Updated 11 days ago


Seattle, WA 98106
Full-time, Part-time
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Recreation has an outstanding opportunity for a Custodian. The custodian performs a variety of custodial tasks to maintain clean, sanitary, and safe conditions in and around UW Recreation facilities. This position reports to the Facilities Manager and will work under the direct supervision of the Lead Custodian. The work schedule may vary, but is typically Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00a-8:30a.


The following represents a variety of the responsibilities assigned to the person in this position. The examples represent typical work, but are not intended to be inclusive of all duties required for this position.

•Use and maintain hand tools and power equipment such as brooms, mops, squeegees, vacuums, carpet cleaners, floor machines, power washers, and other tools required for the cleaning and general maintenance of the UW Recreation facilities.

•Clean and sanitize restrooms, showers, drying areas, and the fixtures located in these areas.

•Empty wastebaskets and trash containers and assist with the campus-wide recycling and composting program.

•Sweep, dry and wet mop, scrub, and condition vinyl floor, terrazzo, ceramic floor tiles, hardwood floors, and other floor surfaces. Vacuum and shampoo carpets and furniture.

•Replace toilet paper, paper towels, and other restroom supplies as needed.

•Clean walls, windows, mirrors, vents, display cases, etc.

•Set-up and remove furniture and sports equipment for special events.

•Perform custodial maintenance of office areas, kitchenette, stairwells, pool, locker rooms, activity areas, and sundeck.

•Read and follow instructions and labels regarding chemicals, cleaners and supplies, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information, and the proper use of personal protective equipment.

•Maintain building security when facilities are not in use by checking for unlocked doors and unauthorized occupants.

•Work cooperatively with other members of the UW Recreation staff in the interest of providing a comprehensive program of activities designed to meet the needs and interest of the University community. Attend staff meetings and required trainings as needed.

•Perform related duties as required, including weekly, monthly, or annual custodial projects.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


Physical ability to do the required work.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

•Obtain First Aid/CPR/AED Certification within one year of employment.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

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Posting ID: 632105222Posted: 2021-06-03Job Title: Custodian