Custodian - Facilities Management

Washington D.C
Jun 16, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Custodian performs general and specific cleaning and maintenance tasks to provide a clean, safe and pleasant physical environment. S/he performs tasks with specific guidance from supervisor, including but are not limited to, snow and ice removal, clean up associated with water or fire damage, and special event support. Reporting directly to one of the Custodial Supervisors/Manager and working alone or with others, the Custodian has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Cleans bathrooms - for example, cleaning of toilets, urinals, bathtubs, shower stalls, shower curtains top to bottom, shower walls top to bottom, grout, bathroom floors, walls and partitions top to bottom, sink, mirrors top to bottom; dusts and cleans supply and return vents; and replace burned out light bulbs.
  • Cleans hallways, entrance ways, stairways and elevators; vacuums and spot cleans carpets and upholstery - to include but not limited to freeing carpets of rips and strings, cleaning all surfaces and removing water marks and smudges, cleaning and dusting lamp shades and bulbs, emptying or sifting ash urns, cleaning and polishing brass fixtures and rails, pulling trash and cleaning trash receptacles, cleaning elevator tracks, and sweeping and mopping floors free of debris and dirt.
  • Cleans administrative spaces, laboratories and classrooms - to include but not limited to spot cleaning and shampooing carpets and upholstery using the acceptable method of cleaning, dusting and mopping floors, cleaning interior sills of exterior windows, cleaning interior and outside at ground level of exterior windows, and removing litter from planters and other spaces.
  • Ensures economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University and department resources; draws and /or requisitions supplies, parts and materials needed (using such items economically to avoid undue costs).
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations, and provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
  • Takes responsibility for key security and related aspects of building security and ensures security of keys and pagers assigned and maintains security while in possession of keys and pagers.
  • Returns keys, pagers or other assigned items at end of shift and immediately notifies supervisor of any unaccounted for items.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned in emergency or unusual situations, in accordance with specific guidance from supervisor - for example, removal of snow and ice, clean up associated with water or fire damage, and special event support.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • One year of custodial work experience preferred
  • Valid DC, VA or MD driver's license
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and conversing in English in order to read and understand product label instructions, policies and procedures, as well as to effectively discuss custodial matters with supervisors and others
  • Ability to sit, walk and stand while working, and to use arms and hands to lift and carry up to thirty-five pounds and custodial equipment
  • Ability to walk, climb stairs, bend and crouch, reach and pull while performing duties
  • Ability to see, hear, smell, and maintain a fundamental understanding of custodial equipment
  • Availability and willingness to work during emergency situations such as staffing shortages and snow removal

This position is considered an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports 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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