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Custodian, Lead (Night Shift) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/12/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200407S
Position Title Custodian, Lead (Night Shift)
FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 5. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Service Maintenance
Department Facilities Campus Services
Division of Finance and Operations

Educational Requirements for the Position

High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Two years experience in institutional, commercial, or industrial cleaning with at least six months in a supervisory capacity or experience in a related field. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs custodial and maintenance duties and assists the Assistant Supervisor in the supervision and coordination of work and utilization of personnel in the assigned area during the night shift. This includes normal cleaning and deep cleaning of meeting rooms, office spaces, and ballroom venues to meet the standard of cleanliness and customer service.

Primary Responsibilities
Performs and helps in actual custodial work situations. Communicates with the supervisor to discuss problems, report absences, and make supply requests. Reports on time effectiveness and task lists daily to the Assistant Supervisor upon shift change to ensure standards are met. Utilizes staff to cover areas where absences occur. Checks building, coordinates the cleaning rotation and oversees that cleaning is done properly and efficiently. Trains and instructs new employees. Supervises and directs the work of each custodial shift in cooperation with the Assistant Custodial Supervisor. Supervises and helps with the stripping, buffing, and refinishing of floors. Ensures restroom facilities are prepped for the next day, offices are ready for business, and meeting rooms are ready for customers. Responsible for supervising and directing the biannual “General Cleaning” work in assigned areas. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Position requires driving and operating a University vehicle, therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier is required. Ability to use vacuum cleaners, floor machines, automatic cleaners, steam cleaners, and shampoo dispensers is required. Proficiency in all phases of these duties performed is expected. Working conditions involve exposure to disagreeable elements such as dirt, dust, and chemicals. Ability to maintain good working relationship with subordinates and other University employees and students. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy.

Must be available to work 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm shift.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...