Assistant Custodian and/or Custodian
Company: Desert Research Institute
Posted on: August 18, 2019
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As the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher
Education, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) conducts
cutting-edge applied research in air, land and life, and water
quality across Nevada, the United States and on every continent.
With more than 450 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las
Vegas, DRI has earned a reputation for delivering high quality
environmental science in a business-like fashion. As a DRI
employee, you will help support and share in the accomplishments of
this world-class organization.
DRI is seeking to fill multiple full-time Assistant Custodian
and/or Custodian positions, located in Reno, NV, working under
general supervision, to perform various cleaning services in the
Reno facilities. Both positions include the basic following
- Mopping, vacuuming, sweeping, trash pickup, cleaning,
sanitizing and restocking restrooms.
- Performing scheduled floor maintenance tasks, such as steam
cleaning carpets, and waxing/buffing tile floors.
- Checking janitorial equipment for worn/broken belts, broken
wires, leaks, change vacuum bags at regular intervals, and cleaning
equipment on monthly or as need basis.
- Complete necessary repairs including unclogging toilets,
repairing leaks and minor maintenance.
- Maintaining building safety and security by ensuring that doors
are securely locked at all appropriate times and conducting
building sweeps at close of business.
- Assist with the Institute's recycling program of paper,
aluminum cans, plastics, cardboard, batteries, etc.
- Remove and/or de-ice stairs and sidewalks whenever snow or ice
- General assistance to department personnel, faculty and staff.
Assist with special events.
Additional Responsibilities for Custodian
- Change flush valves and fixtures when necessary.
- Maintain janitorial equipment on an as need basis.
- Respond to on-call phone for fire, security, and mechanical
failures for the campus.
- Drive company vehicles
Assistant Custodian Required Qualifications
- Minimum of one year of full-time entry custodial or janitorial
Custodian Required Qualifications
- Minimum of two years of full-time custodial or janitorial
- Possession of valid driver's license by date of hire.
- Basic mechanical skills.
General Required Qualifications
- Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office Word and
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions,
read/understand labels and mixing directions.
- Knowledge of safety procedures and safe work practices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of
personnel, including technical and academic staff.
- Proven success working within a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Greater consideration will be given to those who possess one or
more of the following skills:
- Experience working in an institutional, commercial, or
educational building setting.
- Familiarity of LEED cleaning procedures.
- Experience using snow blowers and/or quad with snow plow.
These positions include shift work. Working hours are Monday -
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, and Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.
The Custodian position will be required to be on-call (on a
rotating basis) and to respond to after-hours emergencies. This
does not apply to the Custodial Assistant position.
This position requires the ability to perform physical tasks, such
as lifting objects in excess of 50 lbs., climbing ladders and
working at heights up to 30 ft; frequently stooping, bending, and
kneeling; exposure to dust, fumes, pollutant, and construction
materials; handling and mixing of chemicals and moving hazardous
Conditions of Employment
- Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a
- Technologist positions have a 6-month probationary period where
your job performance will be reviewed at 3 months and then 6
months, at which time you may be taken off probation with
satisfactory reviews. Unsatisfactory reviews during the first 6
months may result in termination.
This is a DRI Technologist position; candidates will be hired at
the level that is comparable to their experience, skills, and
Assistant Custodian - Grade 25, starting hourly rate is
Custodian - Grade 27, starting hourly rate is $17.52/hr.
Starting salary can be negotiated dependent on experience. DRI
offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision,
life and long-term disability insurance (Choice of two health
insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending
accounts or health savings accounts); PERS 15.25% retirement match,
10 hours of annual AND sick leave accrued per month (20 hours
total), 11 paid holidays in addition to annual and sick leave, and
educational benefits. Additionally, there is no state income tax or
social security deductions. This position is eligible for
ExemptNoFull-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)
Please upload the following documents in the specified section:
-Cover letter detailing how your experience and qualifications
prepare you for this job;
-Contact information for three professional references, to be
contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based
on applicant permission.
This posting is open until filled. Qualified individuals who meet
all qualifications and requirements are encouraged to apply
immediately and provide all required attachments to receive full
consideration. Recruitment will close without notice when a
sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring
decision has been made. For more detailed information about DRI,
please visit us at www.dri.edu. For questions regarding this
position or assistance with your application, please call the
recruiting office at 775-673-7319.
Posting Close Date09/30/2019Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and
experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and
preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this
information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the
recruitment process based on applicant notification and
Newly hired faculty and postdoctoral fellows must assure that their
official transcript is submitted to the Human Resources Office
within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment.
Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited
This position may require a criminal background check to be
conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the
Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate
the ability to perform job-related tasks.
DRI employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the
U.S. DRI only sponsors aliens applying for research faculty or
postdoctoral fellow positions (J-1 or H-1B Visas).
All applicants hired by the Desert Research Institute are subject
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