Custodian I

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Custodian I
Department Facilities, Engineering, & Planning - BRC
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18242
Open Date 12/22/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

Minimum $10.25/hour

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
mandatory overtime and occasional weekends, as needed.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

Under supervision, the Custodian I provides routine housekeeping services to an assigned area in order to maintain a clean and safe environment for students, faculty and staff. Typical duties include removing trash from all assigned areas, completing the sanitation of restrooms and facilities, replenishing supplies, sweeping, dusting, mopping, and/or vacuuming floor surfaces, and cleaning and polishing furniture and other items as required. The Custodian I will also clean, polish, and store equipment after use.

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


Education Preferred

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Substitution for Experience Requirement


Experience Preferred

Six months of custodial and/or housekeeping experience working in a healthcare, education, or hotel environment.

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Must be able to speak and understand basic English.
- General knowledge of housekeeping operations.

Skills Preferred

- Ability to follow directions and work as a team with others.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team with others.

Internal / External Contacts

Students, Faculty, Staff, BRC non-Rice tenant staff, and general public on campus.

Physical Demands

MEDIUM – Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Requires walking or standing up to 8 hours per day. Other physical requirements of the job include the ability to bend/crouch/or kneel, lift, see, reach, climb, and balance.

Working Conditions

Work Environment: Indoor and outdoor work environment includes parking garages, parking lots, offices, etc. Exposed to temperature and weather extremes when working outside and 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 Schedule: There is a possibility of overtime weekly. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to the BRC, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the BRC Director of Operations for the duration of a campus emergency.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Meets with customers for feedback on work performed.
- May lock and unlock buildings.
- Attends departmental meetings.
- Other custodial duties as assigned.

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Removes trash from all assigned areas.
- Completes sanitation of all cleaned areas.
- Sweeps, dusts mops, damp mops or vacuums floor surfaces.
- Cleans chalk boards, walls and other items.
- Cleans and polishes furniture and other items.
- Documents work performed on a work order including tasks done and hours charged.
- Moves furniture and equipment to facilitate cleaning or set up for special events when needed.
- Cleans, polishes, and stores equipment after use.

Percentage of Time 80

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you able to read, write, and speak English?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position is required to work overtime and on weekends. Are you willing and able to occasionally work on weekends and overtime during the week, as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working in a college or university environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience working as a custodian performing routine duties, including cleaning restrooms, vacuuming, and sweeping/mopping floors. Include the specific equipment and machines (type, brand, size) you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)