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MuniProg, Service/Maint - Building & Grounds Assistant - 4 Temporary Positions

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Building & Grounds Assistant - 4 Temporary Positions
Job Requisition Number COA077419
Position Number T90508
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aviation - Facility Services
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
One (1) year experience related to janitorial or grounds keeping services.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
If assigned to operate vehicles, must possess the appropriate Texas Driver’s License for those vehicles

Notes to Applicants

This is a temporary position with no benefits.

This position will perform custodial services for the airport campus to include cleaning, mopping, sweeping, dusting, etc. and operating heavy duty equipment.

This position is categorized as “Essential Personnel”. Essential personnel are requested to come to work during emergencies or bad weather at the airport if they are scheduled to work and in some cases when they are not.

This position requires a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.

Must have the ability to read, write, and fluently speak English.

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work

Shift work (to include shift differential incentive with evening/night shifts). Days and hours may vary to include weekends and holidays.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

A written janitorial skills assessment will be administered as a part of this hiring process.

Must be able to perform the following physical requirements with or without accommodation: Moderate frequency of carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 lbs. including but not limited to trash, luggage, supplies, propane tanks or other custodial equipment (Seldom: 51 – 75 lbs. with assistance). Moderate to high frequency pushing or pulling items weighing up to 50 lbs. including trash, supplies, equipment or luggage (Seldom: 51 – 75 lbs. with assistance. Moderate to high frequency climbing into or onto, including, but not limited to, stairs, ladders,equipment, or vehicles. Moderate frequency of sitting to operate equipment or in an office/classroom setting. High frequency of standing continuously on different surfaces while working or moving between work tasks, including, but not limited to, carpeted floors, tile floors, cement floors, etc. Moderately high frequency of kneeling or bending the knees to perform work tasks, including; cleaning, site preparation, climbing into vehicles or onto equipment, ladder use, etc. High frequency of walking for extended periods of time during the work shift while performing work tasks. Ability to squat while performing cleaning functions and use of equipment. Moderately high frequency of bending / stooping to clean or lift items, including but not limited to, cleaning under fixtures or furniture or equipment to picking up items, such as trash. Moderately high frequency of reaching forward, sideways and above shoulder level to place or remove supplies, clean, dust, wipe or vacuum. High frequency of finger dexterity and manual dexterity while performing work tasks, including, but not limited to, placing supplies, cleaning such as dusting or wiping or vacuuming. High frequency of utilizing sight and hearing to perform work tasks, including but not limited to, understanding oral communications via radio or public address systems, reading job instructions, proper chemical preparation and use, operation of equipment & security needs. Moderate frequency of working outdoors for the duration of a shift, under severe weather conditions, including but not limited to; heat, wind, rain, snow, cold, dust, glare, car fumes, and aircraft noise. Ability to communicate and comprehend instructions during the work day and in emergency situations, including but not limited to, radio communications, training, verbal or written communications. Must possess the physical and mental capacity to perform in a safe, efficient, and professional manner to include interaction with customers, co-workers etc., and operation of equipment, tools etc.

Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

Pay Range



Shift Work (to include shift differential incentive with evening/nights shifts).
Day and hours may vary to include after hours, week-ends and holidays.
Shift may change according to departmental needs.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 3600 Presidential Blvd. Austin, Texas 78719
Preferred Qualifications
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1.Clean building interiors
2.Mix, stir, and pour chemicals
3.Perform grounds maintenance
4.Perform minor building maintenance and repair
5.Operate and maintain assigned vehicles and equipment
6.Set-up and tear-down exhibit halls and ballrooms in compliance with applicable local codes and procedures, ensuring the specifications and needs for each event are met
7.Perform minor construction work such as erecting partitions, building or tearing down walls, painting, building or erecting storage sheds
8.Perform routine administrative duties, complete forms, and prepare reports
9.Maintain inventory of materials and supplies, making purchases when needed
10.Handle and account for cash
11.Train new employees to perform basic job duties
12.Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with others
Skill in learning simple tasks
Skill in operating power tools
Skill in lifting and carrying equipment or materials applicable to the assigned work
Ability to understand oral and written instructions
Ability to read and write English
Knowledge of equipment used in janitorial, grounds keeping, or other related work
Ability to train others
Ability to read and follow floor plan sketches and diagrams

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Position requires One (1) year experience related to janitorial or grounds keeping services. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position is temporary with no benefits. Are you willing to accept a temporary position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents