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LTC Custodian Trainee (LTC Trainee I)

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Classified Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

Do you want to join a team responsible for providing a safe physical environment while assisting in the campus mission of promoting the advancement and transfer of knowledge?

One that provides an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health & dental plans, PERA retirement benefits, tuition waiver, vacation & sick leave, 10 paid holidays plus a free Eco Pass (RTD Bus pass)?

We are seeking people with excellent critical thinking skills who are able to learn in a dynamic and high-energy environment.

Facilities Management at the University of Colorado Boulder has multiple vacancies for a newly created LTC Custodial Trainee position.

The LTC Custodial Trainee is an entry-level position for training and developing skills toward becoming a Custodian I at the University. The six to twelve-month training process utilizes a system of modules to acquaint the trainee with elements of our Custodial Team Cleaning process, standard equipment operation and university cleaning standards while providing increasing levels of responsibility.

Upon completing training, the LTC Custodial Trainee will be reclassified as a Custodian I.

Who We Are

Facilities Management 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. We are currently looking for hardworking, reliable individuals to join our team.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

As LTC Custodial Trainee, you will be responsible for learning the following: maintaining and cleaning building interiors and  furnishings in state institutions and facilities; following sanitary standards; washing, wiping, dusting, scrubbing, scouring,  laundering, disinfecting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, buffing, and polishing surfaces, floors, walls, windows, lavatories,  furnishings, and fabric; and collecting and disposing of trash.

Assignments may include keeping exterior walkways clear of debris and snow. Most positions operate on the Team Cleaning concept.

Floor crew trainee will be responsible for learning the following: use of specialized floor maintenance equipment, stripping, scrubbing and refinishing all types of floor surfaces; spot cleaning and extracting carpeting.  Assignments may also include learning team cleaning duties and snow removal.

What You Should Know

This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Due to ITAR requirements, to work in buildings with NASA programs, applicants must be either a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident. 

We are hiring for multiple custodian positions with different shifts available.

Morning Shift: 4:30 AM-1:00 PM Monday-Friday
Swing Shift: 3:15 PM-11:45 PM Monday-Thursday,1:30 PM-10 PM Friday

What We Can Offer

Starting Hourly Rate is $12.50.

This full-time position offers excellent benefits, including:
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • EcoPass for free RTD rides
  • An unparalleled retirement plan


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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Be Supportive. Be Collaborative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to speak, read and understand basic English.
  • Custodial cleaning experience.
  • Dependability and reliability.
  • Ability to get along with co-workers and others.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Customer service skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Prior custodial/cleaning experience.
  • Previous experience working on a team.

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. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s 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 via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.

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

Please apply by March 31, 2019, 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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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