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Head Custodian-2nd Shift
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
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Date Posted 05/23/2019
Admin-Custodian - Janitorial
Salary $3,274.00 - $3,322.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 05/28/2019


Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), located 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is the only public institute of technology in Washington state and has provided high quality education since 1949. We offer 8 applied bachelor's degrees, 43 associate degrees and 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation in 2018 and is proud to be a Military Friendly School.

Provide oversight of custodial staff, preparation of work assignments, equipment and supply needs and set priorities for assigned tasks and establish project deadlines.  Instruct personnel in the care and cleaning of facilities and the operation and maintenance of a variety of commercial cleaning equipment. Ensure safe handling of hazardous materials, use of personal protective equipment and occupationally safe methods for lifting, pushing, pulling and repetitive motion cleaning activities. Provide leadership and supervision of custodial personnel and ensure the proper cleaning and sanitation of college facilities. Participate in the daily cleaning of campus rooms, labs, shops and restrooms.The typical working hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Performs independently and with minimal supervision.

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College's commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources.Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council.



  • Leadership

    • Promote and embody the mission, vision and values of the College

    • Constructively work with diverse populations

    • Foster a culture of comradely, honesty, integrity, accountability and confidentiality

  • Supervision

    • Develop diverse custodial and work study staff through training and delegation

    • Provide input into performance evaluations

    • Develop and communicate strategies to maintain cleaning standards

    • Involve staff in planning and prioritizing

  • Customer Service

    • Practice active listening

    • Deliver clear and respectful communication, in English, to diverse populations

    • Effectively communicate to all levels of organization

    • Balance individuals needs and departmental capacities

  • Safety

    • Embrace safety culture

    • Identification and mitigation of workplace hazards

    • Train and model proper lifting and repetitive motion techniques, PPE usage

    • Knowledge of proper chemical storage and usage

  • Custodial

    • Application of Green Cleaning process'

    • Use and maintenance of commercial cleaning machines

    • Minor repairs and preventative maintenance of facilities

    • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Coordination

    • Order/receive/unload/stock shipments of supplies, materials, and equipment up to 50 pounds in weight

    • Facilitate requests for service

    • Provide direction to staff during emergency response



  • Two or more years of experience in a service industry, custodial work preferred

  • Forklift certification preferred

  • Ability to clearly articulate verbal and written instructions in English

  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multi-lingual.

  • Valid Washington State Driver's License

  • Experience with light maintenance and repair on facilities and grounds

  • Computer literacy including basic proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to regularly lift 50 pounds and climb ladders and scaffolding



Initial salary placement is $3,274-$3,322 per month DOQ; salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement.  This is a 40 hour per week position.  The typical working hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  State Retirement Plan; sick leave begins to accrue at the rate of 1 prorated day per month; upon employment.  This is a union covered position.

Required Online Application Materials

  • Online application

  • Current resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment

  • Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

  • Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time

  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment

  • Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds

  • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person

  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public

  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently

Environmental/Work Conditions

  • Frequent use of office equipment

  • Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors

Eligibility Verification

  • If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

Affirmative Action Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority
groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or
Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's
Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.


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