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Real Property Specialist

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08540
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The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.


Overall, this positoin is responsible for maintaining PPPLs corporate inventory system for real property, the Department of Energys Facility Information Management System (FIMS) database. FIMS encompasses all real property assets to include land, buildings, trailers, and other structured facilities as specified by the Department of Energys guidelines. This position will also be in charge of tracking and organizing all FIMS data elements for all PPPLs real property assets as well as providing oversight and management of PPPLs building condition assessments. Leads functional assessment meetings, deferred maintenance and repair needs collection processes and teams. Leads PPPL to successful annual FIMS audit reviews and validation events.




  • Provides oversight for major segments of the PPPLs Real Property Management Program.
  • Communicates and interacts with the Princeton Site Office personnel, FIMS contractors, DOE HQ offices as required to ensure timely and appropriate response to initiatives, datacalls, and routine database activities.
  • Facilitates annual FIMS validation events.
  • Provides data for reporting in accordance with DOE and FIMS requirements.
  • Works cross-functionally with various PPPL departments to develop and maintain source documentation for FIMS annual data validation.
  • Advises on regulatory matters concerning real property control, real property use, and maintenance of Government property.
  • Ensures consistency between CMMS with other databases including FIMS and VFA Facility database.
  • Completes and stays current on DOEs FIMS User training and FIMS Validation training.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of the PPPL infrastructure annual planning efforts.


Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma is required. Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Must a minimum of two years of experience with administrative use of Maximo or similar CMMS program.
  • Experience with VFA Facility database a plus.
  • Experience of DOE property regulations preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Skill in developing, implementing, administering, evaluating, monitoring, or coordinating programs, policies, regulations, and procedures concerned with the management, control, utilization, or disposition of industrial, real, or personal property.
  • Knowledge of Government policies, regulations, and methods.
  • Strong multi-platform computer skills with the ability to effectively use various campus, department, and Department of Energy (DOE) software systems.
  • Knowledge of contract provisions, and ability to interpret and apply contract clauses and Government procurement regulations.
  • Knowledge of database administration fundamentals, management, techniques and tools.
  • Demonstrated high level of problem solving and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.


Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.


Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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