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Custodian I - Dining Services

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

Campus Dining Services at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Custodian I! This position is responsible for a variety of custodial tasks, including cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing CDS facilities, as well as trash, compost and recycling removal. Additionally, Custodians assist with equipment and chemical storage and maintenance, in addition to emergency and other tasks as needed.

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, proficient 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.

Campus Dining Services leads the industry with outstanding quality food and dining experiences. Campus venues include residential dining halls, catering and retail outlets with staff who strive to make each student's experience the best it can be. Serving about 3 million meals each year, Campus Dining Services is dedicated to expanding sustainability efforts and providing options to guests with dietary restrictions and allergens.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Cleaning, Vacuuming & Recycle/Composting

  • Empty the contents of all compost, trash and recycling receptacles and dispose of materials into the appropriate containers.
  • Dust wash windowsills, blinds, woodwork, doors, clean elevator walls and control panels, as well as overhead pipes, light fixtures and all unobstructed horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  • Ensure that all reusable hand towels are in appropriate container for pick up from linen company and that clean linens are distributed.
  • Ensure all coolers and freezers are clean and sanitized.
  • Schedule and perform cleaning of all dry goods store rooms.
  • Use backpack vacuum to thoroughly clean and spot-clean all four dining floor surfaces, stairwells, entryway mats and elevator door tracks.
  • Schedule all daily cleaning of hard surface floors with floor scrubber.
  • Close all open windows, turn off lights and close and lock doors.
  • Assist with the set up and break down of special events when needed.

Chemical & Sanitation

  • Perform titrate tests weekly on all chemical sanitation dispensers.
  • Ensure all mop sinks are fully stocked with appropriate chemicals daily and are dispensing at accurate concentration.
  • Ensure that all safety data sheets are present and in designated locations and updated. Inspect and ensure all hand sinks are stocked daily ensuring that they are clean with hand towels, soap and nail brushes as well as compost bin for dirty towels.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Clean and perform minor maintenance on all custodial equipment to keep it in functional working order.
  • Report all equipment needing repairs to the supervisor.
  • Empty and clean all vacuums and buckets daily.
  • Keep the custodial workstation clean and organized.

Emergency & Miscellaneous Work

  • Perform initial emergency clean up and keep inventory of emergency overnight kits.
  • Move or assist in the moving of heavy furniture.
  • Extract carpeted floors and upholstery with disinfectant, by hand, or with extractor.
  • Stripping and finishing of hard surface floors and extracting of carpets as assigned.

What You Should Know

  • Position with CDS are considered Essential Services.
  • This position may be asked to work nights and weekends. 

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly rate for this position is $18.23.
  • Our outstanding benefits include:
    • Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days and 11 holidays per year.
    • Access to medical, vision, dental and life insurance.
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    • A 10% employer contribution retirement plan.
    • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
    • Opportunity for career growth within the division of student affairs and the CU Boulder campus!


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 collaborative. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Six months work experience.

What You Will Need

  • This position requires six months of any work experience.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Enjoy working in a fast paced team driven environment.
  • Ability to learn and understand how to check email.
  • Capability to provide excellent customer service in high contact cleaning locations, everywhere our students and staff go. 
  • Sensitivity to, and respect of cultural, political and geographical differences with the ability to work will with students, faculty, and staff from around the world.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. Optional: 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 December 17, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted 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

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