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Custodian 1 (Pool)

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodian 1 (Pool)
Working Title
Location Olympia
EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Union Represented Yes
Overtime Eligible Yes
Monthly FTE 1.0
Salary Step (minimum monthly amount) $2,138.00
Salary Step (maximum monthly amount) $2,807.00
Cyclic Position No
Cyclic Details n/a
Project Position No
End Date n/a
Special Note

The Evergreen State College is accepting applications for Day and/or Swing shift Custodian 1 positions on a continuous basis. Applications on file at the time a position becomes available will be forwarded to the search committee for consideration.

Applications will expire after twelve months. Instructions on how to reactivate an application will be sent at time of expiration.

These are over-time eligible positions working on the Day or Swing shift in Building Services on the Olympia campus of The Evergreen State College. The applicant pool established from this posting may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, and permanent positions.

Position Purpose

Perform custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness and care of the institution facilities.

Nature and Scope

This position reports to the Custodian 4 and under direct supervision, carries out various cleaning duties wherever assigned.

Essential Functions

• Vacuum furniture and carpets.
• Thoroughly clean and disinfect restrooms.
• Dust mop and wet mop tile, brick, and vinyl floors
• Clean offices, classrooms, hallways, and lobbies.
• Sweep interior and exterior steps under all covered areas and entries.
• Clean loading docks and balconies.
• Auto-scrub hallways, lobbies, classrooms and all other open areas required.
• Strip and/or scrub, seal, wax and buff tile, brick, and vinyl floors.
• Maintain S.M.A.R.T. collection stations in assigned areas.
• Clean locker rooms and swimming pool areas as assigned.
• Clean custodial tools and equipment and return to storage areas when finished.
• Keep custodial rooms clean, organized and properly stocked.
• Set up and take down chairs, tables, staging and other necessary items for special events and functions as required.
• Assist in supporting Graduation and other institutional events as they occur.
• Clean windows and mirrors.
• Wash walls as needed in rest rooms, collection areas, classrooms, and other areas of obvious dirt or graffiti.
• Pick up designated trash collection in all buildings and keep collection containers clean and odorless.
• Perform custodial area duties and comply with Custodial Services policies and expectations as well as those of The Evergreen State College.
• Assist Building Services Manager and shift supervisors as needed.
• Shampoo and spot clean carpets and furniture.
• Move furniture and office equipment when required.
• Perform other duties as required.

Additional Duties
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Skill and ability to perform the tasks described in the Essential Functions including the ability to use the necessary tools.
• Ability to following safety rules, regulations and instructions.
• Ability and willingness to work various work shifts.
• Ability to understand written and verbal instructions and carry them out correctly.

Physical Work Environment
• Duties common to custodial work require physical strength, agility, and endurance to walk / stand for prolonged periods of time, bend / reach, lift equipment, pull / push objects weighing up to 75 pounds, climb ladders and operate heavy machinery.
• Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals, dust and other environmental conditions is expected in custodial work.

Minimum Qualifications
Desired Qualifications
Conditions of Employment

• Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
• This position is assigned to part of the college that is covered by a union shop provision and a collective bargaining agreement. Employees are required to pay an amount equal to the fees or dues required to be a member of the union to the Washington Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their date of hire.
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
• May require a valid Washington State driver’s license.


A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen’s excellent employee benefits, please view

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S2017-103
Number of Vacancies This posting is to establish a pool to be used to fill future vacancies on an as needed basis
Open Date 12/13/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #1: Describe your skill and ability to perform the tasks described in the Essential Functions including your ability to use the necessary tools. Provide detailed examples of your work that demonstrate skill and ability to perform these tasks and the tools you may have used to perform these functions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #2: Describe your ability to following safety rules, regulations and instructions. Provide examples that demonstrate your ability to follow safety rules, regulations and instructions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Knowledge, Skill, and Ability #3: Describe your ability to understand written and verbal instructions and carry them out correctly.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you interested in full-time work?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you interested in part-time work?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you interested in permanent work?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you interested in temporary work?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you interested in working the day shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you interested in working the swing shift?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents