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*Sr. Custodian/Lead Custodian - Housing Operations

University of Oklahoma
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Organization: Housekeeping

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: 7:30A - 4:00P, Thursday-Monday. Will require overtime work, scheduled in advance. May be designated as an " essential position" during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Targeted salary $15.00/hr, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: None

Job Description


Responsible for leading a group of custodian/housekeeping workers and performing a variety of custodian/housekeeping tasks. Exercises some discretion while following established standards.

Representative Duties:

  • Directs and inspects work of housekeeping employees as a part of the team.

  • Supervises housekeeping crews on special jobs such as floor waxing and window washing.

  • Provides procedure orientation and training for new housekeeping employees.

  • Leads by example by regularly performing housekeeping tasks in addition to performing minor maintenance and repairs on floor care equipment.

  • Contacts with others are of a routine nature.

  • Perform make-ready services on residential spaces.
  • Relieves housekeepers as needed.

  • Ensures that personnel supervised are informed of and adhere to health and safety practices associated with assigned tasks.

  • Frequent interactions with residents inside residential communities.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Make Ready Services will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Deep clean residential bathrooms, including toilets, showers, bathtubs, sinks, mirrors, light fixtures and all surface areas. Replace shower curtains.
  • Deep clean kitchens including inside and outside of refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, ovens and dishwashers. Clean spills, remove burn-on food, grease, and other items. Deep clean and trash removal from all cabinetry and furniture.
  • Deep clean ceiling fans, blinds, light fixtures, vents, and all surface areas.
  • Deep clean doors, walls, windows, and floors. Remove all visible spots, stickers, residue, etc.
  • Sanitize both sides of mattresses.
  • Perform carpet care including spot cleaning, stain extraction and shampooing.
  • Complete stain treatment/shampoo of residential furniture, vacuum under cushions.
  • Adjustment and staging of furniture.


  • All work above 40 hours in a work week will be paid in accordance to the Department of Labor standard.
  • One employee meal is provided to you for each eight-hour working day
  • 27 days of accrued paid time off, which increases with years of service
  • 14 paid holiday days off
  • Healthcare plan options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement plan options
  • Two weeks of paid parental leave
  • Discounted athletic and cultural event tickets
  • Tuition waiver program - discounted tuition for yourself and dependents
  • On-campus fitness and recreation center, museums, gardens, and restaurants
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $300/annually

Job Requirements


Required Experience:

  • 6 months custodial or housekeeping experience.


  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions.
  • Communicates orally and/or in writing as required to exchange information.
  • Ability to use basic computer skills.
  • Uses tools or equipment in a manner requiring competence derived from previous training.


  • Valid driver's license required: Occasional driving required in order to oversee and support staff in various locations.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Mopping, sweeping, waxing, and polishing floors.
  • Cleaning and dusting of furniture and any woodwork.
  • Collection and disposing of wastepaper and refuse
  • Vacuuming carpeted areas.
  • Maintenance of lavatories and restrooms.
  • Shoveling of snow from doorways and sidewalks.
  • Lifting and carrying loads up to 50 pounds.
  • Prolonged standing and walking.
  • Excessive use of arms in a back-and-forth motion.
  • Excessive stooping and bending.
  • Exposure to odors.
  • Exposure to disagreeable tasks or conditions.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Climbing stairs.
  • May be designated as an "essential position" during emergency closures.
  • May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.
  • May be required to work scheduled overtime and weekends based on business needs.

Supervision: Position serves as a team leader to other full-time and temporary positions. Will report to a supervisor.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)

Job Posting: Apr 4, 2024
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