Laborer, GMC - Summer Temporary ( 4 Openings) Sonoma State University
Job ID: 104593
Department Name Green Music Center, Facilities Management
Salary and Benefits The anticipated salary range for this position depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $18.00 an hour. Upon appointment, employees with 0.75 or greater time base, but do not meet other criteria for full benefits, will be eligible for medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The same type of coverage will be offered to hourly intermittent employees, who work an average of 130 hours or more per month, after an evaluation period defined by the ACA.
Application Deadline This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on 06/07/2018. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.
Conditions of Employment This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position. 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.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to the GMC Associate Director of Facilities Operations, with additional lead work direction provided from other members of the Facilities Management management team, 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 summer Laborer employees' primary focus is to perform a wide range of duties in support of the Green Music Center 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. Pick up supplies for trades at vendors/businesses; and support the trade shops in doing project work.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
This temporary hourly intermittent position will have a variable work schedule with shifts scheduled during the day, evening and on weekends to align with the performance and event schedule at the Green Music Center. Overtime, early mornings, holidays, and other non-standard times may be required and will be specified only by the appropriate administrator to meet operational needs. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the appropriate administrator.
The incumbent must be prepared to work in a variety of environments including, but not limited to, mechanical rooms, crawl spaces, attics, basements, performance venue, 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. This position requires, with or without reasonable accommodations, the ability to frequently sit, move or stand for office and/or event functions, be at a computer for 2 hours/day, occasionally reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop and kneel and lift objects of up to 75 lbs in weight. The incumbent will work in a heavy student and staff population in an ever changing environment.
Qualifications The Laborer:
Must possess the ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; 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 be organized and manage competing demands;
Must be flexible and adjust schedule and work assignments to address urgent operational needs or scheduling conflicts;
Must possess the ability and willingness to do strenuous manual labor; must possess the ability to safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds;
Must possess the ability to: determine and estimate material and equipment needs to complete tasks/jobs/responsibility in an efficient and effective manner; read and write at a level appropriate to the position and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position; 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 provide outstanding customer service to a diverse population; students, staff, faculty, patrons, co-workers, and visitors of the university; effective oral and written communications skills and determine appropriate communication methods when expressing idea and thoughts; analyze situations and take appropriate action, exercise sound judgment; possess stress management skills to complete work in a timely manner and meet productivity standards; perform day-to-day responsibilities with little or no direction; work in a fast paced environment and still be thorough in work; self-evaluate and make improvements or promote quality of work; prioritize and perform work effectively; and the ability to meet deadlines;
Must work in a safe manner; report safety violations and potentially unsafe conditions to management; proper handling and working with chemicals and operating equipment; 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 have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents;
Must be able to work independently and within the framework of a team, accept constructive feedback and incorporate into work; establish and maintain positive outlook and cooperative working relationships by encouraging open communication, maintain objectivity, and keep emotions under control;
Must successfully complete a pre-placement exam; possess a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate; complete background check.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
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 Online Employment Application. Cover letter and resume are optional.
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.
Other Information 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.
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.
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.