Are you interested in being part of an award-winning cleaning team? Do you take pride in your work and enjoy seeing the results of what you do? Do you like working as a team member as well as independently? Are you known for your quick thinking and new ideas? If so, the Building Services Department wants to hear from you! Building Services Department (BSD) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Custodial staff member. BSD is known for its environmentally-friendly green cleaning practices and proudly supports its staff through employee development programs such as: English language/writing classes, computer instruction and leadership training for motivated employees. As University employees, full-time Custodian staff members receive the following benefits: * Medical benefits for self and family. (Insurance benefits generally begin the first of the following month. However, if an eligible position begins on the first business or calendar day of the month, eligibility begins on that day.) * Free dental care premium (paid by University of Washington) * Generous vacation accrual (earn 8 hours per month in your first year) * Ten (10) paid holidays + one (1) personal holiday * Retirement benefits * Tuition exemption program for classes at UW and partnering institutions For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.Other required duties as assigned: *Clean and disinfect restrooms/shower rooms, fixtures & equipment, in assigned areas, in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispensers;*Clean whiteboards, chalkboards and erasers; dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop or vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets, trash, and recycle containers; empty and clean ashtrays and cigarette urns; 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;*Report need for repair and/or maintenance;*May wash interior or easily accessible exterior windows;*May perform cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove snow or debris, or sweeping sidewalks or stairs;*May move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis;*May operate high-pressure washer;*Perform related duties as required.*Regular and predictable attendance is required*The custodian must be physically able to perform all of the above duties. Core Competencies*Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness*Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively*Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems*Be responsible and accountable*Use organizational skills and attention to details*Maintain a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude*Exercise professional demeanor which includes being tactful and courteous*Exhibit a professional work ethic*Continuously promote a safe work environmentMinimum requirements include:The ideal candidate is a fast learner, enjoys providing excellent customer service and being part of a team. Cleaning responsibilities are broad and include restrooms, floor care, classrooms, conference rooms and other public spaces on campus. The right candidate must be comfortable in using and maintaining power equipment and tools (such as vacuums, brooms, mops and squeegees). Having the physical ability to do the required work is required. Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of cleaning materials, supplies and equipment. You will need to be able to work Monday through Friday from 1:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. and possess a valid Washington State Driver's License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington and two years driving experience. Custodial experience is a plus! Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Desired Qualifications include:* Basic computer skills. Conditions of Employment include:* Regular and predictable attendance.* Must be able to clean and disinfect with various cleaners, chemicals, disinfectants and cleaning cloths. * Must physically be able to perform tasks and be on your feet for most of the day. * Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. * A satisfactory outcome from reference check. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years. BSD (which includes Custodial Services and UW Recycling) is housed within UW Facilities, a large and diverse organization that operates and maintains the Seattle campus facilities, grounds, utility distribution, transportation, waste management and environmental sustainability programs, and provides engineering direction for campus construction. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff share a strong sense of stewardship and take pride in working together to support the University's teaching, research and public service programs. About Custodial Services: We maintain a clean and sanitary environment for the campus community and visitors, but our work is about more than just cleaning--it's about the health of our community, the safety of our visitors, and the sense of pride on our campus. Learn more about Building Services Department. For more information about vacation accrual visit: Contract Classified Leave.The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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