Janitor (4735)

Crafts / Trades Socorro, New Mexico


Description

 

Position Description:

 

Position Summary

Under minimum supervision, keeps all Observatory buildings clean and orderly. Janitors may provide general security oversight both to buildings and grounds.

 

Job Duties Summary

Cleans offices, hallways, rest rooms, elevators, stairways, shops and other work areas, including sweeping, scrubbing, waxing, and polishing floors; washes windows, door panels, and sills; empties wastebaskets, and transports trash and waste to disposal area; replenishes restroom supplies; may clean rugs, carpets, furniture, and draperies as required; may be required to record data such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment to supervisory staff; performs grounds keeping duties such as litter control, sweeping sidewalks, and trash collection; may be required to secure gates, sound alarms or call police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons; permits authorized persons to enter property; must be able to communicate warnings safely; may also ensure security of all buildings and grounds by patrolling the site for safety and security; reporting any unusual or suspicious activities on the site to supervisory staff; and examining doors and windows to determine that they are secure; may watch for and report irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked; works as part of Maintenance or Engineering & Services team and assists any or all other areas, as needed; other duties may be assigned.

 

The position is based at the VLA, 50 miles west of Socorro, NM. Socorro is a small, historical town in the Rio Grande Valley, 75 miles south of Albuquerque and is home to New Mexico Tech (www.nmt.edu). In addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective first day of employment. NRAO’s retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified participant’s base pay. No contribution is required of the employee; we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions.

 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both inside and outside and occasionally works at heights above 5 feet.  The employee must be able to carry equipment and tools, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and operate a variety of tools and equipment; must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; must be able to operate a vehicle to travel to on-site work areas; and must be able to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities include the ability to read labels and determine the identity and use of a variety of chemicals cleaners and solvents.  The employee has some exposure to fumes from cleaners.

 

 

Position Requirements:

 

Minimum Education

High school diploma or GED required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Minimum Experience

One to three months related experience and/or training.

 

Competency Summary

Experience should demonstrate effective decision-making ability. Must be able to effectively communicate orally and/or using sketches or drawings. PC experience includes e-mail, word processing and data entry.

 

Additional Requirements

The Observatory requires staff to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 to access our facilities.  An offer of employment will be considered contingent until the selected applicant provides proof of vaccination.  A selected applicant may request consideration for an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

 

Application Instructions:

 

Click the “Apply” button below.  You will need to be prepared to upload your current CV/Resume and a letter of application describing interest and suitability for the position.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

 

AUI is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.  To view our complete statement, please visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/nrao/jobs.  If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email to [email protected]. PM20