Cleans buildings and perform specialized duties as described below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned within classification.
Comply with health and safety directives to include the use and/or wearing of protective materials and devices
Sweeping, dry/wet mopping, vacuuming floors and stairwells
Vacuuming and spot cleaning carpets perform minor preventative care on vacuums (belt replacement and beater bar maintenance) may require use of hand tools
Floor stripping, waxing, buffing and spray buffing
Spotting, extracting and shampooing of carpet
Dusting and cleaning walls
High and low dusting with appropriate tools
Dusting and cleaning furniture
Cleaning windows, mirrors, and glass surfaces
Cleaning restrooms, which include all surfaces and restroom fixtures, replenishment of paper products
Cleaning and emptying trash and recycling receptacles into trash liners and transporting trash and recycling to designated pick up areas in and around assigned buildings
Cleaning chalkboards and trays, replenishment of erasers and chalk
Emptying and cleaning of ashtrays in public areas
Removal of snow, trash and debris within 10 feet of all outside entrances; extensive snow removal is required if approved as member of the snow removal team
Disconnection or turning off of electric appliances and lighting when not in use
Replacing interior light bulbs in floor, table and other fixtures excluding ceiling mounted devices
Cleaning of light fixtures, lens covers and vents as required may require use of hand tools
Maintain the uniformity of furniture within the classroom
Reporting missing furnishings in public areas to the Supervisor
Submit service requests required to cover property repair or maintenance
Submit lists of needed supplies to the Supervisor in a timely manner
Moving classroom and residence hall furnishings and other property within assigned work areas and operates assigned vehicle when required to transport to another location
Set up and break down areas for special events as assigned may require use of hand tools
Assemble/disassemble residence hall furnishings as assigned may require use of hand tools
Recommend improvements in work efficiency
May be required to climb ladders, scaffolding and operate lifts for cleaning assignments
Clean stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishes and the making of beds as assigned during summer months
Make first attempt to free clogged drains
Set up of small staging that does not require leveling or bracing
Maintain an interest in learning new ideas
Ability to speak and listen effectively and respectfully with supervisors, customers, and employees of the College
Establish and maintain a high level of customer service
Maintain an appropriate image and dress
When assigned as pool custodian, the following additional essential duties and responsibilities will include:
Maintain swimming pool water in compliance with NYS Department of Health standards
Maintain and submit required logs and records
Maintain the pool, pool compartment, locker and shower rooms, filter compartment, and pool storage rooms in a safe, neat and sanitary condition
Back flush pool filter system as required
Skim, vacuum and clean pool as required
Be capable of passing all necessary government tests, certifications and licensing examinations
Perform other custodial duties as appropriate
When assigned to recycling duties, the following additional essential duties and responsibilities will be included:
Drive college vehicle for the purpose of collecting recyclable materials
Separate recyclable material as required
Deliver recyclable materials to designated recycling centers
Perform other custodial duties as assigned
When assigned to hazardous waste duties, the following additional essential duties and responsibilities will be included:
Primary responder to hazardous waste spills
Ensure proper information is on label attached to containers
Removes, with proper handling, hazardous materials and medical waste from buildings and delivers to main accumulation area in a timely manner outlined under state and federal guidelines
Assists Supervisor in maintaining logs and documentation in regard to inspection of main accumulation area
Attends annual training on hazardous waste
Attends annual training to maintain certification
Performs weekly inspections as outlined on checklists
May aid in the clean up of small hazardous waste spills
May aid in the determination of how to handle larger spills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiar with the use of common hand tools
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight, measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license may be required
New York State required permits/licenses for Pool Custodian within 6 months of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, or those not physically able, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The College reserves the right to reassign all personnel as necessary in the event of an absence or emergency.
May be required to attend employer sponsored classes or seminars aimed at improving skills.
Understand proper use of chemicals used in the performance of position duties and be familiar with the Data Safety Sheets (SDS).
May be required to work overtime or weekends with minimal notice.
Hourly Rate: $19.38 per hour per the contract.
Required documents needed to apply:
List of Three References
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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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