Job Opening - Support Staff

Building Service Worker

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  • Work Department: Facilities Management
  • Class Title/Code: Building Service Worker (4502)
  • Effective Date: Feb 2, 2024
  • Responsibilities:

    A(n) Building Service Worker typically -

    1. keeps floors free of dirt and debris by regularly scheduled mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, and scrubbing of floors and other surfaces;
    2. cleans, buffs, waxes, renovates, and renews floor surface finishes using appropriate tools and equipment;
    3. cleans and dusts furniture, tables, exhibit cases, fixtures, windows, doors, trim, and related furnishings; cleans and waxes furniture as necessary;
    4. washes and/or cleans windows, walls, and door glass; washes interior glass, including partitions, framed pictures, signage, and doors;
    5. moves furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment, and sets up meeting space as directed; sweeps or shovels snow from steps and walks at building entrances and connecting walks; spreads ice melts as needed;
    6. locks and unlocks doors to buildings, classrooms, lecture rooms, or offices;
    7. cleans, disinfects, sanitizes, and services restrooms facilities and fixtures and replenishes supplies;
    8. cleans chalkboards and/or whiteboards including trays;
    9. collects and places debris and recyclable material removed from buildings in containers for removal; empties authorized waste containers and checks and/or replaces liners;
    10. reports items that need repair; monitors and/or notifies of diminishing supplies;
    11. performs overhead tasks (e.g., changes light bulbs and cleans light fixtures, as required);
    12. provides cleaning services for carpet maintenance; (i.e., bonnet buffing, extraction, spotting, and correcting carpet pile);
    13. operates a variety of maintenance and cleaning equipment which includes: rotators, extractors, and automatic;
    14. performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications:


    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Starting Salary: $16.32/hour
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Additional Information:

    This position is represented by AFSCME Local 417.


    Take your career to the 'Necks Level!!

    • Benefits begin on day one with four health plan options to choose from with vision included in each plan
    • The State shares the cost of health coverage with you. Employee monthly contributions are determined by your annual salary.  
    • Sick and vacation time accrual begins on day one.  Accrue up to 12 sick leave days and 12 vacation days a year
    • WIU offers 12 paid holidays plus additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year's Day
    • Tuition Waiver up to six credit hours per semester at any public state university
    • Payday is every other Friday by direct deposit

Employment - Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, which may include transcripts, licenses, certifications, resume, and a copy of the DD214 (if applicable), via email to HR-Testing@wiu.edu.

All application materials are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300

Email: HR-Testing@wiu.edu

Open: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.