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AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Senior Facilities Specialist

Arlington, VA

Senior Facilities Specialist
Position Type: Full Time
State: Virginia City: Arlington
Zip Code: 22203
Brand: Corporate


AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is one of the nation's leading Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. These markets are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California regions of the country. We currently own and operate approximately 82,000 apartment homes in the US and employ approximately 3,000 associates.

Creating a better way to live is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. By focusing on collaboration, innovation, and taking ownership of our choices and actions, we act in ways that focus on creating value for our customers, investors and associates. Your positive, professional, and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work.

The Role

The Sr. Facilities Specialist performs various facility and office operations duties, as well as maintains basic systems and equipment that support AvalonBay’s new state-of-the-art headquarters facility and functions.

  • Maintains office space at a high level by completing daily rounds focusing on HVAC functionality, lighting, general organization, cleanliness and cleaning, painting, copy room neatness and supplies, trash removal, basic equipment and appliance functionality, and restroom inspections.
  • Prepares preventative maintenance schedules and performs necessary preventative maintenance on pantry equipment (ice makers, dishwashers, microwaves, etc.). Troubleshoots issues with water dispensers and coffee machines. Coordinates vendor repairs as needed.
  • Acts as primary point of contact for Facilities related issues when the Facilities Manager is off-site.
  • Plans, schedules, and reviews performance of contractor repairs to furnishings and fixtures, including glass partitions, doors, carpet and flooring, ceiling finishes, lighting, electrical, plumbing, and appliances.
  • Responds to and resolves day-to-day facilities requests including but not limited to HVAC issues, copier issues, appliance issues, furniture issues, moving assistance, shipping & deliveries, installing white boards, cutting keys, hanging artwork, and changing out locks.
  • Performs facilities maintenance as needed including wall repair/point up and painting, minor furniture repairs, and minor plumbing repairs.
  • Performs general office maintenance such as replacing copier toner, replacing water filters, clearing copier jams, replenishing CO2 tanks, changing light bulbs, installing nameplates, etc.
  • Oversees and coordinates office cleaning and organizational needs with Day Porter.
  • Coordinates service requests with building staff through WorkSpeed service ticket software; acts as liaison to building engineers.
  • Coordinates with Information Services to set-up for new/departing associates and prepare offices and workstations as required.
  • Performs furniture setups in Training Room, Associate Lounge, or Conference Rooms for special events. Conducts office relocations and internal associate moves.
  • Communicates with associates concerning equipment repairs and maintenance issues, furniture moves, and Facilities projects.
  • Researches, orders, and maintains Facilities maintenance and repair inventory and supplies.
  • Maintains AED’s and AED supplies. Performs regular AED testing to ensure devices are functioning properly. Participates on the Emergency Preparedness Team.
  • Organizes and maintains Facilities storage rooms.

You Have...


  • High school diploma OR equivalent (GED)


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience providing Facilities support in a service-oriented environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses basic carpentry and plumbing skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform basic wall repairs and painting techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task in a busy, fast-paced work environment.
  • Reads and writes English as demonstrated by clear and concise written and verbal communications.
  • Frequently operates general office equipment such as, but not limited to, personal computer, telephone, photocopying machine, facsimile machine, and postage machine.
  • Performs basic Microsoft Office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Performs basic arithmetic skills (measurement, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) in order to do basic calculations and analyses such as estimating, determining averages and percentages, and calculating totals.

Physical Demands:

  • Operates basic maintenance tools, supplies, and equipment.
  • Exhibits ability to frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb (stairs, ladders, etc.).
  • Lifts and/or moves heavy objects (more than 30 pounds).
  • Works evening and weekend hours periodically.

How AvalonBay Supports You

We know that our teams are the beating heart of our success and we’re committed to showing our appreciation.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits – health, dental & vision, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, an employee stock purchase plan and more!
  • Growth based on achievement and promotion from within.
  • Associate recognition (a company-wide recognition program that celebrates associate efforts and successes in contributing to the overall success of the organization – including destination awards, ‘AvalonBay’s Very Best’ recognition program and others!).
  • A 20% discount on our incredible apartment homes.
  • A culture built on purpose and our core values -A Commitment to Integrity,A Spirit of Caring, andA Focus on Continuous Improvement.

Additional Info

AvalonBay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment.? We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must recruit, develop and retain associates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated. With this we know we can do great things.

AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.

AvalonBay requires all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a request for exemption as a reasonable accommodation has been approved.

Job ID 27164
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