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Apply now Job no: 251222-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:REC SP/SERF
Location: Madison
Categories: Custodial Services

Job Summary:

This position participates in the delivery of custodial services for Recreation & Wellbeing's facility services department, provides for the care and cleaning of the division's facilities and equipment, and ensures cleanliness, orderliness, and safety in assigned areas.

Primary Responsibilities:
> This position will perform general building maintenance and custodial work under limited supervision of the Custodial Supervisor and/or lead workers.
> Utilizes basic equipment and supplies to clean assigned facility areas and remove waste and recyclables.
> Monitors and secures facility interior and exterior entrances and reports issues to appropriate entities.
> Maintains organization of supply areas and equipment, documents inventory, and requests additional supplies as needed.
> Documents and reports repairs, violations, and pest control needs.
> Maintains clean and clear walkways to ensure they are free of debris, litter, snow, and ice.

Secondary Responsibilities:
> Report needed building repairs.
> Report security violations and/or suspicious activity.
> Report building system malfunctions.
> Remove posters, papers, and notices from prohibited areas.
> Assist and work with Rec Well Student Custodial Staff members
> Perform additional tasks as directed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Demands:
> Ability to lift 50 lbs.
> Mopping requires considerable movement of arms, twisting, and bending of back.
> Duties require frequent bending, stopping, kneeling, twisting, and use of arms above shoulder level. Frequent exposure to cleaning solutions, disinfectants, and chemicals. Some of which that have strong odors. May be required to work from a stepladder.
> Agility is required to climb stepladder and work with hands above head. Six, eight, and ten-foot stepladders are most common sizes in use.
> Must be able to understand oral and written work assignments and safety instructions.
> Must have the ability to work alone performing duties in assigned area.

Ancillary Responsibilities:
> Attend Divisional Staff meetings and trainings.
> Participate in professional development, conferences, and trainings to advance professional knowledge.
> Pursue and maintain all necessary certifications related to job responsibilities (American Red Cross Adult CPR/FA/AED)
> Exercise flexibility to work evening or weekend hours, as needed.

About the Job:

Custodian (FP019)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


H.S. Diploma Preferred


3 months of previous cleaning, custodial, hospitality, or related experience within an academic, commercial, or residential environment preferred.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

About the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. With the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we're not only changing the 936 acres we call home-Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

About the City of Madison
With a population of 255,000, Madison, WI has small town feels and big city amenities. One of only two major U.S. cities built on an isthmus, Madison is nestled between 15,000 acres of lakes and has an extensive network of parks and 200+ miles of biking trails. Madisonian's enjoy the city's rich culture, which revolves around a keen appreciation for the food, arts, and recreation. The city is consistently recognized as a great place to live:
> #4 Fittest City in the U.S. - ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020
> #1 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance -, 2020
> #3 Top 100 Best Places to Live -, 2019
> #2 Most Walkable Cities - Expedia, 2018
> One of the Best Small Cities in America - National Geographic, 2018
> #15 Best Public Schools in the U.S. - US News, 2018
> #5 Best Places to Live for Quality of Life - US News, 2020



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm with flexibility to work some nights or weekends, as needed.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.


Allyson Nysted
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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