Utah State University

Custodian (Varied Shifts)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/16/2024 4:36 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 - 30 Hours per Week
Facilities Maintenance
Advertised Salary
$12.50 per hour
Telework Eligible


Join our team as a Custodian responsible for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards in university buildings. This role involves a diverse range of tasks including cleaning, vacuuming, trash removal, dusting, recycling, restroom maintenance, and light-bulb replacement.


Position Details:
This is an On-Campus ACA Variable Hourly position offering a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the potential for increased hours during holiday periods.



Perform comprehensive cleaning tasks in university building including:

  • Encompassing vacuuming
  • Trash and Recycling removal
  • Dusting
  • Restroom upkeep
  • Light-bulb replacement.

Handle other duties as assigned to maintain cleanliness and safety standards.


In order to be considered for this position, you must be able to perform the following essential functions with or without accommodation see ADA 


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Reliability and Ability to Follow Instructions: Demonstrating consistency and adherence to guidelines is a valuable skill in a custodial role, ensuring tasks are completed accurately and efficiently.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in your profile under “Resume/CV”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$12.50 per hour


Employee may work in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, the employee is protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily protected from temperature changes. Outdoors, incumbents may be exposed to rain, snow, wind, extreme cold or extreme heat.


This position requires moderate physical activity. Employee must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. This position requires nearly continuous standing and walking as well as reaching overhead, bending, kneeling, squatting, sitting, and repetitive hand motions (tool use and typing). Employees may be exposed to hazardous conditions including elevated workspaces, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, loud noises, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system such as dust, fumes, and unpleasant odors. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.


Physical Abilities:

  • Lifting and Transferring Weight: Capable of handling loads up to 50 pounds is crucial for various tasks involving equipment, trash, or supplies.
  • Comfort with Heights and Extended Reach: Essential for tasks involving climbing stairs, ladders, and reaching high areas for maintenance.
  • Adaptability to Uncomfortable Positions: Necessary for tasks like cleaning low areas, which may require crawling, kneeling, or squatting.
  • Work in Confined Spaces: Ability and willingness to work effectively in tight or restricted areas, which is common in custodial work.


Specific Skills:

  • Carrying a 25-pound vacuum for Extended Periods: A specific skill relevant to the equipment used in the role.
  • Handling Chemicals, Fragrances, and Restroom Cleaning: Demonstrating proficiency in handling cleaning materials and performing specific cleaning tasks.
  • Availability for Snow Removal: A task-specific requirement, indicating the need for flexibility and readiness for varied responsibilities.
  • Commitment and Flexibility: Commitment to Assigned Shifts: Reliability in fulfilling designated work hours is crucial for operational efficiency.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


*updated 09/2023


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