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Airport Facilities Custodian

Company: Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking full-time Airport Facilities Custodians to join our dedicated Building Maintenance and Services team. At the RTAA, our Airport Facilities Custodians are critical to helping keep the Reno-Tahoe International Airport sparkling clean and safe for the traveling public. The RTAA offers a positive, professional work environment that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity, innovation, versatility and excellence. If this sounds like an environment in which you would THRIVE, the RTAA is a wonderful place to make a career!

There is one (1) open position; however, the list established may also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Both internal and external applicants will be considered. Applicants must be available to work all shifts (day, swing, and graveyard) 7 days a week - including holidays. To be considered for this position, applicants must indicate they are available for day, swing, and night shifts (all three), and must check the appropriate boxes under availability on the RTAA online application. Shift assignments are generally determined by seniority using a Shift Bid System.

Airport Facilities Custodians work on the front line - both indoors and out. They perform the full range of cleaning and custodial tasks in and around airport buildings, terminals, facilities, sidewalks, curb areas, parking lots, garage, and taxicab holding areas. This work includes heavy duty cleaning, including stripping and waxing of tile floors, shampooing carpets, cleaning ceilings, and shoveling snow from sidewalks and entrances. The nature of this work requires the candidate to be able to operate cleaning and custodial equipment - including scrubbers, buffers, carpet extractors, wet and dry vacuums, high lift, forklift and snow equipment.

Airport Facilities Custodians are also part of our larger customer service team. This team is dedicated to helping provide the public with a pleasant and safe experience while traveling through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. All of our Airport Facilities Custodians are expected to approach their work with a positive, helpful, customer service mindset. The nature of the work requires one to speak and read English well enough to perform the job's essential duties, while maintaining a safe work environment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Clean restrooms and replenishing supplies.
  • Keep floors clean; strip and wax tile floors; shampoo carpets.
  • Wash windows and glass doors; cleaning ceilings.
  • Empty and clean trash receptacles and ashtrays, and other routine cleaning tasks.
  • Identify and report maintenance and repair needs throughout assigned areas.
  • Ensure that custodial supplies, materials and equipment are ready to complete work assignments.
  • Participate in snow removal by keeping the entrances, landside roads, parking areas, ramps and walkways clear through the use of hand shovels and squeegees.

The Physical Demands of the Work May Include:

  • Sufficient dexterity to enable regular use of hands and fingers to operate various types of custodial cleaning and snow removal equipment.
  • The ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch down, stoop, crawl, twist, and climb.
  • The ability to perform light to strenuous physical/manual labor.
  • The ability to use safe lifting techniques to routinely lift/carry/push/pull 25-pound objects and occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

The Working Conditions May Include:

  • Performing work under various environmental conditions (within both climate controlled and non-climate-controlled environments) involving exposure to cold, heat, and inclement weather.
  • Performing work around moderate to high noise levels, vibrations, and at heights and/or within confined/cramped spaces.
  • Performing work in environments that include exposure to contaminants such as blood borne pathogens, chemicals, dust, flammable materials, electricity, and mechanical hazards.

Entry Salary: $13.74 - $17.38 per hour, with opportunity for additional merit-based increases to a range maximum of $21.02 per hour. Initial salary placement will be based upon experience and qualifications. In addition, employees working non-day shifts receive an additional $1.50 per hour of shift differential pay. This is an hourly and overtime eligible position.

Benefits: The RTAA offers a competitive wage and benefit package and provides a high-quality work-life balance. Employee benefits include 100% employer paid contributions to the Nevada PERS retirement program; 100% employer paid health insurance for the employee; paid vacation and sick leave; 13-paid holidays per year; and tuition reimbursement - just to name a few!


Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education / Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent certificate AND one (1) year of custodial experience in a commercial building environment. OR Three (3) years of full-time custodial experience in a commercial building environment may be substituted for the high school diploma.

Required Licensing: A valid driver's license is required at time of application. Selection Procedure

How To Apply:

A fully completed official online RTAA Employment Application must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, June 20, 2021. Applications for RTAA jobs are only accepted through an online process. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit:

The RTAA Employment Application is the primary screening tool to determine an applicant's qualifications. A resume may be submitted in addition to, but not in lieu of, completing the RTAA Employment Application. While you may submit a resume, it is supplemental and will not be used to determine whether or not you have met the minimum qualifications. All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your RTAA Employment Application.

We strongly encourage applicants to review our online application instructions, available at the top of the RTAA Career webpage, before submitting the application to help ensure it has been completed in a manner consistent with our requirements as failure to complete the application as required will result in your application being disqualified from further consideration. Below is a summary of our requirements:

  • Completed all sections on the RTAA Employment Application.
  • Provided detailed information to address how you meet and/or exceed minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Provided a minimum of five (5) years of employment history.
  • Explained any gaps in employment of six (6) months or more within the "Work History" section. To explain gaps, add a new employer, write what was occurring under the "Name of Employer" (e.g., unemployed, student, etc.), and list dates. Please note, a statement in the "Reason for Leaving Section" is not sufficient to address gaps in employment.
  • If you had more than one (1) position with the same employer, separately list each position and the time you were in that position.

