Custodian Georgetown University Facilities Management
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Custodian - Georgetown University Facilities Management
In accordance with a detailed cleaning plan, the Custodian performs general and specific cleaning and maintenance tasks to provide a clean, safe and pleasant physical environment. Performs other tasks as assigned in emergency or unusual situations. Tasks will be performed with specific guidance from supervisor. Duties include but are not limited to:
Cleans bathrooms - for example, cleaning of toilets, urinals, bathtubs, shower stalls, shower curtains top to bottom, shower walls top to bottom, grout, bathroom floors, walls and partitions top to bottom, sink, mirrors top to bottom; dusts and cleans supply and return vents; and replace burned out light bulbs.
Cleans hallways, entrance ways, stairways and elevators; vacuums and spot cleans carpets and upholstery - to include but not limited to freeing carpets of rips and strings, cleaning all surfaces and removing water marks and smudges, cleaning and dusting lamp shades and bulbs, emptying or sifting ash urns, cleaning and polishing brass fixtures and rails, pulling trash and cleaning trash receptacles, cleaning elevator tracks, and sweeping and mopping floors free of debris and dirt.
Cleans administrative spaces, laboratories and classrooms - to include but not limited to spot cleaning and shampooing carpets and upholstery using the acceptable method of cleaning, dusting and mopping floors, cleaning interior sills of exterior windows, cleaning interior and outside at ground level of exterior windows, and removing litter from planters and other spaces.
Ensures economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University and department resources; draws and /or requisitions supplies, parts and materials needed (using such items economically to avoid undue costs); and keeps supervisor informed of supply and material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations, and provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
Takes responsibility for key security and related aspects of building security; ensures security of keys and pagers assigned and maintains security while in possession of keys and pagers; returns keys, pagers or other assigned items at end of shift; and immediately notifies supervisor of any unaccounted for items.
Performs other tasks as assigned in emergency or unusual situations, in accordance with specific guidance from supervisor - for example, removal of snow and ice, clean up associated with water or fire damage, and special event support.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred
One year of custodial work experience preferred
Valid DC, VA or MD driver's license
Fluency in reading, writing, and conversing in English in order to read and understand product label instructions, policies and procedures, as well as to effectively discuss custodial matters with supervisors and others
Ability to sit, walk and stand while working, and to use arms and hands to lift and carry up to thirty-five pounds and custodial equipment
Ability to walk, climb stairs, bend and crouch, reach and pull while performing duties
Ability to see, hear, smell, and maintain a fundamental understanding of custodial equipment
Availability and willingness to work during emergency situations such as staffing shortages and snow removal
This position is considered an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.
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