Custodian II - Dayporter

Seattle Pacific University   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Housekeeping / Janitorial
Posted on November 5, 2021
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Custodian II – Dayporter

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

General Summary:  Provides custodial services for University buildings. Primarily works M-F, 8am-5pm. May occasionally be asked to work evenings and weekends to support university program event needs. Will carry a two-way radio during work hours for the ability to be dispatched to resolve problems that arise.

Job Description:

Daily Cleaning includes:

  • Cleans McKinley Hall and Senior Art Studio daily.
  • Restocks and refreshes public restrooms: Demaray Hall, Otto Miller Hall, SUB 1st floor daily.
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and shower rooms, including fixtures, in accordance with Facility department's established practices/procedures. Follows instructions and safety guidelines regarding use of chemicals and supplies.
  • Cleans floors (mops, vacuums)
  • Cleans whiteboards, whiteboard walls, and erasers; (leave any writing - don't erase)
  • Empties wastebaskets and trash containers; refills restroom dispensers.
  • Cleans glass on entry ways & interior doors. (hand-prints).

As needed:

  • Dusts and wipes furniture.
  • Performs cleaning and related activities in the near vicinity of buildings and entry ways using hand-operated leaf blower and/or remove snow or debris; sweep stairs, sidewalks, and entry mats.
  • Adds water to floor drains as needed.
  • Refills spray bottles with correct blend of concentrated cleaning solution and water.
  • Uses 6 foot ladder when required for work assignments (changes light bulbs, cleans light diffusers, cleans walls & ceilings.)
  • Uses and maintains assigned power equipment and hand tools such as vacuum cleaner, auto scrubber, broom, mop, and squeegee; for cleaning and general maintenance of the floors, carpets, walls, etc. Operates high-pressure washer, roto-washer, carpet extractor, buffer, and/or other floor care equipment as needed.
  • Refills hand sanitizer dispensers and sanitizing wipes dispensers across campus. Maintains & replaces batteries or dispenser parts as needed.
  • Occasionally moves furniture, equipment, supplies and tools; most often to return rooms to their original configuration and/or for cleaning purposes. Occasionally cleans furniture. Occasionally cleans appliances and living areas between occupancies in residential houses/areas. Occasionally lays carpet tiles in the gym and/or assists with other campus event support activities.
  • Occasionally deliver housekeeping supplies as needed to campus areas.
  • All Facilities employees are designated as "essential staff" and are subject to working during times that the university closes due to inclement weather or an emergency.


  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent. Education or training at the level to ensure ability to understand, speak, read, and write English.
  • Must have at least 1 year of custodial or related experience, 2 years is preferred.
  • Must be able to drive university service vehicle daily (small pickup truck). Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 35 pounds.
  • Ability to load and unload materials and equipment. Must be able to walk and stand all day.
  • Must be able to access all areas of campus at any time.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, climb, and work from a 6 foot ladder. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders while carrying supplies or equipment.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a culturally diverse team.
  • Strong commitment to the University's Christian ministry and mission statement.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

All SPU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentary proof of vaccination unless an exception applies. For more information, see SPU's Vaccination Requirements FAQs web page.

Salary:  $18.00 per hour

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.