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University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Job no: 528399
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: $13.73 - $17.90 per hour
FTE: 1.0

3 positions available

Review of Applications Begins
Immediately. To ensure consideration, please apply by November 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until all positions are filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit an online application. Various shift times are available. Please rank shifts in order of preference where indicated within the online application.

What you will do:

You will be part of a team of valued employees that are responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the Student Rec Center and satellite facilities which include, Gerlinger Hall, Gerlinger Annex, Student Tennis Center and Outdoor Recreation (fields, courts, running track and open spaces).

You'll perform a wide range of custodial tasks such as cleaning office and lounge spaces, hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning carpets and furniture, using an auto scrubber on floors, emptying trash, restocking dispensers and maintaining clean and stocked custodial closets and perform in depth annual cleaning during a period of facility shutdown which will include floor sealing/waxing, stripping and buffing.

You'll work with a great group of colleagues that value teamwork and support each other in our work to educate and inspire the campus community to live Active, Balanced Lives.

Shift times may vary but are typically:
Monday-Friday 3:00am to 11:30am
Thursday-Monday 6:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday-Wednesday 6:00am to 2:30pm

What you need to qualify (minimum qualification):

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

For success in this position you will have…(professional competencies):
  • Ability to follow written and oral communication regarding schedules, cleaning duties and cleaning products.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Ability to respond to unexpected interruptions with flexibility and to re-prioritize work appropriately.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive working environment.

It is preferred, but not required, to have…(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.

Why you should work for us:
  • Employees in our unit receive free membership to the Rec Center and may also choose to participate in physical education classes and/or recreation and fitness programs for free or reduced rate.
  • We provide excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans and paid time off.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.
  • You will join a dynamic team of individuals committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone belongs.

A little about us….

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!

We encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive environments, work effectively on teams, and serve an increasingly diverse University of Oregon campus community.

Other Information:
  • This position is located in a recreation setting where temperatures, lighting, noise, and air quality will vary and some outside work is required.
  • This position works with germicidal, sanitizing, and other cleaning products.
  • The ability to follow written and oral communication regarding schedules, cleaning duties and cleaning products is required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk, lift, stoop or perform repetitious movement is required.

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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