Environmental Services Technician
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University
affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive
campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human
community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons
who represent the breadth of human difference. The university
encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to
apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed
to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and
reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a
diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300
undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all
students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global
Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus,
noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50
miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley,
about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and
New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu
Performs a variety of semi-skilled
tasks and duties in support of the campus community. Provides daily
cleaning tasks in assigned areas, to ensure a clean and safe
environment for students and staff to live, work, and study.
- Maintain all assigned offices, public areas, classrooms, and
hallways in a clean, neat, and orderly condition. Wash chalkboards;
gather and clean dirty erasers; sweep and wet mop floors as
assigned; remove all waste using prescribed methods; wash window
interiors as needed and exteriors within reach using stepladder.
Vacuum carpeted areas. Wash, polish, vacuum, and dust furniture,
brass fixtures, windowsills, baseboards, file cabinets, etc. using
prescribed methods and materials.
- Sweep and wet mop all assigned restrooms in residence halls,
classroom buildings, and office buildings. Clean glass, mirrors,
light fixtures, sinks, bowls, showers, shower walls, shower
curtains and/or doors and walls, ceilings, partitions, tubs, using
prescribed methods. Remove all waste from restrooms using
- Sweep assigned building entryways and maintain their
cleanliness to a distance of fifteen feet from each entrance.
- Maintain equipment, supplies, and supply closets in a neat and
orderly condition. Maintains inventory daily.
- Lock doors; close and lock windows; turn out lights.
- Report emergency repairs to the Facilities Management office;
report general needed repairs to the foreman.
- Maintain complete familiarity with safety rules and procedures
in the performance of assigned duties. Request additional training
- Maintain complete familiarity with operation and basic
maintenance of job-related equipment and supplies. Request
additional training as needed.
- Understand and follow all safety rules.
- Maintain a safe, healthy, and environmentally sound workplace
demonstrated by following good housekeeping practices, notifying
supervisors of potential hazards, adhering to OSHA standards and
other safe practice procedures, and being an example for other
staff regarding safe equipment use.
- Contributes to the overall success of facilities management and
the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as
Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesThe ability to receive
and interpret instructions and to maintain a flexible work schedule
for certain periods of the year required. Knowledge of and ability
to safely and properly use the following equipment: Vacuum sweeper;
Broom; Dust mop; Spray bottles; Scrubbing tools; Polishing cloths;
Cleaning chemicals; Disinfectants; Deodorizers; Polish; Razorblades
in holders; Counter brush and pan; Supply forms; Gloves; Plastic
bags in waste receptacles; up to 30 gallon containers, filled bags
up to 15 lbs; Buckets and 5-gal wringer buckets up to 20 lbs.
filled. Wet mop, 12 oz. and 16 oz. dry weights; Ladders and
stepladders; wood, aluminum, and fiberglass @ 3 ft. to 8 ft., 8
lbs. to 44 lbs.EducationHigh school diploma or
equivalent is preferred.
ExperienceRequires two to three weeks of thorough
on-the-job training to become competent.One year housekeeping
Physical DemandWork routines involve climbing
stairs, step ladders, and ladders; bending; lifting and flipping
mattresses; pushing, and pulling wet mops, beds, dressers,
containers of liquids, and vacuum sweepers; lifting filled trash
bags and transporting to collection site; moving classroom desks
and chairs and office chairs; walking; creeping on knees; and using
rotary and lateral hand and arm movement on a continuous basis.
Lifts various weights up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis. Pushes
or pulls various weights up to 45 lbs. on a frequent basis. Carries
various weights up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH00886
To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/2867