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Custodian (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA, IA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision, perform custodial and minor maintenance work on a flexible schedule as required for general maintenance of buildings and equipment. Will be responsible for equipment, expendable supplies, and campus keys. May be exposed to confidential information.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and accountability for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Perform daily custodial duties to an assigned area.
  • Maintain carpets in rooms, hallways, stairs, and entryways by vacuuming and shampooing.
  • Scrub, strip, wax, and buff all hard surface floors.
  • Schedule carpet and hard surface floor cleaning.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms.
  • Maintain windows, walls, chalkboards, and ceiling tiles in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Change various size light bulbs at various heights up to 12 feet.
  • Perform minor plumbing, electrical, mechanical repairs and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Assist with Preventative Maintenance Schedule.
  • Operate snow removal equipment such as plows, blowers, shovels, and sanders.
  • Set up or move furniture and equipment as required.
  • Assemble materials and supplies from the supply room and transfer them to the work area.
  • Assist with training new custodian/maintenance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Be able and willing to always represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and supervisory personnel.
  • Safely operate, maintain, and detect defects in equipment and make minor repairs or adjustments.
  • Working knowledge of vacuums, wet vacs, shampoo machines, buffers, and other standard cleaning equipment. Knowledge of the use of common cleaning implements such as mops, brooms, and cleaners to keep areas clean and serviced.
  • Operate equipment using appropriate safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the job involved.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to work weekends on a rotating schedule and/or must be able to work flexible hours. Rotate assigned areas every 3-4 years or as needed.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Light to medium work. Position involves exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10?33%); up to 20 pounds frequently (34?66%); and up to 10 pounds constantly (67?100%) to move objects. Physically able to perform constant (67?100%) and routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. Occasional (10?33%) crawling and kneeling.

    Potentially subject to bio?hazardous waste; chemical waste; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration; and inside and outside environmental conditions.

    Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's Blood Borne Pathogens training because of the potential exposure risk to blood or body fluids. Must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's CPR/First Aid training and Right?to?Know program as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.


    High school diploma or GED.


  • Two years of custodial/maintenance or related work experience.
  • Must have valid driver's license.

    It is the policy of Kirkwood Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President, Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, 319-398-5572,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email:

    Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages

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