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Custodian 2

Company: Whatcom Community College
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Job Description:

Classified, Custodian 2


$2,536.00 - $3,272.00 Monthly


Bellingham, WA

Job Type



Facilities & Ops

Job Number



1/20/2020 4:59 PM Pacific




    Whatcom Community College invites applications for a Custodian 2 (Class Code 678J) position in the College's Facilities and Operations Department. This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants. The Custodian 2 under general supervision of the Custodial Supervisor performs custodial tasks to maintain cleanliness and care of facilities within assigned area on the WCC campus.

    Job Responsibilities

    Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Classrooms: Dust furniture, edges, vents, window seals, corners, railing, blinds; straighten and move chairs, desks and furniture; clean chairs, desks and furniture; mix cleaning chemicals; clean ceilings, walls, doors and tables; clean and wipe chalkboards, whiteboards and trays; clean exterior, interior and entry way glass; high dust and clean fixtures and ledges.
  • Restrooms: clean graffiti; clean and sanitize restroom toilets, urinals, mirrors, counters, tiles, walls partitions, floors, and restroom hardware; refill, soap, toilet paper, paper towels and sanitary dispensers; unplug toilets and sinks; deep clean restrooms, shower rooms, locker rooms, using pressure washer.
  • Floors: Sweep, mop and scrape floors and stairs; run auto scrubber; scrub, buff, deep clean floors; strip and apply finish; clean spills and burnish floors.
  • Carpets: Vacuum carpets; spot removal; deep clean carpets and furniture using extraction.
  • Offices/Lunch room/ Room Upkeep: Dump trash, compost, replacing liners and washing containers; dump recycling, breaking down cardboard.
  • Supplies: Pick up, deliver, organize custodial supplies and equipment; pick up, sort, wash, dry, fold, deliver custodial laundry.
  • Clean and sanitize biohazard. Daily maintenance of custodial tools and equipment.
  • Clean food service: Kitchen floors, walls, windows, tables, chairs and doors.
  • Daily preview of cleaning area and setting priorities. Write maintenance repair and safety work requests.
  • Unlock/lock doors and turn off lights of buildings/rooms.
  • Empty landfill, recycling, and compost, and promote "Green Cleaning" initiatives.
  • Follow recommended safety procedures and attend safety trainings.
  • Requires punctual and regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the custodial position including lifting up to 50 pounds and standing/walking a good portion of the shift.
    • One-year part-time custodial experience or six months full-time custodial experience. Comparative custodial educational experience can substitute for actual custodial position.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Certification by Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration.
      • Certification in floor care and commercial carpet maintenance technique.
      • CPR, First Aid training.
      • Bloodborne pathogens training.
      • Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Outreach training.
      • Experience in a community college/higher education work environment.
      • Develops innovative ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges and brings ideas to supervisor.
      • Earns the trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and public through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
      • Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals. Treats everyone with respect and dignity, and appreciates the differences in people.

        Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate:

        • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
        • Knowledge and ability to safely handle cleaning chemicals, cleaning equipment and tools.
        • Flexibility to adjust shift to days with advanced notice to meet the needs of the institution.
        • Ability to stay focused on tasks in spite of distractions and interruptions. Makes the best use of available time and resources.
        • Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Coordinate with building occupants to ensure operational needs and cleaning standards are maintained. Recognize and identify maintenance issues and submit work orders for their repair.
        • Valid Washington driver's license and insurability.

          Salary & Benefits:

          • Range 32, full-time salary starting at $2,536 per month with periodic increments to $3,272 per month. Benefits include life, health, dental and long-term disability insurance, State retirement plan, vacation and sick leave and holiday pay.

            Start Date:

            • As soon as can be arranged with successful candidate.

              Shift and Working Conditions:

              • Position's work schedule is 40 hours per week, 5 consecutive days or nights, (shift and schedule may be subject to change based on college needs). Work is generally performed indoors; HVAC systems may be in setback during working hours. Outside movement in exposed weather while moving from building to building or dumping trash or recycling is a daily occurrence. Summer hours may be flexible.

                Application due date:

                • Applications due on Monday January 20th, 2020 at 4:59 pm.

                  Special Instructions to Applicant

                  A completed application consists of an online application and:

                  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
                  • Current resume.
                  • List of three recent professional references with contact information.
                  • Written exam detailing relevant experience and training.

                    *In order for your application to be reviewed we do require a complete application.Please contact us if we can offer any assistance at (360)383-3406.

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