- Position Summary
Positions in this level perform various, custodial, and maintenance related tasks to ensure and maintain proper cleanliness of facilities. Positions may repair and replace items, including but not limited to, cleaning equipment, light fixtures, switches, valves, dispensers, windows, locks, plumbing, etc., Custodians may be directed by public safety personnel to secure windows and doors, unlock doors, and ensure that building alarms are activated. Custodians may be required to drive to satellite locations. Custodians will assist with event set ups/take downs. This position is a classified full-time position and eligible for overtime and may be required to work alternate/flexible shifts. This position reports to the Custodian Supervisor.
- Essential Functions
- Clean buildings, offices, rooms, institutional and non-institutional facilities. Inspects the custodial work around campus and determines improvements and changes as needed.
- Apply health, safety and cleaning standards for cleaning and sanitizing showers, restrooms, and toilet facilities.
- Maintain supplies and materials such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, for restrooms, showers and toilet facilities.
- Installs and repairs dispensers and other custodial equipment.
- Clean chalkboards and erasers, dust and wipe furniture, sweep, mop, vacuum floors, empty wastebaskets, trash and recycle containers.
- Sweep, mop, scrub, wax and polish floors, walls and woodwork; dust furniture and equipment; empty wastebaskets; polish furniture and metal fixture; wash window; vacuums rugs, curtains and furniture as needed.
- Repair and maintain electric powered janitorial tools, equipment such as vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, floor scrubbers, dispensers, etc.
- Make rounds, locking doors, closing windows, turning off lights and replacing burned out light bulbs, turning air conditioning and other equipment on and off.
- Repair or replace fixture, furnishings, and any other miscellaneous objects. Touch up paint on college projects.
- Repair and maintain plumbing fixtures such as drains, clogged toilets, faucets, sinks, and showers.
- Prepare area for work with other trades as needed.
- Collect and disposes of garbage and trash; shovel snow and sweep and clean sidewalks on an emergency basis.
- Monitor custodial supplies inventory and equipment. Order supplies and stock custodial closets.
- Serves as lead Custodian to Custodian 1 personnel.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- HS Diploma or equivalent
- One year experience in custodial, general or building maintenance/repair work or associated trades.
- Two year's experience in general or building maintenance or associated trades.
- Experience working in a higher education facilities, hospitals, or business office environment.
Conditions of Employment
- Successfully pass a criminal history background check prior to employment.
- Must possess a current valid, unrestricted driver's license or able to obtain one within 2 months of employment.
- Must be able to read, write and communicate efficiently.
- Willingness and ability to work established work schedule, and accept shift and overtime scheduling to meet college needs.
- Willingness and ability to perform work indoors or outdoors in all seasons, all types of weather and with high noise levels from tools and equipment.
- Willing to work in teams in daily work or on projects.
- Ability to climb and balance on ladders (up to 10 ft) to wash windows, dust, set clocks, etc.
- Physical ability to handle heavy equipment and materials weighing 35 to 50 pounds daily, 50 to 75 pounds occasionally, and over 75 pounds in some instances, where assistance may be required.
- Ability to walk, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
- Identify and resolve minor maintenance problems;
- Inspect areas and ensure that departmental/facility cleanliness standards are met;
- Perform minor maintenance and repair work.
- Ability to understand, speak, write and read the English language, for receiving and reading instructions for cleaning and chemical handling, and radio and emergency communications;
- Work in a multicultural environment.
- Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Knowledge of Safety Standards and Cleaning Standards
- Maintain respect and confidentiality, ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- Excellent customer service skills, including: establishing, building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills along with following instructions.
- Application Process
Complete application packages must include the following.
1. Tacoma Community College online application.
2. Cover letter and Resume.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time position currently scheduled to work as follows: Summer Schedule - June 25, 2018 through September 13, 2018; Monday through Thursday, 5:00 pm to 3:30 am. Academic year schedule - September 17, 2018 to mid-June, 2019; Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 pm to 1:30 am. The successful candidate must be willing to work varying shifts & hours to meet business needs. The salary range is $2,214 to $2,848 per month plus $1.00 per hour shift differential for evening shifts. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: Life, health, dental and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay. A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Washington Public Employees Association or payment of a service fee is required within 30 days of employment. The layoff unit for this position is "All Other Classified Positions".
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Beth Brooks Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5054; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466 www.tacomacc.edu/careers
The benefit information presented below is a summary of College provided benefits. This information is subject to change and subject to the provisions of any legislative mandates and College policy changes. For more detailed information about Tacoma Community College benefits and to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact the College Benefits Manager at (253) 566-5079 or via email at: email@example.comHelp
The College health benefits are negotiated through the State of Washington Health Care Authority. Eligible employees can choose from a variety of health plans including a State preferred provider plan and several managed care plans. Classified employees who are expected to work at least half-time per month for more than six months, can apply for health insurance coverage on the first day of employment. Coverage begins on the first day of the following month or if you start work on the first working day of the month, coverage begins that day. Nonpermanent employees who work at least half-time and are expected to be employed for less than six months are not eligible. However, if the employment continues beyond the initial six-month period, the employee may apply for coverage to be effective on the first day of the seventh calendar month of employment. The Health Care Authority also has eligibility rules regarding seasonal employees. Employees pay a portion of their medical care cost through payroll deduction. The employee premium is based on the employee's choice of plan and coverage for lawful spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. The current monthly premiums range from $25 through $307 depending on plan choice and number of persons covered. The College contribution for employee medical plans currently is $584.58. Employees who have other options for comprehensive medical insurance do not have to participate in the College's plan.
Vision Insurance is included with all employee health insurance plans. Optical service frequency and hardware (glasses, contact lenses) vary per type of plan selected. Employees do not pay a separate premium for vision coverage. Vision coverage is included with the employee health insurance premium.
Benefit eligible classified employees have a choice of dental plans. Options include a State of Washington preferred provider dental plan and two managed care plans. The coverage options vary based on plan selection. Currently, employees do not pay a premium for dental insurance.
Medical Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Classified employees who are permanent may participate in the Medical Flexible Spending Account plan, more commonly referred to as the FSA. The College offers an optional flexible spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses. This is a calendar year plan whereby employees can set aside pretax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. This is a "use it or lose it" IRC governed plan. Employees can set aside between $240 and $2,400 per calendar year. Medical expense reimbursements can be requested for the employee, their spouse, and their IRS dependents. Eligible Employees can begin participation the first day of the month following employment.
Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA)
Post-retirement health reimbursement account plan
Upon College retirement classified employees who accrue sick leave participate in a tax free transfer of one quarter of sick leave benefits into a health reimbursement plan in lieu of a cash sick leave payout which would be taxable compensation. This is a IRC governed plan and mandatory participation is required based on a group election. These dollars can be used for post-retirement health expenses including health insurance premiums.
The College provides $25,000 in basic life insurance from any cause and $5,000 basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at no cost to the eligible employee. Employees can enroll in additional low cost optional life insurance benefits for themselves, their spouse, and dependents. Currently, employees can apply for an additional amount equal to $350,000 plus the amount of the employee's annualized salary. Upon retirement, employee's can apply for conversion of their term life insurance into a whole life policy.
Long Term Disability Insurance
The College provides a basic long term disability plan at no cost to the employee. This plan pays a benefit between $50 and $240 per month 90 days after disability certification or the period of accumulated sick leave, whatever is longer. Employees can also participate in an optional long-term disability plan that provides 60% of the first $10,000 of monthly predisability earnings, reduced by any deductible income, plus amounts paid into the higher education retirement accounts. This is an after-tax benefit; therefore, any benefits received from this plan are tax free.
