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Lead Custodian

University of Oklahoma
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Facilities Management
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Organization: Custodial Services 1

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 3:00pm

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Targeted up to $15.00 per hour, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume

Job Description


Performs routine cleaning in offices and public access areas. Assists with training and supervising some custodial staff. Tasks require some organizational skills and making decisions following prescribed procedures.


  • Cleans, sweeps, and dusts furniture and equipment.
  • Collects and disposes of wastepaper and refuse.
  • Mops, sweeps, waxes and polishes floors.
  • Maintains and sanitizes lavatories and rest rooms. Restocks lavatories and rest room paper products.
  • Locks and unlocks offices, classrooms, and conference areas in order to clean. Contacts with others are of a routine nature.
  • Vacuums carpeted areas where applicable.
  • May shovel snow from doorways and sidewalks.
  • Performs various duties as needed in order to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

At The University of Oklahoma, we change lives. The University of Oklahoma, located in the heart of the Great Plains, includes over 300 facilities across 3,250 acres of rolling plains. The University of Oklahoma Department of Facilities Management supports the University of Oklahoma's diverse range of research, academic, and business programs. With a team of over 450 Team Members, Facilities Management is responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining OU buildings, infrastructure, utilities, and grounds.

OU Facilities Management prioritizes growth and opportunity. We encourage our Team Members to pursue areas of interest to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

OU Facilities Management is dedicated to enhancing the physical environment at OU by being responsible stewards of OU resources, investing in and developing our Team Members, and engaging with the greater OU community. Learn more about Facilities Management here.

There are many perks to becoming a Team Member at The University of Oklahoma, including but not limited to:
* 27 days of annual paid time off, increased 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
* Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $300/year
* Discounted athletic and cultural event tickets
* Tuition Waiver Program; Discounted tuition and fees for yourself and other dependents
* On-campus fitness and recreation centers, museums, gardens, and restaurants

Lead On, University. Learn more about OU Norman Campus's Strategic Plan here.

Job Requirements


Required Education: None

Required Experience: 12 months custodial experience.


  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions
  • Customer Service
  • Ability to safely and accurately use assorted chemicals and cleaning appliances
  • Knowledge of floor care and cleaning procedures


  • Valid Oklahoma Driver's License in order to drive University vehicles or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire date

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Lifting and carrying loads up to 100 lbs. 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.

  • Environmental: May require some weekend and/or overtime work. May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.

Supervision: May supervise a small staff with responsibility for training, assigning and checking work.

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: None

Job Posting: Jun 17, 2024

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