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Custodian, Lead (Yuma, AZ)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Custodian, Lead (Yuma, AZ)
Department Yuma Agriculture Center-Res (2429)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

This position will lead custodians in performing custodial cleaning assignments. The Custodian, Lead will also have additional duties leading groundskeepers in the maintenance of grounds and grounds construction activities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Coordinates, assigns and inspects the work activities of a group of custodial employees.
  • Schedules and inspects the work of floor cleaning, window cleaning and other special crews.
  • Coordinates the physical preparation for concerts, dances, registration and other special events held at the university.
  • Recommends purchase of cleaning equipment and materials and maintains a supply storeroom.
  • Recommends new methods to promote efficiency and reduce costs; initiates training programs for custodial employees. Participates in cleaning activities.

Additional Groundskeeper Duties:

  • Coordinates and assigns work to groundskeepers in the maintenance of shrubs, trees, lawns, planting areas, sprinkler systems and area watering lines.
  • Trains and assists in providing orientation to new employees.
  • Inspects work of personnel and recommends corrective measures to meet established standards.
  • Maintains labor and cost records and requisitions materials, supplies and equipment as required.
  • Operates large power and field mowers, hand tools and large vehicles associated with grounds maintenance and landscaping activities.
  • Schedules and coordinates irrigation and watering activities as required in assigned area.
  • Trims and prunes a variety of trees and shrubs, as required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards.
  • Skill in coordinating the work activities of assigned staff.
  • Skill in using cleaning products and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Knowledge of equipment, tools and procedures of grounds construction and care.
  • Knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
  • Skill in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment and tools.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Custodial and grounds maintenance experience.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Two years of custodial experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of custodial and ground maintenance experience.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $14.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23854
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 09/18/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Angelica Gomez, Administrative Associate

Open Date 08/23/2017
Review Start Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have two years of custodial experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents