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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Jul 26, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Student Affairs, Residence Life
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Full Time
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Job Details

Job no: 237070-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Custodial

Position Summary:

University Housing Custodians maintain clean and safe environments on the UW-Madison campus. This includes working independently in vacant and occupied residence halls and apartments, dining facilities, a childcare facility, and other Division of University Housing grounds and buildings.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 3 months of previous cleaning, custodial, hospitality, or related experience within an academic, commercial or residential environment preferred.
- 6 months of previous continuous employment preferred.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalist(s)

University Housing hires for various types of Custodian positions across the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. Candidates and the hiring manager will talk further about the available positions, work schedules, and specific requirements of current openings at the interview stage.

Some University Housing Custodian positions may have additional requirements including:
- English proficiency with the ability to speak, read, write, and understand verbal instructions
- A valid driver's license, or a valid driver's license which meets UW Risk Management standards

Physical Requirements:
The worker must be able to perform the following physical job demands throughout the workday with or without a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that permits the employee to perform his or her job duties successfully, without causing significant difficulty or disruption in the workplace, or posing a health or safety threat.

CONTINUOUSLY (>67%): Maintain postural balance while standing, walking, and performing job duties; possess ability to see with or without corrective glasses.

FREQUENTLY (34-66%): lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist level; lift up to 50 lbs. from waist to shoulder level; push/pull and carry less than 50 lbs.; reach greater than 18 inches horizontally; reach below knee level and reach to shoulder level; ability to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, squat and climb ladders or stairs; possess ability to use hands for power grip and pinch with forearms in various positions.

OCCASIONALLY (6-33%): lift up to 20 lbs. above shoulder level; reach above shoulder level; kneel; hear at close and far distances, and communicate with others.

RARELY (0-5%): lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level; lift up to 50 lbs. above shoulder level; push/pull and carry greater than 50 lbs.; sit or crawl.



Work Schedule:

Multiple vacancies may be available. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Schedule for 2nd shift positions is primarily 3:00pm - 1:30am, with 10 hour shifts on a two-week rotating schedule. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Applicants for this position may be considered for other future openings in the Custodian title, including those with different work schedules.

Schedules for 1st shift positions are primarily 8 hour shifts, Monday through Friday, set between the hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm. Some flexibility may be available for different workdays, shift lengths, and/or start times. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand. Afterhours, holiday work, and weekend work may be required as scheduled and operationally needed.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit either a resume or a University Housing work history document within the online application system.

The University Housing work history document is available to download at .


Candidates who apply for this position may be considered for other or future vacancies within University Housing, including those which may have a different work schedule from what is posted in this vacancy.

University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply "STOP" to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at or 608-262-2766. Message and data rates may apply.


Caleb Georgeson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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