Custodian I
Rice University - Houston, TX

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The Custodian I completes sanitation of restrooms, showers and locker facilities and replenishes supplies. This individual sweeps, mops, or vacuums floor surfaces and removes trash from all assigned areas. The Custodian I also cleans chalk boards, walls and other items as required, cleans, polishes and moves furniture and equipment for special events when needed, and meets with customers for feedback on work performed. The Custodian I may lock and unlock assigned buildings and secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, and turn off lights. This person cleans, polishes and stores equipment after use and turns in work order requests on a daily basis to the Facilities Supervisor.

Education Required
No formal education


Experience Required
No experience required


License/Certification Required

Other Skills Required
Must be able to speak and understand basic English.

Education Preferred
High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Preferred
- Six months previous custodial/housekeeping experience.
- Custodial/housekeeping experience in a college/university setting preferred.

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team with others; work effectively in and around the public; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Ability to identify stains and use proper chemicals for
their removal.

Physical Demands
Must be able to lift and carry up to 20lbs several times each day. Requires walking or standing up to 8 hours per day. Other physical requirements of the job include bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, seeing, reaching, climbing, and balancing.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)

Work Environment: Primarily an indoor work environment in a variety of university settings which may include offices, food serveries, and residential facilities. May be exposed to temperature extremes in facilities that are not climate controlled. Work Hazards: Some work may occur at heightened elevations on ladders or scaffolding, or in wet areas. Possible exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals. Work Schedule: May be required to work on holidays, weekends, and during emergencies as needed. Overtime is required weekly in May through August.


Salary Information
$8.70 - $9.20

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Job Posting Category
Skilled Crafts, Service & Maintenance

Eligible for Overtime

Work Schedule
Basic weekly work schedule will vary, but standard work week is 40 hours per week for 12 months of the year; the specific days of the week will be determined and can include weekends. Must be flexible.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive

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