The mission of Pierce College District is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.
The Custodian 1, under general supervision, will perform routine custodial duties and general maintenance tasks for a variety of institutional buildings in order to maintain cleanliness, care, use, and access to facilities. The Custodian I is an integral function in preserving the aesthetic presence, safety, and ease of access conducive to an educational environment. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to work and communicate directly with staff, faculty, and students with civility, be respectful and patient, and interact with both internal and external stakeholders with a genuine interest in understanding others perspectives. Conditions may change from day to day, therefore, the incumbent must be flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities while maintaining quality customer service. This position reports to the Custodial Services Manager who is responsible for assigning work both in writing and verbally, depending on the task.
We're not going to sugar coat it: this isn't an easy job. There are some days that are a bit more chaotic than others, but there is never a dull moment! You will discover that every day is different and the lessons you learn increase your value in the organization.You will realize your possibilities along the way.
Clean and Sanitize:
Follow written and verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment.
Follow Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) chemical handling and use instructions.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required.
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.
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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required.
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.
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.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Six months of experience and/or training in custodial/janitorial cleaning assignments in a commercial environment.
Skilled in operating vacuum cleaners, industry floor machines, and other custodial equipment per industry standards.
Knowledge of or ability to interpret and apply proper use of cleaning chemicals according to the Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS).
Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
The successful candidate must consent to and pass a criminal background check after a conditional offer of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices by: appropriate use and application of cleaning chemicals; ability to interpret chemical Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); performing work in a safe manner at all times; avoiding shortcuts that increase health and safety risks to oneself or others; maintain and inspect PPE (Personal Protective Equipment); using PPE as required.
Accountability & Dependability:
Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight by: arriving for work on time and following instructions, policies, and procedures; meeting productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules; acknowledging responsibility for mistakes and taking appropriate steps to make corrections; meeting expectations without making excuses.
If problems arise with co-workers, addressing the issues promptly with the supervisor's assistance, when appropriate.
Earns others' trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions by: respecting the opinions and assessments of others; maintaining confidentiality during investigations and personnel matters; communicating truthfully.
Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables by: knowing and supporting teammates' work; helping teammates who need or ask for assistance; encouraging team unity through sharing information and expertise, working together to solve problems and putting team success first; support fair treatment and equal opportunity for all; listening objectively and with consideration for the ideas and input of others; respect the talents and contributions of co-workers.
Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect by: maintaining an open, approachable manner and treating others fairly and respectfully; preserving others' self-confidence and dignity and showing regard for their opinions; seeking to resolve confrontations and disagreements constructively; focusing on the situation, issues, or behaviors, rather than the person; demonstrating a balance between building rapport and getting the work done.
Adaptability & Flexibility:
Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities by: responding positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems; coping well and helping others deal with the ongoing demands of change; seeing and showing others the benefits of change; recovering quickly from setbacks and finding alternative ways to reach goals and objectives.
Maintains composure in stressful or adverse situations by: handling workloads, competing demands, changing assignments, interruptions and distractions with a positive attitude.
Attention to Detail:
Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks by: performing tasks thoroughly with care; checking work to ensure completeness; remaining aware and taking care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with custodial services by: seeking ways to improve service delivery; assessing the quality of services from the customer's point of view; recognizing adverse customer reactions and developing better alternatives; emphasizing a team approach to providing great customer service.
Diplomatically handles challenging or intense interpersonal situations by: working through difficult or awkward interpersonal situations in a positive and professional manner.
Exercises appropriate tact and discretion in conversations and sharing information with others.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this position, applicants must:
Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.
Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce College, we value culturally competent and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your response how your previous education and/or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover Letter)
Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)
Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) classified, overtime eligible position with Pierce College. The primary work location will be at Pierce College Puyallup campus but occasional travel to Pierce College campuses or sites will occur. Work hours are Monday through Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Friday 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekend work, and occasional travel as required. Applicants must be willing to work days, evenings and/or weekends and holidays. All positions may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.
Salary & Benefits: The starting salary range of this position is $2,130.00 - $2,425.00 per month (dependent upon qualifications), with annual periodic increments up to $2,718.00. In addition to the salary, this position receives a shift premium pay of $174.00 per 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. For more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr-benefits.
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. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. 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. Decisions are made 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President for 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