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SUNY Oneonta Temporary Cleaners in Oneonta, New York

The Maintenance Operations Center at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for the position of Temporary Cleaner. Periods of employment are anticipated from August 2020 - December 2020, and January 2021 - May 2021. Both day and evening full time shifts are available. Expectations are to perform building and custodial tasks including, but not limited to, disinfecting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning restrooms, collecting trash, moving furniture and making minor repairs, as well as building and grounds tasks such as snow and ice removal.

SUNY Oneonta is a public university in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.
Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.
Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.
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Duties include but not limited to: disinfecting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning restrooms, collecting trash, moving furniture and making minor repairs, as well as building and grounds tasks such as snow and ice removal; safe and proper use of various equipment and products; following oral and written instructions and communications; work in a thorough and dependable manner; occasionally work in inclement weather; respond to emergency requests for custodial assistance; and perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs in and around facilities and grounds.
Required qualifications: ability to perform physically demanding labor including, but not limited to, lifting heavy objects up to fifty pounds, standing, bending, walking, climbing, reaching, and repetitive motions; must be able to work safely and efficiently in an environment containing caustic chemicals and cleaning materials as well as dust and noise; ability to understand and carry out written or oral instructions. Working nights, weekends, and on holidays will be required.

Preferred: high school diploma or equivalent; experience working with cleaning equipment and chemicals; experience with waste handling; experience with basic hand tools; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and cover letter. In addition, please be sure to complete the Education, Employment History, and Professional References sections on the Employment Application. Contact information for three professional references is required.

Alternate to online application: Please mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Employment Opportunities, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.