Questions about the application, recruitment, and/or selection process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a reasonable accommodation, should be addressed to the RTAA People Operations team at (775) 328-6450 or

Selection Procedure:

Review of Application: After submission, the application will be reviewed to determine if it is complete and if minimum qualifications are met. For those candidates found to meet/exceed the minimum qualifications, the next step of the process will be an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information regarding their experience, education, training, and/or other information substantiating how they meet/exceed the minimum qualifications to enable an evaluation, as only the information contained in the application will be considered. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview process.

Interview Process: Based on the application evaluation process, only the most qualified applicants will be considered for an interview. The interview process may include panel interviews to demonstrate job-related knowledge and/or human relations skills; practical exercises or assessments (oral or written) to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks; employment interviews with other RTAA personnel; or any combination thereof.

Pre-Employment Requirements: The RTAA requires each candidate to successfully complete reference checks and employment history verification prior to being considered for employment. All employment offers are subject to successful completion/passing of a drug-screening test, a fingerprint criminal history records check, and an Airport Security Badging test.

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority welcomes, values and respects diversity and inclusiveness practices that honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.

Special Requirements

THRIVE is the acronym for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority's values that were developed by our employees and adopted, supported and modeled by our Executive Leadership Team and our CEO. The value each letter represents is described below:

Teamwork for Results. Teamwork is the foundation of any successful organization. In the working world, teamwork means we need to be able to trust one another in order to perform at the highest level and achieve the greatest results - regardless of what we are working on. This means that everyone on the team is empowered to do their best work, knowing that support is there when needed and also that they have the autonomy to use their best judgment in any given situation.

Teamwork for Results means:

  • When partnerships are formed to complete a task or project, all parties are committed to the success of the whole.
  • We are successful by communicating and trusting each other.
  • At all times, we know what's important and what we are working toward.
  • Knowing the goal, we keep our eyes on the prize and measure our progress continually.
  • Individual actions are considered in light of how they support the whole.
  • Working hard and having fun can be achieved simultaneously.

Honesty & Integrity are the first cousins of Trust. When we operate from a position of honesty and integrity, all of our interactions are more effective because we are working on an even playing field. We trust that our words and actions are spoken and performed with good intentions for the individual as well as the organization. When we do the right things for the right reasons, everyone benefits.

Honesty and Integrity thrive in an environment where:

  • We keep our promises and our actions are guided by honesty and fairness.
  • It is up to each and every person to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
  • All employees are enabled to communicate their opinions and ideas honestly and directly.
  • We all take ownership of the things for which we are responsible.

Respect & Recognition are both given and received. In a respectful environment, communication is open and courteous regardless of the subject matter or circumstance because every person who works here is of critical importance to the mission. We also recognize and celebrate the good things we do, both individually and as a team.

In this environment:

  • It's a two-way street: recognition and appreciation are given freely at all levels.
  • We pay attention to the good that we do, and speak up to offer praise.
  • Everyone's viewpoint matters; we ask for and listen to feedback in order to continually improve.
  • We value the contribution of each individual.
  • We seek to understand other viewpoints before arriving at decisions.

We all have the capacity to Inspire & Innovate. With our respective talents and passions, every time we interact with another person each individual can start the ripple effect that moves through the organization, igniting each of us with the remembrance that we do important work, and we impact the lives of our co-workers and our community on a daily basis. With this in mind, we recognize that we are all actively participating in the success of the organization, and we freely share breakthroughs and great ideas.

In order to inspire & innovate, we keep in mind that:

  • Innovation happens at all levels: we all have the capacity to come up with the next great thing.
  • There's almost always room for improvement. "The way we have always done it" may not be the best or most efficient way to move forward.
  • Making a commitment to behave with pride and loyalty regardless of the task at hand is always the best option.
  • Our individual actions, however small, impact the morale of our team, our division, our department, and our organization.
  • Everyone has great ideas, and it's up to each of us to make sure we tell someone when we come up with something that will benefit the organization.
  • Failure is the occasional outcome of good intentions. We will use failures to learn.

Versatility in an organization our size, agility is key. While clear direction is important, so too is the ability to be flexible in the way we approach tasks, challenges, and opportunities. There is rarely only one way to do something, and we may need to explore various options in order to achieve the greatest success.

Our versatility means that we:

  • Utilize both internal and external resources.
  • Adapt to changing conditions in order to remain successful.
  • Recognize that the place we hold in our region is an important one, and therefore we are able to balance the needs of the organization with the needs of the greater community.
  • Find the "win-win" ensures that we can shift our focus as needed.

Enthusiasm for Excellence. A positive attitude can really take you places. By choosing to bring an enthusiasm for excellence to every task we undertake, we recognize the value of our work and our relationships as well as the importance of being the best at what we do.

Enthusiasm for Excellence generates:

  • A deep appreciation for the team that we have created at the RTAA.
  • A collaborative environment, where each person's contribution truly matters.
  • A spirit of continuous improvement where we all recognize that our best efforts lie in the next opportunity.
  • An appreciation for diversity of thought to help us all to generate new ideas and better ways of doing things.
  • A commitment to setting the bar high and to creating standards that others in our industry want to duplicate.

Keywords: Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Reno , Airport Facilities Custodian, Other , Reno, Nevada

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