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Floor Crew General Labor

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Classified Staff



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Job Summary

Facilities Management at CU Boulder encourages applications for two (2) Floor Crew General Laborers! 

These roles provide preventative and restorative maintenance to campus floors and conduct minor repairs on floor surfaces. These positions perform specific tasks requiring a deeper understanding of floor treatments and safe equipment operation. Duties include safely stripping floor wax on multiple surfaces and applying new wax to surfaces, carpet maintenance, and equipment operation.

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

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Restorative floor care and maintenance: perform deep cleaning and maintenance of carpet, tile and NORA flooring in academic and research buildings using specialized floor care equipment (carpet extractors, buffers, scrubbers). Strip and re-wax tile flooring. Maintain pre- and post-inspection records, post signage of upcoming work, operate non-CMV and CMV university vehicles. Attend and participate in required safety trainings. Report safety hazards and safety incidents. 
  • As an essential services employee, responsible to respond to other duties as assigned on an as needed basis. Specialty and emergency work: Emergency floods – perform initial emergency clean up; pick up water or debris then extract carpeted floors and upholstered furniture with disinfectant. Clean upholstery by hand or with extractor. Move or assist in the moving of heavy furniture. Perform emergency cleaning as needed. Serve on "Emergency Response Teams" as needed.
  • Routine duties: Clean and perform minor maintenance on all custodial equipment to keep it in proper working order. Report equipment needing repairs. Empty and clean all floor crew equipment. Keep custodial workstation clean and well stocked with supplies and materials needed. Maintain workstation in a safe manner, report updates to building floor plans.
  • Decide what type of specialized floor work is needed and what kind of floor equipment is needed. Build and place safety signs to help prevent accidents.
  • Perform minor repairs to floor surfaces such as removing gum, resurfacing scratched surfaces, replacing carpet tiles, and reaffixing base covers.
  • Learn and be aware of various products that can or cannot be used on different surface types and conduct carpet maintenance.
  • Use specialty equipment to achieve desired results. Equipment has many features and operator must be diligent to perform safely and effectively.

What You Should Know

  • This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program.
  • These full-time, in-person positions anticipated work schedule is four 10-hour days Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-2am. Some overtime or weekend work is required.
  • These positions cover the entire Boulder Campus and could be assigned to any building or location.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary for this role is $40,000 annually.
  • Additional Compensation Details: If you have prior state-classified experience in the same class series as this position, your pay may be set at a higher amount per the state Step Pay Program implemented on July 1, 2024.


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

Must be a Colorado resident and have a valid Colorado driver's license.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including the ability to read and comprehend lab safety signs, symbols and postings. 
  • An ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Strong attention to detail.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • 6 months experience with restorative floor work duties.
  • Knowledge of different flooring types.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full-time or part-time work. 
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send it via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
We may request references at a later time. 

Please apply by July 22, 2024 for consideration.

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

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In compliance with the Colorado Job Application Fairness Act, in any materials you submit, you may redact or remove age-identifying information such as age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or graduation. You will not be penalized for redacting or removing this information.

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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