Custodian

Employer: 
University of Oregon
Division: 
Campus Planning & Facilities Management - Facilities Services

Job no: 523416
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Custodial, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management - Facilities Services
Classification: Custodian
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $12.24 - $17.02 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes January 23, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must complete and submit responses to the three supplemental questions. Applications which do not include responses to the supplemental questions may not be considered. 

1) Do you have at least one year of work experience providing a service-type function (customer service, custodial service etc.)? If so, please list at least one position from your application where you provided a service-type function and explain the duties that entailed. 

2) Custodial work is physical, very routine, and as a custodian, you often don't receive feedback unless you've forgotten or missed something. Based on this description, please describe why you'll be successful in this position. 

3) Custodians generally work non-traditional shifts. How will you prepare to work on a non-traditional schedule, like graveyard or swing?

Department Summary
Campus Planning & Facilities Management (CPFM) supports a quality university experience through the operations, maintenance and cleaning of campus buildings, building systems, utilities, equipment, and grounds. Our customers are the students, faculty, and staff of the university, campus visitors, and the employees of CPFM. We guide the development of the campus through the creation of buildings, open spaces, and plans that protect and continue the legacy we have inherited.

Facilities Services is one of five units within Campus Planning & Facilities Management (CPFM). Facilities Services supports a quality university experience through the operations, maintenance, and cleaning of campus buildings, building systems, utilities, equipment, and grounds.

Custodial Services maintains a safe, sanitary, and aesthetically pleasing environment in order to enhance the learning experience.

Position Summary
The purpose of the Custodian position is to maintain clean, safe and sanitary conditions inside and outside of University of Oregon operated facilities. Duties include sanitation of restrooms, floor and window care, general cleaning of building interior and surrounding area, emptying garbage and recycling, assisting with minor maintenance and with arrangement of furniture for events.

The Custodian position is physically demanding. Typical duties require heavy lifting, stair climbing, bending, stretching, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, extensive walking on hard smooth finishes as well as uneven surfaces and prolonged periods of exertion. 

The work schedule may consist of day, swing, graveyard or weekend shifts. A shift may require work in multiple buildings across campus and may necessitate the transport of equipment and supplies to buildings via cart, hand truck or by driving university vehicles as appropriate for needs of the unit. Work will include the use of germicidal, sanitizing and other cleaning products and may require the clean-up of bodily fluids. Temperatures, noise level, and air quality will vary.

Custodians may be in regular daily contact with students, faculty, and staff that will require exceptional customer service. Custodians will work directly with the Custodial Supervisor and/or Custodial Services Coordinator in order to request and coordinate needed repairs or services. This communication may be by memo, telephone, radio, email, and/or in person. 

With the guidance of the Custodial Supervisor and/or Custodial Services Coordinator, the incumbent makes decisions on work priorities, necessary materials and equipment, the means of accomplishing duties and personal and public safety. These decisions affect work productivity and protection of the aesthetic quality and monetary investment of the campus buildings. Work is reviewed regularly by the Custodial Services Supervisor and the Custodial Services Coordinator. 

Essential Personnel
This unit provides essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Physical Demands
This position is very physically demanding. The person in this position must be able to lift 50 pounds. Typical duties require climbing, crouching, stooping, handling, reaching, twisting, bending, carrying, pulling, pushing, standing, walking and repetitive movement.

Minimum Requirements
• At least one year of work experience providing a service-type function (customer service, custodial service, etc.) in a reliable and consistent manner.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
• Demonstrated initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
• Attentiveness to detail.
• Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Ability to model the highest ethical standards.
• Superior customer service skills.
• Basic computer skills including email.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with commercial cleaning equipment and industrial custodial chemicals.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

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523416
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