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Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY, US

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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                     

Reports To:    Supervisor of Custodial Services and Campus Appearance

Status:            Non-Exempt, Hourly  


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sweep, dust, mop, wash, scrub, and vacuum hallways, offices, stairs, classrooms, labs, dormitory rooms, lounges, bathrooms, locker rooms, windows, etc. as directed, to maintain cleanliness.
  2. Perform specialty cleaning functions as needed and directed by supervision.
  3. Set up tables, chairs, furniture, etc., for College functions and breakdown and put away same.
  4. Maintain all building entrances for cleanliness and neatness to include regularly removing litter and cigarette receptacles. Empty trash receptacles and discard trash.
  5. Clean snow and debris from sidewalks.
  6. Perform all work in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  7. Maintain all supplies and equipment in safe operating condition.
  8. Notify supervisor of conditions that require special attention or experience to resolve.
  9. Perform all other duties as assigned.


The physical demands of this job require the employee to regularly: stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, use arms and hands to reach and use cleaning supplies and equipment.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.  Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.  


The work environment for this position may find the employee exposed to wet and /or humid conditions as well as outside weather conditions.  The employee should also be aware of safety hazards that arise and seek resolution or appropriate personal protective equipment.


  1. No previous experience in custodial operations is required, but it is preferred.
  2. Ability to read and understand simple written instructions, memos, safe operating instructions/procedures, etc.
  3. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Satisfactorily perform all tasks necessary so campus buildings and surrounding walkways are clean, safe and orderly.
  • Organization

    Mount Saint Mary College was ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and is on the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

    Founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in 1960, the Mount has been an academic presence here in Newburgh since 1883. The college's roots in education, and in the training of educators, go even further back to the 14th century and Saint Dominic.

    We offer our students an affordable liberal arts education with 50 academic programs and 3 graduate degree programs. Our strong programs in business, education, the health professions, media arts and the social sciences are linked to high career growth fields. Mount students excel in their chosen fields by selecting internships and study abroad experiences that add dimension and value to their education.

    Location. Newburgh, New York. The Mount is conveniently located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and New York's capital city, Albany. The Mount is in Newburgh in Orange County, New York, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the western banks of the Hudson River. It's less than a mile from the intersection of the New York State Thruway and Interstate 84, and just a few blocks from entrance to the Newburgh side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge. The Mount is also easily accessible by plane, with Stewart Airport just minutes from campus. The Mid-Hudson Valley offers a scope of unparalleled natural beauty in a landscape of mountains, river and forest. Hiking, biking, walking, swimming, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and our park activities offer so many ways to explore the natural environment.

    Enrollment/Student Body Profile. Our student body is made up of 2,700+ students representing over 16 states and several countries. 1,800 are traditional undergraduate students.

    Academic Programs. The Mount offers 50 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Our collaboration programs offer you a chance to earn a bachelor's degree, plus an advanced degree with schools like Fordham University, Pace University, and New York Medical College. The college also offers master's degrees in education, business, and nursing.

    Faculty. Students learn from our faculty, the majority of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest terminal degree in their field. Our Student/Faculty Ratio is 17 students:1 faculty member.

    Average Class Size. 21 students

    Freshman Class Size. Approximately 450 students

    Athletic teams. The Mount offers Men's Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Track and Field, and Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

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