Skip to content

Custodial Team Lead

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

University Staff



Posting Close Date:


Date Posted:


Job Summary

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Custodial Team Lead! This position assists the Supervisor by providing leadership to a crew of custodians. Additionally, they will fulfill the basic purpose of the work unit by cleaning and disinfecting showers and bathrooms, sweeping, mopping or vacuuming floors, or by removing ice and snow from walks, steps and entrances. The Custodial Team Lead in this position reports maintenance problems such as burned out bulbs or tubes, running water, and plugged drains to the Supervisor.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 30 departments that provide student support and services dedicated to helping students become successful, curious, competent individuals during their time at CU Boulder. 

The work in Student Affairs supports all factors of the student experience, no matter what department a staff member may work in. This includes where students live, eat, make friends, build professional skills and find help if they need it. Many departments provide involvement opportunities, educational resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Student Affairs also has shared services departments that support the work and staff of our student-facing areas, including areas like assessment, business services, financial planning, human resources, marketing communications and information technology (IT).

With over 800 staff members in the Division of Student Affairs, our diverse team is uniquely positioned to personalize the student experience and advocate for students, enhancing their success inside and outside the classroom.

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) is a comprehensive facility management operation that provides around-the-clock support to over 10,000 residents and 20,000 conference guests annually. Services include maintenance, repair, renovation, project management, capital construction, housekeeping and grounds-keeping operations. HFS has approximately 190 full-time employees and approximately 80 part-time and student staff, who all strive to give residents the best living experience possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Detail Specialist: 
  • Empty and remove the contents of all waste or desk side recycling receptacles and properly dispose of trash and/or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers. 
  • Dust and/or wash window sills, blinds, woodwork, doors, clean elevator walls and control panels. Dust overhead pipes, light fixtures and all unobstructed horizontal and vertical surfaces. 
  • Wash door glass, blackboard frames, chalk trays and erasers. Dust all furniture as needed.
  • Wash blackboards and whiteboards in classrooms. 
Vacuum Specialist: 
  • Use backpack vacuum to thoroughly clean all floor surfaces and stairwells and vacuum upholstery as needed. 
  • Vacuum entryway mats and elevator door tracks daily, as well as erasers and chalk trays in classrooms and conference rooms. 
  • Close all open windows, turn off lights and close and lock doors. 
Restroom Specialist: 
  • Use specialized “touch free” restroom cleaning system to provide consistent cleaning to restrooms. 
  • Pick up debris from floors, empty feminine waste receptacles and regular waste receptacles; restock all supplies daily; disinfect fixtures, partitions, and floors; brush-scrub restroom floors and showers; use high pressure spray to rinse partitions and floors; scrub sinks, toilets, and urinals; use squeegee tool to clean off partitions, mirrors and countertops. 
  • Vacuum up dirt and debris and water from floors; use blower feature to dry floors; scrub and disinfect drinking fountains daily for guest restrooms clean with regular hands-on cleaning methods. 
Utility Specialist: 
  • Clean entrances of facilities daily: sweep, empty ashtrays, clean entry doors, clean out leaves and cobwebs from corners, 
  • Extract carpeted hallways once per week; mop all hard surface floors; spot mop spills daily
  • Assist with stocking closets as needed with necessary supplies for the facilities; take out bulk trash, remove graffiti, spot clean carpets, and remove gum from floors as needed.
Snow Removal: 
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for University of Colorado students, staff, and visitors by removing ice and snow with shovels, ice scrapers, or salt from outside walks, steps and entrances. 
Emergency and Miscellaneous Work: 
  • Perform initial emergency clean up, including cleaning up water or debris, and extracting carpeted floors and upholstered furniture with disinfectant. 
  • Move or assist in the moving of heavy furniture. Replace dirty linen with clean linen, and make the beds during conference season. 
  • Stripping and finishing of hard surface floors 
  • Participate in the “Eyes and Ears Program” and "Emergency Response Teams" as needed 
Equipment Maintenance: 
  • Clean and perform minor maintenance on all custodial equipment to keep it in proper working order. 
  • Report all equipment needing repairs to the supervisor. 
  • Empty and clean all vacuums, buckets, Kaivacs, and hydro- and hepa-vacs daily. 
  • Keep the custodial workstation clean and well stocked with supplies and materials needed to perform the work in the assigned area. 
  • Maintain the custodial workstation in a safe manner, add water to floor drains as needed, report updates to building floor plans as needed. 
Assist with Supervisory Duties: 
  • Assist in planning, assigning, coordinating, inspecting and reviewing custodial routine cleaning activities. 
  • Adjust assignments to accommodate absences. The position must also perform supervisory substitution work in the absence of the supervisor, and other duties as required. 
  • Assist Supervisor with ordering supply and year-end inventory supplies. 
  • Help inspect room readiness at Move Out and Move In, also during conference session.

What You Should Know

  • The anticipated shift for this position is 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday
  • This position will operate University vehicles and requires an active Drivers License.
  • This full-time, non-remote position is eligible for the following benefits: 
    • EcoPass for free RTD rides. 
    • Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days, and 10 holidays. 
    • Access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. 
    • Tuition reimbursement. 
    • A 10% employer contribution retirement plan. 
    • Opportunity for career growth! 
    • Please be aware that environmental services is considered essential services.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary for this position is $41,704.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be dynamic. Be unique. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • One year of work experience in any field.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers. 
  • Ability to lift, move and operate cleaning tools and equipment.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Any previous supervisory work experience.
  • Any previous custodial or janitorial experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 14, 2024, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: