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Building Services Assistant, Multiple Positions Available

Denison University
Granville, OH

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Type:

Support Staff

Classification Title:

College Support Services

Position Title:

Building Services Assistant, Multiple Positions Available

Position Number:


Pay Grade Level:





Building Services

Posting Number:

S 121300212

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Months:


Work Schedule:

Various shifts are available for early mornings and weekends.

Basic Function:

Perform duties required for the routine cleaning and maintenance of university buildings. May assist with special events and moving support.

Essential Job Functions:

Mop, sweep and scrub floors and other surfaces. Clean and dust furniture, fixtures, windows, doors, display cases, trim and related furnishings. Move and rearrange common area furniture in buildings and furniture in student rooms. Change light bulbs, clean diffusers, clean windows and other glass surfaces, which require the use of 12’ ladders. May perform cleaning requiring use of 20’ and 30’ extension ladders. Clean and service restrooms and shower rooms. Collect and dispose of trash, waste, and recyclable materials. Perform cleaning services for maintenance of all floor surfaces, using a vacuum cleaner and other equipment. Move supplies, miscellaneous equipment, and furnishings as directed. Sweep or shovel snow from steps and walks at building entrances and connecting walks. Lock and unlock doors to building, classrooms, lecture rooms, offices, etc., as directed. Report all items that require repair and request needed supplies. Provide operator type maintenance on equipment. Interact with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a helpful, courteous, and professional manner. Perform other duties as required. May operate automatic scrubbers, buffers, and other power equipment to clean, renovate and renew all floor surfaces (e.g. carpet, ceramic, terrazzo) and support cleaning operations in all university buildings. May assist with the transport, set-up, and removal of equipment, furnishings, and items used by special programs, events, and university operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires some High school. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to read labels, instructions, MSDS sheets, and other work-related materials. Willingness to work as directed. Related experience desirable. Working conditions require frequent standing, bending, stooping, walking up and down stairs, and the ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds. May require assisting with moving and lifting of more than 50 pounds for special events. Ability to work independently and with others in a team environment. Provide customer service support.

Preferred Qualifications:


Physical Demands:

Working conditions require frequent standing, bending, stooping, walking up and down stairs, and the ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds. May require assisting with moving and lifting of more than 50 pounds for special events.


Office of Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension:


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

EEO Statement
Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at Denison Forward.

ADA Statement
If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (740)587-6299 or by email at


<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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