Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A0050 / General Services Assistant
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides a diverse range of routine general services support to a specified operating unit of the University. May perform clerical services, equipment operation, basic maintenance and repair, materials handling, custodial services, logistical support, routine security and/or customer services, and/or other related duties in accordance with day-to-day requirements of the specified department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carries out various activities related to such areas as shipping and receiving, materials handling, warehousing and inventory control, and/or property management, as appropriate to the position.
  2. Operates various items of light and/or heavy equipment as appropriate for routine site maintenance, removal, and/or repair activities; performs snow removal as required.
  3. Maintains various supplies as appropriate to the needs of the unit; may coordinate and expedite purchase of assorted day-to-day supplies and equipment as appropriate.
  4. Maintains cleanliness and serviceability of facilities, plant, grounds, and/or equipment as assigned.
  5. Performs routine customer service-related activities, as appropriate to the position, such as security escort, providing directions to locations and/or services, and/or courtesy transport.
  6. Performs various general office support as assigned; may act as courier for the unit in the pickup and delivery of documents, materials, equipment, and/or supplies.
  7. May perform routine, minor maintenance, installation, and repair of physical plant and equipment for the unit as appropriate to the position; may assist with and/or coordinate larger on-site maintenance/repair projects as required.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of custodial practices, machinery, and related equipment.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and judgments on routine procedural issues.
  • Ability to maintain and control equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Ability to safely operate motorized vehicles and various items of mechanical equipment for site maintenance purposes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Considerable physical activity (more than 70%). The majority of the duties performed may require heavy physical work, including regularly climbing, kneeling, pulling, reaching, and/or bending; handling objects up to 50 pounds.
  • May require walking or standing to a significant degree.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 08/22/2019