Facilities Maintenance / Custodian

National Federation of the Blind

Description

The Facilities Maintenance/ Custodian provides staff and guests with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient place in which to work and visit.

Representative Responsibilities

  • Vacuum, shampoo, mop, sweep, and spot clean floors and furniture.
  • Clean and dust windows, pictures, walls, fixtures, doors, etc.
  • Maintain cleanliness of common areas such as lobbies, hallways, conference rooms, etc.
  • Clean, maintain, and supply restrooms and lunchroom.
  • Gather and empty trash.
  • Set up, arrange, and remove tables, chairs, stage and screens to prepare facility for events such as banquets and meetings.
  • Support the execution of NFB events (e.g., serving and preparing food, assisting guests as needed).
  • Additional responsibilities may include moving furniture, laundering linens and rags, cleaning bedrooms.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
  • Safely operate fleet vehicles, including 15 passenger vans, to transport staff and/or members to airport, trains station, and off-site events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Must be able to follow directions and perform work duties with limited supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Must be capable of lifting/ moving furniture, trash cans/ bags and other items (in excess of thirty pounds).
  • Active, valid driver’s license is mandatory.
  • Must be able to assist with food preparation and service.
  • Must be reliable and able to work flexible days and hours.
  • Should be comfortable using commercial machinery including but not limited to vacuum cleaners, carpet machines, floor buffers extractors, laundry machines, etc.

How to Apply

We do not speak in terms of “positions” for many of our jobs at the NFB National Office, preferring to focus on the applicant’s total skill set in determining a fit with our needs. Candidates for jobs at this level are hired on the basis of their education and experience ratings and careful assessment of performance in multiple interviews. We seek individuals who long to identify with a cause and to assist in advocacy for a group long denied equal opportunity to succeed or fail on the basis of ability and not be denied opportunity on the basis of society’s stereotypes. This job is open until filled. Applicants should send, preferably via email, a résumé and cover letter indicating salary requirements to: Human Resources, National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230, telephone 410-659-9314, fax 410-685-5653, email HR@nfb.org

The National Federation of the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, disability or any other protected status.