Colgate University

Custodian - Temporary

3+ months agoHamilton, NY

Job Category Casual Wage
Position Title Custodian - Temporary
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Division Finance and Administration
Department Facilities - Custodial Services
Department Statement
Colgate is seeking to build a pool of temporary custodians to work as needed. Successful applicants might work extended periods due to medical leaves, shorter term for vacation coverage, sporadically for last minute call in coverage or when there are additional needs. Shifts might include weekdays, weeknights and weekends.

Maintains assigned area in clean and safe condition by performing such duties as cleaning of bathrooms and shower areas, vacuuming, dusting, polishing, washing windows, walls and woodwork, removing trash and recyclables, extraction cleaning of carpets and cleaning of common areas. -
- Responsible for cleaning in assigned area(s) to meet established guidelines.
- Responsible for following safety protocols in carrying out assigned duties and reporting maintenance and safety items to facilities office.
- Assists with moves and deliveries, setting up for special events, coverage for athletic events, and office moves. Removes snow and ice from entrance doors, steps, & sidewalks, and ensures cleanliness of immediate outdoor perimeter of assigned buildings.
- Works well with colleagues in a team oriented system and maintains flexibility to handle diverse job assignments.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Must be capable of working in a setting with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
- Must be able to handle heavy equipment, such as industrial vacuum cleaners, and containers, such as trash bags/cans.
- Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required.

Preferred Qualifications
- Previous custodial experience is preferred.
- Previous custodial experience in a hospital or educational setting and experience operating automatic floor and/or carpet cleaning machines is preferred.

A high school diploma or GED is preferred.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to stand for long periods of time and to lift and carry up to a maximum of 50 pounds.

Responsible for following all procedures to conduct work activities in a safe manner including but not limited to wearing PPE required for specific duties and safe handling of chemicals as outlined by University policies and/or the supervisor. Responsible for immediately reporting any unsafe conditions to the supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety.

Other Information
A current, valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy, may be required for certain work opportunities.

Requisition Number 2019CW031P
Temporary Yes
Work Schedule
On call hours needed include regularly scheduled day shift hours (5 am - 2:30 pm) as well as evening shifts (2:30 pm - 11 pm) and weekend shifts (5 am - 11 pm).

Job Open Date 02/24/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

Job ID: Colgate-3202