Job Details

Custodian 2

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA

Job - Other

Close Date: 02/16/2020

*This position works a graveyard shift: Sunday-Friday, 11:00 pm - 7:30 am*

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the position of Custodian 2 in our Facilities Department. The hours for this position are Sunday-Friday, 11:00 pm - 7:30 am.

SPSCC is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

We also offer:
Free Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond
Gym and recreation facilities
FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
On-campus child care
Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
The Clipper Café specializing in seasonal comfort foods
The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
Starbucks coffee shop
Percival Creek running beneath our campus footbridge, providing year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon runs
Marked walking paths (Download PDF reader) on nicely paved sidewalks
A variety of wellness workshops and events

What You'll Do
Perform assigned building, team or group cleaning responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision:

Clean, disinfect and sanitize restrooms, shower rooms, fixtures and equipment in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispensers.
Clean assigned facilities (e.g. classrooms, cafeterias, day care facilities, gymnasiums, auditoriums, offices, corridors, entranceways, elevators, stairways, etc.), in accordance with established procedures and standards, for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment.
Clean white boards; dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop or vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets, trash, and recycle containers. Remove trash and recycling from area and take to outside dumpsters or compactors.
Strip, scrub, apply floor finish, buff, and refinish hard surface floors.
Clean up spills on carpets, tile, and flooring.
Perform exterior cleaning and related duties in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove debris or to sweep sidewalks or stairs.
Contain and clean blood and bodily fluid in accordance with procedures using proper protective equipment.
Detail cleaning including floors, ceilings, walls and corners using extension tools and heavy cleaning equipment (such as buffing machines, scrubbers and waxers and carpet cleaning machines).

Transport, move and arrange furniture and equipment; event set-ups:
Maintain custodial supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, custodial tools, etc.) in custodial rooms for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities. Promptly report tool repair or replacement needs to Supervisor.
Transport custodial supplies and equipment to and from storage and work areas.
Arrange equipment and furnishings (e.g. furniture arrangements, tables, chairs, bleachers, etc.) as required for the purpose of providing adequate arrangements for meetings, classroom activities and events.

Maintain records, follow written and verbal direction, and complete forms and records:
Maintain inventories and simple reports
Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures.
Maintain records and forms. Use Outlook and Megamations to communicate and view work orders.

Other Tasks:
Participate in training, the department safety program and other events; provide input for process improvement, safety, etc.
Report need for repairs and maintenance.
Check for and secure windows; report unlocked doors and unauthorized occupants to security.
Member of the Inclement Weather Team; provide support to other Facilities projects as needed

Qualifications You Possess
Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of high school/GED
Ability to work on a ladder
Ability to physically perform essential duties
Ability to adhere to all safe work practices
Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver's License and ability to drive College vehicles is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Able to communicate well; complete routine job forms and incident reports; and/or communicate routine information regarding daily activities.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in units of measure using whole numbers and common fractions.
Ability to complete assignments without immediate supervision.
Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, cleaning methods, procedures, tools, equipment.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
This position requires physical work that includes lifting, moving, pushing and pulling. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly, and often repetitively, required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Periodically required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to walk and stand constantly and for extended periods. Must be able to follow instructions on work orders; and/or read routine sentences, instructions, regulations, or procedures.

To Apply
Applications must be completed online at: and include the following attachments:

Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

Bargaining Unit
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees.

SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.

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