SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
About SUNY Oneonta:

Located in the hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The College enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees. The College sits at #13 on the 2018 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked #153 in the Northeast on the 2017 Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." SUNY Oneonta received INSIGHT magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2017 and 2014, accepted an invitation to join the Colleges of Distinction in 2015, and has been included in the Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges" every year since the guide's inception in 2010.

Job Description:

The Custodial Department at SUNY Oneonta is establishing a pool of candidates from which future Cleaner positions will be filled. When vacancies occur, which could either be permanent, temporary, part-time or full-time, the positions will be offered to qualified candidates in the established Cleaner Pool. Expectations are to perform building and custodial tasks including, but not limited to, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning restrooms, collecting trash, moving furniture and making minor repairs, as well as building and grounds tasks such as snow and ice removal. To learn more about the college or the department, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: safe and proper use of various equipment and products; follow oral and written instructions and communications; work in a thorough and dependable manner; occasionally work in inclement weather, respond to emergency requests for custodial assistance; and perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs in and around facilities and grounds.


Required qualifications: ability to perform physically demanding labor including, but not limited to, lifting heavy objects up to fifty pounds, standing, bending, walking, climbing, reaching, and repetitive motions; must be able to work safely and efficiently in an environment containing caustic chemicals and cleaning materials, as well as dust and noise; ability to understand and carry out written or oral instructions. Working nights, weekends, and on holidays will be required.

Preferred: high school diploma or equivalent; experience working with cleaning equipment and chemicals; experience with waste handling; experience with basic hand tools; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

The full time starting salary is $29,009.

Additional Information:

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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please be sure to complete the Education, Employment History, and Professional References sections on the Employment Application. If available, please upload a letter of interest and resume. Contact information for three professional references is required.