Lamar University

Lamar University

Custodian #499516

United States

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20112666

Position Title Custodian #499516 FTE 100 Position Type Staff Department Custodial Services

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

About This Role:

The Custodian performs custodial maintenance tasks either working alone, or in a team cleaning environment. The applicant will present a professional image in maintaining a clean, safe and comfortable learning environment for students, faculty, staff and administrators. This is accomplished by sweeping, mopping, dusting and vacuuming classrooms, offices, halls, restrooms, windows, corridors, and other public areas, reporting security and maintenance issue in the buildings. Other duties include restocking supplies from warehouse and delivering to buildings, picking up/removing trash, and performing other related duties as assigned. This position is flexible. Duty hours and work locations may vary based upon the needs of the university. Overtime may be required with little or no notice. The Custodian reports directly to the designated Custodial Supervisor in the Facilities Management Department. This position is considered as essential, and

employees will be required to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to emergency situations or natural disasters.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform general cleaning according to schedule, instructions, and team cleaning procedures
  • Perform general cleaning tasks, mop, dust, clean, disinfect and restock supplies as required
  • Secure buildings and rooms as scheduled and/or after cleaning. Follow correct unlocking and locking procedures. Follow key control and access card procedures.
  • Adhere to prescribed safety and custodial procedures.
  • Provide emergency response and clean up for floods and other custodial emergencies.
  • Report any urgent building repairs or security issues to Facilities Maintenance Dispatch or Lamar Police Department as required.
  • Maintain a professional image and provide excellent customer service
  • Benefits:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience in the custodial or related field is preferred. Ability to read and understand work orders, written instructions, product labels, instructions, and other written job materials.
  • Possession of a Texas state driver's license is required, as employee will be required to operate state-owned vehicles.
  • Key Competencies:

  • Ability to read and understand work orders, written instructions, product labels and other written material.
  • Understanding of hazards and required safety precautions associated with the use and operation of equipment common to the custodial/housekeeping tasks.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with excellent customer service qualities.
  • Physical Requirements:

    Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work. Some combination of climbing and balancing, to include climbing ladders, stooping, and kneeling. May involve the lifting of moderately heavy objects, up to 45 pounds. The use of personal protective equipment may be required. Employee must have the ability to walk up to 5 miles a day. The use of manual dexterity is required in climbing stairs, ladders, lifting and moving. Employee must have the ability to distinguish colors.

    Job Conditions:

    Uniforms and personal protection equipment will be furnished. Employee may be required to work in adverse weather conditions. Working environment could be around biohazards to include raw sewage, chemicals and/or fumes. Employee may be required to work around electrical and mechanical hazards.

    EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications:

    In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Certified technical training within the custodial field is preferred.
  • Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $22,880 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 05/08/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
  • Yes
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  • Do you have a valid Texas drivers license?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Miscellaneous
  • Job details


    Custodian #499516


    Lamar University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type




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