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Miami Dade College
Kendall Campus

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Job Details

Job Title: Custodian
Location: Kendall Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001556
Job Details

Job Family

STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)




$14.10 - $16.43


Campus Services

Reports To

Head Custodian

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status


First Review Date

July 30, 2021

Job Summary

Provides janitorial service in the maintenance of building facilities. Primary responsibility is in the use of proper equipment/tools such as floor scrubbers, pressure washers/cleaners, vacuums, blowers and materials in the performance of janitorial functions. Performs moderately heavy manual work involving the moving of desks, files, medium size safes and pallets using a forklift when required. All work is performed under relatively close supervision.

Duties & Responsibilities
    Scrubs, mops, waxes and polished floors; washes windows, woodwork; cleans all restrooms and fixturesCleans glass areas including inside and outside of windows making use of a boom-lift or scissor lift when requiredAssists in making minor repairs to buildings and equipmentChanges trash and garbage cansCleans tables and refrigerators in eating areasMops floors in “convenience” kitchen and cafeteriasMoves office and school furniture and equipment as directedCompletes college-issued certifications for floor scrubbers, pressure washers/cleaners, boom-lifts, scissor-lifts and other equipment critical to the performance of job duties within six (6) months of hire date
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
    Completion of two (2) years of High School and one (1) month of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experienceKnowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in janitorial work and/or in the moving of desks, files, and safes Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform a variety of janitorial tasks in the care and limited maintenance of buildings and equipmentAbility to make minor repairs and adjustments to cleaning equipmentAbility to read a limited number of two and three syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers Ability to print and speak simple sentencesAbility to apply commonsense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructionsAbility to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variablesAbility to understand and follow simple oral and written instructionsAbility to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff
    Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, will receive preference and priority for this job vacancy. In addition, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements outlined in this job vacancy and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.
Essential Position
  • This function/position has been designated as "critical". This means that it has job duties that affect the security, safety or physical operation of the College, and are required to work at the Emergency Operations Center and/or have access to the incident scene once normal campus operations have been suspended.
Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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