Custodian 1

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Custodian 1

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.


Job Summary:
Eastern Washington University is seeking self-motivated, independent workers for Custodian 1. Positions in this occupational category perform a variety of custodial, housekeeping, and general maintenance functions to maintain the cleanliness and care of state agencies', facilities, and institutions.

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.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic programs. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.


Required Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Physical ability to do the job.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have the ability to learn institutional custodial techniques and requirements.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be a team-oriented worker with flexibility to assist fellow coworkers throughout campus.
  • Must be able to work any shifts and any days.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand written documents.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of various custodial equipment.
  • Prior professional housekeeping or custodial experience
  • Institutional or industrial custodial experience
  • Able to work overtime/extended hours on occasion.


Other Skills and Abilities:


Job Duties:
% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
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. This can and will require riding equipment where required.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies (mix only as directed).

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).
Perform maid services in housing if required. May assist in other areas when necessary.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty:
Strip, clean, buff, and apply floor sealer and floor finish to floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms and fixtures that are in said facilities in accordance with established practices and procedures.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
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.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Wash interior or easily accessible exterior windows. Cleaning rags and dust mops.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 3
Responsibility / Duty:
Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 3
Responsibility / Duty:
Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 2
Responsibility / Duty:
Process recycling.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 2
Responsibility / Duty:
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.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



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.

Salary Information: $31,956 - $39,372


Posting Date: 11/18/2020
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 12/13/2020
Screening to Begin: 12/14/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6173

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.






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Posted: 11/18/2020
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