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Union College CUSTODIAN - Full-time in Schenectady, New York

CUSTODIAN - Full-time

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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time

Department:Facilities Services

Categories: Staff

Work Days: Saturday-Wednesday

Shift Start/End Time: 5:00 am-1:30 pm

Hours Per Week: 40

Weeks Per Year: 52


  • Ability to lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.), and stand, bend and stoop for extended periods of time.

  • Must be safety conscious, able to read, write and understand written and verbal instructions and work with a diverse group of staff and students.

  • During emergency situations will be required to work in the event of a personnel shortage.

  • Must have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record for cleaning jobs that include weekends.


  • Empty office and building trash containers.

  • Wash windows, cleaning showers, bathrooms, and public areas using wet/dry mop, vacuum cleaner, cleaning cloths and cleaning solutions.

  • Clean, strip, and wax tile and floors.

  • Clean, shampoo, and Extract carpeting.

  • Keep equipment in working order by making simple adjustments such as installing new vacuum bags and mop heads, moving equipment from location to location as necessary, removing snow and debris from entrances and porches.

  • Assist with special event set-ups (tables & chairs), and follow safety instructions/procedures related to clothing, gloves, goggles, masks and use of cleaning chemicals.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

The expected rate for this position is $15.00/hour, commensurate with qualifications.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time

  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays

  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)

  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs

  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development

  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan

  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability

  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Advertised: February 17, 2023

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