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Building Attendant

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Salem
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Recruiting Opportunity Closes: 03.04.2023
Hourly Wage: $14.50
Hours Per Week: 29
Status: Non-Exempt / Part Time
Number of Positions: 5
Department: Facilities
Position Title: Building Attendant
The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Application Instructions:
Complete the online job application.
To apply online go to: Building Attendant (
To apply in person go to 1865 Bill Frey Dr., Salem, OR 97305. Complete the job application provided to you. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Questions, contact Terry Rich at or call 503-798-4841. Ms. Rich is the sole point of contact for questions regarding this position.
Recruiting Accommodation Statement:
To obtain assistance with accommodations related to the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerning your application process, please contact 1-888-887-6528 or email ( , attention Eric Hansen or Sheila Jordan.
The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.

Scope of Position:
The Building Attendant will be responsible for the cleaning, sanitation and general upkeep of the buildings and grounds. The position will have primary responsibility for the set-ups and take-downs of furniture and equipment staging needed for the various programs and building uses.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.

  • Detail oriented and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.

  • Ability to maintain a self-motivated and self- directed schedule.

  • Ability to take projects from beginning through completion.

    Professional: The ability to work in a distinctively Christian environment. The ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform repetitive tasks without lowering quality of work. Able to work with limited supervision, and work in a team setting with other professionals. Exercise good judgment and comfortable taking initiative with projects.
    Equipment Used:

    • Scrubber equipment, general sanitation equipment, custodial supplies, hand tools. Cleaning chemicals used for cleaning and sanitation of wood, tile, glass, ceramic, porcelain, cement, metal, marble, and other hard and soft surfaces.

    • Hand tools, power tools, specialized cleaning equipment.

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Provide routine cleaning duties such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting of all interior and exterior building surfaces and furnishings.

      • Regular cleaning and sanitation of areas including restrooms, shower rooms, locker rooms, fitness areas and kitchen.

      • Provide furniture and equipment set-ups and take-downs in support of various programs and building uses.

      • Regular removal of trash, litter, and recyclables.

      • Provide hi-level cleaning of public areas such as lobbies and entry areas.

      • Regular cleaning and sweeping of exterior areas including sidewalks, paved areas, and landscaping.

      • Provide minor and routine maintenance and repairs to building systems and grounds.

      • Maintain appropriate inventories of cleaning products, supplies and products such as paper towels, toilet paper, and soaps throughout the facility.

      • Provide basic operation and be able to locate and shutdown of systems such as lighting, HVAC, aquatics, fire alarm, water supply, electrical supply, and natural gas supply.

      • Maintain the appearance and functionality of the facilities and grounds components including doors, windows, flooring, roofing, walls, ceilings, and furnishings.

      • Provide set-ups and take-downs of furniture and equipment needed for various programs and building uses.

      • Must possess integrity and trustworthiness, essential for work with an organization in which a great deal of public trust is placed.

        As with any position with The Salvation Army, it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that may be made on the Building Attendant. Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the individual who holds this important position.
        Physical Requirements:
        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, sometimes for long periods of time; to talk and hear; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
        May walk or stand on varied surfaces. Stooping; kneeling, bending, stretching, standing, walking, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, driving a vehicle, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying up to 50 pounds unassisted.
        Working Conditions:
        Various scheduled work in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Will be exposed to a range of temperatures inside and outside of the building, heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, humidity.
        This position may have frequent phone and in person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused, or frustrated.
        The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a motor vehicle record check. They must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
        The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.
        Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
        The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
        Education and Work Experience:

        • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

        • Work/Professional Experience: 1-year experience performing custodial duties and minor maintenance preferred.

          License and Certifications:
          Driver's License
          Supervisor: Facilities Coordinator, Terry Rich

          • High School or Equivalent or better

            Licenses & Certifications

            • Driver's License


              • 1-year experience performing custodial duties and minor maintenance preferred.

                Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
                The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Salem , Building Attendant, Other , Salem, Oregon

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