University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Building Attendant I - Night in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

To perform routine manual work involving the custodial maintenance of buildings.

Responsible for janitorial and housekeeping duties including occasional heavy physical labor.

Description of Duties
  • Clean, sweep, mop, dust and scrub tile work, floors, stairways, hallways, rest rooms, offices, laboratories, locker rooms and building lobbies.

  • Wax and polish floors.

  • Clean and polish furniture and equipment.

  • Clean and maintain rest rooms.

  • Wash windows and move furniture and equipment.

  • Polish nickel and brass work.

  • Empty waste baskets and trash boxes.

  • Wash and polish drinking fountains.

  • May prepare auditoriums and other areas for meetings, seminars and other student, faculty and staff functions.

  • Pick up material to be recycled.

  • May be required to have flexible work schedule, to include but not limited to: work evenings, weekends, Holidays and overtime.

  • May be required to carry a two-way radio and/or pager and be available on and “On call” basis.

  • Assist in inventory control.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Completion of the 6th grade. Ability to read and write English well enough to comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on cleansers, chemicals, and other containers, and to understand work orders, complete time cards, and receive oral and written work directions.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Work schedule: expected to work primarily night and weekends or rotating schedule including weekends. Usual office building conditions. Some exposure to inclement weather when moving between buildings and emptying trash. May be exposed to other hazardous wastes, chemicals, and/or conditions in research and teaching labs.


Must be physically able to perform all essential functions and duties of the job. Requires considerable stooping, bending, kneeling, walking, lifting, and carrying of heavy objects to perform job duties. Requires moving, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of heavy furniture, equipment, trash cans, boxes, files, filing cabinets, and other objects weighing up to 50 lbs. when working alone and 100 lbs. with help. Must be able to climb step ladders and maintain balance to clean and wash windows and lighting. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2435

Working Title: Building Attendant I - Night

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: Facilities Planning and Operations

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervision Received: General supervision with detailed instructions on special assignments.

Supervision Given: None.

Preferred Education: High School Diploma or GED.

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Required Experience: Basic knowledge of janitorial tasks.

Preferred Experience: N/A

Equipment: Knowledge of janitorial equipment and its care and maintenance requirements.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Starting at $20,832.00

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 10/11/2016

Grant Funded Position: No