University Staff, Permanent - Custodian, Facilities Management, 1st Shift (2 Vacancies) [Public May Apply]

University Staff, Permanent - Custodian, Facilities Management, 1st Shift (2 Vacancies) [Public May Apply]

Code: 12876 Posted: 02/18/2017


The University of Wisconsin - Parkside currently has a vacancy for a 1st shift Custodian in the Facilities Management Department.

Members of the public and UW Parkside and UW System employees with expected continuous employment (formerly known as Permanent), Project and Limited Term Employees, are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, non-represented, non-exempt position. A six month permissive probation period will be required.

The vacancies are 1st shift Mon – Fri 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Under the limited supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing custodial services (general cleaning and maintenance) in offices, classrooms, restrooms, and all similar areas on the University campus.

Duties are to be performed in a professional and safe manner, with an emphasis on customer service. Daily routines, duties, assignments and buildings may vary or may be static, depending on work requirements and staffing needs.

This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in excess of the normal shift; schedule adjustments may be made with appropriate notice in order to meet operational hours and department needs. Some activities performed require appropriate personal protective equipment and all activities are performed in accordance with custodial unit standard operating procedures, safety practices and campus policies. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situation. The goals and work activities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties responsibilities and requirements.


90% A. Maintenance of campus buildings and furnishings to provide an environment conducive to the educational operation.

A1. Manually sweep, mop and clean offices, classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, stairs and elevators daily.
A2. Dust mop and wet mop floors and halls, stairwells and exterior entrances.
A3. Refinish hard surface floors seasonally.
A4. Vacuum and shampoo surfaces and carpets frequently daily.
A5. Move supplies, furniture file cabinets, tables and other equipment.
A6. Operate power equipment to vacuum, strip, scrub and shampoo.
A7. Operate industrial vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors.
A8. Collect and dispose of waste and recyclable materials from offices, classrooms, labs and hallways and other areas including their placement in proper receptacles or collection sites daily.
A9. Wash windows, walls, chalk boards, desk tops, tables and stairwells.
A10. Clean, disinfect and polish stainless steel and replenish restrooms.
A11. Remove snow and ice from steps, entryways and sidewalks seasonally.
A13. Report to work as scheduled, be available according to expectation of work schedule and follow proper notification policies when unable to do so.
A14. Coordinate work schedules to fit into daily activity or assigned area and establish a routine.
A15. Engage consistently in professional interactions with students, co-workers, supervisor and the public constantly.
A16. Demonstrate effective work habits, including attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness daily.
A17. Maintain simple records and make reports on activities as needed.
A18. Move furniture and equipment as required. Reset classrooms on a daily basis.
A19. Performs other duties as assigned to assist the department in obtaining and maintaining its mission.

5% B. Maintenance of custodial equipment and supply closets to insure smooth operation and continuous maintenance in one's assigned area.

B1. Perform regular cleaning and inspection of custodial equipment used on job.
B2. Notify supervisor verbally or in writing of equipment issues.
B3. Maintain orderly stock of supplies for distribution in supply closets within assigned area.

5% C. The ability to recognize problems and perform required routine maintenance in order to take the appropriate corrective action.

C1. Participate in training on operation of equipment and maintenance methods.
C2. Assist other crew members, with supervisor's permission, to expedite major cleaning projects.


Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals must possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

Learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision within the six month probationary period.

  • Ability to read, sufficient to follow instructions on cleaning chemicals, cleaning equipment and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Ability to accept and follow supervisor's direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Supervisor and other staff members.
  • Ability to perform and complete multiple work assignments daily within assigned shift.
  • Ability to tolerate temperature extremes when performing snow/ice removal and waste/recyclables disposal.
  • Ability to work in high and/or small, restricted spaces
  • Ability to complete a full range of motion in order to operate manual and electric-powered cleaning equipment and machines, including snow shovels.
  • Ability to conform to, be alert and productive during, assigned work schedule.
  • Ability to grasp and manipulate tools used in performance of all custodial tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams for major cleaning projects.


  • Ability to read and understand written directions independently
  • Must be 18 years or age or older
  • Prior custodial experience
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver's license upon appointment
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., email and punch clock)
  • High school graduation or successful completion of GED
  • Experience interacting/working with a diverse, multicultural population


Hourly rate will be $12.50/hour.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


Applications submitted by Friday, March 10, 2017 will have full consideration; position is open until filled.


How to apply: 

All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:
"Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "12876"
Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"

Select "1st Shift Custodian", click "Apply Now"

You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Resume
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Contact Name: Sherry Craig

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2228

Contact Email:

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