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Skidmore College Environmental Service Technician in Saratoga Springs, New York


Saturday-Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm


Cleans buildings and perform specialized duties as described below.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Comply with health and safety directives to include the use and/or wearing of protective materials and devices

  • Sweeping, dry/wet mopping, vacuuming floors and stairwells

  • Vacuuming and spot cleaning carpets; perform minor preventative care on vacuums (belt

    replacement and beater bar maintenance); may require use of hand tools

  • Floor stripping, waxing, buffing and spray buffing

  • Spotting, extracting and shampooing of carpet

  • Dusting and cleaning walls

  • High and low dusting with appropriate tools

  • Dusting and cleaning furniture

  • Cleaning windows, mirrors, and glass surfaces

  • Cleaning restrooms, which include all surfaces and restroom fixtures, replenishment of paper products

  • Cleaning and emptying trash and recycling receptacles into trash liners and transporting trash and recycling to designated pick up areas in and around assigned buildings

  • Cleaning chalkboards and trays, replenishment of erasers and chalk

  • Emptying and cleaning of ashtrays in public areas

  • Removal of snow, trash and debris within 10 feet of all outside entrances

  • Disconnection or turning off of electric appliances and lighting when not in use

  • Replacing interior light bulbs in floor, table and other fixtures excluding ceiling mounted devices

  • Cleaning of light fixtures, lens covers and vents as required; may require use of hand tools

  • Maintain the uniformity of furniture within the classroom

  • Reporting missing furnishings in public areas to the Supervisor

  • Submit service requests required to cover property repair or maintenance

  • Submit lists of needed supplies to the Supervisor in a timely manner

  • Moving classroom and residence hall furnishings and other property within assigned work areas and operates assigned vehicle when required to transport to another location

  • Set up and break down areas for special events as assigned; may require use of hand tools

  • Assemble/disassemble residence hall furnishings as assigned; may require use of hand tools

  • Recommend improvements in work efficiency

  • May be required to climb ladders, scaffolding and operate lifts for cleaning assignments

  • Clean stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators, and during the summer months washes dishes and the making of beds as directed

  • Make first attempt to free clogged drains

  • Maintain an interest in learning new ideas

  • Establish and maintain a high level of customer service

    When assigned as pool Environmental Service Technician, the following additional essential duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain swimming pool water in compliance with NYS Department of Health standards

  • Maintain and submit required logs and records

  • Maintain the pool, pool compartment, locker and shower rooms, filter compartment, and pool storage rooms in a safe, neat and sanitary condition

  • Back flush pool filter system as required

  • Skim, vacuum and clean pool as required

  • Be capable of passing all necessary government tests, certifications and licensing examinations

  • Perform other custodial duties as appropriate

    When assigned to recycling duties, the following additional essential duties and responsibilities will be included:

  • Drive college vehicle for the purpose of collecting recyclable materials

  • Separate recyclable material as required

  • Deliver recyclable materials to designated recycling centers

  • Perform other custodial duties as assigned

    When assigned to hazardous waste duties, the following additional essential duties and responsibilities will be included:

  • Primary responder to hazardous waste spills

  • Ensure proper information is on label attached to containers

  • Removes, with proper handling, hazardous materials and medical waste from buildings and delivers to main accumulation area in a timely manner outlined under state and federal guidelines

  • Assists Supervisor in maintaining logs and documentation in regard to inspection of main accumulation area

  • Attends annual training on hazardous waste

  • Attends annual training to maintain certification

  • Performs weekly inspections as outlined on checklists

  • May aid in the clean up of small hazardous waste spills

  • May aid in the determination of how to handle larger spills


    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.


    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiar with the use of common hand tools (i.e. screwdriver, pliers).


    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight, measurement, volume, and distance.


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Valid drivers license

    New York State required permits/licenses for Pool Custodian within 6 months of employment.


    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, or those not physically able, to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • The College reserves the right to reassign all personnel as necessary in the event of an absence or emergency.

  • May be required to attend employer sponsored classes or seminars aimed at improving skills.

  • Understand proper use of chemicals used in the performance of position duties and be familiar with the Data Safety Sheets (MSDS).

  • May be required to work overtime or weekends with minimal notice.

    Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • List of Three References

    Pay Range: $19.00/hour

    In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


    Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

    Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.