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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Custodian
Classification Code 71500
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodian
Position Number 134590
Pay Grade 1
Department Custodial Services - 40320
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

Employees in this class are under close supervision. Essential Functions: Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the public areas of academic and administrative buildings, medical facilities or residence halls and apartments. Assist with maintaining assigned grounds areas; performs all assigned cleaning duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required Qualifications

Successful completion of eighth grade. Knowledge of cleaning methods and procedures preferred; able to understand and use the materials and equipment used in custodial work; ability to follow simple instructions; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others, and able to perform light to heavy manual labor.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date
Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes and buffs stairs, corridors and floors.
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and draperies using vacuum.
  • Washes windows and walls.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture and cleans woodwork and surfaces.
  • Picks up paper and debris on grounds and in buildings.
  • Empties trash cans, cleans containers and transports trash to disposal area.
  • Cleans bathroom walls, floors, showers and fixtures, and replenishes bathroom supplies.
  • Sets up chairs, tables, bleachers and lays floor coverings for special events.
  • Replaces light bulbs, recycles bulbs and cleans light fixtures.
  • Cleans blinds, vacuums curtains and removes spider webs.
  • Washes outside porches and entryways.
  • Locks and secures doors and windows, turns off lights, sets alarms and clears building of visitors, students or staff.
  • Shovels snow and salts steps, entrances and walkways.
  • Blows leaves and debris away from buildings.
  • Lacquers doors and applies gym finishes.
  • Makes minor repairs to buildings, and maintains and makes minor repairs to equipment.
  • Cleans clogged drains and cleans flooded areas.
  • Moves furniture to clean, and moves furniture and equipment as requested by staff.
  • Cleans blackboards and erasers.
  • Removes and disposes of dead rodents.
  • Uses safety procedures to clean bodily fluids.
  • Works in other assigned areas as needed.
  • Makes list of needed supplies.
Job Duty Type Essential
Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Duty Type Secondary