Job description

Areas of Intereset: Custodial
Functional Areas: Student Affairs
Department: Department of Housing Administration
Requisition Number: 12314
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 13-Aug-2018

Job Summary

Housing & Dining Services is now welcoming applications for a Custodian. This position ulfills the basic purpose of the work unit by cleaning and disinfecting showers and bathrooms, sweeping, mopping or vacuuming floors, or by removing ice and snow from walks, steps and entrances. A Custodian in this position reports maintenance problems such as burned out bulbs or tubes, running water, and plugged drains to their supervisor.

Who We Are

Housing & Dining Services (HDS) strives to provide CU students, faculty, staff and families with an exceptional living experience through our support services, award-winning dining and innovative programs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Detail Specialist

  • Empty and remove the contents of all waste or desk side recycling receptacles and properly dispose of trash and/or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers.
  • Dust and/or wash windowsills, blinds, woodwork, doors, clean elevator walls and control panels.
  • Dust overhead pipes, light fixtures and all unobstructed horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  • Wash door glass, blackboard frames, chalk trays and erasers.
  • Dust all furniture as needed.
  • This position may be responsible for washing blackboards and whiteboards in classrooms.

Vacuum Specialist

  • Use backpack vacuum to thoroughly clean all floor surfaces and stairwells and vacuum upholstery as needed.
  • Vacuum erasers and chalk trays in classrooms and conference rooms.
  • Vacuum entryway mats and elevator door tracks daily.
  • Close all open windows.
  • Turn off lights and close and lock doors.

Restroom Specialist

  • Use specialized "touch free" restroom cleaning system to provide consistent cleaning to restrooms.
  • Pick up debris from floors, empty feminine waste receptacles and regular waste receptacles.
  • Restock all supplies daily.
  • Disinfect fixtures, partitions and floors.
  • Brush-scrub restroom floors and showers.
  • Use high pressure spray to rinse partitions and floors.
  • Scrub sinks, toilets, and urinals.
  • Use squeegee tool to clean off partitions, mirrors and counter tops.
  • Vacuum up dirt and debris and water from floors.
  • Use blower feature to dry floors.
  • Scrub and disinfect drinking fountains daily for guest restrooms clean with regular hands-on cleaning methods.

Utility Specialist

  • Clean entrances of facilities daily.
  • Sweep, empty ashtrays.
  • Clean entry doors.
  • Clean out leaves and cobwebs from corners.
  • Extract entry level carpeted hallways once per week.
  • Mop all hard surface floors.
  • Spot mop spills daily.
  • Assist with stocking closets as needed with necessary supplies for the facilities.
  • Take out bulk trash.
  • Remove graffiti.
  • Spot clean carpets.
  • Remove gum from floors as necessary.

Snow Removal

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for University of Colorado students, staff, and visitors by removing ice and snow with shovels, ice scrapers, or salt from outside walks, steps and entrances.

Emergency and Miscellaneous Work

  • Perform initial emergency clean up.
  • Pick up water or debris.
  • Extract carpeted floors and upholstered furniture with disinfectant.
  • Clean upholstery by hand or with extractor.
  • Move or assist in the moving of heavy furniture.
  • Replace dirty linen with clean linen, and make the beds during conference season.
  • Stripping and finishing of hard surface floors and extracting of carpets as assigned.
  • Participate in the "Eyes and Ears Program" and "Emergency Response Teams" as needed.
  • Any duties assigned by the supervisor to fit the needs of the business.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Clean and perform minor maintenance on all custodial equipment to keep it in proper working order.
  • Report all equipment needing repairs to the supervisor.
  • Empty and clean all vacuums, buckets, Kaivacs, and hydro- and hepa-vacs daily.
  • Keep the custodial workstation clean and well stocked with supplies and materials needed to perform the work in the assigned area.
  • Maintain the custodial workstation in a safe manner,
  • Add water to floor drains as needed, report updates to building floor plans as needed.

What You Should Know

We are hiring for multiple custodian positions with different shifts available.
  • Morning Shift: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-3:30 PM.
  • Second Shift: Monday-Friday 3:30 PM-Midnight.
Extra perks available in additional to full benefits.
  • Free RTD Pass.
  • Opportunity to apply to participate in English (ESL) Classes.

What We Can Offer

Starting salary is $27,276.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Six (6) months of work experience.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to speak, read, and understand basic English
  • Custodial cleaning experience
  • Dependability and reliability
  • Ability to get along with co-workers and others
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Customer service skills

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Prior custodial/cleaning experience
  • Previous experience working on a team

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Essential Services

This position is designated "essential services." The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 8/12/2018
Application Due: 8/13/2018
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