Facilities and Space Administration

Assesses and coordinates the acquisition, use, and maintenance of facilities and space; based on organizational goals, budget realities, safety and security needs, and NIH guidance and requirements.

Key Behaviors
  • Assists program/management in the coordination of security and evacuation plans.
  • Assists or coordinates emergency procedures and drills.
  • Coordinates the logistics for office/lab moves and space for new employees including IT, telecommunication and other equipment.
  • Coordinates appropriate building access through NED.
  • Facility Manager communicates with NIH Office of Research Facilities (ORF) and Office of Research Services (ORS) for campus or leased facilities’ issues, including building-specific issues.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations (ORF) or an Institute-specific organization, and monitors the budget, design, construction and modification of existing and/or new space.
  • Reviews and approves shop and maintenance work requests for minor maintenance, alterations, repairs and renovations.
  • Prepares and maintains information regarding space assignments and requests such as in Space Justification Documents and NIH Enterprise Directory (NED).

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.