Custodian 1 - Grave Shift (Non-Permanent, 2 Positions)

Columbia Basin College
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time


Columbia Basin College ('CBC' or the 'College') seeks to fill two (2) Non-Permanent Custodian 1 - Graveyard Shift positions to perform a variety of custodial and housekeeping tasks to maintain cleanliness and care of CBC campus buildings and grounds. The Custodian 1 focus is cleaning for all CBC locations, including both Richland and Pasco campuses, with specific duties, tasks, or combinations of tasks varying according to the assigned facilities and shift. This position reports to the Custodian 3 Supervisor.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by August 29, 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 (Download PDF reader) , state employees and employees of educational institutions must be fully vaccinated. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. Need more information? Please contact .

Primary Responsibilities
  • Perform custodial duties under a team cleaning concept for campus buildings and facilities, which includes general cleaning and housekeeping duties of buildings/facilities, including refilling restroom dispensers, and servicing restrooms/showers, common areas, classrooms and offices;
  • Assist with set-up and tear-down of equipment needed for CBC events, meetings, classrooms and trainings including, whiteboards/easels, furnishings, folding chairs and tables; assist with office moves and other revisions to work areas (e.g., moving workstations, furniture supplies, etc.);
  • Perform custodial duties on Pasco campuses, but can support servicing for all surrounding CBC buildings and ground locations;
  • Perform cleaning duties including sweeping and washing sidewalks and/or stairs as needed; ensure departmental/facility cleanliness and safety standards are met;
  • Perform detailed floor care projects and other cleaning projects as scheduled;
  • Clean whiteboards and erasers; dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; replace interior light bulbs; collect and dispose of garbage, trash and recycle containers;
  • Follow written and/or verbal SDS instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures;
  • Wash interior and exterior windows; operate high-pressure washer; empty cigarette urns; clear cobwebs and change exterior light bulbs, including flood lights;
  • Perform cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment, including snow removal;
  • Operate assigned power equipment and hand-operated tools including vacuum, buffers/polishers, broom, mop, squeegee, high pressure washer, and ladder for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets and furniture;
  • Attend safety and monthly meetings;
  • Assist with morning custodial emergencies as needed;
  • Maintain custodial warehouse/closets organize, stock, clean; receive and distribute custodial supplies;
  • Maintain custodial trucks in suitable condition – cleaned and fueled as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Six (6) months of experience in custodial, general or building maintenance, grounds keeping, semi-skilled carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing repair work;
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English; and
  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license or ability to obtain one before date of hire.
Skills & Abilities

Teambuilding : Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, ability to accept constructive criticism; cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors;

Quality : Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;

Safety and Security: Observe safety and security procedures when using hand and power tools applicable to trade, operate vacuums, strippers, buffers, lawn mowers, and other custodial and grounds maintenance equipment; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly;

Oral Communication: Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; participate in meetings;

Problem Solving Skills: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics;

Attendance/Punctuality : Consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent, arrive at meetings and appointments on time;

Customer Service Skills : Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments;

Interpersonal Skills : Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas and try new things; and

Quantity : Meet productivity standards; complete work in timely manner; strive to increase productivity; work quickly.


This position is a twelve-month (12), full-time, overtime eligible, classified staff position. This is a non-permanent position with employment up to 18 months. The typical work hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.; however, must be available to work a flexible schedule due to work demands and some evening/weekend work when prior notice is given by the College. This position is available immediately.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.


In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that must be met and may be encountered by an incumbent when performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including frequent traveling between buildings on campus and driving employer vehicles off and around campus. Duties involve physical strength, agility and endurance to bend/reach, lift, pull or push objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, 80 pounds with help from others or by mechanical means, and climb a ladder and work from heights no more than 80 feet off the ground. Manual dexterity and coordination are required while operating equipment such as standard office equipment and custodial equipment.


Work environment is performed in multiple locations such as a typical office environment, field and indoor/outdoor settings that includes some exposure to hazards or physical risks that require following safety and driving requirements. There may be exposure to chemical hazards requiring the use of rubber safety gloves and safety glasses as provided. Interruptions occur on a regular basis. There can be exposure to adverse weather conditions and unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust and/or uneven surfaces, while performing the duties of this position.


This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA). Internal promotional, transfer and voluntary demotion applicants who have skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position will be considered prior to consideration of other applicants.

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