1+ months

Temporary Day Custodian

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Temporary Day Custodian

Req #: 172384
Department: Housing & Food Services
Appointing Department Web Address: https://hfs.uw.edu/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 12/18/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.34/Hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: 12/18/2019: This is a RE-POSTING. Candidates who recently applied do not need to re-apply and are still in consideration.  

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations 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.

Our Temporary 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.

  • 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

    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

  • A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.
  • Possession of a valid State of Washington Drivers License.
    * Custodians may be assigned to work in a residence hall, apartment complex, office/work area or UW Dining facility.

    Application Process:
    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.
  • 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 University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-15

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