Custodian, Residence Life

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Custodian, Residence Life

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Custodian, Residence Life.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionDivision of Student Affairs Position TypeStaff Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedNo Salary Range10.10 - 10.10 Posting Close DateOpen until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Full-time custodian position in Housing & Residence Life; 90 day probationary period.

Job Summary
Performs routine manual work in cleaning, servicing, and stocking supplies in Housing and Residence Life buildings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sweeps, mops, and waxes floors and vacuums and shampoos rugs and carpets in assigned areas as needed.
  2. Cleans rest rooms, offices, and replenishes supplies such as toilet paper and paper towels.
  3. Washes windows, walls, and other assigned areas.
  4. Picks up trash, empties garbage containers, and removes all trash to areas for disposal.
  5. Sanitizes all trash containers as necessary to meet Health Department requirements.
  6. Cleans and polishes brass, drinking fountains and glass doors and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer 2 years of work experience in similar or related field of work, familiarity with computer based time clock and familiarity with maintenance work order systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily.

Utilizes scrubber machine, standard and hi speed floor machine, wet vac, carpet extraction, foaming units and University vehicle. Also uses standard hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and pliers.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 10/8/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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