Building Service Worker (Multiple Positions)

Northern Illinois University
January 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:$31,200
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full-Time
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Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Working Position Title Building Service Worker (Multiple Positions)

Classification Title Building Service Worker Position Number 00001458 Open Date 01/19/2023 Close Date 01/27/2023 Priority Review Date Business Unit Description Civil Service Full-Time/Part Time Full-Time FTE 1.00 Position Status Regular FLSA Non-Exempt Job code 4502 Union Representation Union Union Code AFS Unit/Department Building Services College/Unit Building Services Division Administration & Finance Location EF 101 Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page https: // www.

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications


Located west of Chicago in a close-knit community, NIU offers big-city resources and small-town charm. You'll appreciate our variety of job openings and our comprehensive benefits. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and more. Come see if we have the right position for you.

The Building Services Department provides routine, intermittent and restorative cleaning for all academic, research, residence hall, and athletic facilities on campus. We strive to fulfill the university's mission by providing students, faculty staff with top quality academic, research and employment experiences by maintaining a clean, healthy environment for our customers who occupy and utilize the offices, classrooms, laboratories, student residential, and public areas.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of a Building Service Foreman, perform the necessary custodial work to meet and maintain Building Services' high standards of cleanliness and sanitation. Perform other duties closely related to those defined in the class specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • This individual will follow previously established routine work procedures and schedules, and on occasion, will receive written or oral instructions for non-routine work. Work for this position is generated by the need to provide sanitation and custodial services in university buildings.

  • Dust mop, sweep, wet mop and scrub floors in a safe and professional manner always using caution signs. Clean, renew or renovate floor surface finishes – spray buff, if necessary, to maintain a clean, high-gloss appearance. Strip, scrub, neutralize and refinish floors as needed or as directed by the supervisor. Vacuum all carpeted areas regularly and extract and shampoo carpet as needed or as directed by the supervisor. Spot clean carpet stains as needed.

  • Clean, service, shine and sanitize daily, restroom floors, toilets, urinals and sinks. Clean, service, shine and sanitize restroom lights, walls, windows, mirrors, chrome surfaces, showers, tubs, vents and benches. Maintain soap and paper supplies each day. This must be done according to the department's restroom cleaning and sanitation procedures and with approved materials.

  • Wash walls, clean and polish all furniture such as desks, filing cabinets, bookcases, shelves, doors, door frames, window frames, thresholds, pictures, lamps and phones with proper cleaners. Dust all horizontal and vertical areas as needed. Clean blackboards and erasers daily. Maintain chalk, erasers and paper supplies as needed in classrooms and labs. Clean and shampoo all upholstered furniture.

  • Remove snow/ice from entryways and stairs, spread salt, pick up litter, trash, wastepaper and other debris from the interior of buildings. Develop a schedule for thorough cleaning of all waste containers. Empty recycling and garbage containers into appropriate receptacles.

  • Clean all building glass and partitions and all outside glass as high as possible with extension poles while standing on the ground. Keep all elevator tracks clean, vacuumed and polished. Replace light bulbs, including exit lights in a safe manner. Clean the fixture and diffuser or lens when replacing bulbs.

  • Operate all equipment in a safe manner including automatic scrubbers and power sweepers (including rider type), all types of wet pick-ups and dry vacuums, power blowers, backpack vacuums, window washers and floor machines. Ensure that all equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the conclusion of each job and make sure the janitorial closets are clean and organized. Clean all floor pads after each use. Clean wet and dry mops and hang up in janitorial closets after each use. Change dirty mop heads as needed.

  • Sweep and damp mop stairwells and landings on a regular basis. Clean railings and walls in these areas. Perform miscellaneous, related duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of cleaning solutions and custodial methods.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions, directions, labeling, and measurements.
  • Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, reach, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform general physical activities that require considerable use of hands, arms, legs, and moving whole body, such as climbing, lifting, walking, stooping, handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating items.
  • Ability to tolerate exposure to temperature extremes.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Specialty Factors (Civil Service) Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

  • Knowledge of cleaning solutions and custodial methods
  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions, directions, labeling and measurements.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS) Additional Requirements (SPS) Preferred Qualifications (SPS) Physical demands/requirements

  • Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Appointment and Compensation Details

    Appointment and Compensation Details

    Anticipated Appointment Start Date

    Anticipated Appointment End Date Percent of Staff Year 1.00 Standard Hours Per Week 37.50- Shifts vary Salary $31,200/annual Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range $16.00/hourly per union contract Earn Type Hourly

    Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Required Procedures:

    1. Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important: Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.

  • If eligible for Veteran's Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • 2. After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.

    3. Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from [email protected] and [email protected]. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.

    4. Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.

    Credentials Assessment Examination:

  • The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.

  • Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver's license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.

  • After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.

  • Additional Details:

  • Click on Building Service Worker for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Please click on Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University's benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
  • Applicants must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Special Instructions Quick Link to Applicant https: // Is Background Check Required? Yes EEO Statement Summary

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 [email protected] 815-753-5560

    Visa Policy

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    ADA Accommodation

    NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected]

    Safety Information

    NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

    Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

    Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • List of at least 3 References
  • Optional Documents

  • Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  • Other
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have specific work experience performing basic custodial work such as mopping, sweeping, cleaning fixtures, cleaning and waxing furnishing, and washing windows?
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  • Do you have specific work experience setting up for events such as setting up tables, chairs, equipment, and tear-down/ cleaning after events/meetings?
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  • Do you have specific work experience with general custodial supplies such as cleaning solutions, equipment, and supplies?
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  • Do you have specific work experience in cleaning, disinfecting, sanitizing, and servicing restroom facilities' fixtures and replenishing supplies?
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  • Are you currently a citizen or resident of the State of Illinois?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
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