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Facilities Assistant

Job ID: 6529

Updated: Apr 28, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Category: Facilities/Office Services


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions


Under department supervision, supports the delivery of quality service to clients and firm personnel by performing or arranging general repairs and maintenance to the office premises, furniture and equipment; and working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.


Essential functions include those set forth below. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job. Occasional overtime and schedule adjustments will be required to come in early, stay late, or delay lunch breaks in order to provide coverage. (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Performs or assists in arranging general maintenance and repairs to the offices premises, furniture and equipment; notifies office leadership of need for outside repair services.
  • Maintains inventory of  furniture, artwork and equipment
  • Conducts routine inspections of premises and after repair services.
  • Conducts a pre-departure inspection of offices and workstation to ensure that any required repairs or maintenance is scheduled.
  • Work directly with building management on any maintenance related issues.
  • Assists with scheduling service for HVAC, carpet, painting, security and all other facilities-related vendors based on service agreements.
  • Assists with maintaining documentation for insurance, vendor service agreements and specific building requirements for all contractors and vendors.
  • Assists with inputting invoices, setting up new vendors, and ensuring payment through our Accounting department for vendors.

OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

Assists with Office Safety and Security:

  • Is trained and becomes knowledgeable regarding the emergency response procedures for the Firm and the building; ensures that all fire exits and corridors remain clear and unblocked at all times; knows the location and how to use the fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and AED equipment.

Works Cooperatively and Collaboratively with Others:

Provides pro-active and responsive customer service in compliance with the Operations Team standards and operating procedures.

Other Related Duties:

  • Special projects will be assigned by the manager.
  • Other miscellaneous responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Qualifications & Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Effective communication skills and the ability to follow instructions
    • Solid organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and to act quickly while remaining calm and polite
    • Ability to use a computer for data entry and e-mail
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of the requirements 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a telephone, computer keyboard and mouse; reach with hands and arms; talk and listen. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, as well as to lift, carry or push objects such as boxes and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, including moderate noise level, an indoor temperate environment, and light levels that are bright and conducive to minimal eye strain, typical for an office environment.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

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