Custodial Worker II

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Custodial, Facilities Management & Planning
Division: Facilities Planning & Management

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver's physical resources to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for the 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 various Academic, Athletic, Residential, and Administrative settings with multiple chemicals/solutions and equipment (i.e. vacuums, auto scrubbers, sweepers, spot cleaners, etc.) Employees must understand and follow all rules and regulations of the University of Denver and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Must participate in annual OSHA training and will be responsible.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denver’s policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Properly secure all doors within the assigned area
  • Cleaning restrooms, including toilets, sink, and showers; disinfect the facilities daily. 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 restrooms 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 are utilized to deep clean carpets and other fabric surfaces
  • Various methods are used to refinish hard surface flooring
  • Different techniques are 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 must climb ladders up to 10 feet tall and balance.
  • Operate various handheld, walk behind, and self-propelled equipment and machinery
  • Workers must push-pull, carry and lift objects of up to 50 pounds.
  • This job entails working in small dusty areas
  • Must pass a pre-placement physical exam

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of related OSHA and EPA regulations and able to effectively communicate rules to others
  • A 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 industrial equipment and how to maintain units

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is often exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Activities

Moderate to strenuous physical effort is required.  This job requires long intervals of standing, walking, bending, and repetitive motions of the hand-wrist and elbow-shoulder.  One must handle or feel objects, tools, or controls with hands and fingers; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to climb ladders up to 10 feet tall and balance.  The job entails working in small dusty, dirty, enclosed areas.

Workers must also push-pull, carry and lift objects to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Schedule

Full and part time positions, various shifts available.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Special Instructions

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

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

Hourly Rate
The hourly rate for this position is $18.82.

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.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights (" POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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