Custodian (10:30pm - 7am)

at University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Job Description


Job Title:

Custodian (10:30pm – 7am)


Custodial Services

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

40% – Office, Classroom and Facilities Maintenance: Vacuums, bonnets and extracts carpeted areas using appropriate equipment and chemicals. Dust mops clean tile floors, wet mops stains and spots on tiled floors using paid method and semi-automatic scrubbers. Empties trash, using special care in research and lab areas, cleans containers and replaces liners. Dusts furniture, blinds and other surfaces. Cleans glass, ledges, chalk and dry marker boards. Some work locations require attention to bio-hazards.

15% – Hallways, Stairways, Elevators, Entrances and Exteriors : On resilient surfaces, dust mops, scrubs and burnishes with a variety of specialized equipment. Wet mops spot s and stains on tiled areas and floor mats. Spot cleans walls, doors, carpets, jams, and kickplates. Washes windows and rails. Dusts and polishes surfaces. Cleans fire extinguishers cases and reports damaged and/or missing equipment to the supervisor. Cleans display cases, drinking fountains, furniture, etc. Cleans exterior entrances daily, removing snow and ice when necessary. Checks and maintains exterior areas, handicap access ramps and equipment, elevator cabs and doors, etc.

15% – Floor Maintenance: Strips floors, chemical detergent scrubs in non-carpeted areas. Burnishes tile floors, bonnets and deep extracts carpeted areas, cleans and maintains specialty floors such as wood, cork, quarry tile, etc. using a variety of automatic equipment. Follows associated safety procedures in order to avoid injury to self, others, and equipment damage.

15% – Rest room / Shower Cleaning: Cleans and disinfects sinks, stools, urinals, sanitary napkin receptacles and t rash containers. Cleans and polishes fixtures, wet mops floors, dusts and cleans all surfaces. Replaces soap and paper goods. Cleans floor drains and adds water according to established schedule. Scrubs walls, detergent scrubs floors with semi-automatic scrubbing equipment. Acid cleans urinals and toilets. All work is performed following standard procedures and safety precautions.

5% – Supplies, Chemical and Equipment Maintenance: Cleans and performs minor maintenance on hand tools and mechanized equipment such as burnishers, scrubbers, dry/wet vacuums, etc, reporting equipment malfunctions or repairs that are not minor to supervisor. Remains knowledgeable concerning proper use and purposes of chemicals, the proper mixing of chemicals, and associated safety procedures in order to avoid injury to self, others, and equipment damage.

5% – Other Related Work: Includes but is not limited to locking and unlocking building doors, assisting in other areas/buildings with special university events and emergencies. Reports building repair needs and concerns to supervisor. Reports and turns in all found items according to established policy. Raises and lowers flags in certain university buildings and areas. Participates in training sessions and in-service classes. Participates in departmental staff meetings and committees as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Performs other related work as assigned.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

10:30pm – 7am Sunday-Thursday with overtime and after hours call back as needed.

FLSA Status:


Contact Information to Applicants:

Matthew Sinisgalli

Required Qualifications:


Employee Class:

B-University Support Staff

Advertised Salary Range:

$13.50 +.60/hr shift differential



Preferred Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in cleaning operations.

2. Custodial experience in large residential or commercial buildings.

3. Knowledge of and experience with the operation, use, and care of vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbing machines, polishing machines, and other janitorial equipment.

4. Advanced training in custodial and high-volume cleaning operations.

5. Experience interacting with customers and/or the public.

Position Overview:

Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. The incumbent will be responsible for performing routine custodial work in an assigned area. Employee sweeps and mops floors, vacuums carpeted areas, dusts and cleans offices, classrooms and cleans/disinfects restrooms. Strips, waxes and polishes floors/furniture. Collects and removes trash.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. Newly announced tuition assistance program for Spring 2023 semester offers up to 12 credit hours per year for employees and dependents! Details available at:

Work Schedule: ?Sunday-Thursday nights, 10:30pm-7:00am with overtime and after hours call back as needed.



Shift Differential:

60 cents

Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete application will include your current contact information including email and phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment. Please include the name and contact information to three references with your application.

Application review begins Monday, February 12th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants are identified.



Job Family:

Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL

Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

1. Work under a variety of extremes of temperature and weather, both inside and outdoors.

2. Work overtime as needed.

3. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.

4. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather if required.

5. Carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.

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Job Posting: JC254726680

Posted On: Feb 03, 2024

Updated On: Mar 21, 2024

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