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General Labor I

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

Campus Dining Facilities with CU Boulder is now encouraging applications for a General Laborer! This position will serve as a resource to support other groups within CDS, and will work independently to perform a range of tasks, including hood cleaning, floor and patio cleaning, as well as some receiving and storage.

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.

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 growing sustainability efforts and providing options to guests with dietary restrictions and allergens.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Hood Cleaning

  • Clean and maintain hood canopy and grease wells of all exhaust hoods to avoid grease build-up
  • Wash and replace grease canopy filters
  • Coordinate with restaurant leads to schedule convenient times to perform work

Floor Cleaning

  • Responsible for routine cleaning of hard floors and soft surface/carpet
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum floors applying manual and automated equipment and cleaning chemicals.

Dock, Patio, & Outdoor Cleaning

  • Perform routine grounds cleaning of dock, compost and dumpster area, and patios of CDS facilities.
  • Rearrange outdoor furniture as needed for special events.

General Cleaning/Recycle

  • Perform high level dusting on light fixtures and vents, deep cleaning of food transport containers, cleaning and removing tape, scuff marks, gum etc. from furniture fixtures and equipment.
  • Remove and discard recyclable into appropriate containers

Receiving & Storage

  • Assist Material Handlers and Equipment Operators with rotating stock, as well as storing goods for CDS operations.


  • Assist other facilities and participate in Campus Dining Services special events as requested.

What You Should Know

  • Must work late nights and weekends.
  • Positions with campus dining services are subject to changes in work schedule and campus location.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary for this position is $37,440.


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 willing. Be yourself. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • No experience required.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Attention to detail and mental calmness.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience working in higher education or food service operations.

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 December 3, 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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