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Custodian - Planning & Facilities Management - Georgetown University

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Custodian - Planning & Facilities Management - Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Custodian - Planning & Facilities Management - Georgetown University

Georgetown University is seeking a Custodian to join our team.

Position #: P24571

Full-time: 40 hours

Pay: $17.53 per hour

Location: Main Campus, 3700 “O” Street, Washington, DC

Job Overview

In accordance with a detailed cleaning plan, the Custodian performs general and specific cleaning and maintenance tasks to provide a clean, safe and pleasant physical environment, as well as other tasks as assigned in emergency or unusual situations - all in accordance with specific guidance from supervisor. Examples of additional work to be performed include but are not limited to snow and ice removal, clean up associated with water or fire damage and special event support.

The Custodian is expected to clean up to 28,000-35,000 square feet of cleanable space per eight hour work day. Performance of duties involves using standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade and observance of all safety rules, regulations and precautions.

Work Interactions

The Custodian reports directly to one of the Custodial Supervisors (one of four night supervisors, one of three Residential Custodial Supervisors, an Evening Custodial Supervisor, a Day Custodial Supervisor, or a Weekend Custodial Supervisor). They may report indirectly to a Night Operations Manager, depending on the shift assigned.

The Custodian works alone or with others, performing essential or non-essential tasks as assigned by supervisor. They also perform assignments made by the Manager of Custodial Services and/or the Night Operations Manager.

Under certain circumstances - including but not limited to, emergency snow removal, spills and flooding, the Custodian performs assignments made by the Work Management Center, the Director of Facilities Management, the Resource Manager, the Infrastructure Manager, and other department managers.

The Custodian's work constitutes a direct service of the department to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University community can live, learn and work.

The Custodian represents the department with the University community and its visitors.

They are expected to behave in a professional manner; to keep informed of departmental and University rules, regulations and guides pertaining to employment obligations, including complying with attendance and clock in and out on time; work with other University Facilities staff as part of a team; and to be flexible with schedule to accommodate emergency situations, such as staffing shortages and snow removal.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found at Mode of Work Designation.

  • High School diploma or certified equivalency preferred
  • One year of custodial work experience preferred
  • Possession of a valid and current driver's license from Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia
  • A basic knowledge of English, including the ability to read, write and speak English with understanding in order to read and understand product label instructions and University policies and procedures
  • Ability able to relate custodial and maintenance problems clearly to supervisor and/or the Work Management Center

The candidate selected must complete a post-hire training program in building cleaning.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. Documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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