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Custodian - Housing and Residence Life

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Facilities Management
Custodian - Housing and Residence Life

Job ID: 237869
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Performs housekeeping and janitorial duties to maintain assigned offices, restrooms, public areas and/or residence locations. Assist with general labor and minor repair tasks for University buildings and facilities.

  • Provide custodial service for all of residential areas including interior/exterior hallways, breezeways, stairwells, flooring, trash and recycle receptacles, and residential grounds to include parking lots
  • Provide cleaning services for residential units to include apartments, suites, community and lounge areas, bathrooms, offices, lobbies, elevators, laundry room and fitness areas
  • Vacuum rugs in offices and public areas and shampoo rugs periodically using a heavy vacuum cleaner and rug-shampooing machine
  • Remove, wash and replace blinds and wash ceiling fixtures using ladders and scaffolds
  • Wash windowsills, window glass, trim and entrance doors and other glass areas as appropriate
  • Wash and clean interior wall space by hand or with powered wall washing machine, working on ladders and scaffolding, as required
  • Clean interior and exterior trash rooms/trash chute rooms and move and setup furniture for residential events
  • Responsible for cleaning and make ready of student residential units
  • Sweep, clean, and shovel snow from steps and walkways at building entrances
  • Conduct health and safety inspections in residential units and pickup of trash and litter on residential grounds
  • Pressure wash exterior of buildings and clean interior and exterior light fixtures
  • Cleans assigned buildings including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, collecting trash and wiping waste and recycling receptacles
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, showers, and locker rooms and replenishes paper towels and soap dispensers
  • Collects, launders and dries mop heads and cleaning rags
  • Waxes and refinishes floors, and shampoos carpets as assigned
  • Maintains clean and operating equipment
  • Inspects equipment and recommends the need for new parts, repairs, overhaul or replacement
  • Restocks supply closets and replenishes paper supplies in restrooms, etc.
  • Completes work order requests timely during emergencies
  • Reports building discrepancies and damages in timely manner
  • Uses required safety and protective equipment
Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements

Required Experience
On the job training provided

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Customer service experience
Cleaning experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to work with others in small and large teams; Able to read and use diagrams and design layouts to set up rooms for events; Able to work non-traditional shifts including nights and weekends; Follows established routine and performs cleaning as instructed; Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of Materials Safety Data Sheets and Personal Protective Equipment, and awareness of safety protocols

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills; Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite); Strong attention to detail and follow up skills; Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Drug Screening
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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