Lead Custodian, 27666

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Hiring Department

UMKC Campus Facilities Management

Job Description


This is routine, manual work utilizing knowledge of various custodial materials, equipment, methods and procedures used in maintaining a clean, neat and orderly building. Work is spot-checked frequently and reviewed by observation for neatness, cleanliness, efficiency and overall results. Functional contacts include students, staff and general public using building facilities.

Work in this classification consists of providing direction and leadership to other employees while performing the same general type and kind of duties. Arrange for needed assistance from other shops on a particular job or work assignment and provide coordination for the work being performed. All work is subject to spot-checking and review for overall conformance to specifications and accepted standards of the trade. Functional contacts include co-worker


Receive work assignments from supervisor, plan or assist in scheduling of work operations and assign tasks. Arrange for timely assistance from other trades where required. Instruct or train workers as necessary in the use of materials, equipment, methods, procedures, and safety regulations. Keep all work operations under close direction. Initiate required action to resolve work problems. Inspect work for conformance to accepted standards.

Assure availability of necessary tools, materials and equipment and provide for proper storage. May maintain records of materials used, time reports, job time, etc. May write work orders, estimates for job costs, time and materials, take inventory and order or purchase materials or supplies as necessary and authorized. Inform supervisor regarding work progress and operational problems. Notify supervisor of employee performance and conduct.

Perform miscellaneous duties in the care and cleaning of university buildings: sweep floors with broom and dust mops, empty trash receptacles, clean ash cans, spot wash walls, dust furniture, clean windows, sweep and shovel snow from building entrances, clean drinking fountains, wash blackboard, replenish chalk and other related duties. Clean assigned rooms, halls, entrances, stairways and elevators. May occasionally perform general housekeeping tasks requiring standing on stools, benches, stepladders or fixed furniture. Reasonable safety standards are to be observed in the performance of work above ground or floor level. May replace light bulbs. May wet-mop floors, prepare floors for waxing, apply wax and buff floors. Prepare rooms for meetings by setting up chairs, tables and necessary equipment; vacuum carpet, polish metal and order custodial supplies as needed. May be assigned work in areas requiring special use of disinfectants, cleaning techniques and sanitation procedures (such as in hospital isolation rooms, operating rooms, recovery rooms and laboratories). Clean and stock restrooms continually through the day: wet-mop floors, clean and disinfect sinks, stools and commodes; clean and polish mirrors, wash walls and restock restrooms with supplies required. Perform miscellaneous duties such as making beds, collecting and distributing towels and linens, supplying rooms with soap, and drinking glasses and other similar items. Report breakages, damages, thefts and items in need of repair. May perform building security duties such as locking and unlocking doors, checking windows, turning lights on or off, etc., report items that need repair to superior. May inform students, employees and the public of housekeeping regulations. Because of necessary fluctuations of workloads, an incumbent in this class may be required, on an occasional basis and according to need, to perform duties outside his/her area at a level of skill the same as or lower than required by his/her ordinary assignment. Normal safety requirements, scheduling and the most efficient use of staff and equipment are taken into consideration in such assignments. Perform all characteristic duties of the respective classification.

Because of the necessary fluctuation of workloads in the skill area, an incumbent of this class may be required on an occasional basis and according to need, to perform duties outside his/her trade area. Normal safety requirements, scheduling and the most efficient use of staff and equipment are taken into consideration in such assignments, other department employees, and University staff, students, and the public.


Under general supervision, receives verbal and/or written instructions as needed for work to be performed.


May provide functional supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

One year of work experience within the respective classification. Persons working in this classification must be able to: read and write and comprehend typical communications with supervisors and management. Demonstrated ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, effectively convey and receive information, and make efficient and effective operational decisions. Must also meet specific requirements as listed in the classification specifications. Ability to work with others: supervisors, staff, staff groups, customers, and general public. Demonstrated ability to work within a team setting.

Full Time/Part Time

Full time position


$15.21 / hour.


Monday through Friday.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website: http://info.umkc.edu/diversity/

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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