Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for a Custodian Lead - Nights
HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 10,000 student residents each year. In order to successfully accomplish this, we employ over 1,200 classified, professional staff and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus, as well as additional campus services such as, conferences and catering. As reflected in our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
Our ideal candidate exhibits an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Key Responsibilities: Lead a team of assigned Night Team Custodians and perform custodial duties as assigned, primarily focusing on UW Dining venues and UW Childcare centers. Provide customer service for residential students and conference guests.
Description of Duties •Perform the duties of a Custodian, focusing on UW Dining Venues and UW Childcare Centers. •Respond to Residential Life, UW Dining, and Conference Services emergency calls. •Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of Custodians. •Inspect assigned areas to determine if custodial work is performed to meet the cleanliness standards of the institution. •Report status and condition of assigned areas to supervisors. •Train and instruct new employees in proper cleaning techniques. •Order and distribute custodial equipment and supplies as needed; monitor the use and care of assigned equipment and supplies. •Assist in the maintenance of inventory and employee records. Maintain inventory of custodial cleaning equipment and supplies. •Monitor safety practices of Custodians; conduct fire safety and building security inspections. •Assemble cleaning kits for custodians •Maintain record of work orders; assist in data entry of work orders to AIM computer system. •Coordinate with painting and maintenance crews to schedule work assignments. •Communicate instructions from Custodian Supervisor 1 or Custodian Supervisor 2 to Custodians. •Assist the Custodian Supervisor 1 or Custodian Supervisor 2 in evaluating the performance of Custodians. •Assist the Custodian Supervisor in identifying special maintenance or repair needs. •Participate in interviews for hiring hourly employees. •Respond to resident questions, complaints and concerns regarding cleaning. •Utilize variety of UW Vehicles to complete assigned duties. •Perform related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: •Physical ability to do the work and one year of experience as a Custodian •Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered •Experience and references that demonstrate ability to: oUnderstand written and verbal instructions in English oEffectively interact and communicate in a variety of situations oWork independently with minimal supervision
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.
Desired Qualifications Competitive candidates will possess experience that demonstrates: •Previous success as a Custodian or housekeeper •An eye for detail •Dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction
What’s in it For You: •Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement. •Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day. •Subsidized transit and parking passes. •Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.
Condition of Employment: •A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes. •Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver’s License.
This position will work a Friday–Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. schedule.
The salary range is $2,956 - $3,821/month + benefits.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.