Lead Custodian

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Lead Custodian



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Department Summary:

UNT Housing Custodial Services prides itself on providing an exceptionally clean and sanitary environment for students, faculty and visitors to our campus.
While UNT strives to be a sustainable University and has many green products the ability to work around all chemicals is a prerequisite of the job.

Position Overview:

This position’s purpose is to serve as the lead custodian of the residence hall/dining hall to help the custodial staff maintain a standard of cleanliness in UNT’s residence and dining halls in order to contribute to the overall appearance, cleanliness, safety and standard of excellence set by the Department of Housing and Residence Life and Dining Services.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of general working experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep records and complete forms accurately.
• Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: measuring).
• Sufficient knowledge of proper use of equipment.
• Physical ability to perform work involving standing, stooping, operating equipment, and lifting of materials and equipment.
• Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Work Schedule:

12pm to 9pm; schedule will include weekends and 3 business days to total a 40 hour work week, days off will be consecutive.

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Lead Custodian

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate


Uniforms and ID Badge – appropriate, clean and neat uniform worn; staff ID badge worn.


Attendance – No excessive tardiness; expected tardiness called in; supervisor called prior to shift if calling in sick; policies followed on sick and vacation leave.


Teamwork demonstrated – Working well with a variety of co-workers; adapting well to various assignments; working steadily and maintaining a positive work atmosphere; communicating necessary information to others.


Keys – checked out and returned daily.


Training -Assist Crew Leaders with additional training of personel as needed


Communication with custodial supervisors daily.


Reports attendance & performance of custodians to custodial supervisors.


Responsible for ordering supplies for the hall.


Custodial closets are kept orderly and clean.


Custodial machinery is repaired in hall if possible and routed out of hall quickly if it is not possible to fix in hall.


General cleaning of office areas, windows, stairs, entrances (including outside area), public areas, hallways, furniture, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Daily trash removal and to be disposed of properly.

When needed resident room floors to be cleaned properly.


The employee understands the purpose of the job safety program; is a good role model of safe behavior and expects safe behavior and practices from employees.

All accidents/injuries reported immediately to supervisors.

Good housekeeping and safety precautions followed including proper tools/equipment chosen to complete the task; all broken or faulty equipment reported to supervisors.


Equipment used as instructed for designated tasks only; equipment stored in designated areas; maintenance reported when needed; buckets, mops, brushes, and other supplies properly cleaned and stored after use.


Work orders reported such as: broken hand railings, dripping faucets, needed plaster work; painting needs, etc.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time