Custodian I

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Custodian I

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Custodian I.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

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

Special Instructions to Applicants
Hours (5:00 AM-1:30 PM)

Job Summary
Performs manual cleaning of the assigned building by the foreman. Uses proper methods and materials in cleaning and care for the building area and equipment, participates in the care, cleaning, and general housekeeping of the buildings that is assigned, completing all task (football, baseball, work orders, etc.) assigned by the foreman.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sweeps, mops, scrubs, buffs, and waxes floors; dusts and cleans chalkboards and erasers; washes windows, walls, and blinds; and empties trash cans. Dusts general areas.
  2. Cleans large public areas such as football stadium, basketball coliseum, baseball field, and Bennett Auditorium and grounds after events. Cleans areas used for special events on campus such as circus before and after the events.
  3. Helps the foreman and lead person when responding to emergency situations during and after hours. Emergency situations may include; property damage, personal injury, water leaks, flooding, overflowing restroom fixtures, broken window or door glass, and accidents resulting in the appearance of bodily fluids (blood, vomit waste, and urine).
  4. Must be able to show knowledge on the following types of equipment: wet vacuum, and pressure washer.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or general education degree (GED) or any related work experience.

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: 10/4/2020
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