Custodian 2

Job description


Whatcom Community College invites applications for a Custodian 2 (Class Code 678J) position in the College's Facilities and Operations Department. Under general supervision of the Custodial Supervisor this position performs various custodial and maintenance related tasks to ensure and maintain proper cleanliness of facilities. This position will make rounds, lock doors, close windows and turn off lights. This position interacts with the supervisor and co-workers and various members of the campus community to accomplish work.  Designated work areas are assigned by the supervisor.  Additional work assignments are made by the supervisor to address areas where there are special needs, or to fill in areas vacant by absence of other employees. Some work assignments may also come from the supervisor through verbal, electronic or written work requests. Assigned work areas will change on a regular rotation. 

Job Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs custodial duties including general and deep cleaning of classrooms, restrooms, floors, offices and common areas, using hand tools, custodial equipment and cleaning chemicals.
  • Unlock and lock doors, turn off lights, and secure campus buildings/rooms.
  • Stocks and inventories supplies, which may require the operation of campus vehicles.
  • Identifies, reports and takes corrective action to resolve maintenance problems.
  • Improves work methods, knowledge of equipment, supplies, and safety through participation in training sessions with supervisors.
  • Moves furniture and equipment, arranges tables and chairs for special events.
  • Cleans interior and exterior windows, which may include use of a tucker pole, scrubbers, squeegees, and other window cleaning equipment.
  • Empties garbage, recycling and compost, and supports campus sustainability efforts. 
  • Completes minor repairs to custodial equipment, changing bags, bulbs, belts,etc.   
  • Follow recommended safety procedures and attend safety trainings.
  • Requires punctual and regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Washington driver's license and insurability.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the custodial position including lifting up to 50 pounds and standing/walking/stooping a good portion of the shift, as well as ability to climb ladders.
  • Six months to one year experience in custodial work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification by Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration.
  • Certification in floor care and commercial carpet maintenance tech. 
  • CPR, First Aid training. 
  • Experience in a community college/higher education work environment.
  • Develops innovative ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges and brings ideas to supervisor.
  • Earns the trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and public through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals. Treats everyone with respect and dignity, and appreciates the differences in people.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to adjust shift to days with advanced notice to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Ability to stay focused on tasks in spite of distractions and interruptions. Makes the best use of available time and resources.
  • Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
  • Coordinate with building occupants to ensure operational needs and cleaning standards are maintained.
  • Recognize and identify maintenance issues and submit work orders for their repair.

Salary & Benefits

  • Range 29, full-time salary starting at $2,258 per month with periodic increments to $2,905 per month. Benefits include life, health, dental and long-term disability insurance, State retirement plan, vacation and sick leave and holiday pay.

Start Date

  • As soon as can be arranged with successful candidate.

Shift and Working Conditions

  • Position's work schedule is 40 hours per week, 5 consecutive nights, 5:00 PM to 1:30 AM (shift and schedule may be subject to change based on college needs). Work is generally preformed indoors; HVAC systems may be in set back during working hours. Outside movement in exposed weather while moving from building to building or dumping trash or recycling is a daily occurrence, plus exposure while assisting with snow removal and placement of ice melting substances.  Summer hours may be adjusted from the normal work schedule to meet institutional needs.

Application due date:

  • Applications due on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 4:59 pm. 

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Job No: 00174
Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 12/20/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $2,258 per month with periodic increments to $2,905 per month.