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Building Support Worker

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number 00673W
Role Code Title HSKP & Apparel Serv Worker I
Position Title Building Support Worker
Position Summary

The Building Services Worker provides support for events, activities/programs and performs custodial services to ensure a clean, safe, health environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Work hours are 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Prepare, clean and set-up for meetings, special events and programs. Move, arrange and store furniture and equipment. Stage room accordingly for college functions.
  • Clean, dust and wipe fixtures, furniture, floors, surfaces, walls and windows.
  • Sweep, mop and vacuum floors. Strip, clean, buff and apply floor cleaners, sealers and finishes to hard surface floors. Vacuum, spot clean and extract carpets.
  • Refill restroom dispensers. Empty and clean trash and recycling receptacles. Remove trash and recycling from the building.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on power equipment and hand tools (e.g. empty, clean, rinse and wash; change belts, hoses, brushes and bags).
  • Responsible for the orderliness and cleanliness of assigned housekeeping closets and equipment storage areas. Use step ladders and personal protective equipment (PPE) when required in work assignments.
  • Respond to tenant needs and requests. Report building damage or the need for building repairs. Report and respond to emergency calls for custodial assistance. Lock and unlock buildings as directed. Secure buildings when not in use. Report unauthorized occupants or use.
  • Work outside to remove snow, ice and debris from entrances, steps and sidewalks, using various tools and products as directed.
Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand English to effectively communicate and understand others, and to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and understand charts, floor plans and diagrams, and follow through on tasks to completion once instructions are given. Physical strength and agility to move, arrange tables, chairs, staging and equipment.
  • Ability to operate powered and non-powered cleaning equipment, work with and properly use or learn to use cleaning chemicals and agents, including dilution and dispensing systems.
  • Personal protective equipment will be required during specific work duties.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and tolerate frequent bending, stooping, and climbing stairs. Lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures below 32 degrees and above 90 degrees.
Preferred Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial cleaning practices.
  • Basic computer skills.


  • Experience working as a custodian.
  • Experience performing event set using a floor plan or diagram is a plus.
Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Department Building Services - 951400
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 12/19/2017
Review Begin Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Operational FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:
  • This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • This position is subject to overtime (both scheduled and unscheduled). This position may work a non-traditional schedule, typically weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and availability to accommodate special events, emergencies, and/or unscheduled work assignments, which typically include working weekends, holidays.
  • Physical ability and willingness to move, arrange tables, chairs, staging and equipment.
  • This position will be required to wear personal protected equipment (PPE) during specific work duties as determined by the department.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and tolerate frequent bending, stooping, and climbing stairs. Lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
  • This position has been designated as essential and may require reporting to work when the college is officially closed.
EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How much commercial cleaning experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • 0-6 months
    • 6-12 months
    • Over 1 year
  2. * Are you a high school graduate or do you have a high school equivalency diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please list the types of powered cleaning equipment you have experience using.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How much experience do you have using drawings or diagrams to set up for meetings or special events.
    • No experience
    • Up to 6 months
    • 6-12 months experience
    • Over 1 year

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents