Custodian I (UH&D - Multiple Openings)

24001407 Requisition #

**This requisition represents multiple Custodian I openings within University Housing & Dining.  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.**




-        Be part of a department that values a strong team atmosphere.

-        Have an impact on students’ success at the University of Iowa.

-        Work where over 9 of 10 students are satisfied with their custodial service and nationally benchmarked customer service scores are among highest in the nation!

-        We offer regular hours from 7:30AM to 4:00, working every other weekend with rotating days off.

-        No previous experience necessary—our nationally certified trainers will train you.

-        We have a highly competitive benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental, life and disability insurance options as well as employer contributions to retirement plans. 

This position will also be eligible for Division of Student Life specific staff privileges and taxable benefits.

 As part of University Housing & Dining you will serve a crucial role in our students' overall college experience. Visit “Working at Iowa” to learn more about the University of Iowa and our nationally recognized community.  



University Housing & Dining at the University of Iowais seeking to hire multiple Custodian I positions to contribute to safe, clean, and healthy environments in our student residence halls.


Duties to include: 

-       Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting restrooms

-       Floor work including vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing, and extracting

-       Cleaning/sanitizing horizontal and vertical surfaces including glass, walls, ceilings, and light fixtures

-       Completing student work orders including bed configurations


The shift for these positions is 7:30AM to 4:00PM, working every other weekend with rotating days off.  Occasional overtime may be available to cover absences and during peak periods of operation. 


Possible locations for these openings include:  


·    Burge Residence Hall 

·    Catlett Residence Hall 

·    Currier Residence Hall 

·    Daum Residence Hall 

·    Hillcrest Residence Hall 

·    Mayflower Residence Hall 

·    Parklawn Residence Hall 

·    Petersen Residence Hall 

·    Rienow Residence Hall 

·    Slater Residence Hall 

·    Stanley Residence Hall 


About the Division of Student Life:  

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.  


Need more reasons to join our team? Check out our Build a Career/Build a Life Page 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 


·       Ability to read, write, and follow directions. 

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Experience working in a physically demanding position and moving up to 50 lbs. regularly.
  • Experience interacting with the customers.
  • Willingness to work in environments that vary in temperature (heat/cold) as well as noise level. 
  • Ability to use commercial cleaning equipment.


Application Details:  


·       Applicants may upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission for consideration. 


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. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Alexander Alfaro 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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