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Environmental Services Technician
The Human Resources Department announces the position of Environmental Services Technician reporting to the Facilities Specialist II and Assistant Directors. This position is considered essential and is required to report to work as scheduled during University closings.


Responsibilities include:  sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs, and other surfaces inside/outside of buildings; scrub, strip, wash and polish floors using industrial type floor machines; vacuum carpets in offices, classrooms, halls, and public areas; shampoo carpets periodically using heavy extraction machines and other carpet shampooing machines; clean and dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim and whiteboards using recommended cleaning supplies; clean, disinfect and service lavatories, rest rooms, showers and locker rooms; wash windowsills, interior/exterior windows, glass in corridor doors, and wash glass and trim in entrance doors/vestibules; wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or with powered wall washing machine; remove, wash, replace and adjust Venetian blinds and curtains; vacuum and wash ceiling lights and HVAC fixtures; work on ladders as required; move furniture and complete set-ups/tear-downs for University functions and outside rental groups; clean and service cigarette urns, ashtrays and surrounding areas of exterior entrances and buildings; collect and replace containers with trash liners and take trash to designated area for pick-up or specific trash location; replace liners in wastebaskets, trash containers and recycle containers; adjust, clean and maintain all vacuums, scrubbers, carpet machines, walk behinds, kiavacs and other operating equipment in work areas; adjust/change brushes, pads, rollers, belts and other attachments; move and assemble heavy furniture, supplies and misc. equipment as directed; report items needing repair, using the proper work order request, noticed while performing duties; call Operations Center for issues that need immediate attention; make initial attempt to unclog toilets, sinks, bathtubs and showers; place recommended drain conditioner or odor control in sinks, toilets, shower and floor drains routinely; remove snow using manual tools from building steps, entrances and areas not easily accessed by motorized vehicles including spreading anti-skid material and hand shoveling entrances, steps and walkways as needed/requested, around all buildings as directed; receive/unload delivery trucks; and perform related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years of experience in applied trade.
  • Ability to receive work orders verbally or in writing, ability to work well with co-workers.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, climb ladders or scaffold, remain standing and walking for long periods of time; ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work with chemical substances.
  • Must work outside in all types of weather, at times in unpleasant areas, must clean spills of various substances including body fluids.
  • Overtime is required as needed; vacation approval may be limited during peak activity periods.
  • Ability to report to work during any University closings.
  • Must be able to work any shift at any University location.
Internal Application Deadline:  August 13, 2015
External Application Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled
Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible