Senior Custodian

Potsdam, NY
Mar 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleSenior CustodianPosting NumberStaff 2014000989FLSANon-ExemptLevelFull-time/ Part-timeFull-timeIs this a temporary Position?NoJob Description Summary

• Sweep, mop, strip and wax floors and vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets in assigned areas as needed.
• Clean rest rooms, offices and replenish supplies.
• Wash windows, walls and other assigned areas. Use of window pole when required.
• Pick up trash, empty garbage containers and remove all trash to area of disposal.
• Sanitize trash containers as necessary to meet Health Department requirements.
• Operate vacuum cleaner, buffer, Hi-speed buffers, shampoo machines etc…
• Set up of tables, chairs and other facilities for meetings or special events.
• Participate in reporting of campus damage and/or safety issues.
• Perform custodial duties in kitchen areas.
• Clean and polish brass, clean chalk boards, drinking fountains, and glass doors.
• Dust and polish furniture, clean window sills and door moldings.
• Pack, unpack and assist in receiving, issuing and transporting materials; report items needed for reorder and general maintenance of cleaning supply inventory.
• Assist in transferring furniture and supplies between department and throughout the campus.
• Replace light bulbs; maintain building security.
• Perform minor repairs and installations (i.e. dispensers and ceiling tiles).
• Participate in the removal of ice and snow from steps and sidewalks.
• Assist in picking up trash and debris from outside grounds as required.
• Shovel snow / sand around buildings.
• Ability to assist grounds crew on spring cleanup.
• Clean and maintain apartments and houses owned by the University.
• Make beds for commencement, alumni and special programs.
• Clean laundry areas to include washing machines, dryers, walls and floors.
• Wash and dry draperies and curtains; take down and hang draperies and replace pins; clean, oil and adjust sewing machines.
• Perform room and building lockup as required and also unlocking where directed. • Assist support staff on requests.
• Pick up and deliver custodial supplies.
• Basic vacuum cleaner maintenance and filter replacement.
• Perform life/safety inspections.
• Provide University Event Support.
• Live out and make decisions in line with the Clarkson University values in all daily activities while on duty.
• Operate and work in a safe manner at all times and ensure the highest level of housekeeping.
• Provide mentoring and leadership to interns, apprentices and/or student workers.
• Willingness to take courses and/or training to meet trade specific and University standards.
• Complete Clarkson Vehicle Safety Checklist before vehicle use. Be responsible for care, cleanliness, and maintenance of assigned vehicle and report all vehicle concerns to appropriate supervisor immediately.
• Operate a Clarkson vehicle in accordance with University policy.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
• Deliver timely, friendly, and effective service to University faculty, staff and students.
• Encourage and Promote Teamwork.
• Ability to gain general knowledge of the campus.
• Participate in reporting of campus damage and/or safety issues.

Essential Skills:

• Must have enthusiasm for the job, a customer service approach and be willing to work in a team environment
• Hold a valid NYS driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to meet the University insurance standards
• Proficient mathematical skills
• Problem solving and analytical skills
• Possess general knowledge of the campus layout and building locations
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills are required
• Must be able to function under stressful conditions and/or high volume with short turnaround

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

- High School diploma or equivalent
- One (1) year custodial/cleaning experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

- Certificates related to custodial/cleaning service work
- Certificates related to general maintenance
- Four (4) years of experience in the operation of motorized cleaning equipment
- Four (4) years of general custodial experience

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have mobility sufficient to climb and descend ladders in a safe manner, and walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Dexterity sufficient to operate light and heavy duty cleaning equipment and other equipment utilized in the course of work. The ability to lift and move heavy items weighing up to 25 pounds on frequent basis and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Endurance sufficient to maintain routine discomfort from exposure to moderate levels of heat, cold and moisture. Other demands as required by specific position.

Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Close DateOpen Date01/09/2020Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions for this Posting

Salary: $11.80 an hour

This position is full time and the shifts and days would be dependent on University needs.

This is a union position and will require successful drug test results.

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Maximum Number of Reference Requests3Minimum Number of Reference Requests1Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Conference Referral
    • Indeed
    • List-serv
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • Other
    • I do not wish to answer
  2. * What is the highest level of education you currently hold?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate
    • Bachelor
    • Master's
    • ABD (All but dissertation)
    • Ph.D.
  3. * How do you embrace Diversity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have at least One (1) year custodial/cleaning experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter