Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190909-0428TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut’s Student Union Department has a job opening for permanent, full-time, Lead Custodian position. The work schedule is Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00pm to 7:00am. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. This position is categorized as “Open to the Public” and current UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  If selected for an interview, you will be asked to supply the names, titles and phone numbers of three, work related references which must include one current or previous supervisor.  

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for a crew of Custodians engaged in the cleaning of buildings.


Supervises custodial staff; generates work flow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; provides staff training; assists in conducting performance evaluations; ensures supplies and equipment are adequate by reporting shortages to supervisor; makes recommendations of policies and procedures; prepare reports and correspondence; dusts, mops, sweeps, scrubs, strips, waxes and polishes floors using appropriate equipment such as buffers, floor scrubbers and extractors; washes, dusts and polishes glass including windows, woodwork and walls, furniture and metal equipment; collects and disposes of trash and performs recycling as instructed; reports needs for repairs, performs minor maintenance; runs errands; inspects building for damage and reports conditions to supervisor for action; changes light bulbs, lubricate door hinges, drawers or cabinets, etc.; removes snow and ice from stairways and walkways applying sand and salt as needed around the Student Union building; moves furniture and/or set-up meeting rooms for events; performs other duties as needed.  


Knowledge of building custodial work; good interpersonal skills; good oral and written communication skills; ability to follow orders and written instructions; ability to operate, care, and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work (for example, use of maintenance equipment, automatic scrubbers, high speed buffers, and steam cleaning); understanding of cleaning solutions; ability to provide accurate recordkeeping; experience supervising staff.


One (1) year of experience in work that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.


Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate the following in their submitted application:

  • Experience with cleaning in an educational setting.
  • Ability to read meeting and event diagrams to complete rooms set-ups (including staging, tables, and chairs).


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and/or assaultive and/or abusive patients or clients.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.