Building Service Worker-Lesser Unit (2 Positions)

Primary Function

Under the direct supervision of a Building Service Foreman, perform the necessary custodial work to meet and maintain Building Services’ high standards of cleanliness and sanitation. Perform other duties closely related to those defined in the class specifications. Examples include: making within building moves such as office furniture, bookshelves, mattresses, etc.; setting up chairs, tables, podiums, etc., for special events; moving fire extinguishers for service or yearly check; moving mats and other athletic equipment; cleaning and blowing down the stadium after football and other events; maintaining and cleaning the parking garage; cleaning areas during and after construction and/or remodeling if it is not a part of the contractor’s contract to do so; removing snow; replacing light bulbs and cleaning fixtures in a safe manner; locking and unlocking doors to buildings, classrooms, offices, restrooms, etc.; cleaning and sanitizing swimming pools and locker rooms; informing the Building Service Foreman of any equipment, machinery, or specific area in building needing repair. Building Service Workers are responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of assigned university owned and/or leased property.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

The person in this position reports to a Building Service Foreman. He/she receives written and/or oral instructions for the execution of duties in addition to following previously established routine work procedures and schedules.
Floor maintenance.
Restroom maintenance.
Wash walls, clean and polish furniture. Clean blackboards.
Interior trash removal. Snow removal.
Clean glass and railings. Replace light bulbs.
Operate cleaning equipment including automatic scrubbers and power sweepers (including rider type), all types of wet pick-ups and dry vacuums, power blowers, backpack vacuums, window washers and floor machines.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

High school diploma or equivalent

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

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

• Knowledge of cleaning solutions and custodial methods.
• Ability to comprehend and follow oral instructions.
• Ability to read and follow written instructions, directions, labeling and measurements.
• Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to bend, stretch, twist, reach, and stand for long periods of time.
• 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.
• Ability to tolerate exposure to temperature extremes.
• Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
• Ability to use computers; basic computer skills.
Working Hours
Various; 4am-Noon, 6am-2pm & 6pm-2am shifts
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$16.00 hourly as determined by union contract plus eligible benefits
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions 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.

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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.

ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION . At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE : If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact, with Building Service Worker #1103 in the subject line, by the posting deadline.

Required documentation noted in the posting such as driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.

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.

After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.

Click on Office Support Specialist 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.

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Physical Demands

1. Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.
2. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
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
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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 . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at .

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 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 or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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

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