Building Service Foreman

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Position Title

Building Service Foreman

Position Number

00034699

Working Position Title

Building Service Foreman

Posting Type

Civil Service

FTE

1.00

Representation

Non-Union

Department

Building Services

Primary Function

Assume responsibility for supervising, coordinating, training, and directing Building Service Workers in performing custodial and sanitation services for the University

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

Supervise, coordinate, assign and direct Building Service Workers in performing custodial and sanitation services for the University. Review and approve time cards, vacation requests, and other leaves of absence. Conduct performance evaluations for assigned staff.

By example and instruction, ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner. Ensure that the department’s methods and guidelines for washroom cleaning and sanitizing, floor care, carpet care, and all other sanitation procedures are strictly adhered to.

Procure and distribute the necessary job related supplies and monitor their proper usage. Assume responsibility for the instruction of proper operation, maintenance, cleaning and storage of all equipment. Recommend proper supplies and equipment for the department’s use.

Maintain continuing review and evaluation of buildings on campus through daily inspections and interface regularly with building users to ensure their needs are being met. Ensure that all janitor’s rooms and storage areas are organized and free of trash. Report all repair needs of equipment and building areas.

Conduct individual and group training sessions with employees to assure proper departmental cleaning procedures are being utilized. Attend departmental meetings. Conduct regular meetings with crew to communicate changes in methods, materials, operations, or policies.

This individual will perform his/her duties under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Building Services. The VP of Administration & Finance may advise in determining priorities for the position in conjunction with the Building Services Supervisor.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. High school graduation or equivalent.
2. Three years (36 months) of experience in building custodial work.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

1. Knowledge of the building services materials, cleaning solutions, equipment, and custodial methods.
2. Knowledge of cleaning techniques and procedures.
3. Supervisory experience.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

Knowledge of the building services materials, cleaning solutions, equipment, and custodial methods.
Knowledge of cleaning techniques and procedures.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others.
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to review work for accuracy.
Ability to read and write work-related communications, reports, etc.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Ability to use computers, computer systems and basic computer applications.

Working Hours

Various

Hiring rate/range

Commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Posting Date

10/14/2020

Closing Date

10/21/2020

Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on yourentirework history, including employment dates and duties forallpositions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  • We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.
  • The Civil Service examination for this classification is a Credentials Assessment, and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • Click on Building Service Foreman for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Please click Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.


Link to Department Homepage

Building Services

Physical Demands

1. Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
2. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
3. Ability to bend, stretch, twist, reach, and stand for long periods of time.
4. Ability to perform general physical activities that require considerable use of hands, arms, legs, and moving whole body, such as climbing, lifting, walking, stooping, handling, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating items.

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Is Background Check Required

Yes

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ( ADEI ) at 815-753-8399.

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

Quick Link

http://employment.niu.edu/postings/54028
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Select the answer that best describes your work experience recommending and being responsible for security of proper supplies, equipment and/or materials; trains and supervises the training of employees in established departmental cleaning procedures?
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  2. Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Select the answer that best describes your work experience directing and assigning work to Building Service employees; developing specific goals, plans, methods, and processes to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work; determining and scheduling assignments for work activities based on work priority; monitoring employees’ work levels and reviewing their work performance; inspecting and evaluating the quality and quantity of work completed by personnel; providing project supervision?
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  4. Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Select the answer that best describes your work experience conducting building and/or job safety and sanitation standards on workers accordance with applicable local, state, federal, and university safety and health recommendations and regulations; enforcing safety requirements?
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  6. Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. How many years of supervisory experience do you currently possess? (This can include experience gained as a temporary upgrade, sub-foreman, etc.)
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 or more
  8. Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)


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