Custodian

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Department: Custodial Services
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Custodial Services

Benefits Eligible?
Yes
Pay Classification
Union (Bi-Weekly)
Month Worked Per Year
12 Months
Position FTE
1.00

Custodians do a variety of cleaning and disinfecting within their assigned buildings/areas to maintain a clean, safe work environment for the campus community. This is a full-time union staff position.

Working Schedule:

Sunday-Thursday 5am-1:30pm

Tuesday-Saturday 4pm – 12:30am

This is a full-time union staff position.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities

  • Lock and unlock interior and exterior doors as directed.
  • Vacuum and spot clean carpet and fabric furniture.
  • Report items in need of repair or replacement.
  • Guide and assist in training student employees.
  • Maintain inventory and supply order.
  • Related chemicals, proper labeling and environmental health and physical concerns.
  • Maintain safety, cleanliness, proper storage and use of equipment, vehicles and personal safety equipment.
  • Removal of trash and recycling from assigned areas.
  • Dusting, wash windows, replace light bulbs and clean light fixtures.
  • Clean writing boards and maintain supply of chalk and erasers.
  • Clean and service lavatories, locker rooms, shower rooms, lounges and kitchenettes.
  • Maintain and/or renew hard floor surfaces.
  • Perform laundry related duties as directed.
  • Distribution and collection of linens, rollaway beds and bed making duties, when necessary.
  • Assist with student storage.
  • Assist with sweeping/shoveling snow from all steps, walks, porches and terraces as directed, servicing smoking urns and policing grounds.
  • Move supplies, equipment, and furniture as directed and set room according to custodial work sheet and or customer specifications.
  • Perform pest control duties.
  • Assist in coverage of absent custodial personnel job responsibilities.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have demonstrated ability based on past employment history to work independently and in team working environment.
  • Must be neat in appearance and in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Must maintain a level of cleanliness as required by departmental and building standards.
  • Must have the ability to follow oral and written directions and/or instructions (labels). Requires ability to read, comprehend, follow, and provide written instructions, and to receive, comprehend, follow, and provide oral instructions.
  • Must have the ability work an interact with a diverse community.
  • Ability to interact with campus visitors, contractors, and constituents in a helpful and friendly manner.
  • Demonstrate general computer knowledge (email/calendar).
  • Must have ability to work on-call hours for weather related duties (snow removal).
  • Must have ability to work overtime to meet the needs of campus and for special events.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • For positions requiring the ability to drive campus vehicles, you must have a valid Driver’s license and be deemed insurable by the college.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical (Including but not limited to: ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, balance, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, and the ability to push/ pull, lift/carry up to 55 pounds occasionally and 30 pounds frequently).

Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Wednesday, June 23 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

This position has a salary step progression, starting wage for a Custodial position is $17.48 and reaches $23.31 per hour at 100% of pay scale within 2 years if meeting performance expectations.

Salary and Benefits:
The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities. 


Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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