Job no: 527379
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.73- $17.90 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes May 23, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete an online application. As part of the application process, you will be asked to respond to the following supplemental questions (up to 250 words for each response):
1. What do you find motivating about custodial work?
2. Give an example of when you worked as a member of a team to complete a project/task?
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.
We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.
University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).
University Housing custodians perform all custodial duties to maintain clean, safe and sanitary conditions in and around the residence halls, apartments, and houses of University Housing. They should exhibit appropriate behavior in the workplace creating a respectful and inclusive work environment. They will participate in the augmentation of the division's strategic plan, provide services that accomplish department core purpose and values and provide services including direct communications with the customer.
With the guidance of the Facilities Services Coordinator and Facilities Manager, this position makes decisions to prioritize work for greater productivity; selects appropriate supplies and equipment for best results from an assigned set of tools and chemicals while following established cleaning processes and procedures; ensures resident concerns are reported/routed to proper channels; responds to customer questions; provides safety in the workplace to ensure the protection of self and others.
This position reports to a University Housing Facilities Manager and is led by a Facilities Services Coordinator. Work is reviewed regularly by the Facilities Services Coordinator and Facilities Manager. This is a full-time, 12-month position and shifts may include days, nights, weekend and holidays.
Typical duties may include:
Cleaning, sanitation and light maintenance of assigned building area; complying with safety procedures; communicating with residents about custodial and maintenance issues, both orally and in writing; moving and arranging furniture for special functions; responding to emergency needs.
Duties may require these physical demands:
Lift 35 pounds routinely and up to 50 pounds occasionally; stair climbing, overhead work, working on ladders, prolonged periods of exertion, working in inclement weather, lifting and carrying, bending, crawling, kneeling, reaching, and stooping; working in freezers, coolers and basement spaces and occasional clean-up of bodily fluids.
This position requires the employee to make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. This includes times when the university may be closed. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.
Special Requirement: Valid driver's license and ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification for the purpose of driving University vehicles.
- One full year of work experience providing a service-type
function (example: custodial service, customer service, etc.)
- Ability to perform duties in a way that advances and supports
the mission of the department and University.
- Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and
form effective relationships for problem-solving and positive
- Attentiveness to detail.
- Ability to maintain a safety-conscious workplace.
- Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive
and proactive attitude.
- Ability to model the highest ethical standards.
- Customer service skills.
- Read and write in English for purpose of reading tickets and to
understand policies, procedures, and safety information.
- Basic foundation of knowledge of commercial cleaning equipment
and chemicals that would normally be obtained through a combination
of training and/or directly related industrial custodial
- Ability to use computer basics for the following: email, online
training, repair requests, managing timesheets and leave
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527379/custodian