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Custodial Worker Full-time

at New Mexico State University in New Mexico (Published at 09-04-2018)

Appointment Full-time Equivalency

Reports To Position Title
Supv, Custodian

Target Hourly/Salary Rate

Pay Level

Pay Base

Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide custodial cleaning services to include classrooms, offices, building entryways, teaching labs, restrooms, and other common areas of campus buildings.

Required Education


Required Experience

No previous work experience required.

Classification Summary

Under direct supervision, responsible for the cleaning and custodial care of buildings and working areas. Primary responsibility is for the use of proper methods and materials in cleaning and otherwise caring for building areas. Follows a well established routine.

Classification Standard Duties

Sweeps, mops, polishes and performs restorative/interim floor and carpet maintenance in rooms and halls. Dusts and/or polishes furniture, blinds and equipment. Empties trash receptacles and bags trash for proper disposal. Cleans restrooms and fills dispensers. Vacuums, spot cleans rugs, carpets, and furniture. Reports malfunctions of bathroom fixtures, light fixtures and/or damages to the interior of buildings i.e. walls, floors, ceilings, windows, furnishings, doors, locks, bathroom dispensers, graffiti etc. to supervisor. Stocks area with appropriate supplies. Locks and unlocks doors as directed. Initiates work orders for repair/maintenance. Moves furniture, equipment or fixtures as required. Washes dishes or utensils as required. May replace light bulbs. May be required to move or lift heavy items. Performs duties as assigned.


Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards.


Skill in using cleaning products and equipment.


The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Be able to read and write. Be able to use a computer to fill out time cards electronically. Be able to lift or move heavy items.


Preferred Qualifications

Required Certification/License

Special Requirements

Other Departmental Requirements

Valid driver’s license required

Standard Work Schedule
Shift: Other Shift

If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

Monday –Friday 0400am – 1200pm;

Monday – Friday 0700am – 300pm;

Monday – Friday 400pm – 1200am;

Friday – Monday 0600am – 400pm

Physical Work Location State
NM-New Mexico

Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico
DA-Dona Ana

Work Site

Contingent Upon Funding
Not Applicable

Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement
This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Tenure Track

Posting Date

Closing Date

Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)

Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Filling multiple custodial worker positions.

Position numbers: 198461, 198774, 199278, 199557, 198967 and 198794

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

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Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Work is normally performed indoors.

Physical Effort
Moderate physical activity.

Lifting Requirements
Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.

Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

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