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Housing Custodian - $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)

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Job Details

$1,000 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 rooms 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 main building doors as required.
  • Possible State Fleet vehicle use. 
  • Will submit supply requests and work orders.
  • 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.
  • All Housing & Residence Life positions are subject to call-backs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 

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.
  • Ability to work in a diverse workforce.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED, or directly related experience.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity 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 cleaning equipment.
  • Experience with hotel/motel set up.
  • Valid driver's license. 

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$29,120 annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Non-Exempt

$1,000 sign-on bonus to be paid to new hires only. $500 to be paid upon hire with remaining $500 paid upon successful completion of six-month probationary period. 

Work Schedule/Start Date

3 Positions Available

Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm


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

Position 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.


The University of North Dakota is one of the largest employers in the region. The University provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes full health insurance premium coverage for single or family plans, a retirement plan, tuition benefits for employees, as well as for the spouse and dependents of the employee, on-campus training programs, exclusive internal recruitment opportunities, as well as many other benefits.

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264 Centennial Drive
Stop 7127
Grand Forks
United States
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