Job Details

  • Position Number: 5314529
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Colgate University


Requisition Number: 2024S033Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Finance and Administration
Department: Facilities - Custodial Services
Wage/Salary Range: $18.71 / hour

Department Statement:
It is the mission of the Facilities Department at Colgate University to create the safest, cleanest, and most comfortable environment that further distinguishes Colgate University as a world-class educational institution. We work hard as part of a unified team, to make everyone who arrives on campus feel welcomed. It is our vision to be an exceptionally run facilities department that is dedicated to exemplary service, environmental stewardship, operational efficiency, teamwork, and fiscal responsibility.

"One team, one mission"

  • Responsible for cleaning in assigned area(s) to meet established standards and maintain safe conditions.
  • Conducts detail-oriented cleaning tasks such as dusting surfaces, cleaning walls, and polishing fixtures and furniture.
  • Maintains floor care through processes such as vacuuming, shampooing carpets, spot removal, burnishing, and stripping and waxing.
  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness in restrooms, shower rooms and locker rooms through detail-oriented cleaning and disinfection practices.
  • Removes garbage and recycling from assigned areas and assists with garbage removal around the exterior perimeter of assigned building(s).
  • Responsible for following all safety protocols while carrying out assigned duties including properly wearing all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and keeping up-to-date will all required safety training.
  • Responsible for reporting maintenance and safety concerns to the Facilities main office.
  • Assists with moves, deliveries, setups for special events and coverage for athletics events.
  • Maintains all custodial areas (offices, closets, storage areas) in an orderly and clean state.
  • Manages inventory of cleaning supplies within assigned areas.
  • Works with Custodial Forepersons for day-to-day needs.
  • Works well with colleagues within the Facilities department as well as across campus.
  • Responsible for maintaining professionalism and a positive attitude when working with colleagues across campus.
  • Upholds Department mission and values by continuously providing exceptional customer service to students, staff and campus visitors.
  • Maintains flexibility to handle diverse job assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
  • Must be capable of working in a setting with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis.
  • Must be available for work in excess of normal schedule as needed, and reachable by phone for emergencies.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must have customer service skills.
  • Must have the ability to interact with students on a daily basis, responding to them in a positive, professional and friendly manner.
  • Must have basic computer skills and the ability to use / learn Gmail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, FAMIS work order / time card management system.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Previous experience in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and stay on task/complete duties with little supervision

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous custodial experience in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of standard cleaning methods and procedures.
  • Experience using cleaning equipment, chemicals and tools.

A high school diploma or GED is preferred.

Other Information

Work Schedule:
The current opening is Monday - Friday, day shift

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary
Please detail in your resume, your experience as it relates to the requirements of this position, which include:
Customer Service
Cleaning/Custodial Services

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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