Sonoma State University
Job Title: Part-Time Temp Laborer, GMC - UPDATED
Department Name: Facilities Management
Job ID: 104098
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $16.09 to $25.36 an hour. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget and will not exceed $17.00 an hour. Benefits include vacation, sick, and holiday time earned in relation to hours worked.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis every Friday until the position is filled
Conditions of Employment
This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position scheduled to provide additional support July 1 to September 30. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Under the general supervision of the Green Music Center Associate Director of Facilities Operations, the incumbent will provide assistance in moves and set-ups for events, as well as general upkeep of the campus buildings and grounds. This position requires heavy, physical, manual labor to move furniture and equipment. The incumbent will be required to use tools, climb ladders, operate powered equipment used in moves, and perform general cleaning and power spraying.
The Laborer typically performs work involving some or all of the following duties: lift and move heavy objects such as furniture, equipment, materials, and supplies; assist in campus event set-up and special meetings; load and unload furniture equipment, supplies, and materials; clean assigned areas, including such activities as removing construction debris; clean gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures; power wash assigned areas; clean roadsides, streets, and related areas; clean applicable equipment and assist in other cleaning projects; remove and haul waste and recyclables from areas of central aggregation, special events, and special clean-up sites; assist crafts and construction workers by performing unskilled tasks such as preparing work areas; perform rough repair work; tear down structures; patch pavement; and perform pick and shovel work; assist in grounds maintenance; operate and perform basic preventative maintenance on appropriate hand and powered equipment and tools, supplies, and materials; use motor vehicles to transport and deliver heavy or other hard to move items.
The Green Music Center is a high profile public venue, with worldwide visibility. The incumbent works with a diverse population and workforce and must be service oriented and fiscally responsible. The incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; work effectively both independently and as part of a team; prioritize and perform all work efficiently and effectively; and provide strong customer service to students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors. Incumbent schedules time off to ensure the University's needs are met and appropriate coverage is addressed during personal time off.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned, including picking up supplies for trades at vendors/businesses; supporting the trade shops in doing project work; and inspecting student housing for condition assessment.
Sonoma State University consists of over 2 million square feet of building space of various construction types and ages. The incumbent must be prepared to work in a variety of environments on the Sonoma State University campus including, but not limited to, mechanical rooms, crawl spaces, attics, basements, outdoors and in areas with limited light. The climate in some of the facilities can be cold, hot, and noisy. Some facilities are three stories high. The Laborer may be required to work on projects that require long periods of standing, stooping, kneeling, and lifting up to 75 lbs.
The work schedule for the Laborer position will require working a varied schedule, including but not limited to evenings, weekends, early mornings, holidays, and other non-standard times based on venue usage and performance scheduling. Overtime, evening and weekend hours will be required and will be specified only by the Appropriate Administrator to meet operational needs.
The Laborer requires the physical ability to lift, carry, and transport heavy objects up to 75 lbs on a continuous basis; climb ladders; crawl into confined spaces; stoop, bend, stand for long periods of times; and regularly use arms, hands, and fingers. In addition:
- Must possess the ability and willingness to do strenuous manual labor;
- Must possess the ability to lift heavy furniture and equipment in a safe manner;
- Must possess the ability to use tools and operate powered equipment including forklifts and other powered lifts;
- Must possess the ability to use and operate custodial equipment (e.g. dust mop, wet mop, vacuum cleaner - backpack and upright) and perform additional functions such as stripping, refinishing and auto scrubbing of floors; extracting carpets using truck mounted unit; and the ability to operate powered equipment such as a truck mounted carpet van, fork and scissor lift;
- Must have the ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, including but not limited to, schedules, work assignments, and priorities;
- Must have the ability to be organized and manage competing demands;
- Must have the ability to be flexible and adjust schedule and work assignments to address urgent operational needs or scheduling conflicts;
- Must have possess stress management skills;
- Must complete work in a timely manner and meet productivity standards;
- Must have the ability to achieve established goals and meet deadlines;
- Must possess effective time managements skills and have the ability to balance workload and re-prioritize and re-organize as necessary;
- Must be able to change approach or method to best fit the situation;
- Must have the ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of this job;
- Must possess effective oral and written communications skills and determine appropriate communication methods when expressing ideas and thoughts;
- Must have the ability to follow oral and written directions;
- Must have the ability to keep supervisors and co-workers adequately informed;
- Must have the ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action, including emergencies;
- Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment;
- Must have the ability to make timely decisions appropriate to level of responsibility and be able to clearly explain reasoning for decisions, in addition to including appropriate people in decision making process;
- Must have the ability to determine and estimate material and equipment needs to complete tasks/jobs/ responsibility in an efficient and effective manner;
- Must have the ability to maintain complex manual and/or computerized record-keeping system;
- Must have the ability to perform mathematical functions at a level appropriate to this job;
- Must have the ability to be resourceful;
- Must be able to accept constructive criticism and other feedback and incorporate into work;
- Must have the ability to perform day-to-day responsibilities with little or no direction;
- Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and still be thorough in work;
- Must establish and maintain positive outlook and cooperative working relationships by encouraging open communication, maintaining objectivity, and keeping emotions under control;
- Must have the ability to work actively to resolve conflict;
- Must have the ability to maintain a professional manner;
- Must be committed to high quality work output without compromising deadlines;
- Must have the ability to self-evaluate and make improvements or promote quality of work;
- Must have the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within the framework of a team, accepting his/her role as required;
- Must maintain regular and acceptable punctuality and attendance;
- Must comply with defined work hours;
- Must work in a safe manner when handling and working with chemicals and operating equipment;
- Must be willing to report safety violations to management and potentially unsafe conditions;
- Must be committed to high standards of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the university's safety policies and rules;
- Must comply with university policies on harassment-free environment and non-discrimination;
- Must have the ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse population, including students, staff, faculty, patrons, and visitors of the university;
- Must successfully complete a pre-placement exam;
- Must possess a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate.
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume)
3. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Sonoma State University
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