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Custodian - 2nd shift Main Campus

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 10, 2021

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Custodian - 2nd shift Main Campus

Custodial Serv MC

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Work Schedule

2nd Shift:
Mon – Thurs 3pm-11:30pm Fri 2:00pm-10:30pm
Sun 8AM-4:30pm Mon –Thurs 3pm-11:30pm

Hours per Week

Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

To perform a wide variety of cleaning services to ensure that all areas of the campus facilities are maintained at established sanitary standards so as to provide a clean and aesthetically pleasing appearance that supports the University’s educational mission.

This position is a pooled position used to collect potential applicants when a custodial opening is realized.

Primary Responsibilities

The exact duties of custodians may vary given their particular shift and/or building assignments.

Basic duties for classrooms include:

- emptying & cleaning waste cans;
- straightens/aligns desks;
- cleans chalkboards, whiteboards, board trays & erasers;
- cleans desks (both students’ & instructor’s desk), and student tables;
- vacuums carpets & mops hard surfaces;
- removes marks/graffiti from all surfaces;
- dust baseboards, window sills, bookcases, file cabinets, ledges, locker tops, & vents;
- cleans all glass partitions, mirrors, display cases, etc.

Restroom duties include:

- cleaning urinals, basins, commodes, partitions, stainless steel and chrome fixtures;
- mop floors; Stocks & restocks paper towels, toilet paper, and soap dispensers;
- cleans shower rooms to include walls, shower poles, drains, benches, & locker tops;
- cleans water fountains, wood surfaces, tile floors, stairwells and landings, wood floors, & elevator surfaces;
- cleans interior & exterior windows as deemed necessary by supervision.

Provides extra cleaning as necessary for special events.

Responds to emergency calls via radio or pager. Attends safety training sessions.

Reports malfunctioning equipment, needed supplies, security concerns, safety concerns, etc. to appropriate supervisory personnel.

Keeps work sites (custodial closets, etc) in a clean & orderly manner.

Wears assigned uniform clothing.

Complies with all policies and procedures as set forth by the University, Operations & Maintenance, and Building Services.

Performs any and all related duties as deemed necessary by supervisory personnel.


High school diploma or GED ;

Basic computer skills;

Requires ability to perform duties using medium to heavy physical exertion on regularly recurring basis;

Requires ability to work any/all hours necessary, including weekends & outside normal working schedules, to meet the needs of the University and Operations & Maintenance Department.

Previous custodial experience and a valid driver’s license preferred

Minimum Education
High School Diploma

Preferred Education
High School Diploma

Minimum Experience
Less than 1 year

$11.96/hr minimum

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Why are you interested in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have the ability to perform medium to heavy physical exertion on a regular basis as well as the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds or more?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license and are you permitted to drive without restrictions?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * When was the last time you were criticized? How did you deal with it?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Give me an example of a time when you went beyond your employer's normal job expectations in order to get a job done

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References


NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.

Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.


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