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Custodian I


Department of Housing Administration

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder for the campus in Boulder, CO seeks multiple Custodian I – Housing & Dining Services to clean housing and dining; report and create work orders for maintenance issues such as broken lights and clogged drains, and also for maintaining custodial equipment, chemical storerooms, and proper storage practices of supplies; remove and properly dispose of trash from all waste or desk side receptacles, dust and/or wash window sills, blinds, woodwork, doors, overhead pipes, and light fixtures, and wash blackboard and whiteboards in classrooms; clean and disinfect shower and bathrooms using “touch free” restroom cleaning system; restock all supplies in restrooms daily; empty feminine and regular waste receptacles; brush-scrub restroom floors and showers; use high pressure spray to rinse partitions and floors; use blower feature to dry floors; use a squeegee tool to clean off partitions, mirrors, and countertops; and scrub sinks, toilets, urinals and drinking fountains; clean entrances of the facilities including sweeping, cleaning entry doors, cleaning leaves and cobwebs, mopping all hard surfaces and extracting entry level carpeted hallways once a week; vacuum floors, stairwells, upholstery, and entry mats and elevator door tracks; maintain outside entrances, walks, steps by removing ice and snow with shovels, ice scrapers, or salt.

Who We Are

Housing & Dining Services (HDS) strives to provide CU students, faculty, staff and families with an exceptional living experience through our support services, award-winning dining and innovative programs. 


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 Supportive. Be Excited. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • 6 months of previous work experience in any occupation.
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds of weight occasionally, up to 50 pounds of weight frequently, and up to 20 pounds of weight constantly.
  • Ability to bend knees and body.
  • Ability to extend arms and grasp, turn, seize, and hold with hands. 
  • Ability to work with fingers rather than whole hands as in handling.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and 30 feet or more; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships; ability to distinguish and identify color.
  • Ability to handle exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions; ability to handle exposure to non-weather related cold temperatures.
  • Ability to handle exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by November 3, 2018. 

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 Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer