General summary/purpose: The Facilities Services Coordinator will independently and autonomously manage, monitor and coordinate operational and physical plant functions for the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC) at 5400 E.Lombard St. This position requires a communicative and “hands-on” person who will strive for problem-free, continuous 24/7/365 operation. The position will report to the Asst Director of MARCC, lead for the systems team, and will support research computing and systems staff of the facility. Interactions will primarily be with the staff and administrators, but may also include Hopkins faculty.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Specific duties & responsibilities: Operational Continuity
Serve as the first line of defense and as physical plant liaison with emergency first responders in the event of operational emergencies (floods, fires, medical emergencies, security emergencies).
Assist the MARCC Director, KSAS Office of the Dean and JHFRE Project Managers in coordinating major renovation and construction activity to mitigate operational impacts to building users. Attend construction planning and progress meetings to provide information on facility work schedules and sensitivities.
Disseminate information as requested by the MARCC Director, the Scientific Management Committee (SMC), Office of the Dean or by the University to users of the facility and confirm receipt/understanding of critical messages. This includes 24/7/365 coverage of emergency situations.
Efficiently initiate and manage service requests to any JHU entity, vendor, or equipment manufacturer as necessary to maintain research continuity and minimize downtime. Requests for service may originate with MARCC leadership (including the SMC), or KSAS Office of the Dean at any time in response to emerging issues.
Safety, Security, and Compliance
Ensure facilities, including research laboratories, remain in compliance with all applicable University, State, and Federal codes, regulations, and standards pertaining to health, safety, and environment. Responsible for ensuring compliance with:
All applicable University policies
BFPE & SSI fire contractor requirements
Manage building safety, including coordinating or self-performing inspections, preventive and corrective actions necessary to maintain a safe working environment. Complete Functions as Building Safety Officer as university policy dictates, collaborating closely with:
Manage building security, including coordinating or self-performing inspections, preventive and corrective maintenance of all lock hardware and other security devices.
Manage J-Card and key access; disburse and collect keys from tenants.
Establish and maintain accurate key logs.
Manage building accessibility and proactively address needs for accommodation, including ergonomic improvement requests, through collaboration with:
KSAS Office of the Dean
JHU Office of Institutional Equity
JHU Occupational Health Services
General Operations and Maintenance
The Facilities Services Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coordinating all necessary routine maintenance and emergency service to physical plant infrastructure.
Work closely with technicians and supervisors and JHU Plant Operations to schedule and implement service. Specific maintenance tasks will involve direct coordination with JHU staff and outside contractors in the following trades, disciplines, and specialties:
Grounds/Stormwater Management Systems
Recycling (including scrap metal disposal)
Work directly with the core facilities contractor TBL, and their engineers.
Work directly with the PHA / KSAS contracts office
Autonomously manage minor repairs, lab equipment repairs, furniture procurement, and space improvements, either through self-performance or working directly with vendors and contractors to solicit proposals, schedule work, and minimize operational impacts.
Initiate and manage telecommunications service requests for building occupants.
Coordinate installation of lab equipment to ensure compatibility with existing infrastructure and trouble-free delivery/installation.
Establish and maintain accurate records of space occupancy.
Establish and maintain accurate emergency contact lists.
Establish and maintain accurate equipment inventories.
Assist in forecasting physical plant costs.
Other administrative duties associated with facilities operations, as requested by the Office of the Dean, or Director as needed.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED
5 years relevant experience including building maintenance, safety compliance, building management and customer service.
Technical School Training, Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree.
Prior experience working in an academic setting is preferred.
10 or more years relevant including building maintenance, safety compliance, management and customer service.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to adapt to difficult emergency situations and think creatively to mitigate operational impacts.
Ability to “manage without authority,” coordinating directing other University personnel and outside contractors to respond efficiently during construction, repair, maintenance, and emergency response efforts.
Ability to work effectively within a large, decentralized organization with many stakeholders.
Ability to handle faculty, student, and staff complaints and requests with a respectful, constructive, helpful, and professional attitude, even under extreme pressure.
Ability to de-escalate conflicts.
Ability to monitor construction activity to provide feedback to JHFRE and KSAS Office of the Dean on contractor performance.
Ability to quickly master safety and enforce all safety and compliance protocols, including:
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, federal)
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act, federal)
Fire Marshal (local)
OHS (Occupational Health and Safety office, JHU)
HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment, JHU)
OIE (Office of Institutional Equity, JHU)
All other University, local, state, and federal protocols.
Broad/ General knowledge of building systems, including:
Discretion to maintain confidentiality around sensitive projects and occupant concerns
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Ability to physically self-perform basic carpentry, maintenance, and emergency response tasks, including:
Furniture assembly and disassembly
Moving large equipment on pallet jacks
Breaking down crates, boxes, etc.
Miscellaneous assembly and disassembly tasks
Classified Title: Facilities Services Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OG Starting Salary Range: $22.59 to $31.09 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001346-Dean Office of Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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