Department: University Housing
Classification: Maintenance Laborer Coord
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $14.89 - $22.12 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes on November 27, 2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please upload responses to the following Supplemental Questions with your online application:
1. Describe your experience performing custodial work. Indicate type of setting (i.e. commercial, industrial, residential) and the range of tasks performed.
2. This position communicates with a wide range of individuals, both orally and in writing and maintains written records. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
3. Please describe your experience in a position that had some form of oversight over other employees that included assigning work and evaluating work performance. Please include the type of oversight you had and the amount of time.
4. This position has extensive contact with residents and serves as liaison between residents, staff, and management about custodial and maintenance issues. Describe your experience with customer service that demonstrates your ability to serve effectively in this role.
5. Describe for us your experience with floor maintenance systems, both hard floor and carpet.
University Housing, a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is an educational enterprise of the University of Oregon. University Housing supports the academic mission of the University through residence halls, apartments and family housing, and student programs and services. University Housing strives to be a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. We are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion into our daily work practices and activities; with our ongoing goal to create safe, welcoming, and equitable working and learning environments.
University Housing has an annual operating budget of 57 million dollars. University Housing provides residence hall accommodations for approximately 4,250 students, with 10 dining venues, and approximately 450 apartments and family housing units. The various units represent over two million square feet of living/dining space and approximately 80 acres of grounds.
This position provides direct support to University Housing Facilities Managers by providing information, training, and direction of work efforts to trades maintenance and custodial staff. This position coordinates and oversees manual, unskilled, semiskilled, and custodial workers in the maintenance, repair, cleaning, conference and catering room-setups for University Housing residence halls, family housing, dining facilities, and grounds. This position assists Facilities Managers through evaluating customer service and work requests with an emphasis on potential impact to resident well-being, safety, and academic success, validating requirements, and prioritizing requests based on urgency. This position is supervised by a Facilities Manager and does not directly supervise custodial and trades maintenance personnel, however, it provides oversight of work under the guidance of a Facilities Manager’s supervision.
The Facilities Services Coordinator makes decisions on work priorities, distribution of work, quality of service, supply and equipment needs, emergency versus non-emergency repair needs, necessary cosmetic repairs and repair routing. Position also must enforce and follow operating procedures covered in Facilities Employee Guide and be familiar with safety awareness materials and MSDS guide and follow respectful work place guidelines in support of organization’s goals. These decisions aid in prioritizing work, increasing safety awareness, ensuring standards of sanitation maintenance are maintained and supporting the goals of the division.
• Assigning duties and monitoring standards through routine floor and common area inspections; routing repair needs through appropriate channels; reporting safety issues and other concerns to supervisory staff; ensuring hazard communication requirements are implemented
• Performing custodial duties for absent staff
• Disseminating communication and information through phone, email and campus mail; serving as liaison between staff, management and other divisions; attending meetings and facilitating area staff meetings
• Training and overseeing new employees and temporary workers; reporting progress to managers
• Maintaining records such as those pertaining to equipment, damages, and repairs; responding to customer requests for service
• Overseeing nightly floor service of Housing dining venues, overseeing refinishing of hard floor surfaces during break periods in consultation with supervisor
• Overseeing team carpet cleaning during summer and winter breaks
• Overseeing the night time response to the duty phone, doing cleanups and minor repairs as required, making reports of those duty calls
• Overseeing other requested custodial tasks as required
This position works a non-standard shift of 11:15pm – 8:00am and workdays may include weekends.
The duties of this position require:
• Driving university vehicles
• Ability to work at a standard computer workstation
• Occasionally working in inclement weather conditions
• Ability to climb stairs, work on ladders, push, pull, walk, lift, bend, and perform repetitive movements for prolonged periods of time; clean up bodily fluids
• Ability to perform duties with direct customer communication
• Some work may be performed in freezers, coolers, service tunnels, and basement spaces and poorly lighted or noisy areas
This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. This includes times when the university may be closed. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.
This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Driver’s Certification for purpose of driving state vehicles.
• One year of experience as a maintenance or general laborer
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
• Demonstrated experience and ability to evaluate multiple work requirements and prioritize in accordance with life, health, safety, housing residents, customer, and academic mission impacts
• Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service
• One year experience with floor maintenance
• One year lead work experience in custodial or maintenance field
• Two years facilities maintenance or custodial customer service experience in a large complex of commercial/institutional buildings. Experience must have been within the past five (5) years
• Two years of experience operating a Computerized Maintenance Management System in a large complex of commercial/institutional buildings. Experience must have been within the past five (5) years
• Demonstrated working knowledge of Windows-based personal computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
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