Facilities Assistant

Presbyterian School
Houston, Texas

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Support Staff, Facilities / Groundskeeping
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The Opportunity:
Job Title: Facilities Assistant
Department: Facilities
Position Status: 12 month Full Time 
FLSA Status: Salary Non-Exempt
Reports To (Position Title): Director of Facility Operations
Travel Requirements: Less than 10%

Position Summary

The Facilities Assistant for Presbyterian School is responsible for the overall functionality of school facilities and fulfilling maintenance requests from faculty and staff. The Facilities Assistant is responsible for performing duties required to ensure everyday operations of School equipment, buildings, and facilities. The Facilities Assistant is encouraged to discuss with leadership, opportunities for professional and social involvement with school and student activities.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for facilitating and fulfilling work orders and event set up requests as assigned
  • Monitor and maintain all building systems as assigned
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance and repairs to ensure that machines/equipment continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings and facilities do not deteriorate
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, including inspecting, operating and testing machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Utilizes building technological systems and software for purposes of monitoring and controlling building functions
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster drywall and other parts of building structure
  • Assures safety standards are used which comply with all school, local, City, State and Federal guidelines
  • Assists staff, coaches, volunteers and leasing customers with facilities set-up/tear-down as assigned
  • Performs facilities janitorial services as needed
  • Maintains and tracks facilities inventory, including disbursement, assignment, maintenance and replacement of facilities assets, such as furniture, walkie-talkies, etc.
  • Provides security presence on school grounds as directed by leadership
  • Partners with leadership to improve maintenance and facilities processes and procedures at school facilities
  • Constructs, assembles and moves furniture, props and other materials/objects
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by leadership
  • Embrace and embody the unique and essential Mission of the School, demonstrating an understanding of the distinct principles of the school that reside at the heart of our mission statement “Family, School and Church united in the Support and Education of Each Child”


  • 1 plus years’ experience as Facilities Coordinator or similar role
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalency required; Associates degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electric and other building and office equipment
  • The ability to operate various types of tools and equipment safely
  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull 50+ pounds occasionally
  • Physical demands include frequent standing, walking, bending, lifting, kneeling, crouching, reaching and climbing
  • Must be able to perform work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Shared Docs and Sheets or Microsoft equivalent
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact with a professional demeanor with staff, general public, and school personnel
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines under pressure

Non-Physical Demands:
Change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working with others as part of a team, and irregular schedule/overtime may be required at times.

Physical Requirements of the Job:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Secured site facility must adhere to school policy and procedures while on school property.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
Laptop or iPad, phone, copier and fax.

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required

If you're interested in the position, please submit resumes and letters of interest to Jay Hilton, Director of Facility Operations at jhilton@pshouston.org and complete an employment application online.

Presbyterian School seeks to attract qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body who are able to support and further the mission of the school.  Accordingly, all positions on the faculty and administrative staff will be filled solely on the basis of merit and without reference to the applicant's age, sex, disability, ethnic or national origin. In light of the school's religious nature, it does reserve the right to consider an applicant's or employee's religious beliefs and practices in employment decisions. 


Presbyterian School is an independent, PK3-8th grade school located in the heart of the city’s vibrant museum district.  Our mission is essential and counter-cultural: “Family, School, and Church United in the Education and Support of Each Child.”  The Middle School program and faculty embrace both our unique location and powerful partnership as a compelling opportunity to elevate learning and instill confidence in every child.  Progressive strategic thinking along with creative marketing strategies are guiding the School into the position of strength while facilitating the exploration of one’s curiosity in a competitive educational marketplace.

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