Custodian 1

Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Job Summary

Under general supervision, perform a variety of custodial, housekeeping, and general maintenance functions to maintain the cleanliness and care of college facilities.

Essential Functions

  • Work well with staff and students.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/shower rooms and fixtures in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispensers; report need for repair and/or maintenance.
  • Clean chalkboards/whiteboards and erasers; dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop or vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets, trash, and recycle containers; replace light bulbs.
  • Set-up and take down equipment, such as chalkboards and easels, and furnishings, such as folding chairs and tables needed for meetings, classrooms, conferences, and events.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply finish to floors; use high speed floor buffers/polishers; vacuum and clean carpets.
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools such as vacuum, broom, mop, squeegee, ladder for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets and furniture.
  • Lock and unlock buildings; secure building when facilities are not in use by checking for unlocked doors and windows; report unauthorized occupants.
  • Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures.
  • May perform cleaning and related activities in areas outside of buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove snow or debris, or sweeping sidewalks or stairs; wash interior or easily accessible exterior windows.
  • May move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools; may operate high-pressure washer.
This is not intended to be an exclusive list of all duties and responsibilities. Related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Six months full time equivalent experience in custodial work.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Custodial experience with large institution custodial standards and requirements.
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work with college staff in a pleasant and productive manner.
  • Possess a basic understanding of computer skills, particularly word processing and e-mail.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to use exceptional communication and interpersonal skills demonstrating professionalism, empathy, diplomacy, discretion and integrity in interactions with diverse constituencies.
  • Quality: Accurate and thorough, prepare detailed reports, evaluate processes to identify ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Professionalism: Approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, treat others with respect and consideration and follow through on commitments.
  • Ability to assess situations, exercise independent judgement, resolve issues and coordinate with IT support services when technical issues arise.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: Demonstrated competency and experience working in a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender and racial/ethnic backgrounds and those with physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.
  • Additional Information

    Terms of Employment:
    The current vacancy is a full-time, overtime and benefit eligible position expected to begin as soon as possible. The salary is $2,799 a month ($16.09 per hour) plus shift differential pay of $174 per month. The list established by this recruitment will be active for a minimum of three months and be used to fill other custodian 1 positions as needed.

    Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick and personal holiday and personal leave; retirement plan; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
    • All offers of employment are subject to background checks. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
    • Finalists are required to complete the sexual misconduct disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080.
    • Proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccination is required upon hiring and employment at WVC.
    • A valid Washington state driver's license may be required.
    Work Schedule:
    Work hours are generally 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday; hours and days may change depending on the needs of the college.

    Physical Work Environment:
    This position may have contact with college staff, students and the general public. Most work is performed inside buildings, but some movement between buildings is expected. It is essential to have the physical ability to stand and walk on a consistent basis; lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs.; climb ladders, bend, squat, reach; twist hands, wrists, shoulders, waist, and hips and perform repetitive movements. Must have good hand dexterity, including grasping, holding and related movements. Must have good vision, which includes depth perception and field of vision. Must be able to follow and receive direction and instructions and receive supervision. Must have good cognitive skills that include: short- and long-term memory, attention to detail, abstract reasoning and decision making. In addition, the person must have the physical ability to deal with environmental stresses, emergency situations, deadlines, working alone and a variety of other duties. Must be able to work with the following conditions: wet floors, dust, fumes, odors, working outside, working inside, handling chemicals and cleaning agents.

    Furthermore, the person must have the ability to wear safety equipment which includes: chemical protection goggles, safety glasses, face shields, dust masks, ear plugs, ear muffs, hard hats, back support belt/brace, waist support, elbow support, knee pads, gloves, protective clothing, rain gear and protective footwear.

    Bargaining Unit:
    This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    Complete application packages must include the following:

    • Complete Wenatchee Valley College online application.
    • Upload cover letter that specifically describes how your educational background and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
    • Upload resume.
    • Complete supplemental questions.
    It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send reference letters or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only finalists may be asked to send additional materials.

    Attachments from prior applications will not upload automatically to your new application. Should you have difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance.

    The position open until filled. The college reserves the right to reopen or extend the closing date. A limited number of applicants who meet the needs of the position and the college will be interviewed.

    Reasonable Accommodation:
    Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the human resources office by calling 509-682-6440. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:
    Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

    The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:
    • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, Dial 711, [email protected].
    • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: Dial 711, [email protected].
    This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified at any time.

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