Position title: Custodian
Reports to: Director of facilities and maintenance
Custodial shifts may fluctuate in order to fulfill the needs of the
university as determined by the supervisor. Shift work (nights,
weekends, etc.) may be required. Custodians will keep their assigned
university buildings in clean, orderly condition. Additional duties and
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, aiding in set up
and take down for campus events and clean up after such events. This
position is considered as essential personnel.
Mission and strategic plan
The custodial team members provide the grass roots effort to
supporting the sixth imperative of “Achieve a High Standard of
Excellence”. Their daily efforts ensure expectations of the community
for a clean and safe environment. An excellent learning environment is a
key building block and has a direction connection to an excellent
Level of supervision and supervisory responsibility
Direct Supervision: The employee is given specific instruction regarding how
assignments are to be completed and the sequence of work steps to be employed.
Completed work projects are reviewed for accuracy, adequacy and adherence to
instructions and established procedures.
Responsibilities and essential functions
- Dust, sweep, vacuum, clean chalkboards and chalk trays, empty garbage cans,
clean and align desks, tables and chairs, and conduct routine cleaning of areas
as assigned on a daily basis.
- Shampoo carpets, wax floors, and conduct other heavier cleaning tasks on a
rotating schedule as assigned by supervisor.
- Wipe down coffee tables with a damp cloth and citral.
- Clean and stock the restrooms; mop the restrooms, and mop and clean the
shower room and stalls, as applicable.
- Clean entryway glass, and wipe off any finger prints, spots etc. from the
- Washes walls, windows, mirrors, etc., using sponge, squeegee and appropriate
- Check and replenish the supplies in all custodial closets and storage areas,
- Perform routine light maintenance in assigned areas such as filling paper
towel holders and changing light bulbs.
- Operate power driven or gas powered machinery such as a vacuum sweeper,
buffer leaf blower, or other similarly sized equipment.
- Pick up all garbage/trash.
- Sweep sidewalks and entryway pavement; cleans area using broom, mop or other
- Sets up or removes folding tables, chairs, barricades, or similar objects.
- Pick up any cigarette butts and other existing trash; clean out cigarette
butts etc. from the ashtrays.
- Make sure all drains around the building are clean of debris, etc.
- Check for burned out light bulbs, and replace them.
- Do a walk-through of the building to check for any of the above mentioned
duties possibly overlooked.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the assigned Supervisor.
- Custodians will at all times handle in a professional manner any
university property, confidential material or information, which is
encountered in the scope of their jobs as, defined by the University
Handbook under basic employee responsibilities.
- Knowledge of best use and interaction of materials such as cleaning fluids,
chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents or similar
solutions using only normal protective equipment.
- Judgment in choosing appropriate materials to clean equipment.
- Ability to take the initiative and perform required duties without constant
- Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, staff, faculty and students.
- Strong communication skills needed in order to work effectively with
- Must be able to report to work on time according to a schedule.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
persons from diverse educational, economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as
persons with disabilities and disadvantages.
- Must be supportive of a Catholic, Benedictine philosophy of education.
- Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
- Two years’ experience in janitorial or related custodial work, or any
equivalent combination of experience and training.
- Successfully pass a criminal background check.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions
of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to pass an on-site physical assessment showing the ability to
do heavy work, which is an integral part of this job.
- Ability to read and understand MSDS (material safety data sheet) and
directions regarding the use of janitorial products employed by the university.
- Must demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction
in accomplishing work goals.
- Ability to be mobile campus wide for appropriate business needs.
- Lifts arm above shoulder level.
- Makes continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
- Bends, kneel or stoops repeatedly or continually over time.
- Works in small, cramped areas.
- Climbs ladders or steps to reach objects.
- Moves light objects (less than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20
- Moves heavy objects (40 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet of less).
The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal
employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the
mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The
University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or
administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and
loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of
sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide
occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital
status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or
Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the
basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other
inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated
the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for
coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact
the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room
3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.