Custodian 3 - Float Schedule

Job description

Working Title:

Custodian 3 - Float Schedule

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Custodian 3 - Float

Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

No Exemption

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

No Match



Bargaining Unit :

BU 1

% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:

CS - 35X

Salary Information:

$35,868 – $46,428

Anticipated Start Date:

As soon as possible

Term of Appointment:



Cheney, WA



Background Check:

Yes - Both

Responsible HR User:

Vara Lyn Conrath

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

Please Note: This is an internal recruitment open to current classified, benefits eligible Eastern Washington University employees.
Eastern Washington University is seeking a self-motivated, independent worker for Custodian 3. Positions at this level lead and/or supervise assigned personnel performing various custodial and housekeeping duties. This position regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of others, interviews and recommends selection of applicants, conducts training, assigns and schedules work, acts upon leave requests, conducts annual performance evaluations and recommends disciplinary action.

On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful candidate must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on frequent basis and carry up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Physical Demands :

  • If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at [email protected]

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

  • Gloves, goggles/ face shield, ear plugs, respiratory protection, and rubber boots

Required Qualifications:

  • One to two years’ experience in housekeeping, janitorial, general or building maintenance, or custodial work
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Physical ability to do the job.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have prior cleaning or custodial experience.
  • Must be able to work different shifts and days.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand written documents.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office experience including Word, Excel, and experience using an email system.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lead or Supervisory Experience
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of various custodial equipment
  • Institutional or industrial custodial experience

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

Varies depending on work site location.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Closing Date:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

1.Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2.Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
3.Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
4.Applicant Certification – please download the Certification form (link is provided in the next field); then complete and sign the form, and upload it to this link.
5.Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Required Applicant Certification:

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants for employment at any Washington State institution of higher education, are required to provide a signed statement verifying information about their history of prior sexual misconduct and providing authorization for current and previous employers to disclose relevant records to Eastern Washington University.

All applicants are required to download the statement linked below, complete and sign it, and then attach the signed statement as part of their job application: Required Applicant Certification.

Attach the completed and signed certification to the document link called Applicant Certification.

Application Types Accepted:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Process recycling.

Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms and fixtures that are in said facilities in accordance with established practices and procedures.

Clean, dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets and trash containers; empty and clean ashtrays and cigarette urns; replace light bulbs; refill restroom dispensers.

Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.

Strip, clean, buff, and apply floor sealer and floor finish to floors; vacuum and shampoo carpets.

Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools, buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washer, high speed buffers and vacuum, broom, mop, squeegee for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.

Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.

Lock and unlock assigned buildings; secure building when facilities are not in use by checking for unlocked doors and windows; report any unauthorized occupants; turn out lights.

Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies (mix only as directed).

May perform cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment (activities such as removing snow or debris, sweeping sidewalks or stairs).

May perform maid services in housing if required.

May assist in other areas when necessary.

May move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis.

May wash interior or easily accessible exterior windows. Cleaning rags and dust mops.

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Will lead and assign work schedules to custodial staff within the facilities.

Will train new full time and part time employees in proper cleaning techniques.

Will make routine checks to determine if work is being properly performed.

Will complete area inspections on monthly bases.

Will assist in maintaining inventory of custodial supplies and equipment.

Assist with employee records and evaluations.

Work and communicate closely with building occupants within your areas to be sure you meet their needs.

May work with scheduling office to assure information is correct.

Attend to emergencies when necessary.

Perform related duties as required.

Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.

Take classes when necessary such as: training in First Aid, CPR, new products, human relationships, and leadership skills.

Attend meetings as required and assigned.

Have weekly meetings with custodial staff with some training and exchange of ideas.

Call in work orders.

Will keep supervisor apprised of any performance issues in their areas.

Have essential physical and mental capacities in the following: Interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, follow directions; verbal and written, have basic comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, mathematical, organizing and innovative skills. This individual must be self-motivated, reliable and dependable.

Monitor safety practices of custodians.

Essential Function Indicator:





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Job No:
Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
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