Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal
arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the
racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body.
The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational
experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty,
administration and staff.
Amherst College invites applications for the Special Services
Generalist position. The Special Services Generalist is a
full-time, year-round position, starting at $19.93-commensurate
with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most
diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful
candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to
and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
The Special Services Generalist supports the efforts of Special
Services and Custodial Services to set up special events, move
offices and provide general trucking both on-campus and off-campus.
This position is the secondary contact person responsible for
obtaining detailed information regarding special events and office
moves from the customer. The person in this position is also
responsible for inputting the information into the facilities work
order system as well as tracking the materials and hours.
Work schedule: The position is designated as providing essential
services and may be required to report to work, or remain on duty
even when the College is closed. In the event of inclement weather
or an emergency, support occurs in either providing materials (snow
blowers, wet vacuums) or in participating.
Our work is central to student life and their needs occur at a
variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and as such, a
flexible schedule with extended shift times may be required. This
person must be able to work weekends or extended hours to support
special events or last minute requests. The work schedule may vary
and corresponds to the College's operational needs, but generally
is Monday through Friday, 6 am-2:30 pm.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
- Primary responder for Special Event set-ups and office moves.
Interacts with the customer to obtain more detailed information.
Receives and manages work orders utilizing technology (tablet) to
communicate with customers through facilities work order
- Perform safe operation of college vehicles, in most cases drive
a truck that exceeds the gross weight of 10,000 pounds. General
trucking duties include but, not limited to, transporting
furniture, appliances, custodial supplies, books, and mailings.
Daily inspect the vehicle and maintain the vehicle safety log book.
Report repairs immediately to the Supervisor and Service Center to
enable the work to be scheduled (for repairs involving
safety-related items the driver is to not operate the
- Perform general custodial duties necessary during office moves
and when short-staffed. Maintaining storage spaces, and monitoring
equipment which includes Amherst College vehicles to insure they
are kept in good working order. Maintaining an accurate inventory
of chairs, tables, hand-trucks, dollies and specialized tools.
- Valid Driver's License and successful credentialing is required
in order to operate college vehicles
- Valid Dot Medical Card or the ability to obtain within 3
- General knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair
- Basic knowledge in operating hand tools necessary for
assembling and moving items
- Basic familiarity with computer usage, including email and
- Strong customer service, organizational and time-management
skills including the ability to plan, organize and multi-task when
priorities change frequently
- Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills including
ability to follow written and verbal instructions
- Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
- An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI)
- Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift
- High School diploma or equivalent
- 1 year of related vehicle operation and equipment use
Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth
and development, continued learning, and career advancement.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter
online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs
. Please be sure to upload all requested documents in the first
step of the application process. Applications cannot be revised
once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may
Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly
competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and
faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our
overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the
options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements.
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