Academic Custodial Lead

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Apr 09, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

$1000 Sign-on Bonus* Duties & Responsibilities

  • Mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, shampooing, and renewing floor finishes. 
  • Washing windows, blinds, mirrors, walls, doors and woodwork. 
  • Cleaning and dusting furniture, exhibit cases, fixtures, appliances, and related furnishings. 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting rest room in public and/or residential areas.
  • Maintaining a continuous supply of paper in all dispensers.  
  • Collecting and picking up waste and recyclable materials, both inside and outside of buildings.
  • May perform power washing, leaf removal, moving snow and may be required to operate a snow blower.
  • Performs minor repairs to equipment. 
  • Responsible for reporting minor and major maintenance and equipment issues to appropriate personnel.  
  • Removal of snow from sidewalks, cleaning gutters, drains spouts, and grounds outside. 
  • Moving and setting up furniture and equipment for events or departments. 
  • Locking and unlocking doors main building doors as required.
  • Possible State Fleet vehicle use.
  • Assist in training new employees on the day-to-day operation of the assigned area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Assist Supervisor with the following:

Instruct on proper and safe practices for all cleaning equipment, to include floor scrubbers, buffers, and vacuum cleaners. Complete the BST Employee Checklist ensuring all areas are initialed. Assist with harassment training and other web-based employment requirements. Order uniforms and keys as needed for new staff. Responsible for entering labor hours in our computerized program, FAMIS. Will submit supply requests and work orders. Responsible for submitting timely leave requests to management. Responsible for checking and reading University email account on a regular basis. Must follow University policies and procedures. Responsible for University keys. May be required to use a University issued cell phone. May be responsible in assisting supervising students. 

Organize cleaning schedules and assign work assignments. Ensure staff uses correct and safe procedures to complete duties. Write evaluations, perform building inspections to evaluate performance, approve or disapprove staff request for leave in absence of supervisor. Keep records of leave used by staff and keep documentation on staff and provide disciplinary measures, as needed. Ensure staff follow university and departmental policies and procedures. Verify time cards for accuracy and enter into the FAMIS software in absence of supervisor. Instruct and train employees in the proper methods and equipment to be used in the performance of their work. Inspect the work of subordinates to ensure proper standards are maintained.

Required Competencies

  • Must be able to understand, speak, read and write English well enough to perform the functions of the position; including reading and communicating in regards to work orders, safety instructions and chemical labels.

Minimum Requirements

  • A high school degree or GED equivalent
  • Two years custodial experience OR one year supervisory experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic Microsoft Office computer experience
  • Experience with FAMIS
  • Experience with UND campus

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$30,000 annual, Non-Exempt; Full Time

*$1000 Sign-on Bonus to be paid to new hires only. Bonus to be paid:  $500 on first paycheck and remaining $500 upon successful completion of six-month probationary period.

Work Schedule/Start Date

Varied Over Night Schedules

All Facilities Management positions are subject to call-backs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

Open until filled

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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