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Custodian II

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Custodian II
Department Housing & Dining
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18031
Open Date 07/21/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

$10.75 an hour minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Work Schedule

Basic weekly work schedule will vary, but standard work week is 40 hours per week.

The specific days of the week will be determined and can include weekends. Must be flexible.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Custodian II will provide routine housekeeping duties in an assigned area. The Custodian II is responsible for maintenance of flooring throughout the residential colleges and the college magister houses including buffing, stripping, and sealing of hard surfaces and shampooing of carpets.

The Custodian II also assists with movement of furniture and minor maintenance assignments. This individual may lock and unlock assigned buildings and secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, reports any unauthorized occupants, and turn off lights.

The Custodian II – Residential College and College Magisters Houses submits work orders to the department and provides daily updates to the supervisor.

Education Required No formal education
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement


Education Preferred

High school diploma preferred.

Experience Required 1 year
Type of Experience

Floor work training.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

- One year previous custodial/housekeeping experience.
- Custodial/housekeeping experience in a college/university setting preferred.
- Experience serving as a key service provider and leader in an organization.

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Must be able to speak, read, and write English.
- Must have a general knowledge of housekeeping operations as well as the use of general housekeeping equipment (mops, wringers, vacuums, etc).
- Must be proficient in the use of large commercial buffers.
- Must consult with supervisor about requests, questions and/or concerns from the college magisters.

Skills Preferred

- Knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used to clean buildings and furniture.
- Ability to identify stains and use proper chemicals for their removal.
- Ability to use carpet extracting and high pressure washing equipment.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team with others; work effectively in and around the public; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Internal / External Contacts

Contact with students, college coordinators and substantial contact with college magisters.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs several times each day. Requires walking or standing up to 8 hours per day. Other physical requirements of the job include bending/crouching/or kneeling, lifting, seeing, reaching, climbing, and balancing.

Working Conditions

Work Environment: Primarily an indoor work environment in a variety of university settings which may include offices, food serveries, and residential facilities. May be exposed to temperature extremes in facilities that are not climate controlled. Work Hazards: Some work may occur at heightened elevations on ladders or scaffolding, or in wet areas. Possible exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals. Work with some heavy cleaning equipment such as buffers, sanders, etc. Work Schedule: May be required to work on holidays, weekends, and during emergencies as needed. Overtime may be required weekly in May through August. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
- Other duties as assigned by the Custodial Manager.

Percentage of Time 5
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms so that the health standards are met.
- Replenish paper supplies.

Percentage of Time 5
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Move bedroom and office furniture.
- Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, conferences, events, etc.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Remove trash from assigned areas to a designated location.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Clean vertical glass surfaces such as doors and windows.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Wash the exterior walkways to maintain a sanitary condition. Consult with SOM regarding cleaning exterior surfaces of college magisters house.
- Wash walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, mirrors, and fixtures using both step and extension ladders.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Buff hard surface floors; strip, seal, and apply finish to hard surface floors; shampoo carpet surfaces by extraction or monnet methods.

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Sweep, dust, mop, damp mop, and vacuum all floor surfaces.

Percentage of Time 25
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Coordinate with supervisor and the H&D Maintenance team to submit and facilitate the completion of work orders for repairs and maintenance at the college masters’ houses and the residential colleges.

Percentage of Time 5

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have one year or more experience of floor work training (Strip, scrub, buff, seal, wax and apply finishes to floors; and shampoo and extract carpets)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to read and follow work requests written in English?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * This position is required to work both inside and outside, exposing the employee to various atmospheric conditions. Are you willing and able to work in both inside and outside environments?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working in a college or university environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Describe your experience working as a custodian performing routine and specialized duties, including carpet shampooing, and stripping and waxing floors. Include the specific machines and equipment (type, brand, size) you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please list the chemical line with which you are most familiar.

    (Open Ended Question)