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Building Environmental TechnicianCompetency Level:
Building & Environmental Services Technician #003095Department:
Facilities ManagementPosition Summary:
Employees at WCU may be required to submit to campus based COVID 19 vaccination or testing requirements. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
This posting is to fill multiple open positions and therefore, review of applicants will begin after five working days from the date the position opened and will continue until all positions are filled.
These positions are on site at our Cullowhee campus on the 4pm shift.
Primary duties are physically demanding housekeeping duties in large academic buildings. Areas cleaned/disinfected may include athletic venues, auditoriums, classrooms, laboratories, offices, hallways, restrooms and stairways. Duties performed include but are not limited to: operating heavy cleaning equipment, moving furniture, carrying trash and recyclables, dusting, changing light bulbs, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, locker rooms, classrooms, offices, labs, walls, light fixtures, etc.
Normal 2nd shift working hours are 4:00pm to 12:30am, Monday through Friday including weekend work. The shift hours and schedule will be flexible and may change to include working on Saturdays and Sundays depending on workloads and Department needs. Schedule adjustments, weekend and holiday work, responding to after-hours, weekend and holiday emergencies as needed.
Must be reliable, dependable and be able to work consistently through the entire shift.Minimum Qualifications:
-Must have some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.
-Ability to perform medium to heavy physically demanding work, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time while working, lift, sweep, mop, dust, climb steps and ladders, etc. and operate a variety of commercial Housekeeping equipment. This may require standing and performing medium to heavy physical work for the entire eight-hour shift. Equipment may include large buffing machines, floor scrubbers/buffers, vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers, pressure washers, 6ft ladders, etc.
-Position requires use of cleaning chemicals, close/visual attention to details, the ability to recognize and correct cleaning/work problems, work in a fast-paced environment and be aware of safety and security conditions.
-Ability to read and comprehend labels and instructions regarding cleaning matters and equipment, safely operate cleaning equipment and how to properly mix chemicals for cleaning.
- Assignments are not building-specific and may or may not be in an environment with heating or air conditioning.
-This position has exposure to outside elements when performing some job duties such as building unlocking/locking, moving, waste disposal or cleaning entrance ways and walks of trash, dirt, ice or snow, etc.
-Ability to provide coverage for other housekeeping staff and perform other duties as assigned.
-Must have reliable transportation and be able to report to work during a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow and ice. This position is designated as “Mandatory” during adverse/severe weather conditions and is expected to work according to University and Departmental guidelines.-Must be able to develop and maintain effective relationships with others to encourage and support communication, teamwork and facilitate work.- Must be able to work independently or on a team, with or without close supervision and communicate with and deal effectively with various groups, co-workers, clients, or individuals being served.
-Must be able to understand and follow both oral and written instructions, directions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.
- Ability to turn in maintenance requests and perform computer functions including but not limited to sending and receiving emails, performing on-line training, checking building schedules, completing an on-line timesheet, etc.-Respond to radio calls and emergency situations as needed.
-Assist with Building unlocking/locking and raising/lowering flags at HFR as needed.-Must have a valid NC Driver’s License.-The above description is representative of the duties and responsibilities required of this position. It is not to be considered inclusive. Other duties may be assigned to meet the mission of the Department and University.
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.Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants with a high school education and diploma or General Education Diplomas (GED). Previous knowledge of large building cleaning practices and use of industrial type cleaning equipment is also preferred.Anticipated Hiring Range:
$15 per hour plus benefitsPosition Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours per Week:
40Number of Months per Year:
12Salary Band Range:
$23,332 - $37,412Salary Grade:
For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing position is considered a Salary Grade 50.Open Date:
06/06/2022Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online and include a complete employment history and four (4) WORK/BUSINESS references. An optional resume and/or cover letter may be submitted.Background/E-Verify:
Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE WORK/BUSINESS REFERENCES MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.
Work experience or education that is NOT included on the application will NOT be considered when screening your application. Please include ALL work experience and education on the application to ensure that you receive the appropriate credit toward qualification for this position.
A valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department directly if selected for an interview.
If no applicants apply who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12-month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.