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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder and Housing Maintenance is seeking applications for full time Custodians, which offer awesome benefits! This position is eligible for the following benefits: EcoPass; 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement; a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, and more! 

This position will manage many tasks related to basic cleaning, recycling/composting, sanitation, chemical handling, equipment maintenance, and other miscellaneous work as needed to upkeep our facilities. 

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

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 groundskeeping operations. HFS has approximately 190 full-time employees, as well as 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 accurately dispose of trash and/or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers. Dust and/or wash windowsills, 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. This position may be responsible for washing blackboards and whiteboards in classrooms.

Vacuum Specialist: Use backpack vacuum to thoroughly clean all floor surfaces and stairwells and vacuum upholstery as needed. Vacuum erasers and chalk trays in classrooms and conference rooms. Vacuum entryway mats and elevator door tracks daily. 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 counter tops. 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 vital supplies for the facilities; take out bulk trash; remove graffiti, spot clean carpets, and remove gum from floors as vital.

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; Pick up water or debris; extract carpeted floors and upholstered furniture with disinfectant. Clean upholstery by hand or with extractor: 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 and extracting of carpets as assigned Participate in the “Eyes and Ears Program” and "Emergency Response Teams" as needed. Any duties assigned by the supervisor to fit the needs of the business.

Equipment Maintenance: Clean and perform minor maintenance on all custodial equipment to keep it in accurate 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.

What You Should Know

This full-time 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. This is not a remote position.

What We Can Offer

The hourly pay for this position is $15 per hour, equivalent to $31,200 annually.


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.

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What We Require

  • Six (6) months of work experience.

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 November 2, 2021 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

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