Building Services Generalist Temp-1

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Custodial 1
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Job Summary:The building services generalist will be a welcoming presence for students to the Lockwood Hotel, providing informational assistance, promoting good public relations, delivering custodial services, and providing a security presence. The benefitted position requires exceptional customer service skills and great flexibility to support multiple responsibilities in the facility. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Building Services Generalist

Facilities Services Department

Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff Appointment


  • Provide general cleaning and maintenance of assigned areas, complete/compose work orders, and accomplish project work as directed
  • Give informational assistance, promote good public relations, and deliver exceptional customer service
  • Complete event setup and cleanup for functions
  • Pick-up trash in common areas; empty trash, recycling bins, haul trash to dumpster
  • Vacuum all traffic areas and other surfaces as necessary
  • Clean and maintain high visibility and first impression areas
  • Walk through facility and pick up, spot clean as needed, respond to custodial requests
  • Clean and disinfect all rest rooms; sweep and mop floors, refill dispensers; turn out lights and secure areas
  • Assist with maintaining inventory of custodial equipment, schedule service repairs as needed
  • Trouble shoot simple building system and equipment issues and request appropriate assistance
  • Provide basic audio-visual support
  • Monitor security systems, equipment, and alarms
  • Deal with various levels of incidents as necessary, including first response in an emergency, administering First Aid or CPR
  • Support emergency response/cleanup of biohazards, follow bloodborne pathogen protocols
  • Provide support of snow removal during and after storms
  • Assist with Universal Waste Management Program and Colby sustainability initiatives
  • Comply with all safety rules, OSHA regulations
  • Participate in on-the-job training
  • Represent the department on committees as required
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions
  • Enforce College policies and complete necessary reports and paperwork
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Proven self-starter with excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Ability to follow all safety rules and procedures is required
  • Previous custodial experience required; building maintenance experience desired
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust as new projects are assigned
  • Attention to detail, dependability, and initiative required
  • Additional training, certifications, or related experience in First Aid, CPR and AED (required within first 6 months), First Responders, and Conflict Resolution preferred
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Well-developed public relations skills able to perform duties in a flexible, non-confrontational environment and utilize diplomacy and tact dealing with sensitive situations
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community


Reporting to the custodial supervisor, this position has high visibility and significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, community members, and other outside constituencies.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. working off campus at the Lockwood Hotel. General indoor and outdoor campus environment. Position involves frequent movement, including walking, standing, bending, twisting, shoveling, reaching, and lifting. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The position requires a pre-employment physical.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Building Services Generalist - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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