Custodian I

University Of Colorado Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 3 days ago

Applications submitted by 11:59 pm, May 24, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Candidates are required to submit the following to be considered for this position:

  • Resume, with date ranges, whether it was full or part time, and hours per week worked.

  • DD-214 for veteran applicants.

  • Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

  • This is an essential service position (Required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay and/or interruption).

What we offer:

  • The salary range for this position starts at $27,816 ($2,318/month).

  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at employee-services.


Recruiting for Multiple Positions (a variety of schedules will be available).

The Facilities Services Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of State Classified Custodian I. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive cleaning and support services for UCCS buildings. Building categories include academic, non-academic, and administrative. Comprehensive cleaning areas include, but are not limited to offices, classrooms, research laboratories, restrooms, health / wellness spaces, recreation spaces, resident halls, and general interior and exterior public areas. Position also includes custodial support for campus scheduled and unscheduled functions.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains restrooms, classrooms, auditoriums, study rooms, conference rooms, hallways, elevators, common areas, offices, mail rooms, stairwells, entrances, vending areas, mini kitchens, laboratories, unassigned interior and exterior spaces, breakrooms, floors (hard and carpeted), windows, supporting and light fixtures, furniture, white boards, and all other space components. Removes trash and recycle material from all building spaces following defined methods. Provides coverage for other buildings and/or areas based on coverage for leave of another custodian. Replenishes supplies, maintains inventory to ensure building standards are maintained. Performs special cleaning projects as identify or assigned by supervisor. Provides custodial support for events on campus. Identifies maintenance deficiencies and reports them to supervisor. Maintains workspaces according to defined methods and department standards. Uses appropriate work order system and department systems to manage and account for work productivity. Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers' recommendations, practices, and procedures. Integrates sustainability practices and standards into daily cleaning routine.

  • Interim cleaning - carpet spot machine cleaning, hard surface scrub and recoat, auto scrub, burnishing.

  • Restorative cleaning

  • Furniture moved, and entire carpeted area machine cleaned. Hard surface, strip and refinish VCT and Terrazzo, cement floors.
  • Project cleaning
  • Damp cleaning light fixture lenses and fixtures. Removing gum, washing surfaces and upholstery cleaning of furniture, tables, auditorium seating and partitions. Walk of mat cleaning. Ceiling vent cleaning.
  • Spot cleaning
  • Removing finger smudges, spots, graffiti and solid spots from carpets, entrance doors, walls, partitions, vending machines and baseboards. Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers' recommendations, practices, and procedures.
  • Minor equipment maintenance
  • Performs minor maintenance on custodial equipment including vacuum cleaners, high speed burnishes, floor buffers (175rpm), extractors, automatic scrubbers, and other related equipment to ensure performance of daily tasks can be met. Ensure proper operation of chemical dilution stations. Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers' recommendations, practices, and procedures.
  • Weather /Seasonal Mitigation/ Essential Personnel Response
  • Perform snow removal and ice control tasks per building seasonal requirements and as assigned by the on-duty Section Supervisor. Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers' recommendations, practices, and procedures. Respond and perform to essential services as assigned based on the needs for health and safety of all building occupants.
  • Minimum of 16 hours of training yearly relating to safety on the job and specific custodial methods.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Manager or Director.

Candidates must understand, and comply with the following:

  • Pre-employment Physical: Must be able to push, pull, lift, carry up to 50lbs.

  • Pre-employment Drug Testing

  • Drug Free Workplace

  • Ongoing Functional Capacity Testing

  • Driver's License Requirement

  • Essential Services Designation

  • Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.

  • Successfully pass a background check

  • Employee may be expected to work various shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays, depending on the needs of the building or work group.

  • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials.

  • Lab areas & exposure to cleaning products

  • Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids

Job Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience effectively working within a diverse population.

  • Demonstrated organizational commitment.

  • Effective customer service/interpersonal skills

  • Attention to details.

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Job Knowledge

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of June 14th.

  • The potential employee start date is July 1st.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Six months of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Must be a Colorado Resident

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to Two years of custodial experience in large/high volume commercial buildings.

  • Demonstrated experience effectively working within a diverse population.

  • One year or more experience in an Essential Personnel role.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, and reach. Tasks may involve ascending or descending and maintaining balance. The employee will be exposed to hazards that include but are not limited to proximity to mechanical parts, exposure to electric shock, working high exposed places, and exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. Employee may also face exposure infectious materials/human blood or bodily fluids. Tasks may involve exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally and or up to 20lbs of force frequently and or up to 10lbs of force constantly to move objects.

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