodial, pest control, long term preservation, inspections, grounds, landscapes, alarms, systems & equipment); perform condition assessments on appearance, equipment, or troubleshooting; implement preventive maintenance plan; coordinate & integrate utility usage/optimization (monitor usage, gather info, provide recommendations, follow-up, shutdown requirements); coordinate contract work, third party vendors; identify, recommend & implement building operations & process modifications to the facility for increased productivity and/or cost reduction; coordinate maintenance logistics.
Handle property administration by completing tagging, data entry and inventory; completing purchase orders, receiving; and completing record keeping, tracking, information gathering and support for space allocation decision makers.
Implement facility security programs by distributing keys, providing building access, monitoring access records, assessing security infrastructure needs (security cameras, interlocks, alarms); and assessing and changing access schedules.
Complete project coordination by: performing the assigned tasks within department projects; acting as a project coordinator/liaison; and overseeing and executing small projects, including their organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.
Serve as safety management coordinator by correcting identified safety issues; conducting safety training and/or new employee facility orientation; and participating in emergency preparedness, recovery and business continuity coordination.
Coordinate communications services (network administration, desktop support, primary troubleshooting, and telephony liaison); provide updates, alerts, notifications to building occupants, including websites, phones; and oversee mailing services, shipping and delivery.
Coordinate space management and planning activities including: move coordination; space inventory; space allocation tracking; specifying set-ups; maximizing space utilization; providing input into facilities renewal model; and capital plan implementation (as assigned).
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Associate degree and three years related, demonstrated facilities management experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Interpersonal skills, mature judgment required to interact effectively with a broad range of people, including faculty and vendors, both individually and in groups.
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meet deadlines and project plans with short- and long-term end dates.
Working knowledge of applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
Experience working with internal and external vendors and services contracting.
Background knowledge of safe handling and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste; emergency preparedness plans and their implementation; and property administration specific to PO tracking, receiving, and inventory control.
Occasionally climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds
Rarely; kneel/crawl, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Driver's license and drive day or night.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.
May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.
May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.
Must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University requirements when operating university-owned vehicles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.