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Custodian I - University Housing & Dining

Facilities/Skilled Trades
20002598 Requisition #

University Housing & Dining Custodial Services is seeking a Custodian I to provide safe, clean, and healthy environments in all residence halls.  Duties to include:

  • Floor work including vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing, stripping, waxing and buffing
  • Clean and provide service to all horizontal and vertical surfaces including glass, walls, ceilings and light fixtures. Working at elevated heights is required
  • Clean, sanitize and disinfect all restroom surfaces
  • Use of commercial cleaning equipment
  • Trash removal both inside and around the exterior of the building
  • Moving of furniture, supplies and equipment
  • Report and communicate repair needs for buildings and equipment
  • Ability to perform a high level of professional communication with students, staff, co-workers and visitors
  • Position is required to perform a high level of physical activity including positioning self to move objects

The schedule for this position is 7:30AM to 4:00PM.  Will work every other weekend with rotating days off.  May work occasional overtime to cover absences and peak periods of operation.

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.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write and follow directions.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Six months' experience working as a laborer.
  • Three months of custodial experience.
  • Experience performing labor-intensive work in a residence hall, apartment complex, hotel, hospital, nursing home or similar residential facility.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Interest in and the ability to learn basic computer and keyboarding skills; including the ability to access and draft email correspondences and the ability to manage electronic time accruals and personal absence requests.  Previous experience is highly desired.
  • Experience working in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to work in variety of environments.

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants should upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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 fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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