Residence Life Academic Year Maintenance Crews

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Department of Residence Life is seeking highly motivated students for work on our Maintenance support crew. Selected applicants play an integral role in minor maintenance tasks, programming support, furniture distribution, residence preparation, and hall support as part of this dynamic department. Daily tasks vary dependent upon priority. Qualified applicants will demonstrate high motivation, ability to be independent, high mechanical aptitude, some previous experience, and good communication.


Our student maintenance crew will assist with minor maintenance and repair activities, coordinating activities for a function or project; assisting a skilled crafts or trades person; assisting with cleaning residential units and minor housing maintenance tasks. Moving furniture, grounds maintenance, carpet cleaning, shoveling, prioritizing maintenance requests, supporting Residence Life programs and activities. Relocation/surplus of property associated with various renovation/relocation projects. 

As an employee of Residence Life, you will be expected to adhere to the highest standards of ethical and moral behavior with a positive demeanor that works well with teams. Ability to operate miscellaneous power tools and equipment.

Work Hours:
- To be arranged by Residence Life Facility Services, 20 hours per week during the academic year.

If retained for summer full time employment, room scholarship may be available.


- May require mechanical or technical ability/knowledge.

- Ability to operate tools, power tools, and other mechanical devices.

- Ability to work without supervision, prioritize, initiate required work tasks, and work in a team environment.

- Ability to communicate clearly with co-workers and residents of campus facilities.

- Knowledge of safe handling procedures for cleaning chemicals.

- Ability to lift 75 pounds.

Required Experience:

- Three (3) years driving experience with a valid drivers' license. 

- Be able to pass University's safe driving certification test.

- Demonstrated education and experience sufficient to perform the responsibilities of the position and to have acquired the necessary skill and abilities.

Applicant Instructions

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.

This is a Student Assistant B; starting pay $10.00.

Applicant must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student. 

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Review Date:
Applications will be reviewed weekly.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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