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Northern Arizona University
Facility Srv: Custodial Shop

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Title: Custodian
Location: Facility Srv: Custodial Shop
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605991
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Special Information
  • Upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to best evaluate your prior experience as it meets the needs of the position.
  • Travel between campus locations is a regular part of the position. Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requires all employees who drive, on university business to pass an online defensive driving course and submit their driver's license number for periodic records review. The law affects all faculty, staff and students who drive any university-owned motorized vehicles. For more information on NAU Authorized Driver Policy
  • Custodial employees of Facility Services are designated as essential personnel and are required to work during university closures.
  • Correspondance for this job vacancy will go to your email. Please check your email inbox regulary for correspondence.
  • Currently recruiting for the following shifts: 6:00 am- 3:00 pm and 4:00 am -1:00 pm.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

Northern Arizona University Facility Services: Custodial Shop is currently hiring FOURTEEN (14) full time benefit eligible Custodians. Custodians perform vital custodial maintenance duties including dusting, mopping, finishing and buffing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning and restocking restrooms to maintain a clean environment within the University. University employees are responsible for maintaining the highest ethical standards of conduct and are expected to practice integrity, trustworthiness, respect, stewardship, compliance, confidentiality, and respect to maintain a safe and trusting environment.

Working conditions include but are not limited to, restricted movement, dirty environments; moving heavy objects. The successful candidate will be assigned and required to work one of 3 shifts and that schedule may include days, evenings, holidays and/or weekends. Employees work in areas/buildings as assigned, which will change based on business need. A pre-employment background check is required for all successful candidates and may include fingerprinting. This position may report to a Manager, Custodial, Assistant Manager, Custodial or Custodian, Sr.


  • Cleans classrooms, residence halls, hallways, lobbies, lab rooms and or offices of assigned buildings on the University campus.
  • Sweeps, mops, polishes, strips and waxes floors in rooms and halls.
  • Dusts and/or polishes furniture, blinds, and equipment.
  • Cleans restrooms and fills dispensers.
  • Vacuums, spot cleans and/or shampoos rugs, carpets, and furniture using commercial vacuum cleaners and shampooing equipment (carpet extraction equipment).
  • Initiates work orders for repair/maintenance. Reports malfunctions of bathroom fixtures, light fixtures and/or damages to room and hall furnishings to a supervisor.
  • Stocks area with appropriate supplies.
  • Requests supplies from supervisor for restocking in their area
  • Locks and unlocks doors as directed.
  • Moves furniture, equipment or fixtures as required.
  • Washes windows and other glass as required
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Empties trash receptacles and bags trash for proper disposal; may change light bulbs as directed; ensures doors are locked after cleaning areas.
  • Observe all departmental/university safety rules, policies and regulations related to the efficient and safe performance of job duties.


  • Blitz style detail and project cleaning as assigned.
  • Shovel and remove snow and ice from designated areas such as sidewalks, and entryways as required.

Other duties as assigned -5%

  • May participate as a member of a team.

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Work in an environment having some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Minimum Qualifications
  • No minimum qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • High School Degree

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Training and experience with team cleaning.
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and safety standards applicable to the assignment.
  • Skilled in using cleaning products and equipment.
  • The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to lift/move heavy objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Basic reading skills.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships.
  • Balancing competing priorities.
  • Basic computer skills to be able to record time.
  • Exercises good judgment and professionalism in a fast-paced setting.
  • Use hand and power tools; safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $32,364. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

Applications received by March 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011
United States
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