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University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024


Job no: 533405

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Custodial, Student Life/Services

Department: Physical Education and Recreation
Classification: Custodian
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.59 - $19.72 per hour
FTE: 1

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes March 6, 2024

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please complete the online application.

Department Summary

The Physical Education and Recreation Department (PE and Rec) plays a vital role at the University of Oregon in educating, engaging, and inspiring the campus community to live active, balanced lives! As part of the Division of Student Life, we expand learning beyond the classroom and facilitate positive experiences to support physical, emotional, and social wellbeing, as well as student success. We actively cultivate a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment at the Student Rec Center that honors diverse needs and encourages people of all abilities and backgrounds to participate.

PE and Rec offers world-class facilities, a long tradition of curricular-based physical education classes, and a growing and diverse set of programs, but what really sets the department apart is the culture co-created by the people who work here. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and foster a diverse and culturally aware community. PE and Rec team members are cooperative and collaborative, both within and outside the department, and we strive for excellence in everything we do for our community. We demonstrate integrity in our interactions and challenge each other to continually grow and develop. We also can't fail to mention that we have a lot of fun together!

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to support a quality physical education and recreational experience through effective and timely maintenance, repair, improvements, renovation, and cleaning of recreation/PE facilities. Our customers are students, faculty, and staff of the university, campus visitors, and employees of PE and Rec.

This position will be responsible for cleaning offices, lounges, multi-use spaces, restrooms, locker rooms, hallways, and all activity areas. Duties include but are not limited to, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, polishing, cleaning light fixtures, washing windows, cleaning carpets and upholstered chairs, using auto scrubber on floors, picking up and emptying trash, cleaning toilets, urinals, sinks, drains, mirrors, lockers, and walls. This position will restock dispensers, clean and stock custodial closets, perform minor repairs to custodial equipment, and perform annual cleaning including, but not limited to, floor sealing/waxing, stripping, or buffing.

This position will perform other job-related duties as required by the supervisor including set-up and tear down of rental equipment and may perform limited outdoor facility maintenance such as cleaning steps, windows, and entryways.

Duties will be performed in compliance with departmental, University, state, federal, and OSHA regulations, policies, and procedures.

The person in this position makes decisions on work priorities, necessary supplies and equipment, the means of accomplishing duties, and personal and public safety. The work productivity and protection of self and public are affected by these decisions.

The Coordinator of Facilities reviews the work of this position daily. Review is conducted by visual and written inspection. The purpose of the review is to ensure a clean and safe working area.

Working facilities include Student Recreation Center, Gerlinger Hall, Gerlinger Annex, Student Tennis Center, and Outdoor Recreation (fields, courts, running track, and open spaces).

Work conditions and physical demands:
  • This position is located in a recreation setting where temperatures, lighting, noise, and air quality will vary and some outdoor work is required.
  • This position works with germicidal, sanitizing, and other cleaning products.
  • This position requires an ability to follow written and oral communication regarding schedules, cleaning duties, and cleaning products.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk, lift, stoop or perform repetitive movement is required.

    Work Schedule:

    Monday - Friday, 3am to 11:30am

    Minimum Requirements

    One year of cleaning experience in commercial, residential or industrial setting.

    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to follow written and oral communication regarding schedules, cleaning duties and cleaning products required of this position.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment with co-workers to create effective relationships for problem-solving.
  • Ability to foster and maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive working environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Ability to respond to unexpected interruptions with flexibility and to re-prioritize work appropriately.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with commercial cleaning equipment and chemicals.
  • Experience with floor care.
  • Experience prioritizing work duties and working independently with little to no supervision.
  • Experience using email as a communication tool.
  • Ability and willingness to work special events that may be scheduled overtime on weekdays and weekends.

    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

    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 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

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