Building Services Worker

Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time



Job Title:

Building Service Worker

Position #:




Bargaining Status:





Takoma Park

Salary Range:

$15.37 - $20.83 per hour

Online applications must be received by Sunday, September 17, 2017


Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus, has need for a full-time, Building Service Worker, #S03954, in the Facilities Department. The normal work schedule is below.

Takoma Park: Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:30 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 entrance ways, ramps, and steps.
  • Operate snow blowers, shovels, and salt spreaders.
  • Assist with set-ups and break downs 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.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver's license and evidence of a good driving record is required.
  • 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.

Application Process

  • Online applications must be received by Sunday, September 17, 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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