Building Attendant I

  • Scripps College
  • Scripps College, North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA, USA
  • Mar 01, 2018
Full time Facilities

Job Description


Under general supervision, performs intermediate-level duties related to the housekeeping operations in a college or central service.  Performs routine and non-routine duties, participates in set-up and breakdown for special events, and moves furniture.  Performs a variety of cleaning tasks requiring physical fitness, safe working practices, knowledge of cleaning chemicals, methods, procedures, and supplies and equipment.  Maintains facilities in a clean, orderly and safe condition.



  • Cleans offices, classrooms, science facilities, lecture halls, athletic facilities, rest rooms and residential quarters; and, performs periodic and annual cleaning services/duties.
  • Cleans toilets, urinals, windows, and furnishings; cleans light fixtures; changes light bulbs; sweeps, vacuums.  Dusts and polishes a variety of surfaces and washes walls.  Cleans and disinfects a variety of surfaces.  Cleans writing surfaces and erasers.
  • Scrubs and refinishes floors and/or carpets; refinishes hard, resilient and wood floors; operates mechanical floor cleaners, polishers, and carpet cleaning equipment.
  • Disposes of trash and other debris.  Removes graffiti.
  • Performs furniture set-up and breakdown for meetings and special events; moves furniture, such as desks, desk chairs, mattresses and other furniture.
  • Services dispensing machines; activates and deactivates electronic alarm systems; secures facilities.
  • Requests cleaning supplies and materials.  Maintains well-stocked and organized supply closets and carts.
  • Performs minor repairs, including minor plumbing, mechanical or electrical repairs, which may include replacing washers in simple basin faucets, replace lamp bulbs, or tighten door or window hinges, knobs and locks.
  • Participates in emergency response activities.  Responds to emergency situations, including turning off water and gas and other appropriate actions.
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.
  • Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.


Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Must possess knowledge of maintenance, use, safe operation, and repair of cleaning supplies, tools and equipment.  Must have knowledge of cleaning chemicals.  Must have knowledge of safe working methods and procedures.
  • Requires ability to learn proper use of fire extinguishers.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, lift up to 50 pounds, with team lift or with material handling equipment.
  • Climb ladders up to twenty feet with assistance and up to ten feet unassisted, and be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently clean and maintain an assigned area within a predetermined time schedule.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written directions in the English language.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Must have ability to work well without continuous supervision.
  • Must wear uniforms and safety equipment as required.
  • Required to satisfactorily complete a post-offer functional capacity test.




Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.  Minimum of two years of paid employment experience in custodial or building maintenance assignments.

Employees in the Maintenance department will be issued and must wear uniforms while performing the job.

Position requires employee to work some weekends and special events as required by the College.



May require a valid U.S. driver’s license and maintain a driving record acceptable to the Colleges’ insurance carrier.





This is a regular, full-time, 12 month, non-exempt level position.  Benefits-eligible.

The scheduled hours for this position are Monday-Friday 7:45am- 4:30pm.       



Work Environment

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

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. 

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 pounds, for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.


At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time.  Scripps College is an At-Will employer.  Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.