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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: V4001 / Lead Custodian
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Performs a variety of custodial tasks, and leads other custodians in assigned work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Dusts and mops floors.
  2. Vacuums carpets.
  3. Cleans restrooms and restocks paper and soap supplies.
  4. Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and/or supplies.
  5. Empties trash receptacles and bags trash for proper disposal.
  6. Locks doors after cleaning areas.
  7. Leads, guides, and/or trains custodians in applicable procedures and techniques.
  8. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  9. May change light bulbs as directed.
  10. May oversee and/or assist with snow removal activities.
  11. Maintains adequate supplies for the day-to-day needs of custodial staff.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Less than high school; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of custodial practices, machinery, and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to understand verbal instructions.
  • Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communications.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Lead work of lower level employees; b) Maintaining adequate supplies for daily needs of custodial staff.

Conditions of Employment

  • A valid New Mexico driver's license will be required if a motor vehicle must be operated on the job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • If this position is assigned to the Athletics Department, either administratively or functionally, compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/02/2017