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Custodian

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520 For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number C00204
Job Title Custodian
Working Title Custodian
Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

Southern Oregon University
Human Resource Services
Churchill Hall, Room 159
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Appointment Basis 12 months
FTE 1.0
Department Custodial_FMP
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Salary/Rate $2,100/mo.
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Type Classified
Classified Position Type Regular
Position Summary

This recruitment is to fill 2 vacancies, please see extension to priority consideration date below

Facilities Management and Planning administers custodial services; building maintenance and alterations; utilities operations (heating and cooling); landscape services; capital construction review as it pertains to future maintenance; property control and inventory; delivery services; stores operations and other support activities necessary for the benefit of administration and academic areas of the campus community. The SOU campus includes 175 acres of grounds, 140 of which are under active use and maintenance. Facilities Management maintains 21 major buildings comprising over one million square feet of building space. The department is staffed by approximately 45 full time personnel and is responsible for approximately 9% of the total campus budget.

This position exists to complete the custodial responsibilities of Facilities and to provide occasional support to other Facilities operations. The custodian cleans a building either alone or in conjunction with other custodians and may perform a variety of tasks or only certain designated tasks depending on the assignment. Custodial tasks include cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and showers, maintaining trash, dusting, window cleaning, carpet and floor cleaning and maintenance, and other periodic duties associated with maintaining the overall appearance and sanitation of the academic buildings.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Classification Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are not established for this classification. The appointing authority is responsible for recruitment and selection. Refer to Personnel Rule 105-43-005.

Position Specific Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications

One year custodial experience is preferred, specifically within a public or school setting. Prefer experience with carpet and hard floor cleaning equipment such as extractors, scrubbers, and buffers, as well as the knowledge of proper procedures for carpet and hard floor maintenance.

This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License. Yes
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes
Lead work/Supervisory Responsibilities
Physical Demands

The worker must be physically able to perform all assigned duties, and operate assigned equipment. Work is done inside a building but does involve some outside work, at times in inclement weather. Work involves the use of dangerous chemicals. Some ladder work is required.

Work Conditions
•Ability to work with a flexible schedule.
•Must be willing to travel and work at various sites.
•Ability to work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous electrical equipment, fumes, vapor, gases, and/or materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
•In depth knowledge of standard cleaning procedures.
•Strong background in handling, mixing and using cleaning chemicals in a safe manner.
•Ability to perform physical tasks constantly
•Knowledge of occupational hazards safety rules.
•Exceptional communication skills in order to be able to understand and carry out work orders.
• Ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a heavily bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization.
• Working knowledge, or ability to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.

Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•This position classification has been defined as “non-exempt” and is subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
12/29/2017
Posting Date 10/18/2017
Closing Date
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 01/22/0018
Work Hours

Available hours:
Mon-Fri 12 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Sun-Thur 4:30 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Sun-Thur 3 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
Contact Email hrs@sou.edu
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/6759

Job Duties

Duties

Cleaning:
-Use approved products to clean, disinfect and sanitize bathrooms, desks, door handles, windows, etc.
-Dust mop or wet mop floors per schedule or as needed
-Safely operate vacuums, buffers, wet/vac machines to perform variety of cleaning duties such as carpet cleaning, applying wax on floors, etc.
-Remove trash from buildings

Percent of total time 75
Duties

Periodic Labor work:
-Change light bulbs
-Clean Windows
-Remove trash
-Shovel Snow
-Set up tables and chairs

Percent of total time 15
Duties

Special Cleaning Projects:
-Wax floors or extract carpets during break periods
-Assist co-workers with deep cleaning buildings during down periods

Percent of total time 5
Duties

Minor Office Duties:
-Order Supplies
-Review and/or submit work requests
-Record work performed

Percent of total time 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Craigslist
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Listserve
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • The Oregonian
    • Personal Referral
    • Saludos
    • SOU Website
    • Women in Higher Ed
    • CUPA HR
    • Monster
    • Mail Tribune
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • Simply Hired
    • None of the above
  2. * How much experience do you have working in a custodial position?
    • 0-1 year
    • 1-3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
    • No
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. References