Temporary Custodial/Maintenance Helper - Northwest Campus

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  • Job Number:519738
  • Classification:Maintenance Service Worker I
  • Grade:Facilities Maintenance M1 (34% GeoDiff)
  • Work type:On Campus, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Northwest Campus
  • Location:Nome
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

This recruitment is to fill temporary (on call) maintenance/custodial positions to maintain and ensure the safe and clean physical operation of Northwest Campus facilities. This position will provide back-up and additional coverage for the permanent custodian.


100Assists in Maintaining Facilities: Custodial services to include sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and vacuuming of hallways and office/classroom space; clean restrooms, remove trash, empty & clean garbage containers; complete minor related maintenance activities; observe and notify supervisor concerning need for major repairs; lift and carry supplies and facility equipment. Maintain grounds, including snow, ice and debris removal; operate equipment (BobCat, snow blower) to facilitate seasonal grounds maintenance. Keep campus staff and public aware of safety hazards.Essential



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to work in a group setting including following instructions given by a Lead or Supervisor; relating in a positive manner to management and other employees; and assisting in providing a productive and safe work environment. Ability to add, subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to read and interpret documents and apply common sense to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, lift and use a ladder.
Ability to lift and or move up to 50 lbs.

Typical Experience & Required Education or Training:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the skills and abilities necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the job. 

Current Alaska Driver's License.

This position will be hired on an as needed basis.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • The names and contact information for three professional references to include previous supervisors.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).

L6070- At-Will:

Pursuant to Article 1.5 of the Local 6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, upon initial hire Local 6070 Bargaining Unit Members are probationary for the first six (6) months of work. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to

individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

 If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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