Custodial Assistant (2 vacancies) - Queens College

Queens, NY
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Under supervision, performs work of ordinary difficulty in cleaning public buildings and their immediate grounds; performs related light labor.

There is no Assignment Level for this position. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments; related duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Sweeps, damp mops, and wet mops office floors, toilets, corridors, lobbies, and other assigned floor areas.
  • Cleans washbasins and other toilet room facilities.
  • Washes walls by hand with a brush or by using an electric machine.
  • Scrubs floors with an electric machine; waxes and polishes floors.
  • Hand scrubs stairs and stair landings.
  • Empties waste basket and disposes of refuse.
  • Vacuums and cleans rugs, carpets, and upholstered furniture.
  • Dusts and removes and cleans window coverings such as blinds.
  • Performs shoulder high dusting of walls.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture and metal work.
  • Cleans mirrors and glass in bookcase, doors, and restrooms.
  • Washes electric light fixtures.
  • Replenishes bathroom supplies in toilets.
  • Sweeps sidewalks and removes snow from sidewalks; washes sidewalks and lower portion of buildings with brush and hose.
  • Replaces bulbs and fuses.
  • Attends a low pressure heating plant.
  • May occasionally operate an elevator, move furniture, or act as watch person.
  • Reports broken equipment.
  • Observes safety and environmental health precautions as directed.
  • Puts up safety warnings and/or stanchions for wet floors or other areas for limited access during cleaning.
  • Sorts refuse for recycling.
  • Cleans small kitchens and/or coffee service areas.


Custodial Assistant




In support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values Queens College seeks to fill one Custodial Assistant vacancy in the Department of Buildings and Grounds.

Often referred to as "the jewel of the CUNY system," Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. The picturesque campus consists of 37 buildings and spans more than 80 acres. The Custodial Assistant is responsible for the maintenance of assigned campus buildings and grounds.

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There are no formal education or experience requirements.

There are certain medical and physical requirements as established by University management.


New hire rate: $29,279

Incumbent rate: $33,084

This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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April 25, 2017


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Location: Queens College

Job Title: Custodial Assistant (2 vacancies) - Queens College

Job ID: 16638

Regular/Temporary: Regular