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Building Environmental Technician

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Holshouser Hall
Closing date
Jul 30, 2021

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Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Classification Title:

Building Environmental Technician - Contributing

Working Title:

Building Environmental Technician

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FLSA Status:

Non Exempt


Student Affairs


Housing and Residence Life (Adm)

Work Unit:

Housing and Residence Life

Work Schedule:

7:00 am – 3:30 pm; Monday – Friday. Some weekend work.

This position is designated as ‘mandatory’ and, when contacted to report to work, its incumbent is expected to reach the campus as expeditiously as possible using normal precautions as dictated by any adverse weather conditions.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provide our residential students, visiting faculty, guests, and conference participants with the safest and cleanest environment possible. The housekeeping position is responsible for maintaining and assisting in the maintenance of buildings which complements the environmental impact upon student development goals of the department.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

University Preferred Qualifications:

Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Job Duties:

Performs basic cleaning such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, dusting, waste removal, restocking restrooms, disinfecting/sanitizing, etc., to keep work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Operates and maintains basic equipment in the performance of housekeeping duties to include motor scrubber, vacuum cleaner, backpack carpet extractor/ cleaner, industrial vacuums, floor buffers, water extractors, carpet steam cleaners etc. Cleans and sanitizes on a daily basis all fixtures, showers, floors, exterior of dispensers’ door push and kick plates, restroom receptacles, partitions and rails. Monitors stairwells, entrance areas and common areas for cleanliness. Dust mop and damp mop as needed. Vacuums carpets in common areas and entrance mats as needed. Regularly checks for and cleans wall spots. Performs high and low dusting. Cleans hallway trash and recyclables receptacles. Recognizes and follows dispenser directions to properly mix cleaning chemicals. Maintains an inventory of cleaning materials, supplies and equipment to ensure appropriate levels needed to perform work. Responsible for cleaning assigned areas, public restrooms, public areas, trash rooms/areas (dumpsters/carts, trash room, housekeeping trash closet), and offices.

Understands and complies with University Safety, State, and OSHA requirements. Practices appropriate physical and safety techniques; use proper safety gear and equipment. Reads safety manuals. Ensures equipment is properly maintained. Attends training and receives proper information pertaining to equipment, safety and/or emergency procedures, and accident reporting. Understands appropriate action to correct hazards. Reports and responds to accidents appropriately and in a timely manner. Is alert to potentially dangerous situations or conditions; report to supervisor when something needs further attention. Reports any conditions which need maintenance attention. Ensures proper mixing and/or diluting of chemicals according to original labels. Ensures chemicals are labeled and environmentally safe. Ensures safe storage of chemicals. Reports outdated or improperly stored chemicals.

Communicates with management to obtain understanding of the organization’s objectives. Assists co- workers to even out workloads during peak periods; assists co-workers when workload is not as heavy as that of others. Represents the department positively when interacting or in close proximity with students; is sensitive to diversity issues and demonstrates appropriate interpersonal behavior.

Respectfully identifies, listens, and responds to customer needs in assigned work areas. Works in areas with students on a daily basis. Respectful of students’ privacy and belongings. Develop strong relations with residents to minimize damage and increase students’ respect for environment. Builds and sustains productive customer relationships. Provides courteous and patient service to allow residents to be content in living areas. Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions. Demonstrates ability to adapt schedule to customers’ needs.

UNC Charlotte, the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Housing and Residence Life value diversity, equity and inclusion. Housing and Residence Life employees are evaluated, in part, according to their ability to reach specific diversity, equity and inclusion performance goals.

Physical activities include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and visual acuity.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Experience working in the housekeeping or janitorial industry. Preference to those who have worked in a college or university environment, have experience with green cleaning, and have experience working in a large, residential environment. Able to understand, speak, and read English.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

Where applicable, must be eligible for required certification.

Work Location:

Holshouser Hall

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Special Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

* These documents are used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

* Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

* Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from consideration, but it may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience.


About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

Optional text if space allows….

Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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