Custodian/Operations Support

University of Western States   Portland, OR   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on October 28, 2021
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1.    GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION

Position Name

Custodian/Operations Support 

Classification

Non-Exempt, Benefited

FTE

1.0, Full Time

Work Hours

37.5 hours/week. 3 positions are open with the following shift schedules: 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm /10 pm to 6 am/11:30 pm to 7:30 am

Department/Division

Operations/Facilities

Supervisor

Director Capital Planning Development and Operations

Rate of Pay

$18.00 - $20.00 per hour

 

2.    POSITION SUMMARY

This position will serve 90% of their role as custodians, and 10% of their role as a maintenance assistant. Maintain a clean and operationally efficient campus. Specific campus cleaning tasks will be assigned daily and will include but not be limited to the following: cleaning, sanitizing, polishing, trash gathering, parking lot and grounds clean up. This position will also have a minor role in the day-to-day performance of maintenance duties and handling basic building repairs if necessary, plus other duties as assigned.

 

3.    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

List key position responsibilities/duties by category and estimate the percentage of time spent on each responsibility. The total percentage of duties must equal 100%.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

% of Duties

Maintains a clean and operationally efficient campus. Specific campus cleaning tasks assigned daily that will include, but not be limited to cleaning, sanitizing, polishing, trash gathering, parking lot and grounds clean up (trash pickup only).

 

Keep building maintained and in good condition by performing the following types of tasks:

·         Sweep and mop or vacuum floors

·         Empty trash

·         Clean and/or disinfect surfaces and clinic areas

·         Clean and service restrooms

·         Clean windows, glass partitions and mirrors

·         Dust furniture

·         Maintain cleaning chart indicating areas that were cleaned and inspected

·         Replenish cleaning and maintenance supplies

·         Organize janitorial storage areas

·         Notify supervisor about unsafe conditions or the need for repairs or maintenance

90%

Have a minor role in day-to-day performance of maintenance duties and handling basic building repairs if necessary, plus other duties as assigned.

 

Assist with light maintenance as needed to ensure building is maintained and in good condition by performing the following types of tasks:

·         Assist with moving equipment and furniture

·         Assist with maintenance of outdoor grounds

·         Assist with changing light bulbs and other minor repairs

10%

 

4.    UWS CORE VALUES AND ASSOCIATED COMPETENCIES

The following Core Values are integral to working at UWS. All employees, regardless of their position within the university, are expected uphold the Core Values and demonstrate associated competencies.

Best Practices

We maintain high standards by using and integrating evidence across multiple disciplines. To accomplish this, We:

•         Seek out and use relevant data to inform our decision-making.

•         Incorporate peer-reviewed research and professional experiences into academic discourse and patient care.

•         Promote student learning through excellence in instruction and assessment.

Curiosity

We are innovative, open minded, and forward thinking. To accomplish this, We: 

·         Approach our work with curiosity, inquisitiveness and willingness to think outside the box.

•         Value and consider new ideas and ask, “What if...?”

•         Remain open to change in order to advance and improve.

Inclusiveness

We are respectful, mindful, and welcoming of different ways of being, thinking, and doing. To accomplish this, We:

·         Actively listen to diverse perspectives and value different viewpoints and experiences.

·         Promote the equity of ideas, resources, power, and identity for all.

·         Gather information and input from diverse groups to develop a common vision, improve policies and practices, and advance institutional goals.

Professionalism

We are responsible, respectful, and accountable. To accomplish this, We:

·         Demonstrate civility in all our interactions, especially when there are disagreements or differing opinions.

·         Take ownership of our speech, conduct, demeanor, and deliverables.

·         Adhere to established policies, procedures, agreements, and deadlines.

·         Act as thoughtful stewards of the university and its resources.

Student-Focus

We work for the common good of students’ academic and professional success. To accomplish this, We:

•         Incorporate student feedback to improve academics and university services.

•         When making university decisions, we ask: What effect will that have on students?

•         Seek to understand the students’ experience through their eyes.

Whole-Person Health

We promote physical, mental and emotional wellness in all facets of the UWS experience. To accomplish this, We:

·         Intentionally cultivate environments that support work-life balance.

·         Consider personal and community wellness in decision-making.

·         Maintain rigorous academic standards while supporting the health and well-being of our students.

·         Include a range of health modalities in the classroom and clinic.

 

5.    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required

Preferred

Education & Training

N/A

·         High School Diploma/equivalent

Certifications & Licenses

 

 

Experience

·         1+ years working in some type of cleaning/maintenance

·         3+ years cleaning/maintenance experience at a University/College

Related Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·         Efficient communication skills

·         Ability to lift 50lbs

·         Ability to run or walk at a brisk pace

·         Basic math skills for mixing cleaners as needed

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Some experience in Office 365, TEAMS, and other software-based programs

Other Qualifications

·         Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment

·         Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies

·         Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade

·         Ability to life and manipulate heavy objects

·         Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures

·         Ability to understand written and verbal communication and instruction

·         Manage time efficiently

·         Work well individually and as part of a team

 

 

APPLICATION, SCREENING AND HIRING PROCESS:
Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.
 
University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type.
 
University of Western States is an equal opportunity employer.
 
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