Facility Administrator Overview

What does a Facility Administrator do?

Facility administrators serve in a high-level leadership role overseeing the comprehensive operations of an organization or business location. They are involved in supervising many aspects in the daily business functions, including staffing, logistics, budgeting, client/patient care, and administrative duties. They are accountable for ensuring the facility and all staff members abide by all applicable laws, municipal codes, and health and safety regulations. They take a lead role in recruitment, hiring, and training staff, and may also have some PR or community relations responsibilities.

Facility administrators typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or an area that specifically relates to a particular industry. They also have supervisory experience, and a background in project management or administrative roles. They must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple complex situations simultaneously.

What responsibilities are common for Facility Administrator jobs?
  • Support curriculum implementation, delivery of instruction, progress monitoring, and assessments.
  • Ensure customer compliance requirements are met.
  • Ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and perform minor repairs on field equipment.
  • Lead the planning and administration of supply chain capital budgets.
  • Coordinate large scope capital projects along with improving maintenance processes across the network.
  • Assist in determination of solutions to interruptions in service of utilities.
  • Participate in design, planning and organizing for capital improvement projects
  • Coordinate with production, operations, customer service and other functions to implement programs.
  • Oversee regional efforts in engineering requirements and permits for site plans.
What are the typical qualifications for Facility Administrator jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Solid command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and critical thinking skills.
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3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Facility Administrator make near United States?

$83,310 /yr
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Facility Administrator Career Path

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Mar 30, 2023

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“The pay itself is great however because the classes are few you end up with peanuts”

Facility Administrator
Sep 20, 2023

“If you have a seasoned clinical team with a decent attitude this role can be good.”

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Jul 7, 2023

“You better get used to living in that truck because there is no such thing as work life balance.”

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Utility Locator
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“Working as a utility locator at USIC is a great opportunity to start a career with little or even no industry experience.”

Gen Utility
Feb 21, 2022

“Understaffed and terrible management.”

GP StrategiesGP Strategies
Apr 27, 2022

“Incentive pay and bonuses are not great.”

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