Job description


Job no: 108500-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Custodial

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,800 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

University Residence Halls are part of the Division of University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Residence Halls provide quality living/ learning environments and programs to approximately 7,800 undergraduate student residents. Residence Hall Facilities is a subsection of the University Residence Halls that focuses on housekeeping, mechanical maintenance and long-term infrastructure projects and planning.

University Residence Halls consists of 30 buildings containing approximately 2 million square feet and 37 acres of surrounding grounds. In addition to residential living spaces the residence hall infrastructure supports many functions and programs requiring many types of spaces such as classrooms, office space, dining and culinary space including commercial kitchens and market place areas, mechanical support spaces and large meeting rooms.

Under the general supervision and direction of the Building Supervisor and/or Assistant Building Supervisor, this position provides cleaning and light maintenance in various assigned Residence Hall facilities. This involves using established cleaning products, equipment, methods and procedures within time allocations to provide and maintain a clean and safe living environment. Provide effective communication. Meet customer service standards by working courteously and cooperatively with residents, conference guests and staff. Follow instructions to complete tasks accurately. Work may involve serving as crew leader for small groups of non-permanent employees. University Housing owns and maintains several different properties/locations. At times, based on operational need, you may be temporarily re-assigned to a different property/location. Notice of temporary location reassignment will be given whenever possible.

Provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.

University Residence Halls is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Position Duties:List of DutiesInstitutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalist(s)

Only second shift positions require:
- A driver's license that meets UW Risk Management standards.
- English proficiency with the ability to speak, read, write, and understand verbal instructions in English

The worker must be able to perform the following physical job demands throughout the workday with or without a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that permits the employee to perform his or her job duties successfully, without causing significant difficulty or disruption in the workplace, or posing a health or safety threat.

CONTINUOUSLY (>67%): Maintain postural balance while standing, walking, and performing job duties; possess ability to see with or without corrective glasses.

FREQUENTLY (34-66%): lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist level; lift up to 50 lbs. from waist to shoulder level; push/pull and carry less than 50 lbs.; reach greater than 18 inches horizontally; reach below knee level and reach to shoulder level; ability to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, squat and climb ladders or stairs; possess ability to use hands for power grip and pinch with forearms in various positions.

OCCASIONALLY (6-33%): lift up to 20 lbs. above shoulder level; reach above shoulder level; kneel; hear at close and far distances, and communicate with others.

RARELY (0-5%): lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level; lift up to 50 lbs. above shoulder level; push/pull and carry greater than 50 lbs.; sit or crawl.



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Work Schedule:

Multiple 1st and/or 2nd shift vacancies may be available. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Preferred schedule for 1st shift positions is 7:30am - 4:00pm, 8 hour shifts, Monday through Friday, as assigned. Some flexibility may be available for different workdays, shift lengths, and/or start times. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand. Afterhours, holiday work, and weekend work may be required as scheduled and operationally needed.


Primary schedule for 2nd shift positions is 3:00pm-1:30am, consisting of 10 hour shifts on a rotational basis. Schedule will be determined upon hire. Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand. All 10 hour shifts include holidays and weekends on a rotating basis as a part of their normal schedule.

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Hourly rate:

Minimum $13.27
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload either a resume or the University Housing work history document within the online application system.

The University Housing work history document is available to download at

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple Custodian vacancies in the Division of University Housing. Online applications will be collected and reviewed on an ongoing basis. To be included in initial consideration, apply by July 17, 2019.


Caleb Georgeson
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Jul 3 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Sep 13 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 9/13/2019
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