Head Janitor

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Head Janitor-1701451

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Position Summary:
At the Long Island State Veterans Home, our Head Janitor is responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the building on their assigned shift. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the Environmental Services staff on duty.


Duties of a Head Janitor may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Supervises and administers a program of systematic cleaning and care of assigned building areas or the entire program in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Plans and schedules staff assignments and cleaning services; reassigns staff to ensure that work is accomplished according to schedule and that staff is fully utilized; and shifts personnel to handle emergency cleaning, maintenance and care projects.
  • Informs staff of custodial and related policies and directives in meetings and memoranda.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for equipment, changes in cleaning methods, and work performance standards to ensure a more effective and efficient cleaning program.
  • Prepares a portion or the entire annual equipment, supplies, and personnel budget for the custodial operation.
  • Supervises the custodial program inventory system, including the requisitioning and proper distribution and control of new cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Provides oral and written instructions to staff for requested special cleaning services which vary from routine operations, including the development of training programs to comply with sustainability directives.
  • Inspects buildings and assigned area for compliance with cleaning guidelines; and investigates complaints of unsatisfactory cleaning performance and takes corrective action.
  • Supervises unskilled maintenance and repairs to buildings and equipment, and requests semiskilled or skilled trades staff as necessary.
  • Prepares or reviews for accuracy periodic reports, such as work activity, cost reports, and staff utilization and requirements and advises management on custodial operations.
  • Supervises the arrangement of premises for public meetings and special events by directing the movement and placement of seating and other equipment as specified by the event coordinator.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory duties such as interviewing and selecting staff; establishing training standards and training new employees; resolving personnel problems; evaluating work performance, and taking appropriate disciplinary action, as necessary; approving requests for leave and signing time cards; and recommending retention or termination of employees.

Working Conditions:
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Must have taken and passed the specific job related Civil Service exam and be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service list. One year of service as a Supervising Janitor required.


Special Notes:
The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation; submit three (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s), if applicable. Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The Long Island State Veterans Home, located on the campus of Stony Brook University, is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility with a 40-slot Adult Day Health Care program dedicated to the care of honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and widows, as well as Gold Star Parents. Join an organization whose people make a difference every day and where commitment, compassion, initiative, and leadership are recognized and rewarded. We care for America's Heroes every day.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.
Official Job Title: Head Janitor
Job Field: Civil Service Positions
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Environmental Services-Long Island State Veterans Home
Schedule: Full-time Evening Shift 3:00 PM - 11:30 PMEnvironmental Services-Long Island State Veterans Home
Posting Start Date: May 12, 2017
Posting End Date: May 26, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: As per Civil Service guidelines
Salary Grade: SG15

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