Building Services Worker

Rockville, MD
May 17, 2017
May 24, 2017
Full Time


Job Title:

Building Service Worker

Position #:

S03284, S03997



Bargaining Status:






Salary Range:

$15.22 - $20.62 per hour

Online applications must be received by Tuesday, May 23rd  2017

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, has need for a 2 full-time, Building Service Workers, # S03284, S03397, in the Facilities Department. The normal work schedule is Monday- Friday, 10:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. or Tuesday- Saturday, 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Note: Hours worked between 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. are eligible for a $1.03 cents/hour shift differential.*

Job Summary: This position is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting classrooms, restrooms, labs, offices, administrative, and public areas. This position is also responsible for trash & recycling collection, monitoring and reordering supplies, moving items/service to others, and floor maintenance.  

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Clean and dust white boards, vents, walls, windows sills, venetian blinds, and furniture.

  • Empty trash and recycle bins, replace trash and recycle liners and transport to disposal area.

  • Straighten classroom chairs and office furniture. Spot clean doors, light fixtures, elevators, stairs, tracks, steps, and handrails.

  • Replace burnt out light bulbs.

  • Clean and maintain a variety of hard and soft floor surfaces (Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), Terrazzo and Carpet etc.) Sweep, mop, scrub, strip, wax, and buff floors.

  • Vacuum, shampoo, and spot clean carpet. Remove gum from carpet and mats.

  • Monitor assigned areas throughout the shift to maintain high level of cleanliness including corridors, restrooms, classrooms, and entrance ways.

  • Clean and disinfect toilets, urinals, sinks, stalls, partitions, walls, mirrors, and vents.

  • Clean and polish fixtures, doors, floor drain, and floors.

  • Remove trash and transport to disposal area.

  • Replenish supplies, toilet tissue, hand towels, soap, and sanitary bags.

  • Power and foam wash restrooms weekly.

  • Carry out Work Order Tasks as assigned.

  • Navigate the Colleges computer maintenance management system via desktop computer and/or mobile device.

  • Fill out and submit daily usage sheets, supply request forms, and submit time sheets.

  • Assist in snow removal operations. Remove snow from entrance ways, ramps, and steps.

  • Spread ice melt on entranceways, ramps, and steps.

  • Operate snow blowers, shovels, and salt spreaders.

  • Assist with set-ups and breakdowns of tables, chairs, podiums, and moves.

  • Safe use and handling of all equipment; including: low 450(RPM) and high speed 1500(RPM) machines, wet vacuum, wet and dry carpet cleaning equipment and perform minimum scheduled maintenance on equipment (i.e. filter check and replacement/cleaning). Operate vacuums and backpack vacuum-cleaners and attachments.

  • Replace light bulbs and fluorescent light tubes as needed daily. Re-lamp classrooms, labs, hallways, and restrooms annually. Assist other building service workers with changing lights as needed.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, and/or any combination of education, training and experience providing understanding of the field and the ability to perform the duties of the job.

  • Ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium to heavy objects weighing up to 50lbs without assistance.

  • One (1) year cleaning experience with working knowledge of floor maintenance (stripping, waxing and buffing floors).

  • Experience operating a variety of industrial cleaning and other types of equipment.

  • Knowledge and application of procedures and techniques of building custodial/janitorial work, tools, equipment, and materials used, and necessary hazards/safety precautions and procedures.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with institutional cleaning practices and cleaning chemicals and their proper usage.

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), the Internet, and College computer applications may be required.

  • Excellent customer service and leadership skills and the ability to instruct, train, and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to use the tools, equipment and materials of the trade.

  • Ability to operate cleaning equipment and the ability to perform minor repairs.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate two-way radio.

  • Experience with Green Cleaning Products and Processes.

  • Five (5) years experience cleaning in a commercial environment or educational facility.

Application Process:

  • Online applications must be received by Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. To apply, please visit

  • The application process includes 10 steps.

  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.

  • For consideration, you must:

  1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;

  2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and

  3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check

  • Participation in a retirement plan

  • Submission of an official transcript of the degree required for the position

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: at least two weeks in advance.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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