Environmental Services General Labor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
01 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit


HDS Facilities provides building and support services for the department of Housing and Dining Services by ensuring a clean, safe and maintained living and learning environment for internal and external customers and University guests.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit www.facultyandstaff.colostate.edu to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

The Environmental Services General Labor position supports the Department of Housing and Dining Services and other auxiliaries by providing general manual labor duties to include custodial, maintenance, materials management, and customer service to maintain the requirements of physical properties and equipment. This is a general maintenance position that requires strenuous general labor. The primary focus is to gain experience in the repair and maintenance of multi-unit residential or light commercial facilities while providing a safe and clean living and learning environment for students, staff and University guests.

Note: The schedule for this position will be Monday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

The tasks performed do not require any specific previous education or experience. However, mechanical aptitude and a willingness to learn are required. This class requires the individual to perform physical work involving general tasks including hauling, lifting, moving and digging.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Six months of custodial or maintenance experience appropriate to the job assignment
  • Experience with entering personal living spaces with an awareness and good work practices for privacy and discretion of residents and guests.
  • Experience working with a team to complete tasks.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to teach peers how to perform job tasks.
  • Proficiency utilizing MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Preferred experience in both residential and commercial environments.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category General Maintenance Duty/Responsibility

Provide general manual labor tasks supporting a variety of trades areas/personnel that do not require specific knowledge in those areas. These may include:

  • Check fire extinguishers and lights.
  • Inspect and services Environmental Services equipment and machinery.
  • Perform minor maintenance including but not limited to replacing lamps, minor painting, carpet trimming and drain cleaning.
  • Perform minor repairs to light commercial multi-unit residential facilities. Repair walls, floors, and various other hard surfaces. Performs minor carpentry tasks, climbs ladders, enters crawl spaces, and uses scaffolding in the performance of duties.
  • Perform simple electrical maintenance tasks by replacing defective components in light fixtures, receptacles, and switches.
  • Perform simple plumbing tasks by replacing defective components in plumbing fixtures. Perform simple repetitive mechanical tasks such as changing filters and belts, and lubricating bearings.
  • Respond to component changes and mechanical tasks.
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures for the above tasks.

Percentage Of Time 37% Job Duty Category Residential Living – Custodial Duty/Responsibility

  • Keep residential living, learning and dining environments 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, furnishings and all handhold surfaces.
  • Provides clean­up for bloodborne pathogen situations not handled by EHS.
  • Clean hall and room carpet in residential living, learning and dining environments by vacuuming and shampooing. Clean hard surface floors by sweeping, mopping, buffing, stripping and refinishing. Remove gum.
  • Cleans around outside of the 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 37% Job Duty Category Customer Service/Special Duties Duty/Responsibility

  • Learn, apply and demonstrate how to enter personal living space with an awareness/enforcement of privacy and discretion for residents and guests, dealing with living habits, state of undress, shyness, etc.
  • Develop awareness/enforcement of student/guest behavior expectations, identifying “red flags” such as alcohol, drugs, fire alarms, unhealthy living conditions, etc. Remind the residents of personal safety (locking doors and windows, un­propping EXIT doors, etc.)
  • Have appropriate social interactions with residents and guests and be aware of their personal space, using appropriate communication and providing programmatic support.
  • Clean­up after construction projects
  • Provides seasonal “Hotel/Motel” summer conference services prepping residence hall rooms for guests including set­ups, linens, making beds, removing trash, and providing maid service. Turning the rooms over numerous times, often requiring overtime (after work hours or on scheduled days off) to ready rooms and public areas for the next conference group.
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures for the above tasks.

Percentage Of Time 11% Job Duty Category Materials and Tool Handling Duty/Responsibility

  • Move, transport, and stock materials/tools necessary for the completion of tasks.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, equipment, and materials in a professional manner to promote safe and efficient completion of tasks.
  • Respond to component changes and mechanical tasks.

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

  • Attend all required/recommended training/classes/seminars provided by HDS 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 live in residents and guests.
  • Attend all meetings, committees and department sponsored functions.
  • Enter work time and leave requests into designated software systems.
  • Comply with Operations Management Handbook, University Departmental Procedures and Policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources 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 Human Resources can calculate full-time work 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.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • 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.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which 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 the Deleted and Junk 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


  • 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 (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.