The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.
UW's Housing and Food Services has outstanding opportunities open for Temporary Custodians.
HFS is a highly integrated department where HFS Facilities and Maintenance works collaboratively with all other functional units to support student success and provide the campus community with exceptional living and dining experiences.
Our Temporary Custodial Team cleans bathrooms, residential floors, kitchens and dining rooms of our various dining operations and our common areas, at various operations around the UW campus, as well as a few office locations. This is an on-going need. Shifts and length of temporary assignment may vary.
Description of Duties
• Clean and sanitize restrooms, shower rooms and fixtures in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispenser. • Clean chalkboards; sweep, mop and vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets, trash and recycle containers; empty and clean ashtrays and cigarette urns; replace light bulbs. • Dust and clean walls, doors, windows, woodwork, furniture, etc. • Clean kitchenettes, elevators and stairwells. • 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 a vacuum, broom, mop, squeegee, or ladder for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets and furniture. • Vacuum furniture, drapery and walls. • Secure building when facilities are not in use by checking for unlocked doors and windows; report unauthorized occupants. • Set up and take down equipment such as chalkboards and easels and furnishings such as folding chairs and tables needed for meetings, conferences and events. • Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures. • Report need for repairs and maintenance. • May operate high-pressure washer. • Inventory, sort and issue linen and bedding; keep student room inventory records; change and make beds. • Maintain simple records and produce simple reports. • Wash vents, radiators, light fixtures, waste receptacles. • Wash interior and easily accessible exterior windows. • Perform cleaning and related duties in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove snow or debris, or to sweep sidewalks or stairs. • Perform various duties related to students checking in and checking out. • Drive University vehicles to deliver items and commute to various HFS locations in or around campus • Perform related duties as required.
Physical ability to perform work and one year of experience as a custodian, or equivalent combination of education and experience Desired Qualifications
Competitive candidates will possess experience that demonstrates:
• Willingness to work any shift • Ability to understand and produce written and verbal instructions in English • Ability to effectively interact and communicate in a variety of situations • Work independently with minimal supervision. • Successful as a Custodian or housekeeper. • An eye for detail • Dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction
Conditions of Employment
• A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes. • Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver’s License.
* Custodians may be assigned to work in a residence hall, apartment complex, office/work area or UW Dining facility.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
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 Work 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.
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.