Custodian I (Multiple Openings)

24002690 Requisition #

** This requisition represents multiple Custodian I openings within the department.  By applying to this requisition, you will have the opportunity to be considered for all available Custodian I openings within this department.  You will have the opportunity to indicate your preferences of location(s) and shift(s) during the application process. **

 The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking multiple to hire multiple Custodian I positions to provide safe, clean, and healthy environments in all campus buildings.

Duties to include:

  • Empty wastebaskets and remove trash from building.
  • Remove and replace bulbs as needed and clean blackboards/whiteboards. 
  • Dust furniture and surfaces as well as pick up trash and sweep exterior entrances.
  • Polish stainless-steel surfaces and clean entrance glass. Mop and vacuum floors; may buff and auto scrub floors.
  • Stock supplies for cart and custodial area.
  • Clean and disinfect restrooms, refill restroom supplies.
  • May also include project work such as carpet cleaning, waxing of floors and other annual cleaning activities. 

About Facilities Management:

Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & grounds, and provide utilities management.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write and follow directions.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Previous custodial experience.
  • Experience with “green cleaning” products, equipment, and cleaning techniques.
  • Project work knowledge and use of custodial equipment.
  • Experience with public contact.
  • Customer service experience.

Application Details:

This posting is for multiple openings and will be posted for 90 calendar days. At the end of the 90-day posting period, candidates may reapply to be considered for additional openings. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and driver’s license review for eligible positions.  Up to 3 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Andy Brus at 

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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