Classified employees participate in the State of Washington Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS). The PERS system has two initial plans that a new employee can participate in. The PERS Plan 2 is a defined benefit plan. The PERS Plan 3 is a defined benefit plan with a defined contribution plan component. For more information about these plans, employees and potential applicants are encouraged to refer to the Department of Retirement website at: http://www.drs.wa.gov/member/Plans/PERS/default.htm
Supplemental Retirement Opportunities
The College offers the opportunity to participate in supplemental retirement plans in addition to the regular matched retirement. An employee can voluntarily participate in a 403(b) plan and set aside a portion of their income in a tax deferred plan. These plans are easily set-up and provide for employee flexibility. Recent tax changes allow employees to participate in both supplemental 403(b) plans and the State of Washington's 457 deferred compensation plan.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Classified employees of the College can participate in the State's deferred compensation plan. This 457 plan allows an employee to set aside additional pre tax earnings for retirement savings. Employees can participate in the supplemental 403(b) retirement plans in addition to participation in the State plan.
Dependent Care Assistance Program
Classified employees can set aside pretax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket dependent care expenses. This plan provides a simple, efficient and cost-effective opportunity for savings. Employees may be able to save hundreds in dollars in taxes annually if they have children under the age of 13 or elderly parents who require care assistance. Employees can sign up to participate upon hire or during the open enrollment period offered each year.
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Plan
The Washington Guaranteed Education Tuition Program, or GET, is a qualified tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. GET offers Washington families a safe, affordable and easy way to save for college. Since GET began in 1998, Washington families have opened more than 44,000 accounts valued at over $436 million.
GET accounts are for everyone.
GET accounts are for everyone – from newborns to senior citizens. The only requirement is that the student beneficiary live in Washington at the time of enrollment.
GET accounts can be used almost anywhere.
GET accounts can be used at almost any public or private college, university, trade or technical school in the United States, as well as some schools around the world.
GET accounts grow tax-free.
The increased value of GET accounts is tax-exempt when used for tuition and other qualified educational expenses. The IRS also allows generous gift and estate tax exemptions for contributions to GET.
GET accounts are guaranteed.
And best of all, GET is low risk. The state of Washington guarantees that 100 GET units will cover one year of tuition and state-mandated fees at the highest-priced public university in Washington – whether your child is ready for college in five years, 15 years or more.
Classified staff observes ten statutory paid Holidays per calendar year with the following exception. Tacoma Community College votes on an annual basis to observes an alternate date for the President's Day Holiday in accordance with WAC 251-22-040(1). Employees must be on pay status the day before the Holiday to receive Holiday compensation.
Classified employees continuously employed by the college for more than four months may select one personal holiday each calendar year in addition to the above holidays provided the employee has given proper supervisory notification and the number of employees selecting a particular day off does not prevent providing continued public service.
Classified Staff observe vacation leave in accordance with applicable bargaining agreements and the State of Washington rules and regulations. For more information on leave specifics, please contact Human Resources.
Classified Staff observe sick leave in accordance with applicable bargaining agreements and the State of Washington rules and regulations. For more information on leave specifics, please contact Human Resources.
Classified staff participate in other leave benefits such as: military leave, family and medical leave, civil duty leave, bereavement leave, shared leave and other leaves referenced within the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
- 01Which best describes your level of education?
02How much experience do you have in custodial, general or building maintenance/repair work or other associated trades?
- High School graduate or equivalent
- Some College
- Associates degree from an accredited college or university
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
- Masters degree from an accredited college or university
03Please describe your experience working in custodial, general or building maintenance/repair work or other associated trades.04Please describe your experience working in a higher education facilities, hospitals, or business office environment.05Do you possess a current valid, unrestricted driver's license?
- Some experience but less than one (1) year.
- At least one (1) year but less than two (2) years.
- At least two (2) years but less than three (3) years.
- Three or more years of experience.
06Are you able to read, write and communicate effectively to perform your work safely and effectively?
07Please describe how you work in teams to complete your daily work or to work on projects.08Are you able to work an established work schedule, and accept shift and overtime scheduling to meet college needs?
09Are you willing and able to perform work indoors or outdoors in all seasons, all types of weather and with high noise levels from tools and equipment?
10Are you able to handle heavy equipment and materials weighing 35 to 50 pounds daily, 50 to 75 pounds occasionally, and over 75 pounds in some instances, where assistance may be required?
11Are you able to walk, turn, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, and stand for long periods of time?
12Are you able to climb and balance on ladders (up to 10 ft) to wash windows, dust, set clocks etc?