The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking a qualified
candidate with wide-ranging commercial custodial and lead
experience to join our dedicated Building Maintenance and Services
team as the Senior Airport Facilities Custodian. 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. 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.
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 Senior Airport Facilities
Custodian reports to a Facilities Supervisor and is responsible for
planning, assigning, and inspecting the various manual labor tasks
involved in custodial care, cleaning, and minor maintenance of
Airport buildings; assisting with the training of new custodial
employees; and performing the full range of cleaning and
maintenance tasks for airport buildings, terminals, facilities,
sidewalks, curb areas, parking lots and taxicab holding areas. The
nature of the work may involve responsibility for custodial care
with little direct supervision.
Our Senior 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
- Provide work oversight and training to custodial staff on days,
swing and graveyard shifts by monitoring and reviewing activities
to ensure that work is completed in a timely and appropriate
manner; keep supervisors informed of work status, shift, and
- Evaluate airport buildings, terminals and facilities for
cleanliness and maintenance needs; and identify and reporting
custodial and maintenance needs throughout assigned airport
- Perform periodic restroom and carpet inspections; and may be
required to fill out and send inspection reports.
- Requisition custodial supplies, materials and equipment.
- Maintain and update the department SDS information.
- Complete assigned work orders.
- Coordinate custodial work schedules to support the success of
RTAA preventive custodial programs.
- Clean and sanitize lavatory facilities and fixtures including
sinks, urinals, toilets, mirrors, counter tops and stalls, using
commercial cleaning products in an appropriate manner; replenish
supplies (e.g., toilet tissue, paper towels, etc.) as required to
ensure that rest rooms are available for use at all times.
- Clean offices, conference rooms, storage rooms and other areas
by emptying trash and recycling receptacles; vacuuming floors;
dusting/polishing furniture, desks, counters, files, woodwork,
fixtures and equipment; replacing light bulbs and other fixtures;
and performing other related duties to maintain serviceable work
- Maintain floor areas by sweeping, mopping, waxing, stripping
and polishing hard floors and vacuuming, removing gum and other
substances and extracting carpets in order to provide clean and
hazard free spaces to walk.
- Move and arrange furniture and equipment, using the appropriate
dollies, carts and appliances; sets up and dismantle rooms for
conferences and meetings to assist smooth and efficient
- Scrub and seal sidewalks.
- Monitor to ensure that duties and responsibilities are
performed in a safe and prudent manner, which does not expose them
or others to unnecessary harm or risk of on-the-job injury.
- Perform heavy duty and detailed cleaning, including washing
windows, walls and other surfaces.
- Raise and lower flags.
- Participate in snow removal by keeping the landside roads,
parking areas, ramps and walkways clear through the use of
snowplows, sweepers, blowers and hand shovels.
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
- The ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch down, stoop, crawl,
twist, and climb.
- The ability to perform light to strenuous physical/manual
- 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
- Performing work in environments that include exposure to
contaminants such as blood borne pathogens, chemicals, dust,
flammable materials, electricity and mechanical hazards.
Entry Salary: $14.79 - $18.71 per hour, with opportunity for
additional merit-based increases to a range maximum of $22.63 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!
Required Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent
certificate. An equivalent combination of education and training
may be considered.
Required Experience: Two (2) years of full-time, wide-ranging,
commercial custodial experience, AND two (2) years of lead
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 6, 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
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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
- At all times, we know what's important and what we are working
- Knowing the goal, we keep our eyes on the prize and measure our
- Individual actions are considered in light of how they support
- Working hard and having fun can be achieved
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,
Honesty and Integrity thrive in an environment where:
- We keep our promises and our actions are guided by honesty and
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
Enthusiasm for Excellence generates:
- A deep appreciation for the team that we have created at the
- A collaborative environment, where each person's contribution
- 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.