Building Services Workers (permanent Federal appointment) with promotion potential and overtime pay: This position is responsible for a variety of cleaning assignments (cleaning/sanitizing bathrooms and removing trash) and miscellaneous manual laboring tasks (snow removal, animal excrement removal on sidewalks, furniture/chairs/event set up and other manual tasks) and other services mentioned below in the duty statement.
Cleans offices, public/administrative bathrooms, corridors, storerooms, stairways or any area within the confines of the buildings(s) using brooms, mops, buckets, heavy duty vacuums, buffers and scrubbers.
Adjusts and cleans machines and changes brushes, rollers, buffers and other attachments.
Dusts, scrubs, sweeps, waxes and polishes horizontal surfaces such as floors, etc.,
Cleans mirrors, empties trash and recycle cans; washes walls, windows, air vents, blinds and fixtures.
Stocks all refillable dispensers and removes stains in all bathrooms/offices from various walls and floor surfaces using chemicals and various cleaning solutions and equipment.
Shampoos, vacuums, scrubs, strips, waxes, polishes linoleum, tile, wood, terrazzo, concrete, marble, carpet and other various kinds of surfaces using appropriate solutions, strippers, shampoos, waxes and equipment.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Assignments involve moderately heavy physical effort and requires continuous standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Must carry and set up ladders and scaffolding as there is occasional climbing and working from ladders and scaffolding. Also requires frequent lifting and emptying of wastebaskets and occasionally lifting, pushing, moving and carrying items weighing up to about 50 pounds. Requires occasional operation of heavy powered scrubbers and floor buffers.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The incumbent usually works indoors, in areas which normally have adequate heat, light and ventilation but will be exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors. The incumbent may be exposed to possible hazardous effects associated with the use of various cleaning solutions, hazardous chemicals, blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids. In addition to minor injuries such as cuts and bruises associated with cleaning tasks, the incumbent may be exposed to serious injury from falls from ladders and scaffolding and when using heavy powered equipment. Occasionally exposed to inclement weather. Incumbent is required to work from a variety of heights in the cleaning of venetian blinds, ceiling fixtures and room partitions, etc.
ESSENTIAL POSITION: Incumbent may be required to work evenings, weekends (Saturday evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and Sundays 9:00am to 6:30pm). This is an essential position for the museum and s/he will be required to work in inclement working conditions (snow etc) and report to work.
HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SALARY: $18.70 to $21.83 per hour
EXCEPTIONAL SMITHSONIAN BENEFITS:
• 401k with matching funds + federal pension plan
• Group Life Insurance
• Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
• Long Term Disability
• Health Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Free Transit/Commuter Benefits (up to $3,180 commuter costs paid per year)
• Annual Leave (13 days) increasing after 3 years (20 days)
• Sick Leave (13 days)
• Federal Holidays (10 days)
• Family Friendly Leave Family Friendly Workplace
• Telework Policy
• Historic and landmark offices and garden
• 92Y Fitness Center
• Free Entrance to Museums and Galleries
• Design Library
• Curatorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt)
• Employee Assistance Program
• Smithsonian Network
• Tarallucci e Vino Museum Café (employee discount)
• Cooper Hewitt Museum Shop (employee discount)
• Admission to NYC museums and galleries (free)
• General Employee Discounts
HOW TO APPLY (THIS IS FEDERALLY FUNDED POSITION):
In order to be considered for the position – please apply online at this web site.
Application Deadline: (no extensions)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018