Custodian - 28223 (Continuous Posting)
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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This is routine, manual work utilizing knowledge of various custodial materials, equipment, methods and procedures used in maintaining a clean, neat and orderly building. Work is spot-checked frequently and reviewed by observation for neatness, cleanliness, efficiency and overall results. Functional contacts include students, staff and general public using building facilities.


Perform miscellaneous duties in the care and cleaning of university buildings: sweep floors with broom and dust mops, empty trash receptacles, clean ash cans, spot wash walls, dust furniture, clean windows, sweep and shovel snow from building entrances, clean drinking fountains, wash blackboard, replenish chalk and other related duties. Clean assigned rooms, halls, entrances, stairways and elevators.

May occasionally perform general housekeeping tasks requiring standing on stools, benches, stepladders or fixed furniture. Reasonable safety standards are to be observed in the performance of work above ground or floor level. May replace light bulbs.

May wet-mop floors, prepare floors for waxing, apply wax and buff floors.

Prepare rooms for meetings by setting up chairs, tables and necessary equipment; vacuum carpet, polish metal and order custodial supplies as needed. May be assigned work in areas requiring special use of disinfectants, cleaning techniques and sanitation procedures (such as in hospital isolation rooms, operating rooms, recovery rooms and laboratories).

Clean and stock restrooms continually through the day: wet-mop floors, clean and disinfect sinks, stools and commodes; clean and polish mirrors, wash walls and restock restrooms with supplies required.

Perform miscellaneous duties such as making beds, collecting and distributing towels and linens, supplying rooms with soap, and drinking glasses and other similar items. Report breakages, damages, thefts and items in need of repair.

May perform building security duties such as locking and unlocking doors, checking windows, turning lights on or off, etc., report items that need repair to superior.

May inform students, employees and the public of housekeeping regulations.

Because of necessary fluctuations of workloads, an incumbent in this class may be required, on an occasional basis and according to need, to perform duties outside his/her area at a level of skill the same as or lower than required by his/her ordinary assignment. Normal safety requirements, scheduling and the most efficient use of staff and equipment are taken into consideration in such assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

A job offer for this position is contingent on passing a physical

examination to determine if the candidate possesses the physical

capabilities necessary to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to read and write. A valid driver's license may be required for

certain positions. A person working in this classification will need to be able to

lift, carry, and set down objects of moderate weight (25-50 lbs.) on a daily basis,

and will also need to grasp broom and mop handles; work around dust and

cleaning chemicals; and climb stairs, step stools, and ladders on a daily basis.

Physical strength, coordination and stamina sufficient to perform assigned


Full Time/Part Time

Full time position


$11.22 per hour


Monday through Friday


4:00 am to 12:30 pm

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

12 noon to 8:30 pm

5:00 pm to 1:30 am

10:00 pm to 6:30 am



Under direct supervision, receives oral and written instructions daily on work to be performed. Frequency of contact with supervisor varies in accordance with work assignment.


No supervision is exercised.


Applications for Custodians are solicted on a continuous basis to ensure that we have a strong talent pool to source from in the event of a vacancy.

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