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Custodial Worker (Regional Campuses)

Apply now Position Number: 990219
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Tuscarawas Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean, Tuscarawas Campus - Tuscarawas Campus [800055]

Job Title:

Custodial Worker (Regional Campuses) - Intermittent 

Physical Location:

 Tuscarawas Campus - New Philadelphia, OH



Basic Function:

Performs custodial duties to provide for care, cleaning and routine maintenance of buildings, furniture, and fixtures according to established work rules. Reports to Custodial Work Supervisor, Building and Grounds Supervisor/Superintendent, or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, waxes, and polishes to renew floor surfaces; cleans and shampoos carpets.

Cleans, dusts, and waxes furniture and fixtures; shampoos upholstered furniture; washes walls; cleans glass and mirrors; removes and hangs drapes.

Empties and cleans trash receptacles.

Changes light bulbs and cleans light fixtures.

Scrubs, cleans, and sanitizes restrooms and shower facilities; replenishes supplies.

Moves and arranges furniture and equipment; may set up rooms for functions and events.

Maintains a clean and orderly supply closet; monitors supply levels and reports supply needs to supervisor.

May perform minor maintenance; may assist with painting.

Reports evidence of fire, illegal entry, and theft of property.

May remove snow and ice from walkways; may assist with mowing; may pick up paper and other debris in area surrounding buildings.

May train and direct student or temporary employees; may participate in training new employees.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:



Valid Ohio driver's license, if required by position.

Knowledge Of:

Appropriate safety procedures

Skill In:


Ability To:

Operate cleaning equipment (e.g., buffers, shampooers, vacuums, hall machines)
demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 50 pounds
Read (e.g., warning labels), write (e.g., brief messages), and accurately follow oral and/or written instructions
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Identify threatening or unusual conditions and take appropriate action

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to dirt, odors, heights, cleaning chemicals, and variable temperatures and weather conditions; requires moderate physical effort to include frequent lifting and moving of up to 50 pounds (e.g., moving freight, cabinets, cases of supplies); frequent stooping and bending, climbing ladders, and extended periods of standing and walking; may work varied shifts and hours to include occasional weekends and holidays; may require on- and off-campus travel.

Working Schedule:

Typically, Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs and include weekends and holidays.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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