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Classified Staff Job Description

Job Code: 050220
Title: Custodian
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range

Purpose of Classification:
Cleans classrooms, dorm rooms, lab rooms and offices of assigned buildings on the university campus.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This classification is entry level. Working conditions - restricted movement, dirty environment; lifts or carries heavy objects. This is first in a series of five classifications. This classification typically reports to the Custodian, Lead.

Example of Duties:
  • Sweeps, mops, polishes and strips 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.
  • Reports malfunctions of bathroom fixtures, light fixtures and/or damages to room and hall furnishings to supervisor.
  • Stocks area with appropriate supplies.
  • Locks and unlocks doors as directed.
  • Initiates work orders for repair/maintenance.
  • Moves furniture, equipment or fixtures as required.
  • Washes dishes or utensils as required.
  • May shovel and remove snow and ice from designated areas such as sidewalks, entryways and roofs as required.
  • May replace light bulbs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards.
  • Skill in using cleaning products and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • One year of custodial experience.


    Revised: 07/01/2007

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