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University of Colorado Custodian II in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Applications for this position will be accepted through Monday, October 5, 2020. Must be a Colorado resident to apply.

Candidates are required to submit the following to be considered for this position:

  • Resume, with date ranges, whether it was full or part time, and hours per week work.

  • DD-214 for veteran applicants.

  • Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

  • This is an essential service position (Required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay and/or interruption).

What we offer:

  • The starting salary for this position is $29,916.00 ($2,493.00/month).

  • Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at .

The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive cleaning and support services for UCCS buildings. Building categories include academic, non-academic, and administrative. Comprehensive cleaning areas include offices, classrooms, research laboratories, restrooms, health/wellness spaces, and general interior and exterior public areas. Position also includes custodial support for campus scheduled and unscheduled functions.

Who we are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) at is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs at (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report at as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The key responsibilities include:

Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains restrooms, classrooms, auditoriums, study rooms, conference rooms, hallways, elevators, common areas, offices, mail rooms, stairwells, entrances, vending areas, mini kitchens, laboratories, unassigned interior and exterior spaces, breakrooms, floors (hard and carpeted), windows, supporting and light fixtures, furniture, white boards, and all other space components. Removes trash and recycle material from all building spaces following defined methods. Provides coverage for other buildings and/or areas based on coverage for leave of another custodian. Replenishes supplies, maintains inventory to ensure building standards are maintained. Performs special cleaning projects as identify or assigned by supervisor. Provides custodial support for events on campus. Identifies maintenance deficiencies and reports them to supervisor. Maintains workspaces according to defined methods and department standards. Uses TMA and/or department systems to manage and account for work productivity. Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers’ recommendations, practices and procedures. Integrates sustainability practices and standards into daily cleaning routine.

Assist Custodian III

  • Assists Custodian III with oversight of subordinates; inspecting and reviewing daily performance, ensuring that standards are met in assigned areas.

  • Communicates coverage challenges to Custodian III Re: areas impacted by absences.

  • Temporarily covers when Custodian III is absent or as requested.

  • Assists Custodian III in training of new employees.

Minor Equipment Maintenance

  • Performs equipment assessments and minor maintenance on custodial equipment including vacuum cleaners, high speed burnishes, floor buffers (175rpm), extractors, automatic scrubbers and other related equipment to ensure performance of daily tasks can be met.

  • Ensures proper operation of chemical dilution stations.

  • Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers’ recommendations, practices and procedures.

Weather/Seasonal Mitigation/Essential Personnel Response

  • Performs snow removal and ice control tasks per building seasonal requirements and as assigned by the on-duty Section Supervisor.

  • Works in a safe manner following department and or supply manufacturers’ recommendations, practices and procedures.

  • Responds and performs to essential services as assigned based on the needs for health and safety of all building occupants.


  • Minimum of 16 hours of training yearly relating to safety on the job and specific custodial methods.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Manager or Director.

Candidates must understand, and comply with the following:

  • Pre-employment Physical: Must be able to push, pull, lift, carry up to 50 lbs

  • Ongoing Functional Capacity Testing

  • Pre-employment Drug Testing

  • Drug Free Workplace

  • Driver's License Requirement

  • Essential Services Designation: Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare

  • Successful pass a background check

  • Shift Work: Employee may be expected to work various shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays, depending on the needs of the building or work group

  • Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials: Lab areas & exposure to cleaning products

  • Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids

Job Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience effectively working within a diverse population

  • Demonstrated organizational commitment

  • Effective customer service/interpersonal skills

  • Attention to details

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Job Knowledge

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of


Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Must be a Colorado Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One (1) year or more custodial experience in large/high volume commercial buildings (preferably working in multi campus facilities, commercial or Higher education. 

  • One (1) year or more experience in an Essential Personnel role.

Job: Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Sep 15, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Marcelina Ramirez

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00400741

Req ID: 19163

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.