Under general supervision, the Custodian 1 will perform routine custodial duties and minor maintenance tasks to a variety of educational buildings and maintain the aesthetic presence of those spaces conducive to the educational process. This position will report to the Custodial Services Manager at the Puyallup campus.
Clean and Sanitize:Clean and sanitize showers, restrooms and locker rooms in accordance with established procedures and standards. Keep these areas properly supplied with toilet paper, paper towels, soap and other items. Clean whiteboards and erasers. Perform high and low dusting. Polish furniture and metal fixtures. Sweep, mop and/or vacuum floors and rugs. Empty trash and recycle containers. Follow written and verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment. Follow MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) chemical handling and use instructions. Use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required.
Spot and Deep Cleaning:Strip, neutralize, buff and apply floor finish. Vacuum and extract carpets. Operate hi-speed burnishers and low speed polishers/scrubbers and bathroom pressure washers. Wash interior and exterior windows. Properly use and care for assigned hand and power equipment needed for the cleaning and preservation of floors, walls, windows, carpets, furniture, etc. Use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required.
Routine Housekeeping Assignments:Set-up, take down and move furniture for cleaning and facility maintenance and, as necessary, for events. Move 90 gallon co-mingle recycle totes, as required. Clean totes, as necessary. Operate recycling and trash compactors. Operate utility carts. Inspect and maintain eye wash stations. Launder reusable cleaning materials, as needed. Operate radios to maintain communication with co-workers and supervisor. Maintain security of assigned keys. Secure interior doors upon completion of cleaning assignments. Keep building entry doors secured during unoccupied hours. Observe and report suspicious activity. Conduct routine inspections and preventive maintenance of custodial equipment.
Inventory and Equipment:Be accountable for assigned equipment and submit requests for equipment repairs to the supervisor immediately. Maintain inventory of consumables such as chemicals and paper products and submit consumables order needs to the supervisor in a timely manner to avoid running out of stock.
Non-Routine Duties:Remove snow and ice from building entrances and from walkways between buildings as well as between buildings and parking lots. Respond to and perform emergency functions, as required. Perform other related custodial and minor maintenance and repair work, as assigned.
One year of experience and/or training in custodial work or commercial housekeeping in commercial facilities or buildings.
Appropriate use and application of cleaning chemicals, ability to interpret chemical Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), appropriate use and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration/Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (OSHA/WISHA) standards relative to the custodial trade; safe methods for performing custodial duties.
Operate vacuum cleaners (industrial, upright, backpack), electric/propane buffers, burnishing machines, auto scrubbers, restroom low-pressure cleaning machine, carpet cleaners and extractors, pressure washers/surface cleaners, washing machines, dryers and household appliances.
Ability to safely use chemicals, compounds and various solutions relative to the custodial trade that may require the use of PPE.
Ability to perform continual manual labor (bending, stooping, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, holding hands above head, repetitive and vigorous use of appendages).
Ability to independently organize time to accomplish scheduled tasks within a prescribed shift.
Effective communication skills including the ability to read and write in the English language with site lead, supervisor and/or customers, as well as understand and interpret chemical dilution rates and instructions.
Ability to successfully and professionally interact with staff, faculty, supervisor(s), peers, and customers.
Ability and willingness to adhere to departmental standards of integrity and dependability; demonstrates commitment to the organization.
Ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and educationally diverse populations.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Strong attention to detail; ensures accuracy.
Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to place a high priority on professional excellence and manage stress appropriately.
Ability and willingness to work the swing shift (i.e., 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) or other non-traditional shifts, work at other Pierce College sites, and maintain regular attendance.
High School Diploma or GED.
Must pass criminal records background check.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this position, you must:
Meet the required qualifications as outlined this announcement.
Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Upload at least two professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references. (References)
Special Note: All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.
Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) overtime-eligible District classified position with Pierce College. The primary work location will be at Pierce College Puyallup. Work hours are Monday through Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Occasional weekends may be required. All positions may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary for this position is $27,852 annually with periodic increments to $31,224 annually, plus shift premium pay of $113.10 month. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also provided.
Physical Work Environment: This position is required to work indoors and outdoors performing continuous physical labor. Traveling alone between buildings within a campus after sunset and working alone and unattended for extended periods of time may occur. Additionally, performing clean-up service of, in and around blood, bodily fluids and excretions; exposure to dust, chemicals, and spills; working from various heights and on ladders; using electrical powered custodial equipment; and lifting up to 50 pounds may be required. Participating and completing training in back safety, ladder safety, Blood Bourne Pathogens, and participate in all district required safety programs.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process: Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:
Agency Shop: As a condition of employment, all classified employees are required to become a member of the Washington Public Employees Association and pay membership dues, or as a non-member pay an agency shop, non-association or representation fee within thirty calendar days after the date of hire.
An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
Equal Opportunity: The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: email@example.com.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498 (253) 964-6519
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer (253) 864-3229