The Overnight Facilities Assistant within the University Center (UC) Building Services works a traditional nighttime "third shift" (10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.) including weekends and holidays. This position performs beginning to intermediate routine custodial duties, including, but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, polishing, stripping, sealing, and refinishing hard floors; vacuuming, spot cleaning, shampooing, and extracting carpet, furniture, and upholstery; sanitizing; cleaning walls, ceilings, light fixtures, vents, and changing lamps; cleaning interior and exterior glass windows and doors; cleaning, disinfecting, and degreasing kitchens; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms; restocking dispensers; collecting, sorting, and removing trash, garbage, and recyclable materials; cleaning and removing snow in exterior areas; moving furniture to clean and to set up for events; and working off of ladders, scaffold, or scissor lift.
This position operates powered equipment, including, but not limited to: auto scrubbers; pressure washers; high and low volume extractors; dry-foamer; swing-scrubber; sweepers; various vacuums; and scissor lifts. This position also performs general maintenance, including, but not limited to: changing light bulbs; changing filters; and resupplying paper products and soap. This position will work in a public customer service oriented environment, and interacting with the public; will communicate through a radio; lock and unlock doors; provide general security to the facility; participate in safe work practices; and utilize appropriate personal protective equipment.
This position requires incumbent to effectively work in a team environment; create and maintain a work atmosphere of trust and respect with all team members; work with a variety of diverse groups of individuals effectively; and fully integrate into the UC operation, achieving all the knowledge and skills to be a Facilities Associate.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a safe work environment.
Knowledge of or ability to learn custodial methods and up-to-date cleaning equipment and techniques used for scrubbing, disinfecting, mopping, dusting, polishing, and related tasks.
Skill in operating cleaning equipment including buffers, scrubbers, vacuums, shampooers, high-pressure cleaners and extractors.
Read instructions, safety information, policies and procedures.
Demonstrated written communication skills and interpersonal, listening, and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated skill in customer service orientation.
Organization and time-management.
(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)
Lifting: Floor to knuckle height, 75#. 12 inches to 40 inches, 75#. Floor to 60 inches, 50#. Floor to 48 inches, 60#. Floor to overhead, 5# sustained, with both hands.
Carrying: 2 handed front carry 75# for 10 feet.
Pushing and pulling forces required (during the use of cleaning equipment 25#, handling janitor's cart 5#).
Pushing and pulling forces required (handling, pushing and pulling classroom and office furniture, file cabinets, and equipment): up to 60# sustained at waist level.
Pulling force required for handling Kaivac machine: 75# force.
Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead with 5# in both hands, sustained.
Working overhead from various positions (standing, squatting, and kneeling).
Balancing when climbing and working on a 6 and 10 and 12 foot ladders.
Use of various hand grip circumferences and firm hand grip positions while manipulating various tools and equipment (maximum 50#).
Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment.
Minimum Required Experience
About the University of Montana and University Center Building Services
The University Center is the heart of The University of Montana. It is a gathering place with an atmosphere that is welcoming, full of activity, and alive with diversity. As a bridge between formal classroom learning and life experience, activities coordinated by the University Center work in harmony with the mission of the University. It provides opportunities to develop leadership skills while enhancing an appreciation for responsibility through active student involvement and employment. The University Center serves the university community by providing information resources; a variety of quality, convenient services; a multitude of cultural programs; educational and entertaining events; and recreational and leisure activities; while offering a place for free expression and creative ideas.
UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located at the heart of western Montana's stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.
The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity as a core value. We support equal access and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. This position is eligible for veterans' and disabilities preference in accordance with Montana State Law.
Position Title: Facilities Assistant
Position Number: 116700
Department: University Center Building Services
Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., 12 months/year.
Salary: $13.186/hr Position may be hired at Facilities Assistant ($13.186/hr), or Facilities Associate ($13.710/hr), dependent on qualifications. Position is designed for career ladder progression; advancement from Facilities Assistant to Facilities Associate is expected within 12 months 18 months. Current employee's rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and may be different from the posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.
Union Affiliation: Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE)
Probationary Period: Six months minimum
Benefits Include: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below
A complete application Includes:
Letter of Interest addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position.
Detailed Resume listing education and describing work experience.
Professional References names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
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