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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on September 19, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to the Night Housekeeping Manager, with additional lead work direction provided from other members of the Facilities Management management team, the Lead Custodian provides a clean, safe, and attractive environment for students, staff, faculty, and University guests by performing the full range of custodial work and providing lead work direction for one or more employees engaged in custodial work.
Under direct supervision, the Lead Custodian performs the full range of custodial work and trains and instructs others in the performance of their duties, including appropriate custodial practices and techniques, the safe use of equipment and materials; assigns, reviews, and inspects the work of assigned staff; assists in maintaining employee time records and reporting absences and provides input to employee evaluations; and identifies and reports equipment, supply, and repair needs for procurement.
The Lead Custodian leads and directs the work activities of a crew of custodians, while performing a full range of custodial duties. Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Disarming alarms, emptying trash, arranging furniture, leveling chalkboards, replenishing chalk, removing graffiti from all horizontal and vertical surfaces, dusting televisions and furniture, removing cobwebs, dusting office furniture and vents; vacuuming offices, classrooms, chalkboards, whiteboards, erasers, stairwells, restrooms, core areas; thoroughly cleaning restrooms and drinking fountains; dust mopping and wet mopping tile floors. 2. Custodial closets should be neat, organized, containers labeled; carts, clean and organized; vacuum bags emptied; equipment cleaned and in good working condition. 3. Restrooms should be odor free; fully stocked with paper and soap supplies; trash cans free of stains, garbage removed and liner replaced; graffiti removed; ledges dust free; fixtures free of dust, stains and mineral deposits; drains unclogged; leaks reported. 4. Classroom trash cans should free of stains, garbage removed and liner replaced; floor/carpet should be free of dust, debris and stains; sinks and counters free of dust, stains and mineral deposits; paper and soap dispensers fully stocked; furniture neatly positioned; chalkboards and whiteboards erased and leveled; erasers vacuumed and free of chalk dust; graffiti removed from walls and furniture; broken items reported; windows closed; classrooms locked; alarms secured. 5. Hallways and Stairwell floors should be free of dust, debris and stains; trash cans free of stains, garbage removed, liner replaced; railings dust free; floor mats properly positioned, free of dust, debris and stains; glass doors free of dust, spots, streaks and mineral deposits; drinking fountains free of spots, stains and mineral deposits; report furniture in hallways and stairwells for removal.
In addition, the Lead Custodian may be responsible for scrubbing restrooms, stripping, refinishing, buffing and auto scrubbing tile floors; shampooing carpets; sanding, refinishing wood floors and ensuring classroom furniture does not exceed maximum occupancy, which typically occurs for the first two weeks of the fall and spring semester.
The incumbent is responsible for working with a diverse population and workforce and being service oriented and fiscally responsible; establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships; working effectively both independently and as part of a team; prioritizing and performing all work efficiently and effectively; providing strong customer service to students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors; scheduling time off to ensure the University's needs are met and appropriate coverage is addressed during personal time off. In addition, the incumbent works on set-ups and other functions for campus graduation, including, but not limited to working graduation ceremonies which is regularly scheduled one of the Saturdays in May.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
The incumbent will be assigned to cleaning various locations in offices, conferences rooms, food service areas, offices, warehouses, classrooms, and event venue located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule for the Lead Custodian position will require working Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., however will also include working overtime and holidays on occasion as specified by the supervisor to meet operational needs. This includes working the University's commencement day which is regularly scheduled in May. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.
This position involves working in areas with limited light; exposed to cold and hot temperatures; below the surface or in confined spaces; and may require working on projects that entail long periods of standing, stooping, kneeling, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
Qualifications The Lead Custodian position requires one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others. In addition, the incumbent: - Must possess knowledge of custodial cleaning methods materials, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures required; - Must possess the ability to read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position; - Must possess the ability to provide hands-on training as well as explain job standards; - Individual must know how to perform basic restroom cleaning, office cleaning and floor care and be able to use and operate basic custodial equipment e.g. dust mop, wet mop, vacuum cleaner (back pack and upright); - Must have the ability to determine and estimate material and equipment needs to complete tasks/jobs/responsibility in an efficient and effective manner; - Must possess working knowledge of effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques; - Must possess ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance; - Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects/tasks with competing goals; - Must be well organized; - Must work in a safe manner when handling chemicals and operating equipment; - Must possess effective oral and written communications skills and determine appropriate communication methods when expressing idea and thoughts; - Must be able to work independently and within the framework of a team, accepting his/her role as required; - Must work in a safe manner when handling and working with chemicals and operating equipment; - Must be willing to report safety violations and potentially unsafe conditions to management; - Must be committed to high standards of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the University safety policies and rules; - Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform work effectively and the ability to meet deadlines; - Must be able to follow oral and written directions; - Must provide outstanding customer service to a diverse population; students, staff, faculty, patrons, and visitors of the university; - Must have the ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action, exercising sound judgment; - Must possess stress management skills to complete work in a timely manner and meet productivity standards; - Must have the ability to make timely decisions appropriate to level of responsibility and be able to clearly explain reasoning for decisions, in addition to including appropriate people in decision making process; - Must be able to accept constructive feedback ; - Must have the ability to perform day-to-day responsibilities with little or no direction; - Must have flexibility and the ability to work in a fast paced environment and still be thorough in work; - Must be able to address urgent operational needs or scheduling conflicts; - Must have the ability to work independently and within the framework of a team, accepting his/her role as required; - Must have the ability to work cooperatively in group situations and work actively to resolve conflicts; - Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents; - Must establish and maintain positive outlook and cooperative working relationships by encouraging open communication, maintain objectivity, and keep emotions under control; - Must maintain regular and acceptable punctuality and attendance, adhering to defined work hours; - Must possess physical ability to carry a backpack vacuum and vacuum for 8 hours, frequently stoop, bend, climb stairs, stand for long periods of time and climb ladders, and occasionally lift, carry or transport boxes of supplies weighing up to 50 lbs.; - Must successfully complete a pre-placement exam; - Must possess a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume) 2. Resume 3. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 firstname.lastname@example.org
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