Custodial Worker II

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Custodial

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver's physical resources in order to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for campus community through services of the departments of: Capital Projects and Planning, Facilities Management, Parking & Mobility Services, Auxiliaries & Real Estate, and Business & Operations.

Position Summary

The Custodial Services division of Facilities Management is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all interior spaces in a variety of Academic, Athletic, Residential and Administrative settings with a variety of chemicals/solutions and equipment (i.e. vacuums, auto scrubbers, sweepers, spot cleaners, etc.). Employees will be required to understand and follow all rules and regulations put forth by the University of Denver and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Must participate in annual OSHA training and will be responsible.

Essential Functions

  • Properly secure all doors within the assigned area.
  • Cleaning restrooms including toilets, sink and showers; disinfect the facilities on a daily basis. Restock necessary items (e.g. soap, paper products).
  • Trash removal.
  • Replenish disposable products such as soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
  • Dust and wet mopping of hard floors.
  • Removal of dust from vertical and horizontal surfaces.
  • Cleaning of chalkboards and whiteboards.
  • Vacuum and spot clean carpeted areas.
  • Cleaning and sanitation of sinks, water fountains and other fixtures typically found in restroom and other similar areas.
  • Interior window washing.
  • Clean appliances.
  • Clean and maintains walk off mats.
  • Relocates furniture as requested using appropriate moving devices.
  • Clean biohazard waste using the proper PPE.
  • Sweep and remove leaves, snow and trash from entrances and steps of building entrances.
  • Maintains the equipment in a clean and working condition.
  • Varied processes utilized to deep clean carpet and other fabric surfaces.
  • Varied processes utilized to refinish hard surface flooring.
  • Varied processes utilized to remove graffiti and clean equipment, walls and other hard surfaces.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with peers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, have attention to detail, and work safely in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Ability to handle time sensitive/confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to work efficiently unsupervised.

Required Qualifications

  • Custodians are required long intervals of standing, walking, bending, and repetitive motion of hand-wrist and elbow–shoulder.
  • Custodians will be required to climb ladders up to 10 feet tall and balance.
  • Operate various hand held, walk behind and self-propelled equipment and machinery.
  • Workers are required to push-pull, carry and lift objects of up to 50 pounds.
  • This job entails working in small dusty areas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of related OSHA and EPA regulations and able to effectively communicate regulations to others.
  • High School diploma.
  • Knowledge of safety protocols such as disposal of chemicals and other hazardous material.
  • Work experience as custodian/ janitor or a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of industry equipment and how to maintain units.

Work Schedule

Full and part time positions, various shifts available.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 2.

Hourly Rate
The hourly rate for this position is $15.07.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online through to be considered. Only online applications will be accepted.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check and Pre-Placement Physical.

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