Environmental Services Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
09 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Lory Student Center exists to provide appropriate physical facilities and programs that deliver quality social, educational, recreational and cultural experiences to a diverse student, university, and community population. We are committed to student learning and personal development as primary goals of the student center. This position is responsible to provide a safe and clean learning environment for students, staff and university guests by responding to the daily cleaning needs of the facility with a focus on sustainability and customer service.

Position Summary

Provide a safe and clean learning environment for students, staff and University guests by responding to the daily cleaning and maintenance of Lory Student Center facilities with a focus on sustainability and customer service. Please note: This positions is for the 2nd shift, 5:00pm – 1:30am Mon – Fri.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months of custodial experience within a commercial custodial environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge and experience using green cleaning practices.
  • Experience with entering personal work spaces with an awareness and good work practices for privacy of office occupants and guests.
  • Experience working on a team to complete tasks.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to teach peer Environmental Services Technicians how to perform tasks.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Custodial Services Duty/Responsibility

•Keeps the Lory Student Center clean and safe using “green” practices: environmentally safe chemicals, water conservation, recycling, conserving energy by turning off lights, etc.
•Cleaning and/or disinfecting is performed for showers, toilets, walls, sinks, drains, vents, trash receptacles, ceilings, floors, mirrors, vanities, windows, appliances, and furnishings.
•Provides clean­up for blood borne pathogen situations not handled by EHS.
•Vacuum, shampoo or bonnet clean carpeted areas. Clean hard surface floors by sweeping, mopping, buffing, stripping and refinishing as needed.
•Cleans around outside of building by picking up trash, sweeping, removing gum, washing sidewalks and snow/ice removal. May provide building opening and lock­up procedures.
•Dispose of trash/recyclables from internal/external receptacles.
•Use Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures for the above tasks.

Percentage Of Time 65% Job Duty Category Customer Service/Special Duties Duty/Responsibility

•Learn, apply and demonstrate how to enter personal space and offices with an awareness/enforcement of privacy and discretion for occupants and guests.
•Developing awareness/enforcement of student/guest behavior expectations, identifying “red flags” such as alcohol, drugs, fire alarms, unhealthy working conditions, etc. Remind the occupants and guests of personal safety (locking doors and windows, un­propping EXIT doors, etc.)
•Have appropriate social interactions with occupants and guests and be aware of their personal space, using appropriate communication and providing programmatic support.
•Clean­up after construction projects.
•Clean snow and de-ice sidewalks and entrances as needed.
•Provides seasonal deep cleaning service as needed.
•Use Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures for the above tasks.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Continuous Maintenance and other responsibilities Duty/Responsibility

•Notify supervisor about needed repairs and walls that need to be painted.
•Assist guests with direction and providing way finding information as needed.
•Inspects and services Environmental Services equipment and machinery.
•Check fire extinguishers and lights report if missing or not working.
•Use Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures for the above tasks.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Meeting Attendance and Other Duties Duty/Responsibility

•Attend all required/recommended training/classes/seminars provided by LSC or other department to accomplish the above, which include ethics, safety, diversity, communications, BBP and any applicable training in providing the best customer service, etc.
•Develop professional skills and communication to effectively interact with occupants and guests.
•Attend all meetings, committees and department sponsored functions.
•Enter work time and leave requests into designated software systems.
•Comply with University Departmental Procedures and Policies.
•Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which often requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from humanresources@colostate.edu. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check in your Junk and Deleted folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu
    1) Multiple ways to login:
    • Enter your Username and Password on the home page to login,
    • Click on Login (in the upper left-hand corner) – then Login (Under Apply without Vitae),
    • or Click on Returning Applicant – then Login (under Apply without Vitae)

    2) Select “Your Applications” in order to display all the applications you have submitted to open positions as well as the following:
    • You can view the Status of your application for each position
    • You can withdraw your application from consideration
    • You can view the job posting for the position you applied
    • You can archive the application once the position has been filled


  • Please check the “Help” link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office at the main phone line: 970-491-MyHR (6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Work Steps, On-call Status - Includes emergency situations, Special Requirements/Other - Overtime, longer shifts to complete work. Position requires the completion of sexual harassment training.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.