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Apply now Job No: 494857
Local Title: Cleaner
Budget Title: Cleaner
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: General Labor & Cleaning


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Residential Life and Services at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Cleaner. The successful candidate will: 

  • Be responsible for floor care (includes sweeping, mopping, stripping, waxing, and buffing).
  • Perform the relocation/movement of furniture.
  • Perform the cleaning of bathrooms.
  • Perform trash removal and recycling.
  • Be responsible for vacuuming, dusting, and stain removal.
  • Perform the washing of windows.
  • Prepare rooms and apartments for occupancy.
  • Cover other building areas not directly assigned, when required, and approved by Director/Assistant Director of Residential Life and Services.
  • Conduct all other duties assigned and required as business need warrants.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent training.
  • Must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor and understand and carry out written and oral instructions. 
  • Prior experience and/or knowledge of custodial tasks and products.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:30am to 5:00pm

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As per civil service guidelines

Executive Order:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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