Institutional Services Assistant
Arkansas State University-Newport
Arkansas State University-Newport invites applications for the position of Institutional Services Assistant on the Marked Tree campus. The Institutional Services Assistant is responsible for cleaning of areas in and around office buildings, class rooms, lecture halls, conference rooms, auditoriums, dining areas, building common areas, and other areas as required. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively with others while promoting a positive organizational culture by embodying the institutional values of community, diversity, innovation, integrity, student-centeredness and trust.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Removes trash from waste baskets, dumps trash, sanitizes and re-lines trash receptacles daily, or as needed, and operates trash compactors.
Wipes furniture, such as desk tops, tables, and other surfaces.
Cleans walls, windows, window sills, stairways, and entry ways, as needed.
Sweeps, mops, and buffs floors, vacuums floors daily, and shampoos carpets, cleans baseboards, dusts and/or wipes clean furniture, desk tops, table tops, cabinets, and other surfaces, such as ceiling fans, black/white boards, appliances, and fixtures.
Strips, waxes, and buffs floors, as needed or scheduled. Cleans bathroom fixtures and stocks restrooms with soap, toilet tissue, and paper towels.
Cleans areas requiring special cleaning methods, by using specific cleansers, sterilizing equipment, and/or disposing of contaminated wastes.
Assists in set-up of events and cleaning after events.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional duties and responsibilities may arise based upon the needs of the college
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Previous work related experience and a knowledge of custodial equipment and chemicals is desired.
Knowledge of basic cleaning techniques. Knowledge of cleaning equipment operation and maintenance.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Ability and skills to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Ability and skills to do minor repairs to applicable machines or systems using the needed tools.
Ability to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions.
JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING
Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Ability to monitoring/assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
OPERATION AND CONTROL
Skills and ability to control operations of equipment or systems.
Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 50 pounds.
Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Regular contact with the public, current and future students as well as alumni.
Regular contact with other college employees at all levels within the organization.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Arkansas Driver’s License
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to stand; frequently required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to climb or balance.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Some equipment may be hazardous and some assignments are not climate controlled.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with periods of high noise exposure resulting from the operation of power equipment.