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Facilities Coordinator

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

NMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, O’Loughlin House, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY) (8/2017 version)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Dr. Steve Loring
Department Contact Phone (575) 646-1464
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700432S
Classification Title Facilities Coord
Position Job Title Facilities Coordinator
College/Division Agricultural Experiment Station
Department 317250-Jornada Exper Range Headquarters
Position Number 716842
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Reports To Position Title Assc Director/AES
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 31,000
Pay Level 06
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

- Manage and Coordinate the Maintenance of Experimental Range Infrastructure and facilities.
- Coordinate the Construction Support for research site establishment.
- Perform technical scientific duties that support the research program.
- Coordinate and Assist with Data Acquisition/Collection.
- Coordinate and Assist with Animal Husbandry.
- Coordinate maintenance and construction

Required Education

High School diploma or GED certificate.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Provides facilities management and support services for a specified University unit or component; coordinates activities of supporting organizations to assure continuity and smooth operation of the facility. Maintains usage and maintenance records. May perform or oversee clerical, marketing, and public liaison functions associated with the facility. May assist in space management function and possess specialized skills, such as drafting. May supervise skilled/craft, or facilities technicians.

Classification Standard Duties

Coordinates the maintenance of facilities, buildings, and equipment, as appropriate, to ensure optimum functionality; identifies, assesses, negotiates as necessary, and resolves building maintenance and usage problems. Serves as liaison between facility operations and physical plant operations; recommends correction of deficiencies; coordinates remodeling activities, as appropriate to the position. Schedules space usage, controls key issuance and building security; prepares calendars and maintains records. Oversees events held at facility; interacts with caterers, and/or auxiliary staff as appropriate to the specific event. Oversees and coordinates day-to-day on-site public assistance activities such as security escort, public information, and/or visitor transport services, as appropriate to the position. Provides technical support and troubleshooting of equipment, as appropriate to the specific position, which may include telecommunications and computer hardware and software. Prepares scheduled and periodic reports of facility usage, maintenance, and condition. Maintains and orders equipment and supplies for facility operations. May operate heavy equipment for grounds maintenance, as appropriate to the specific position. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees. Performs various clerical duties as required, including logging and routing incoming mail, light typing, and preparation of outgoing mail. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control. Knowledge of building design, construction, and maintenance. Knowledge of the operational and maintenance characteristics of a range of electronic office equipment.


Records maintenance skills. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation. Organizing and coordinating skills. Skill in utilizing building security and lock systems and procedures. Clerical and basic office skills.


Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events. Ability to schedule events and/or facilities usage.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of maintenance and repair for out buildings, corrals, roads, and fences.
- Knowledge of plumbing and livestock water systems.
- Knowledge of basic electrical repairs.
- Skilled in welding (arc and mig), Acetylene torch operation, and metal fabrication.
- Skilled in the operation of a variety of heavy equipment
- Knowledge of digital computer operation and data storage, data analyses, and data reporting software.
- Ability to operate scientific instrumentation located in remote settings.
- Knowledge of rangeland research methodologies.
- 10+ years of experience in plumbing

Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 09/05/2017
Closing Date 09/22/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements: i.e. extreme temp, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noises, other potentially dangerous materials/situations that require safety precaution/protective equip
Physical Effort Considerable physical activity. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of the job.
Lifting Requirements Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
Risk Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree plus 1 years of related experience
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree or higher level of education
    • Yes, I have 3 years of related experience
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position
  4. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)