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Custodian - Part-Time - Finance & Operations
Western Dakota Tech
Western Dakota Tech
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Job Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: Finance & Operations
Custodian - Part-Time Salary: $14.50 - $15.55 Hourly
Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: Finance & Operations
Job Number: 00049
Closing: 8/7/2020 5:00 PM Mountain

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Position Description:

Under the direction of the Facilities Director, the Custodian is responsible for performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled cleaning, repair and service activities to WDT facilities, grounds, equipment and/or furnishings to maintain the health, working order, proper operation and appearance of building(s) and its operations.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and surfaces that require cleaning and sanitizing. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and, on rare occasions, move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a part-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, with some nights and weekends to support college events. Typical hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but are subject to changes based on college needs. Some overtime may be required, however, depending upon the nature of the task being performed and the deadlines involved.

Position Essential Duties:

  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance and repair tasks in a variety of areas as assigned by the Facility Director and in accordance with all applicable guidelines, codes and regulations. Observes equipment, furnishings, fixtures, buildings and site for needed repairs.
    • Cleans/disinfects hard and soft surfaces including floors, appliances, doors, windows, furnishings and fixtures in classrooms, shops, offices, restrooms, breakrooms, and common areas. These activities may include moving furniture and equipment to perform cleaning duties, utilizing PPE properly, monitoring and ordering related supplies, and removing trash.
    • Utilizes warehouse storage and inventory practices.
    • Seasonally removes snow and ice to keep sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, and all entrances free of slip hazards by utilizing shovels, brooms, mounted plows, blowers, and spreaders with sand or ice melt.
    • Seasonal grounds maintenance which includes mowing, grass and tree trimming, planting, mulching, watering, and trash and litter removal.
  • Works with Facility Director to schedule and complete room set up and take down for various on and off campus functions, which involves moving furniture and other items based on setup design/plans and then property storing items afterwards. Monitors and reports any issues and damages from room usage to Facility Director.
  • Responds in a timely manner to work orders assigned by the Facility Director. May assist and cross-train with skilled building maintenance and repair duties, as requested by Facility Director.
  • Prepares written materials (i.e., activity logs) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.
  • Ensures campus conditions are safe notifying and assisting the administration and appropriate emergency personnel with any emergency, and potentially dangerous or unusual situations.
  • Determines and takes appropriate action to protect and safeguard college property and ensures that assigned buildings and job sites are secured at the end of the day.
  • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, college personnel and outside agencies associated with the college.
  • This position description in no way states or implies that the responsibilities and tasks are the only essential functions to be performed. The employee occupying this position will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as required by his/her supervisor. All tasks assigned must be performed on a regular and consistent basis.

High School diploma or GED and at least one-year work related experience (will train), or an equivalent combination of education and work experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Certifications: CPR/First Aid (will train)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of U.S. CDC cleaning and disinfection guidelines and proper use of PPE.
  • Working knowledge of all tools, machinery and mechanical equipment and cleaning supplies utilized in the performance of the job.
  • Knowledge of safety plans, work rules, practices and regulations pertaining to work.
  • Knowledge of WDT work order system and procedures.
  • Knowledge of WDT policies and procedures.
  • Performing skilled and semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ability to read and apply documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.
  • Written and oral communication skills as it relates to the job in dealing with students, staff and outside representatives within the building.
  • Handling hazardous materials.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Operating and maintaining all tools and equipment.

EOE/Statement of Non-Discrimination/Annual Security Report

WDT subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that applicants are employed, assigned, and promoted without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, political affiliation, mental and/or physical challenge, disability, gender identity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and ability. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resource Director at 605-718-2402.

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT/CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that the college`s Annual Security Report which includes crime statistics be made available to prospective employees and prospective students upon request. Western Dakota Tech`s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported Clery crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety and security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault prevention and response, timely warnings, emergency response, and other matters. You may obtain this information through the Western Dakota Tech website at (Download PDF reader). A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success, Western Dakota 800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703 or by calling (605) 718-2931.


Core Benefits --- Qualifying employees are eligible to receive a combined medical/life benefit offering, along with dental as a separate benefit offering with coverage provided through Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental and Unum. Western Dakota Tech also supports healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) through WageWorks.

Retirement --- Western Dakota Tech offers an outstanding retirement package through South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS). As a WDT employee, you will contribute 6% to SDRS each pay period, and WDT will match 6% for qualifying employees (3 year vesting period). Supplemental Retirement Plans are also offered.

Additional Benefits --- Western Dakota Tech offers additional benefits for all employees. Those benefits include an onsite gym and other wellness vendor discounts, educational benefits, professional development, flex time and much more! An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is supported through Unum, allowing employees and their families to contact skilled support specialists for everything from therapy referrals to financial counseling.

For additional information, please visit Western Dakota Tech`s HR website.

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How to Apply:
Thank you for your interest in working at Western Dakota Tech. You will join more than 80 faculty and staff who are dedicated to training the region’s workforce. Every position at WDT is important, and you will know you are doing something worthwhile.

Plus, you will live in Rapid City at the foot of the Black Hills, the most beautiful and activity-rich region in South Dakota. Combine the two-an important position and a great place to live-and you have the recipe for an unsurpassed quality of life.

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