SEIU Environmental Svcs Worker

Rochester, NY


Performs general heavy and light cleaning and housekeeping services in University buildings such as residence halls, hospital, administration/academic buildings, etc.




A variety of commercial-type and light-weight maintenance machines and equipment such as automatic scrubbing machines, strippers, waxers, buffers, polishers, wall washing equipment, rug shampoo machine, vacuum equipment; wet and dry mops, dusters, sponges, pails; small and large trash pick-up trucks and small flat-bed trucks; ladders and small tools such as hammer, screwdriver, pliers, etc.


May perform all or a combination of the following:

  1. Operates a variety of light or heavy duty housekeeping and floor maintenance machines and equipment to strip, wax and buff floors. Wet mops, dry mops, sweeps and dusts floors.

  2. Performs cleaning and disinfecting procedures by fogging rooms and washing floors, walls, furniture and fixtures with germicidal detergents.

  3. Washes walls, ceilings and stairs; cleans overhead equipment such as vents and light fixtures; vacuums rugs, furniture, draperies, etc.; cleans, dusts and waxes furniture; makes empty beds; distributes linen.

  4. Takes down, washes and rehangs venetian blinds and screens; takes down and rehangs draperies and curtains; washes windows inside and outside.

  5. Empties wastebaskets into pickup containers; picks up trash from designated areas; loads in large dump truck and pushes to compactor area.

  6. Washes large trash cans and wastebaskets inside and outside, and blackboards, door and the like. Cleans kitchens, dining areas, etc.

  7. Performs a variety of custodial-type duties such as moving equipment/furniture up/down stairs, tightening doorknobs and latch plates, tightening and adjusting traverse rods and brackets, cleaning out elevator door tracks, changing light bulbs, shoveling snow, etc.

  8. Maintains cleanliness of work storage closet and equipment used; performs other similar duties requiring comparable skill and responsibility as assigned.


Requires ability to understand and carry out oral instructions. Stands, walks, bends and reaches continuously. Handles heavy and medium-weight material, equipment and supplies. Is normally exposed to refuse, dirt, dust, detergents, body wastes and odors indoors and outdoors; occasionally exposed to the possibility of contacts with infection and infectious diseases.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU): How to request consideration for Transfer/Promotion after contractual posting period: Employees represented by SEIU must electronically apply in HRMS each time they wish to be considered for a vacancy beyond the contractual posting period. On-time qualified bidders for SEIU positions must be considered prior to any other candidates.

Pay Range

Pay Range: $17.00 - $23.06 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the first and last step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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