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  • Custodian

    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    Job Description

    The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Custodian reporting to HR, Maintenance & Operations Manager. This position will be responsible for all aspects of cleaning within the buildings and of the grounds of Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, this is in general of a repetitive nature. This position is also responsible for keeping the grounds including parking lot, sidewalks, and driveways free of debris as well as snow and ice removal, raking leaves, gathering trash and sweeping sidewalks. The work typically includes cleaning floors and carpets, windows, walls, furniture, lavatories and other interior spaces. These duties require the use of a variety of cleaning equipment and cleaning and germicidal agents to sanitize, sterilize, and disinfect. Some maintenance duties including changing light bulbs, repairing furniture and equipment and setting up for special events. 

    Considerable custodial experience in a commercial or educational setting; Knowledge of cleaning methods and use of cleaning chemicals, equipment and supplies; and of safety practices; Knowledge of SDS, Blood borne Pathogens and OSHA regulations; Knowledge of and ability to perform general building maintenance; Working knowledge and skill in the operation of manual and power cleaning equipment; Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions; Demonstrated ability to use a computer and use Microsoft Word, Email, Internet and telephone skills etc. High school graduate or equivalent. 

    Knowledge and experience with LEED cleaning as well as proven knowledge/ experience with OSHA, SDS, and Blood borne Pathogen policies and procedures; Experience in an educational, hospital or commercial cleaning environment. 

    State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (804) 371-7401. Please include your name and the position number of the fax cover sheet. AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Southern Virginia Higher Education Center does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. COVER LETTER OPTIONAL. 

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