Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #191106-0429TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut’s Student Union Department has an opening for a full-time, permanent, Custodian position.  The work schedule for this position is Saturday through Wednesday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Working under the supervision of the Lead Custodian, Supervising Custodian or Building Superintendent I, the successful candidate will be accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in the cleaning and maintenance of the Student Union building.

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.

Selection Plan

This position is open to internal applicants only. To be eligible for this position, the applicant must be a current, permanent or durational UConn NP-2 employee. In order to be considered for this job openings, 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 may be asked to provide the following: last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years or the names, titles and phone numbers of three, current professional references.  

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 performing a full range of basic tasks in the cleaning and maintenance of buildings.


Performs custodial tasks and maintenance of such areas as administrative offices, meeting and function rooms, lounges, theatre, restrooms, lobby areas and outdoor areas in and around the Student Union building and other buildings under the responsibility of the Student Union.  

Dusts, mops, sweeps, scrubs, strips, waxes, and polishes floors using appropriate equipment, such as buffers, 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.  Provides a report of equipment in need of repair, performs minor maintenance, run errands, inspects building for damage and reports conditions to a supervisor for action.  May change light bulbs, lubricate door hinges, drawers or cabinets, etc.  Remove snow and ice from stairways and walkways applying sand and salt as needed around the Student Union building. Move furniture and/or set-up meeting rooms for events, performs other duties are required.


Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple record keeping.


Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years of custodial experience that includes working in an educational setting in their submitted application.


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 of the class.
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 individuals.


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.