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Facilities Coordinator

Sol Price School of Public Policy Los Angeles, California

In order for your application to be considered, you MUST attach a cover letter and resume to your employment application.

The Facilities Coordinator reports to the Director of Facilities, and assists in managing the maintenance, renovation and utilization of space and equipment for all facilities associated with the Price School.     

The Facilities Coordinator conducts routine maintenance inspections of facilities for deficiencies, safety hazards and/or code violations, such as lighting, temperatures, signage, housekeeping, and phone systems. The Facilities Coordinator also conducts inspections of facility equipment, and coordinates required repairs and/or purchases. The Facilities Coordinator interacts with University departments and outside contractors and vendors for facilities operations, maintenance, construction, and renovation projects.

The Facilities Coordinator aids in the coordination of a variety of projects, including construction and renovation, security surveys, and environmental health and safety programs. The Facilities Coordinator assists in conducting safety inspections and providing health and safety equipment. The Facilities Coordinator assists in resolving security concerns and recommends appropriate changes to procedures for facilities access in regards to key issuance and record maintenance. The Facilities Coordinator helps in developing and implementing deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance programs.

The Facilities Coordinator monitors facilities expenses and assists with developing cost projections as required. The Facilities Coordinator supports short-range planning for use of facilities, analyzes space and equipment, and contributes to the long-range planning process.

In the absence of the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Coordinator supervises department employees and student workers. The Facilities Coordinator directly manages the School’s Gateway building location, and maintains the hard keys and some electronic locks for Price School. The Facilities Coordinator may coordinate staff training programs as required.

The Facilities Coordinator handles a variety of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, including sorting mail, submitting service requests for phones and facilities issues, overseeing the Shake Out drill, and coordinating the School’s Emergency Response. This role may have a variable work schedule to include periodic evening security duties.


The minimum is a Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience in related field or combined experience/education as a substitute for minimum education. 

Preferred qualifications and experience

  • work experience in a higher education setting;

  • knowledge of computer software related to maintenance and a familiarity with facilities operations;

  • proficiency in Windows and Macintosh operating systems, spreadsheets, and communications software;

  • administrative abilities, particularly related to record-keeping, balancing accounts, coordinating meetings, gathering and inputting data;

  • good communication skills – written, verbal, and interpersonal.

About the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

The Price School of Public Policy has a mission to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. It meets this mission by advancing three guiding pillars: make government and civil society more effective, plan and develop sustainable cities, and forge solutions through policy change and implementation. These crucial goals inspire research, education and connection among Price School faculty, students and alumni worldwide. The School emphasizes governance, urban development and policy with interdisciplinary research centers and six primary fields of study: public management, public policy, nonprofit leadership, health policy and management, urban planning and real estate development. Price School expertise spans the public, nonprofit and private sectors, with impact that is mission-driven and global.

Points of Distinction

  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty of 43 specializing in a wide variety of fields including economics, health policy, transportation and land use, organizational development, political science, and many more

  • 14 research centers, institutes, and initiatives

  • Approximately 2,140 students: 540 undergraduate, 950 graduate

  • Endowment of over $200 million

  • Centers in Los Angeles and Sacramento


The University of Southern California offers excellent benefits to staff employees which include:

  • Health, dental, and life insurance

  • Paid vacation

  • Sick leave

  • Personal and regular holidays

  • Tuition assistance

  • Disability and retirement plans

  • Credit union

  • Library privileges

  • Participation in cultural and social events as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of theLos Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiringordinance.We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atuschr@usc.eduInquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of computer software for record maintenance and familiarity with facilities operations.

REQ20110094 Posted Date: 12/02/2021

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