Custodian

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

968

Working Title

Custodian

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100%

Division/College

Administration and Finance Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to providing quality campus services to faculty, staff, students and external constituencies in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The division includes Business Services, Budget Office, Facilities Planning & Management, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and University Police & Parking Services.

Position Summary

This position is designed to assist with custodial coverage on the UW-La Crosse campus in academic buildings, residence halls or university centers. This position is responsible for daily cleaning including dusting, mopping, trash removal, and minor repair of equipment. In addition, this position will assist with moving projects which requires the ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis. Specific duties, areas of responsibility, work hours and schedule assigned on a position by position basis.

This is a full-time position with expected continuous employment and includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The starting salary is $14.03 per hour. Will also include night and weekend pay differential.

Work Location: Mitchell Hall
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, second and third shift.

Required Qualifications

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
• Ability to repeatedly push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, and climb ladders.
• Must be able to work with hands and arms above shoulder level; requires considerable movement of the arms, twisting and bending of the back.
• Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges for trash removal from the buildings and also snow and ice removal from entrances.
• Must have sufficient physical strength and flexibility to lift and pour 5-gallon containers of chemicals, to empty buckets and to remove garbage, trash, and recycling from the buildings.
• Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit to perform essential job functions for the duration of the shift.
• Ability to observe and react to hazards and changing conditions in the work environment (e.g., wet floors, broken glass, member or other person in need of assistance, etc.)
• Ability to read work instructions and schedules, warning signs, and labels.
• Ability to retain and carry out multiple work assignments.
• Knowledge of basic safety precautions including use of caustic and toxic chemicals, methods of lifting heavy objects, safe work clothing and coverings, and the use of personal protection equipment.
• Ability to operate cleaning equipment such as industrial vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors, and electric floor buffers.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior custodial experience.
• Experience with event set-ups.

Physical Demands

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
• Ability to repeatedly push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, and climb ladders.
• Must be able to work with hands and arms above shoulder level; requires considerable movement of the arms, twisting and bending of the back.
• Must have sufficient physical strength and flexibility to lift and pour 5-gallon containers of chemicals, to empty buckets and to remove garbage, trash, and recycling from the buildings.
• Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit to perform essential job functions for the duration of the shift.

Working conditions and environment

• Weekend, nights and/or holiday hours may be required for some positions.
• Some positions may require a valid driver’s license and the certification to drive a state vehicle.
• Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges for trash removal from the buildings and also snow and ice removal from entrances.

Miscellaneous Information

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

General Cleaning and Sanitation

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Clean and disinfect commodes, urinals, wash basins, drinking fountains, lockers and swimming pools.
• Clean and de-lime chrome, stainless steel and shower rooms.
• Clean and refill dispensers.
• Clean door glass, mirrors, windows, elevator tracks, vents, floor drains, blinds, chalkboards and/or whiteboards, etc.
• Wash walls, doors and partitions.
• Dust/wash/polish furniture, handrails and flat surfaces.
• Empty and clean waste/recycle containers.
• Remove trash/recycling from building to outside dumpsters.
• Change lights and clean light fixtures.
• Maintain equipment, make minor repairs where possible and complete repair requests as needed.

Percentage Of Time

40

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Floor Maintenance

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Sweep/dust mop/wet mop floors, steps and landings. Remove gum as needed.
• Operate floor care equipment to remove old floor finish and sealer.
• Apply new sealer and floor finish. Perform periodic burnishing of floors.
• Vacuum carpeting and mats. Move furniture as needed.
• Operate carpet shampooing equipment to clean carpeting and mats.

Percentage Of Time

40

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Set-ups/Moving Projects and Miscellaneous Duties

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Move furniture, equipment and packages for set-ups, periodic cleaning and relocating purposes, must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.
• Sweep/remove snow and ice. Apply ice melt on entrances, steps and ramps.
• Test pool water, keep records of results and make necessary adjustments to maintain proper levels.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

No

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/download/2018-12-10- UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Posting Date

08/31/2019

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

09/14/2020

Position Contact Name

David Anderson, Custodial Services Program Supervisor

Position Contact Email

danderson2@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Contact Information
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  5. What do you feel is the role of a custodian?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Describe custodial equipment that you have operated and products you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Describe safety concerns that a custodian needs to be aware of during their work shift.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Have you had professional work experience washing windows and walls?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Have you had professional work experience cleaning restrooms?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. Have you had professional work experience cleaning carpets?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. Have you had professional work experience dusting, washing and polishing furniture and woodwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. Have you had professional work experience refinishing hard surface floors?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. Have you had professional work experience sweeping, mopping or scrubbing floors?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. Have you had professional work experience using floor care equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. Do you have the physical abilities to carry, push, pull and lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. Do you have the physical abilities to bend, twist, stoop, squat and kneel with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. Do you have the physical abilities to perform repetitive motion tasks with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. Are you able to walk up and down stairs on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. Do you have the physical abilities to stand and walk continuously throughout an 8 hour shift with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  20. Do you have the physical abilities to move and arrange furniture & equipment with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  21. Do you have the physical abilities to climb ladders and work with hands overhead with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  22. Do you have the physical abilities to remove snow from sidewalks & steps using a shovel and/or snow blower with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  23. Do you have a current valid driver’s license OR have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license, meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle?
    • Yes
    • No


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