Building & Grounds Assistant – 30 hours per week

at City of Austin
Location Austin, TX
Date Posted July 29, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Position Information

Posting Title
Building & Grounds Assistant - 30 hours per week

Job Requisition Number
COA083653

Position Number
111262

Job Type
Full-Time

Division Name
Building Services - Custodial

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • One (1) year experience related to janitorial or grounds keeping services.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • If assigned to operate vehicles, must possess the appropriate Texas Driver’s License for those vehicles.

Notes to Applicants

This position is a full-time, 30 hours per week position.

Additional Information:
This position is an essential position. This means that the Top Candidate who, by virtue of their presence, specialized function or necessary skills, are essential to meeting the business or certain operational needs and are therefore required to report to duty. The Building & Grounds Assistant position with the Building Services Department is considered an essential employee during the COVID-19 pandemic event and as such is required to continue to report to their normal work location and perform the essentials functions of their position during the COVID-19 pandemic event.

PLEASE NOTE that this is a full time, thirty (30) hour per week position.

This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual will be required to drive a City of Austin vehicle.

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. 
 
 

  • Must have the ability to understand oral and written instructions and have the ability to read and write in English. 
     
  • Overtime may be required with or without notice. 
     
  • A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. 
     
  • When completing the City of Austin employment application: A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. 

 
Military / Veteran Interview Preference:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: 
This position is classified as NON-EXEMPT. 
 
Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after seven (7) days.

Pay Range
$15.00 – $16.21

Hours
This position requires you to have a work availability for six (6) hours per day between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Saturday. 
 
Hours will vary depending on operational needs. Weekends, evenings and holidays will be required. 
 
This position will be on a roving crew.

Job Close Date

08/15/2021

Type of Posting
External

Department
Building Services

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable

Category
Technical

Location
Work locations may vary and may include roving positions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience using green cleaning chemicals and practices in a commercial or industrial setting 
  • Experience with single-stream recycling programs 
  • Experience cleaning and maintaining all types of flooring in a commercial or industrial setting to include: buffing, carpet extraction, waxing, and stripping 
  • Experience performing “Team Cleaning” duties in a commercial or industrial setting

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Clean building interiors.
  2. Mix, stir, and pour chemicals.
  3. Perform grounds maintenance.
  4. Perform minor building maintenance and repair.
  5. Operate and maintain assigned vehicles and equipment.
  6. Set-up and tear-down exhibit halls and ballrooms in compliance with applicable local codes and procedures, ensuring the specifications and needs for each event are met.
  7. Perform minor construction work such as erecting partitions, building or tearing down walls, painting, building or erecting storage shed.
  8. Perform routine administrative duties, complete forms, and prepare reports.
  9. Maintain inventory of materials and supplies, making purchases when needed.
  10. Handle and account for cash.
  11. Train new employees to perform basic job duties.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with others.
  • Skill in learning simple tasks.
  • Skill in operating power tools.
  • Skill in lifting and carrying equipment or materials applicable to the assigned work.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in janitorial, grounds keeping, or other related work.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to read and follow floor plan sketches and diagrams.

Criminal Background Investigation
This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *
    This position requires One (1) year experience related to janitorial or grounds keeping services. Do you meet this minimum qualification?

    • Yes
    • No
  2. *
    Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *
    This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date?

    • Yes
    • No
  4. *
    If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?

    • Yes
    • No
  5. *
    Please list your years of experience with using green cleaning chemicals and practices in a commercial or industrial setting.

    • No experience
    • Less than one (1) year of experience
    • Between one (1) and three (3) years of experience
    • Between three (3) and five (5) years of experience
    • More than five (5) years of experience
  6. *
    Do you have experience with single-stream recycling programs in a commercial or industrial setting.

    • Yes
    • No
  7. *
    Do you have experience cleaning and maintaining all types of flooring in a commercial or industrial setting to include buffing, carpet extraction, waxing and stripping?

    • Yes
    • No
  8. *
    Please describe your professional experience cleaning and maintaining all types of flooring in a commercial or industrial setting to include buffing, carpet extraction, waxing and stripping.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. *
    Do you have experience performing team cleaning duties in a commercial or industrial setting?

    • Yes
    • No
  10. *
    Please briefly describe your experience with team cleaning in a commercial or industrial setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. *
    This position requires employees to be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Are you able to work varying hours including nights, weekends and holidays as required by this position?

    • YES
    • NO
  12. *
    The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?

    • Yes
    • No
  13. *
    This position is considered essential. An essential employee is an employee who, by virtue of their presence, specialized function or necessary skills, are essential to meeting the business or certain operational needs and are therefore required to report to duty. This position with the Building Services Department is considered an essential employee during the COVID-19 pandemic event and as such is required to continue to report to their normal work location and perform the essentials functions of their position during the COVID-19 pandemic event. Do you have the availability to report to duty during the COVID-19 pandemic event?

    • No
    • Yes

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