Custodian 4 - Float Schedule

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cheney, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 19 Feb 2023

Posting Details
Posting Details

Working Title Custodian 4 - Float Schedule
Posting Number 2023002CP

Position Information

Classification Title Custodian 4 - Float
Classification Code 4678L
RCW Exemption Criteria No Exemption
EWU Position Number C99884
CUPA Code N-810010 - Housekeeping Lead/Supervisor
FLSA Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit BU 2
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range CS - 37X
Salary Information
Anticipated Start Date Position is available now.
Term of Appointment 12 months per year
Location Cheney campus
County Spokane, WA
Project Description
Project Duration
Background Check Yes - Both
Responsible HR User Kenlyn Mackey
Responsible HR User Email address

Posting Text

Job Summary
Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a team-oriented, positive leader to supervise staff performing Custodial duties in assigned areas.
The Custodian 4 – Float position is responsible for overseeing the work of a team of custodians. They are tasked with ensuring that their employees are performing their jobs effectively and efficiently, as well as providing guidance where necessary.
On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 13 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. EWU is also participating in the STA van pool program. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: .
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
Diversity Statement
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on frequent basis and carry up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Information link: .
  • Upon hire, you must complete required DEI, Hazing, and Harassment and Title IX training. You can access the online training at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources’ .
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Physical Demands
  • If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at
Pre-Placement Physical Yes
Hearing Test Yes
Medical Monitoring Post Hire Yes
Protective Equipment
Required Qualifications
  • One to two years’ experience supervising or directing others in large-scale housekeeping, janitorial, general or building maintenance or custodial work
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Physical ability to do the job.
  • Previous cleaning or custodial experience
  • Must be able to work different shifts and days
  • Must be able to read, write and understand written documents
  • Basic Microsoft Office experience including Word, Excel and experience using an email system
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity

Specific Position Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have prior cleaning or custodial experience.
  • Must be able to work different shifts and days.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand written documents.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office experience including Word, Excel, and experience using an email system.

Preferred Qualifications
Other Skills and Abilities
Work Schedule Type Floating
Work Schedule
Currently, the work schedule is 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
However, this float position must be able to flex for day and evening shifts and be available to work weekends.
Posting Date 01/19/2023
Open Until Further Notice No
Closing Date 02/19/2023
Screening to Begin 02/20/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
  • Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
  • Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Application Types Accepted Application

    Job Duties

    % of Time 50
    Responsibility / Duty
    Assign and schedule work:
    -Determine staffing needs for building activities, such as special events and camps as well as regular needs
    -Arrange staff when illnesses and vacations arise
    - write job specifications
    - deal with emergencies i.e. floods, fire and other issues
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 20
    Responsibility / Duty
    Maintain and establish custodial standards of cleanliness by inspection of assigned areas of responsibilities:
    -Oversee maintenance of equipment
    -Inspection of assigned areas and supplies
    -Conduct unit meetings
    -Key inspections
    -Pick up and return broken and repaired equipment
    -Assist in maintaining budget control for labor and materials:
    -Organize and distribute overtime according to union contract
    -Assess budget needs for the year
    -Prorate equipment and supplies to come in on budget allotted for each quarter
    -Assess student labor to meet needs and budget for each quarter
    -Order linen
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 10
    Responsibility / Duty
    Conduct training:
    -Develop and implement training programs, i.e. chemical safety, MSDS sheets, equipment care and general work related subjects.
    -Conduct classes and seminars.
    -May make training videos
    -Bloodborne pathogens classes
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 5
    Responsibility / Duty
    Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies and machinery:
    -Write specifications
    -Write justifications
    -Gather estimates
    -Evaluate products
    -Make recommendations
    -Train personnel in proper use and care
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 5
    Responsibility / Duty
    Coordinate provision of Custodial Services with other departments:
    -Attend meetings with various department heads and special event coordinators
    -Coordinate work requests from other departments with time available as well as staff
    -Coordinate outside activities and events with personnel, supplies and time frames
    -Collaborate with union on various personnel issues
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 5
    Responsibility / Duty
    Prepare a variety of reports such as analysis of custodial workloads, service requirements and employee job performance:
    -Conduct employee evaluations
    -Write inter-departmental purchase orders
    -Write purchase orders
    -Written reports
    -Accident/incident reports
    -Budget reports
    -Track expenditures
    -Maintain vendor files
    -Submit work orders
    -Submit service order requests
    -Prepare and distribute departmental memos and letters
    -Perform related duties as required:
    -Inventory control
    -On call 24 hours
    -Manage a variety of employees
    -Ensure building security
    -Work with administrative reports
    Essential Function Indicator Yes
    % of Time 5
    Responsibility / Duty
    Perform duties of Custodian 4, Custodial 3 and/or Custodian 1
    Essential Function Indicator Yes

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