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Apply now Job no: 521770
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Custodial, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Food Service/Hospitality

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Classification: Custodian
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $12.12 - $16.85 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes February 21, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
For consideration in addition to the online application, to assist us in making a decision please provide answers to the following questions:

1. Describe your experience performing custodial work. Indicate the type of setting and the range of tasks performed.

2. This position communicates with a wide range of individuals both orally and in writing. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

3. This position has extensive contact with students and serves as a liaison between students, staff, and management about custodial and maintenance issues. Describe your experience with customer service that demonstrates your ability to serve effectively in this role.

Department Summary
The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 200 student staff, and serves over 15,000 daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus. Its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student centered and operated in collaboration with a student Board. The Board is actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approves the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.

Position Summary
The Custodian position is responsible for maintaining clean, safe and sanitary conditions in and around the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). Duties include sanitation of restrooms, floor and window care, cleaning of the building, dining areas and all surrounding grounds, emptying garbage, compost and recycling, assisting with general maintenance of facility, and providing excellent customer service to all EMU staff and visitors.
The custodian will demonstrate and promote effective and respectful communication with staff, management, building users and other campus departments. The person in this position will exhibit appropriate behavior in the workplace, creating a respectful work environment. This position reports to the Custodial Services Manager.

Work Conditions and Physical Demands
Physical demands include overhead work on ladders, heavy lifting 50+ lbs, stair climbing, bending, stretching, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, extensive walking on hard smooth finishes as well as uneven surfaces and prolonged periods of exertion. Work conditions may be in freezers, coolers, service tunnels, basement spaces, noisy areas, inclement weather and dimly lit space. Work may require clean-up of bodily fluids.

Work Schedule
A variety of shifts are available to fill the three available positions.

Essential Personnel
Weather/nature conditions change rapidly in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of this there are certain personnel who are considered required at all times to maintain the continuity of critical operations and business during and after a disaster or natural event. 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 unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Minimum Requirements
• At least one year of custodial experience
• Basic knowledge of commercial cleaning equipment and chemicals

Preferred Qualifications
• Custodial experience in an industrial setting

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

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.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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