Congratulations to Jason Kostic on being named Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Employee of the Month for October 2014. Jason has been with SRJC since 2009, and has contributed nearly 5 years of service to the college. As an evening Custodial Maintenance Technician, Jason is responsible for meeting the daily maintenance needs of SRJC’s Petaluma campus, and leading the Facilities Operations evening support staff.
Jason is recognized for his commitment and dedication. His recognition marks the second Custodial Maintenance Technician, in addition to Teshome Embaye (Santa Rosa campus) to be so honored within the past year – a notable achievement for SRJC’s Facilities departments.
Gary Watts, Manager of Buildings and Equipment Maintenance at the SRJC Petaluma Campus, nominated Jason for “working at maximum capacity, always giving 100% to the Petaluma campus and the District. Jason’s work performance, dedication, and can-do attitude is continually present every day. Jason is an extraordinarily hard worker, pays attention to detail when keeping his route clean, and completes all of his repair work.”
Born in Homestead, Florida, Jason attended Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, Washington, and decided to move to Sonoma County in 2004 to attend Sonoma State University, where he received his degree in Energy Management Studies. In April 2009, Jason worked as a morning custodian, and was promoted to his current position of Custodial Maintenance Technician in 2011.
Jason is described by his co-workers as being kind, helpful, committed, and motivated; a “quiet hero” at the Petaluma campus. “We are fortunate to have Jason in our department — he continues to exceed all expectations of his position, is a team player, and is an integral member of the SRJC Petaluma family. We would not be the same place without his commitment to quality and attention to what matters most. He also takes time out of his busy day to train others on skills they want to learn.”
When asked what his greatest challenge was, Jason responded, “Meeting the daily needs of the college and handling the many situations that occur. I enjoy the daily variety and the challenges that comes with my job.”
Aside from his duties as a Custodial Maintenance Technician, Jason has also volunteered with the Petaluma Sustainability Task Group. Jason’s interests include football, lacrosse, rugby, and carnivorous plants.
When told of his nomination, Jason responded saying “I was very surprised, and didn’t expect this at all.” Jason is expected to share the good news with his girlfriend Kelli and dog Kodi.