Building Coordinator

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Classification:Facilities Services-Maintenance, Operations & Utilities Supervisor 2
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Fisheries&Ocean Sciences
Location: Juneau
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seeks an Academic Building Coordinator at the Lena Point Facility in Juneau. This position will serve as a science "jack/jill of all trades" and will provide research support, facilities management and lab and field safety support at the Lena Point Facility -


15%SAFETY OFFICER: Monitor facility for safety deficiencies, support researchers to correct to keep labs clean and safe. Track lab safety training requirements for all users. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Hygiene Plans for hazardous substances used and stored by projects, manage safety supplies and assist in annual chemical inventory. Update emergency evacuation plans as necessary and plan contingency drills. Work with UAF Risk Management to assure proper hazmat inventory, storage, and disposal. Monitor samples store din archival space and alert researchers to expiration.Essential
20%SPACE MANAGEMENT: Manage and monitor permanent, temporary and seasonal space and storage assignments at the Lena Point Facility. Manage freezer inventory and contingency plans. Track property and equipment inventory. Maintain building keys and database.Essential
25%FACILITIES LIAISON: Monitor facilities and grounds for deficiencies that need repair or correction, including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, structural, HVAC and interiors. Coordinate with UAF Facilities to insure preventative maintenance is completed on schedule and inspect work by contractors. Remove hazards from grounds, including snow and ice and assist with landscaping and recycling. ON call to respond to after hours emergencies.Essential
35RESEARCH SUPPORT. Support projects connected to building systems, field logistics and serve as the point of contact for field personnel. Manage and hold contingency drills for vital systems. Manage boat maintenance, user training and safety records; captain and launch as necessary. Act as check out for boats and vehicles and related equipment. ON call to respond to after hours emergencies.Essential

The UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) is a diverse school in both geographic distribution and academic mission. Academic and Research are carried out in various areas of Alaska including, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Seward, Kodiak, and Juneau, encompass an enormous subject range. In its cumulative form, the College achieves excellence through research, education, and public outreach. CFOS operates the Research Vessel (R/V) Sikuliaq, a global class oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice-choked waters of Alaska, the polar regions and around the world.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online. If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.

Required Applicant Documents

Please attach a resume, boating resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

Review Date

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Early applications are welcome but must be received no later than January 31, 2019 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time for full consideration. This position will remain open until filled, and if necessary, applications may continue to be reviewed after the initial application deadline.

Education/Credentials Required for this Position:

Bachelor's degree in natural science or related field.

Driver's License

CPR and 1st Aid certifications, Coast Guard OUPV license, AMSEA or cold water survival training.

Type of Experience Required for this Position:

Several years experience in SE AK waters operating vessels, boat handling and trailering and expertise in maintenance, repair, operation of outboard motors. Experience with small engines (lawn mower, snow blower) and power tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for this Position:

Knowledge of facilities and operations, including a familiarity with electrical, HVAC, plumbing and construction systems. Ability to interpret building plans and schematics and apply federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Knowledge of safety practices, hazardous material handling, inventory control and space management.

Knowledge of personal computers, basic software and email. Able to work on a team and independently with excellent communication, organization, problem solving and customer service skills. Able to manage/prioritize multiple projects with varying deadlines.

Able to lift 50 pounds, bend stretch, work in tight spaces and be exposed to inclement weather.



Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at 


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