Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Continuous


HFS is a highly integrated department where HFS Facilities and Maintenance works collaboratively with all other functional units to support student success and provide the campus community with exceptional living and dining experiences.

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Position Purpose
Lead a team of assigned Custodians and perform custodial duties.  Provide customer service for residential students and conferees.

Description of Duties
• Perform the duties of a Custodian.
• Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of Custodians.
• Inspect assigned areas to determine if custodial work is performed to meet the cleanliness standards of the institution.
• Report status and condition of assigned areas to supervisors.
• Train and instruct new employees in proper cleaning techniques.
• Order and distribute custodial equipment and supplies as needed; monitor the use and maintain the care and inventory of assigned equipment and supplies.
• Monitor safety practices of Custodians; conduct fire safety and building security inspections.
• Assemble cleaning kits for Custodians.
• Maintain record of work orders; assist in data entry of work orders to FMS computer system.
• Coordinate with painting and maintenance crews to schedule work assignments.
• Communicate instructions from Custodian Supervisor to Custodians.
• Assist the Custodian Supervisor in evaluating the performance of Custodians and maintaining employee records.
• Assist the Custodian Supervisor in identifying special maintenance or repair needs.
• Participate in interviews for hiring hourly and student employees.
• Respond to resident questions, complaints and concerns regarding cleaning.
• Perform related duties as required.  

Minimum Qualifications
• Physical ability to do the work and one year of experience as a Custodian
• Experience and references that demonstrate ability to:
o Understand written and verbal instructions in English
o Effectively interact and communicate in a variety of situations
o Work independently with minimal supervision

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered

Desired Qualifications
Competitive candidates will possess experience that demonstrates:
• Previous success as a Custodian or housekeeper in an on-campus housing environment
• An eye for detail
• Dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction
• Ability to understand and produce written and verbal instructions in English
• Ability to effectively interact and communicate in a variety of situations
• Ability to use and learn computer skills for email and housing programs

Conditions of Employment
• A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.
• Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver’s License.
• Mandatory overtime required twice a year over weekend days
• Custodians and Custodians Lead may be assigned to work in a residence hall, apartment complex, office/work area or UW Dining facility.

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