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Environmental Services Technician Jobs Near Me at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Primary Purpose
Under general supervision, the position performs a variety of services both individually and with the other Facility Services staff for the College facilities. The Environmental Services (EVS) Technician provides superior customer service to provide a clean, safe, working and learning environment. The position is responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness of College facilities, surrounding building areas, and set-up needs. The specific duties, tasks, or combinations of tasks may vary according to the assigned facilities; facility assignments may change to meet the needs of the department.

Performs all essential functions in accordance with all safety regulations and actively tries to eliminate safety hazards in the workplace.

This is a temporary position for high business demand and coverage of staff while on leave. Hours may vary and must be able to maintain an on-call status.

Description of Duties and tasks
Custodial (90% of Time)

  • Perform cleaning and maintenance of College facilities. This includes but is not limited to cleaning classroom, common area, and meeting space furniture; cleaning light fixtures, windowsills, blinds; sweeping, mopping, wet mopping, stripping, waxing and buffing floors; vacuuming, spot cleaning and shampooing carpets; cleaning whiteboards; washing windows; collecting and dumping refuse; cleaning and sanitizing restroom fixtures, toilets, hardware, tile, mirrors, partitions, floors, etc.; ensuring the toilets and urinals are free of debris; cleaning stairways, corridors, walls and fixtures.
  • Replace various expendable items and supplies as needed, such as toilet paper, paper towels, drinking cups, liquid soap and light bulbs.
  • Move or relocate furniture according to room requirements for next occupants or class. This includes moving and setting up desks, chairs, stages, podiums, and furniture, miscellaneous equipment and supplies required for meetings and special events or setting up other furniture as required.
  • Operate and clean various equipment, including power-cleaning equipment, such as buffers, scrubbers, and extractors.
  • Maintain EVS supply rooms in clean and safe order.
  • Assist with monitoring building security by securing spaces, doors, and buildings. Refer any security or emergency issues to Environmental Services Supervisor.
  • Remove debris from building entrances, surrounding sidewalks, and other areas as required.

Performs Other Duties and Special Projects as Required/Assigned (10% of Time)

  • Act on customer special requests for removal of debris; cleanup of spills, and similar custodial needs. Perform specialized custodial work upon request of Facilities management.
  • During certain periods, EVS Technician may be required to perform a combination of the following functions, with the percentage of time spent performing each function to be decided by Facilities management.
  • Attend various meetings, complete required training, and follow College and departmental policies, procedures, and safety requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High school diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum of one year of custodial experience.

Requires a valid Oregon Driver’s license, and the ability to meet the College requirements to drive campus vehicles.


Successful applicants for this position must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

Ability to read English sufficient to read department equipment manuals, caution notices, safety manuals, written instructions and similar written materials.

  • Basic mathematical skills, including trade mathematics (addition and subtraction) necessary to inventory and verify inventories.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of cleaning floors, restrooms, glass, mirrors, objects, and surfaces within assigned areas.
  • Working knowledge of the equipment, safety procedures, and work hazards.
  • Requires sufficient skill and the ability to: operate push and hand brooms; electric vacuums and buffers; prepare and apply cleaning solutions and waxes; remove dirt, grease, dust, and fingerprints from surfaces.
  • Requires sufficient reading skills to read label, instructions, measurement devices and similar, basic mathematical skills, and writing skills to document activity.
  • Good verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with general supervision.
  • Ability to operate custodial equipment, such as, but not limited to, commercial carpet cleaning, high power sprayers, and common custodial equipment.
  • Ability to work closely with other Facilities staff and follow instructions
  • Ability to use sound judgement related to time management and escalating situations to the supervisor.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work consistently within the framework of collegiality and teamwork for problem solving in the workplace.
  • Sufficient computer literacy to produce documents or reports as may be required by the position.

Additional Job Information

JOB TITLE: Environmental Services Technician

  • LOCATION: * Coos and Curry Counties

FTE: Temporary – On Call/Sub

  • DEPARTMENT: * Facilities

PAY GRADE: $12.84 per hour

  • EXEMPTION STATUS: *Non-exempt


  • REPORTS TO: * EVS Supervisor


  • REVISION DATE*: August 2021

Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system. We want you to be successful in applying with us. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.

For assistance with this, please email For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627.

Please note: We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove any personal information such as photographs, date of birth, gender, social security number, and other protected information from your documents. Documents containing protected information will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in administrative policies and procedures or collective bargaining agreements (as applicable). For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement.

The college does not sponsor employees in the visa application process if they intend to use this as their means to work in the United States. This means that all required work visas must be in place and supported by appropriate evidence to be employed by Southwestern.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Applicants are eligible to use Veteran’s Preference when applying with Southwestern Oregon Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will only be given if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.


  • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) – OR – Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at:

For information regarding Veteran’s Preference qualifications, visit the following website:

It is the policy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, parental status, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate Manager.

Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report
The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may review this information here: Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: $13.03 per hour

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