Custodian, Law Center Facilities Management - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2017
Apr 05, 2019
Education, Law
Full Time
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Custodian, Law Center Facilities Management - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Custodian performs provides building support services that ensure a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the University community.  Reporting to the Manager of Custodial Services, and as assigned, reports to another manager or staff member, the Custodian has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs general and specific cleaning and maintenance tasks using tools, equipment, and supplies of the trade, for example, furniture moving, emergency support, special event set up and break down.
  • Cleans stairwells, landings, ramps, administrative offices, classrooms, restrooms, exterior entrances, and public and special events space, and other areas as assigned - for example, dusts and cleans supply and return air vents, cleans trash containers, cleans dusts and polishes furniture, removes litter and empties trash and recycling containers; washes windows, mirrors, and disinfect s bathrooms; sweeps and mops floors free of debris and dirt.
  • Determines equipment and supplies needed in order to meet cleaning requests. Works with supervisor to ensure an appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment. Ensures economic use of supplies and compliance with all state, federal and local safety regulations. As employee cleans they must make notes of any damage to equipment, furniture of facilities, and reports it to their immediate supervisor.
  • Transports all supplies and necessary equipment to complete assigned work; properly cares for equipment and supplies and follows storage procedures; and ensures security of items issued such as keys, and radios.


  • High School diploma or certified equivalency preferred
  • Ability to perform all levels of physical work including lifting (to 50 pounds), bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, scrubbing, and sitting, walking, or standing for extended periods of time to complete work assigned
  • Commitment to observe of safety rules and regulations that meet state, federal, and local governing jurisdictions
  • Valid driver's license in Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia, and, if hired, qualify for designation as a University driver
  • Reading, writing, and conversing in English in order to read and understand product label instructions, policies and procedure s, and to effectively discuss custodial matters with supervisors and others
  • Positive attitude and customer service orientation
  • Commitment to professional conduct, compliance with policies and practices, and flexibility regarding scheduling and working as a part of a team.
  • Availability and willingness to work during emergency situations - for example, staffing shortages, snow removal, inclement weather, and water damage clean up

The Custodian is an emergency position that requires the incumbent to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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EEO Statement:

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