Custodian

Summary:

If you’re looking to use your skills as a custodian and want to join a dynamic, collaborative team that makes a difference in the lives of people and animals, come join us!  The goal of the Facilities team is to ensure all ASPCA locations are fully operational so that staff and volunteers have optimum conditions to meet their program and department goals.  In addition, the Facilities team ensures a healthy environment for all animals that visit our locations, whether on a short-term or long-term basis. 

Under the general direction of the Facilities Manager at our 92nd Street location in Manhattan, the Custodian is responsible for the general building maintenance and daily work to keep the ASPCA's facilities in a clean and orderly condition. They are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance functions on either a day, evening or overnight shift to ensure building cleanliness for animals, staff, volunteers and visitors.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

General Building Maintenance: (90%)

  • Utilize work order system to update assigned work orders
  • Clean restrooms and locker rooms: clean and sanitize plumbing fixtures, shower stalls, partitions, wall and floor tile, mirrors, dispensers, air vents, replenish paper products and toiletries, waste containers and remove garbage, sweep, mop, etc.
  • Clean offices and work stations: clean, sanitize and dust work surfaces, furniture and equipment, clean glass, sweep and mop, remove garbage and recycling and clean waste containers, etc
  • Medical areas: disinfection protocols, clean, sanitize, polish and dust work surfaces, furniture and equipment, clean glass, sweep and mop, remove garbage and recycling and clean waste containers, etc as needed
  • Flooring care: sweep, mop, vacuum, Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  • Perform protocols throughout facility, using approved practices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to sanitize spaces
  • Clean windows, mirrors, glass partitions and surfaces throughout facility
  • Clean all tile, Corian concrete and terrazzo where appropriate, throughout building, utilizing the appropriate/ approved cleaning supplies and equipment.
  • Clean roof drains, gutters; as well as, remove waste and debris on roof
  • Clean sidewalk, curb, ramp and street 18” from the curb. Task may require the use of a pressure washer as needed/ assigned
  • Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas, in and around front of facility, using snow shovels, snow throwers and snow melting chemicals and spreaders, etc.
  • Replenish supplies in stock rooms, slop sinks, conference rooms, offices, and restrooms
  • Replace light bulbs throughout the facility as needed
  • Remove trash and recycling containers out of and into the building and prepare for sanitation pick up
  • Set up rooms for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.
  • Aid Senior Custodian and Forepersons in perform minor general repairs including but not limited to: painting, mounting pictures/ paintings/ shelving/ etc.on walls, sanding, spackling, caulking, unclogging drains/ toilets/ sinks with plunger/ auger, replace ceiling tiles, replace kennel locks
  • Use hand tools to perform general repairs; which includes but is not limited to: screw drivers, wrenches, hand sanders, taping/ putty knives, utility knives, hammers, augers, and plungers
  • Assemble furniture and shelving as needed with the use of hand tools
  • Checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants
  • Transport supplies off site (i.e. emergencies and special events)
  • Clean company vehicles as needed/ upon request
  • Notify managers concerning the need for additional supply inventory or major repairs
  • Assist supervisor with work order request
  • Safely operate all vehicles and other job-related equipment
  • Provide coverage at other ASPCA New York locations and perform any related or similar duties at those locations
  • Available for overtime, as required, at all ASPCA locations

Operate Cleaning Equipment: (5%)

  • Floor cleaning machines, including but not limited to: wet and dry mops, brooms and dustpans, vacuum cleaners, scrubbing machines, buffing/ stripping machines, burnishing machines
  • Wet/ Dry Shop Vacuums
  • Upholstery shampooer
  • Pressure washer
  • Snow thrower

Other Projects (5%)

  • Assist Facilities Manager in performing safety and security testing/ drills/ inspections (i.e. Red Rover panic alarm testing, fire drills, emergency light testing, fire extinguisher inspections, etc.)
  • Participate as a Fire Safety Team member, including but not limited to, participating in fire drills and evacuating building occupants in the event of a fire emergency.
  • Participate in the onboarding of new employees

Exemplifies the ASPCA Core Values

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

Qualifications:

  • Read and write fluent English (Required)
  • Physical capacity to handle heavy moving and lifting of at least 50 lbs., standing for long periods of time, bending and climbing stairs and ladders (Required)
  • Basic computer skill (Required)
  • Ability to follow directions in productive and timely manner (Required)
  • Able to work well as a team member with a neat appearance and a respectful attitude (Required)
  • Previous experience in all facets of housekeeping (Preferred)
  • Reliable, able, and available to work assigned shift (Required)
  • Skilled in use of buffer and extractor tools (Preferred)
  • Strong communication skills required (written, verbal, listening) (Required)
  • Valid NY Driver's License and ability to drive when necessary (Preferred)

Compensation and Benefits:

The starting pay rate for this role is $22.00 and falls under a collective bargaining agreement.

For more information on our Benefit offerings, click here.

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Qualifications:

See above for qualifications details.

  

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)

  

Previous experience in all phases of housekeeping

Applicants that are residents of Colorado: Per CO Senate Bill 23-058, we cannot generally request or require any age-related information (i.e., age, DOB, attendance or graduation dates from an educational institution) on an initial employment application; this includes any age-related inquiries in the initial interview. We are permitted to require/request additional application materials; if those materials contain any age-related information, an applicant may redact the information before submitting an initial employment application.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.

Applicants that are residents of Colorado: Per CO Senate Bill 23-058, we cannot generally request or require any age-related information (i.e., age, DOB, attendance or graduation dates from an educational institution) on an initial employment application; this includes any age-related inquiries in the initial interview. We are permitted to require/request additional application materials; if those materials contain any age-related information, an applicant may redact the information before submitting an initial employment application.