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Custodian I

Iowa State University

Position Title:
Custodian I

Job Group:

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to read, write, and follow instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Direct custodial work experience.
Experience operating an auto-scrubber and carpet cleaner/extractor.
Experience interacting with staff and public in a customer service role.

Job Description:

The Iowa State University Athletics Department is seeking applicants for a full-time Custodian I to assist the facilities team in providing high-quality cleaning services that contribute to a positive guest experience. The successful candidates will be detail and quality focused, reliable, able to communicate well, able to work independently, and courteous to patrons, students, and coworkers.

The position will work in multiple Athletics facilities as needed.


Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, this position must be available to work during all home football games and may occasionally provide assistance for other events. Event coverage schedules are usually known a month in advance.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs cleaning in all areas of a building.

• Performs cleaning of all floor areas such as vacuuming, shampooing, sweeping, mopping, stripping, scrubbing, waxing, and buffing.

• Cleans and polishes all bathroom, locker room and dressing room fixtures.

• Cleans and washes all glass surfaces, ceilings and walls.

• The use of a ladder up to 12 feet in height may be required.

• Refills holder of disposable items. Cleans and disinfects other equipment and areas.

• Collects trash throughout the interior and exterior of buildings and empties it into various areas.

• Assists in moving equipment and furniture.

• Operates high pressure, water-cleaning apparatus to clean and disinfect rug runners, showers, bathrooms.

• Maintains inventory of supplies, and keeps and prepares records and reports as directed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of standard cleaning techniques and characteristics of surfaces to be cleaned, and equipment and supplies required.

• Ability to move furniture and objects in preparation for cleaning; to load and unload trash receptacles; to operate safely and properly care for power machinery; to use arm muscles in hand cleaning, mopping, and scrubbing for protracted periods of time; to work on ladders.

• Knowledge of proper bending and lifting techniques and ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

• Ability to work in a variety of environments including crowded public areas and high and low temperature areas.

• Knowledge of the safe use if chemical cleaning agents and possible hazards relating to environmental sanitation.

• Ability to communicate effectively with others.

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to work in outside weather conditions for assigned events.

Appointment Type:

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Pay Grade:

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/application
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email [email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program.

Original Posting Date:
January 4, 2024

Posting Close Date:
January 13, 2024

Job Requisition Number:

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