UMKC Campus Facilities Management
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
This is routine, manual work utilizing knowledge of various
custodial materials, equipment, methods and procedures used in
maintaining a clean, neat and orderly building. Work is
spot-checked frequently and reviewed by observation for neatness,
cleanliness, efficiency and overall results. Functional contacts
include students, staff and general public using building
Work in this classification consists of providing direction and
leadership to other employees while performing the same general
type and kind of duties. Arrange for needed assistance from other
shops on a particular job or work assignment and provide
coordination for the work being performed. All work is subject to
spot-checking and review for overall conformance to specifications
and accepted standards of the trade. Functional contacts include
Receive work assignments from supervisor, plan or assist in
scheduling of work operations and assign tasks. Arrange for timely
assistance from other trades where required. Instruct or train
workers as necessary in the use of materials, equipment, methods,
procedures, and safety regulations. Keep all work operations under
close direction. Initiate required action to resolve work problems.
Inspect work for conformance to accepted standards.
Assure availability of necessary tools, materials and equipment and
provide for proper storage. May maintain records of materials used,
time reports, job time, etc. May write work orders, estimates for
job costs, time and materials, take inventory and order or purchase
materials or supplies as necessary and authorized. Inform
supervisor regarding work progress and operational problems. Notify
supervisor of employee performance and conduct.
Perform miscellaneous duties in the care and cleaning of university
buildings: sweep floors with broom and dust mops, empty trash
receptacles, clean ash cans, spot wash walls, dust furniture, clean
windows, sweep and shovel snow from building entrances, clean
drinking fountains, wash blackboard, replenish chalk and other
related duties. Clean assigned rooms, halls, entrances, stairways
and elevators. May occasionally perform general housekeeping tasks
requiring standing on stools, benches, stepladders or fixed
furniture. Reasonable safety standards are to be observed in the
performance of work above ground or floor level. May replace light
bulbs. May wet-mop floors, prepare floors for waxing, apply wax and
buff floors. Prepare rooms for meetings by setting up chairs,
tables and necessary equipment; vacuum carpet, polish metal and
order custodial supplies as needed. May be assigned work in areas
requiring special use of disinfectants, cleaning techniques and
sanitation procedures (such as in hospital isolation rooms,
operating rooms, recovery rooms and laboratories). Clean and stock
restrooms continually through the day: wet-mop floors, clean and
disinfect sinks, stools and commodes; clean and polish mirrors,
wash walls and restock restrooms with supplies required. Perform
miscellaneous duties such as making beds, collecting and
distributing towels and linens, supplying rooms with soap, and
drinking glasses and other similar items. Report breakages,
damages, thefts and items in need of repair. May perform building
security duties such as locking and unlocking doors, checking
windows, turning lights on or off, etc., report items that need
repair to superior. May inform students, employees and the public
of housekeeping regulations. Because of necessary fluctuations of
workloads, an incumbent in this class may be required, on an
occasional basis and according to need, to perform duties outside
his/her area at a level of skill the same as or lower than required
by his/her ordinary assignment. Normal safety requirements,
scheduling and the most efficient use of staff and equipment are
taken into consideration in such assignments. Perform all
characteristic duties of the respective classification.
Because of the necessary fluctuation of workloads in the skill
area, an incumbent of this class may be required on an occasional
basis and according to need, to perform duties outside his/her
trade area. Normal safety requirements, scheduling and the most
efficient use of staff and equipment are taken into consideration
in such assignments, other department employees, and University
staff, students, and the public.
Under general supervision, receives verbal and/or written
instructions as needed for work to be performed.
May provide functional supervision.
High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be
acquired is necessary.
One year of work experience within the respective classification.
Persons working in this classification must be able to: read and
write and comprehend typical communications with supervisors and
management. Demonstrated ability to identify problems, recommend
solutions, effectively convey and receive information, and make
efficient and effective operational decisions. Must also meet
specific requirements as listed in the classification
specifications. Ability to work with others: supervisors, staff,
staff groups, customers, and general public. Demonstrated ability
to work within a team setting.
Full Time/Part Time
Full time position
$15.21 / hour.
Monday through Friday.
Open until filled.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter,
resume, and list of three references with contact information) into
one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855)
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If
you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or
functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative
Action at (816) 235-1323.
EEO IS THE LAW
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UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving
research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and
learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including
race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual
orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style,
religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences,
educational level and family structure. For more information on our
diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over
85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives.
With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of
opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating
their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area
where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens
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