Cleaner/Laborer Temporary Hiring List

Cortland, NY
Nov 11, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Campus Title:

Cleaner/Laborer Temporary Hiring List


Finance and Management, Division of



Staff Sub-Type:

Staff & Administration

Salary Level:


Position Effort:

Temporary (enter End Date below)

Position Summary:

Establishing a TEMPORARY hiring pool primarily for cleaner positions, but may also be used in grounds and miscellaneous labor positions. Cleaner performs a variety of routine manual tasks requiring light, medium, and heavy physical effort in cleaning and caring for an assigned area in residence hall and/or academic buildings and adjacent grounds and sidewalks on the SUNY Cortland campus.

Major Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of routine manual work under supervision including, but not limited to, the following in the cleaning and care of an assigned area: Pick up and remove hazardous articles which may be on floors, furniture, and equipment and places them in designated receptacles or in appropriate places. Moves furniture and equipment in connection with cleaning and care functions. Using mops, brushes, detergents, buffers, floor scrubbers, and other cleaning implements washes floors, corridors, stairs and stairwells, walls, partitions, windows from the inside of buildings, etc. Changes curtains, drapes, hangs pictures and other decorative objects. Using manual and/or mechanical equipment, strips, vacuums and waxes floors and shampoos carpets.
Using hand-operated equipment and detergents, scrubs and cleans all areas of lavatories, such as sinks, urinals, toilets, etc. Using hand-dusting equipment, dusts assigned areas. Using appropriate equipment such as ladders and scaffolds, washes light fixtures, replaces light bulbs, dusts and/or washes light fixtures and high places such as ceilings. Using designated equipment, polishes wood and metal fixtures and equipment. Using manual and/or mechanical equipment occasionally removes snow; cleans sidewalks, yards, and drives; mows lawns in assigned areas. May setup equipment in assigned areas, such as athletic fields, gymnasiums, conference and meeting rooms. May work in laboratories, “clean room” areas where a high degree of cleanliness is required to minimize the possible spread of infection. Strips the wax from furniture; cleans and polishes furniture.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships:

Reports directly to a supervising janitor and takes daily direction from a janitor or lead cleaner in an assigned building.

Required Qualifications:

There are no education or experience requirements. Applicants must be able to routinely perform moderate to heavy physical labor and lift up to 40 lbs., read and interpret product labels and simple instruction, routinely climb stairs and possess the ability to kneel, bend, stoop, reach, climb ladders, and work from heights.
**Laborer positions on the Moving Crew and in the Grounds department require a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous cleaning and/or labor type work experience preferred.

EEO Statement:

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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