CUSTODIAN Dining Commons (005103), International House, 6065
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 28, 2020.
Founded in 1930 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., International House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. The historic facility is adjacent to the California Memorial Stadium along Piedmont Avenue. The building has six floors of residential rooms, including a conference center featuring the Chevron Auditorium with a capacity of 350, several other smaller meeting rooms, plus a library, and a dining commons with a capacity of 325. Since its founding, it has housed more than 95,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines.
Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from 75+ nationalities (including the USA) with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle. With a renewed emphasis on the acquisition of intercultural leadership skills, I-House strives to augment and expand the impact of the residential life experience by encouraging lifetime personal and professional connections that transform lives and offer skills that enrich and enhance career opportunities. I-House's rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.
The Dining Commons serves approximately 1,100 meals per day. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Assistant Food Services Supervisor on duty. Must have a strong background and experience in working in a fast paced dynamic environment, responding to emergency clean ups during peak dining periods and is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the Dining Commons during their shift.
The incumbent performs semi-skilled and skilled cleaning, housekeeping and general maintenance duties. The incumbent must be able to use industrial cleaning equipment: vacuum cleaners, buffers, wall washing machines, shampoo machines, wet/dry vacuums, waxing, buffing and other related cleaning operations. He/she will also be responsible for picking up trash, sweeping, cleaning and stocking the Dining Commons bathroom and cleaning windows.
Under the direction of the Assistant Food Service Supervisor on duty, the Custodian will be responsible for cleaning the Dining Commons including sweeping, mopping, waxing, dusting, polishing, disinfecting, dining floor, tables, chairs, dining office, walls, hallways, stairs, windows, kitchen equipment and lighting fixtures, patios and restroom. Shampoo floors using industrial cleaning equipment, including a buffer. Upload and reline inside and outside trash, recycling and compost receptacles. Replenish restroom supplies as needed.
Move and reset dining room tables and chairs as needed.
Report maintenance issues, water leaks and any excessive usage of water to supervisor or Physical Operations Department. Replace interior light bulbs as needed. Unplug minor stopped drains.
Perform specialized cleaning in required areas and moving equipment and furniture as needed.
May work closely with other unit staff to accomplish specified cleaning goals and objectives during special dining events.
Work in a safe and responsible manner in compliance with applicable safety policies, procedures and regulations; using personal safety gear, observing warning sings, learning about potential hazards and reporting unsafe conditions.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of methods equipment and cleaning solutions for cleaning and disinfecting of floors, furniture, fixtures, toilets, urinals, sinks, partitions, countertops, washing windows, mirrors, glass, walls, dirt and debris to sanitize and maintain appearance.
Knowledge of methods, equipment and chemicals for stripping wax/floor finishers from floors to prepare floor for a new finish.
Knowledge of workplace safety practices, policies and procedures; equipment safety, hazard communication, personal protective equipment use to ensure performance of safe work practices.
Skill to sweep, mop and buff floors, utilizing a broom and dustpan to remove dirt and debris to maintain appearance and ensure surfaces are safe for foot traffic.
Skill to prepare, operate and maintain floor machines to clean and maintain floors.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Ability to stand for long periods of time in order to perform cleaning tasks.
Excellent customer service, interpersonal communication skills to communicate with a diverse population.
Must have good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas, including skill to determine the issues/problems that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and/or management.
Ability to work independently without close supervision.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions given in English.
Excellent customer service skills, mature judgment and the ability to interact with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
Skill to prepare chemicals for proper usage, safety, and performance using a measuring device or mixing station.
Skill to use a ladder to dust high places, remove cobwebs, replace light bulbs, or clean ventilation ducts.
Must be able to occasionally move or lift up 50 pounds and perform repetitive hand movement.
High School Diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of three (3) years of professional custodial experience in a similarly situated organization, preferably a University setting.
Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $18.62 hourly - $21.38 hourly (DOE)
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter, three professional references and resume as a single attachment when applying. Failure to submit the required documents will result in disqualification.
The incumbent will work a variable schedule Tuesday through Saturday to perform deep cleaning during non-operational hours. The schedule will be posted 2 weeks in advance.
This is a 100% full time career position. Must be able to work a flexible shift; may vary from week to week based upon operational needs.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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