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Custodian - Reserve Status - Evening Shift 

Category Custodial  
Position Custodian - Reserve Status  
Full-Time/Part-Time Casual  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Salary Wage: $11.00/hour  

Get back to nature and join us at the beautiful Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!

Come work where you can see the sun set over the valley and lizards scurry along the paths. As an Evening shift, Reserve Status Custodian you will be able to hear the coyotes yip and the owls hoot, take a moment to watch the bats fly, or admire the star-filled sky as you make your rounds at the Desert Museum. As a part of our Custodial team you'll be working to maintain the natural beauty of our desert and ensure that our guests enjoy safe and memorable visits to the Museum.

What does Reserve status mean? Reserve status employees may work, on average, 20 hours or less per week. We are open every day of the year, so you will need to be available to work most weekends and holidays. But, as a staff perk you will get a free Desert Museum membership, amazing views, and special discounts. Our evening Custodial crew usually works from 1:30 PM to 10:00 PM, but hours may occasionally vary slightly due to operational needs. Since parts of your shift may be outdoors, you will be regularly exposed to weather conditions and there is limited outdoor lighting.

How to Apply: All questions on the online application must be answered in order for your application to be considered for an interview. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received. Resumes may be uploaded with your online application, but the application must be completed. Be prepared to include 2 - 3 professional (not personal) references on your application. Former employers and references will be contacted. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen. You must be at least 18 years of age, able to lift and carry 50 pounds, and have a valid AZ Driver's License.


Position Description

Reports To: Custodial Manager
Wage: $11.00/hour

Keeps Museum buildings and grounds in clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Cleans external and internal areas of buildings including dusting, polishing, sweeping, mopping, stripping and waxing floors.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms including toilets and fixtures.
  • Cleans all glass inside and out.
  • Set-up of furniture and equipment for meetings and events as necessary.
  • Vacuum, spot clean, shampoo, and extracts carpets.
  • Launders linen and makes Guest House ready for guests.
  • Replenishes supplies in restrooms, closets, and kitchens.
  • Empties wastebaskets and garbage containers and transports waste to disposal area.
  • Empties all recycle containers, and transports recyclables to recycling area.
  • Cleans debris, removes all debris and gum from all sidewalk and patio areas using brooms, walk-behind sweeper, blower, and/or hose.
  • Cleans and stocks soda machines, removes outdated sodas.
  • Cleans and disposes of bio-hazards
  • Cleans up floods and other emergencies.
  • Reports all repairs needed throughout the grounds to supervisor for repair.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Arizona Driver's License required.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the ability to be trained to perform basic data entry for timekeeping and e-mail purposes.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee is required to climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and limited outdoor lighting. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Open Date 5/24/2018  

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