Custodian

Employer
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Mar 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1014

Working Title

Custodian

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100%

Division/College

Administration and Finance Division

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 $14.60 per hour and will include night and weekend pay differential. Hours worked between 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM additional $0.45/hour. Hours worked 12:00 AM Saturday to 12:00 AM Monday additional $0.60/hour.

Work Location: Academic Buildings
Work Schedule: Multiple schedules open. Second shift schedule is Wednesday through Sunday.

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.

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

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• paid vacation for 12-month positions.
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/univstaff21.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

Hours worked between 6 PM – 6 AM additional $0.45/hour.

Hours worked 12AM Saturday to 12AM Monday additional $0.60/hour.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

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

03/19/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

03/22/2021

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. What do you feel is the role of a custodian?

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Have you had professional work experience washing windows and walls?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Have you had professional work experience cleaning restrooms?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Have you had professional work experience cleaning carpets?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Have you had professional work experience dusting, washing and polishing furniture and woodwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Have you had professional work experience refinishing hard surface floors?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Have you had professional work experience sweeping, mopping or scrubbing floors?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. Have you had professional work experience using floor care equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. 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
  12. Do you have the physical abilities to bend, twist, stoop, squat and kneel with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. Do you have the physical abilities to perform repetitive motion tasks with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. Are you able to walk up and down stairs on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. Do you have the physical abilities to stand and walk continuously throughout an 8 hour shift with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. Do you have the physical abilities to move and arrange furniture & equipment with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. Do you have the physical abilities to climb ladders and work with hands overhead with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  21. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  22. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  23. 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.
    • Yes
    • No
  24. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, 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. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  25. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  26. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  27. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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