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Custodial Squad Leader

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Schedule: 2:00pm-10:30pm Monday-Friday; Sunday/Monday off UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY. OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM (02/12/2018) THROUGH (02/18/2018). Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodial Squad Leader
Department Facilities Operations & Management
Position Number 0400800
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Position Purpose

Under general supervision from the Custodial Supervisor, leads, directs and works with a squad performing a wide variety of tasks; cleaning and unskilled building maintenance, event set ups, and animal and insect control, which includes medium to heavy lifting activities inside and outside a variety of the College’s facilities. These facilities could include office space, laboratories, eating facilities, public areas, auditoriums, etc. Implements recycling procedures.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to provide work directions and train others in the use of cleaning equipment and custodial work.
  • Ability to operate and maintain heavy industrial cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaners, powered scrubber, buffer and carpet shampoo) and other hand operated tools.
  • Knowledge of safe use of various chemical substances used for cleaning purposes and insect control.
  • Familiarity or ability to learn different table/chair arrangements for event set ups.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor, including lifting and carrying light to medium weight objects.
  • Must have successfully completed the following training prior to performing the work to which the training relates:
    – Genie Lift
    – Asbestos Awareness
    – Hazard Communication
    – Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • Two years experience related to custodial work.
  • Demonstrated proven ability with leading staff and in effectively communicating and interacting with diverse customers and community.
Minimum Education

High school graduate.

SEIU Level C
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Jeff Quigley
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Schedule: 2:00pm-10:30pm Monday-Friday; Sunday/Monday off

UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY.

OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM (02/12/2018) THROUGH (02/18/2018).

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

On a daily basis:

  • Makes work assignments to custodians and ensures they have adequate supplies to perform the work.
  • Trains workers in the proper use, care and cleaning of equipment and correct practices and procedures in performing the work.
  • Monitors work in progress and ensures work performed meets department standards and customer expectations and needs.
  • Maintains on-going inventory of cleaning materials and all equipment needed to do the work. Provides inventory information to supervisor as needed.
  • Provides custodial supervisor with daily account report and informs of any problems and when equipment is in need of repair or replacement.

On a daily basis or when appropriate:

  • Unlocks and locks assigned; cleans, mops, strips, waxes, and buffs all hard surface floors e.g. stairways, public restrooms, kitchen areas, laboratories, dining rooms, hallways; vacuums and shampoos carpeted offices, hallways and common areas; washes windows (inside and outside) in entrance halls; dusts office furniture and window sills.

On a daily basis:

  • Cleans restrooms. saunas, showers; sanitizes and disinfects and deodorizes toilet bowls and sinks; wipes and cleans counters/vanities; polishes mirrors; replaces and stocks restroom supplies.

On a daily basis:

  • Empties office and common area trash cans; implements FO&M recycling procedures; picks up, bags, and removes all trash inside building as well as loose trash twenty ft. around building perimeter to designated areas.

On an as needed basis:

  • Performs set up and break down for College events (e.g. on the average thirty 8FT tables and 350 chairs); sets up a variety of planned events based on the design of the arrangement specified in the work order; sets up and places tables, chairs, lecterns, podiums, dividers, platforms, coat racks, etc. Places covers on tables.

On an as needed basis:

  • Sweeps dirt and leaves and shovels snow from walkways and spreads sand on walkways a minimum of three feet from all entrances and exits to buildings at the start of the shift and throughout day.
  • Sets chemical and mechanical traps to catch a variety of rodents and takes captured/dead rodents to outside area for release or proper container. Sprays inside and outside of buildings with various chemicals to control insects.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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