Custodian (10:30pm-7:00am) - 24153BR

Custodian (10:30pm-7:00am)

Recreation Services
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
B-University Support Staff

Position Overview

This position is responsible for performing routine overnight, 10:30pm-7:00am (Tuesday night – Sunday Morning), custodial work in the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center and does not include any other KU building. The position will serve on a team of four custodians and a working supervisor and will require work on the weekends. Employee sweeps and mops floors, vacuums carpeted areas, dusts, cleans offices, classrooms, cleans/disinfects restrooms, collects and removes trash. Cleans exterior entrances and emergency exits to Ambler, including shoveling snow/ice removal in the winter months as needed.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. Newly announced tuition assistance program for Spring 2023 semester offers up to 12 credit hours per year for employees and dependents! Details available at:

Job Description

55% - General Cleaning Duties:
  • Cleaning duties occur in the following spaces: gyms, weight room, climbing wall, aerobics studio, arena, martial arts room, office, meeting room, hallways, stairways, elevators, entrances, and exteriors.
  • Mops (dust/wet) spots and stains on tile areas and floor mats.
  • Cleans glass, mirrors, and dry erase boards.
  • Cleans/Dusts/ disinfects water fountains, window ledges, hand railings, display cases and furniture etc.
  • Spot cleans walls, doors, door handles, jams, and kick plates.
  • Empties trash and cleans containers to replace with liners.
  • Vacuums, bonnets, and extracts carpeted areas using appropriate equipment and chemicals.
  • Checks and maintains exterior areas, accessible ramps and equipment, elevator cabs and doors, etc.
15% - Floor Maintenance:
  • Strips floors, chemical detergent scrubs in non-carpeted areas.
  • Burnishes tile floors, bonnets and deep extracts carpeted areas.
  • Cleans and maintains specialty floors such as wood, tile, etc. using a variety of automatic equipment.
15% - Restroom/Shower Cleaning:
  • Cleans and disinfects sinks, stools, urinals, sanitary napkin receptacles and trash containers.
  • Cleans and polishes fixtures, wet mops floors, dusts and cleans all surfaces.
  • Replaces soap and paper goods. Cleans floor drains and adds water according to established schedule.
  • Scrubs walls, detergent scrubs floors with semi-automatic scrubbing equipment.
10% - Supplies, Chemical and Equipment Maintenance:
  • Remains knowledgeable concerning proper use and purposes of chemicals, the proper mixing of chemicals, and associated safety procedures to avoid injury to self, others, and equipment damage.
5% - Other Related Work:
  • Includes but not limited to locking and unlocking building doors, reports building repair needs and concerns to supervisor.
  • Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.
  • Performs other assigned duties.

Position Requirements

  1. Carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
  2. Work under a variety of extremes of temperature and weather, both inside and outdoors.
  3. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  5. Job offers for KU is contingent on a successful background check.

Required Qualifications

No experience necessary. Must be willing to learn. Training will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in cleaning operations.
  2. Custodial experience in large residential or commercial buildings.
  3. Knowledge of and experience with the operation, use, and care of vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbing machines, polishing machines, and other janitorial equipment.
  4. Advanced training in custodial and high-volume cleaning operations.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include your current contact information including email and phone number, as well as your previous work experience including dates of employment.

Please include the name and contact information to three references with your application.

Application review will begin 1/20/2023 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Mike Dickey

Advertised Salary Range

The starting base pay rate for this position is $14.30 per hour, plus a shift differential of $0.60. However, the hourly rate may be higher based on the applicant's experience level.

Work Schedule

10:30pm- 7:00am Tues - Sat

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Recreation Services
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
B-University Support Staff
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