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Project Custodian- 1st shift (Thursday - Monday)

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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Position Title Project Custodian- 1st shift (Thursday - Monday)
Primary Campus St. Paul
Posting Number 20170073-STAFF

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, seeks a full-time Project Custodian for the 1st shift (Thursday – Monday
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM), in the Facilities Management Department.

• Report to Supervisor daily to receive specific instructions or assignments and is responsible for assigned area daily, following specific schedules; Must be flexible and efficient – work assignments will vary daily.
• Check keys, pagers, and radios in/out with supervisor or use key room procedures as appropriate.
• Perform daily custodial work, complete special cleaning projects, furniture moving, set-ups, event cleaning, etc. from work order requests, events or periodic schedules.
• Must be able to perform all job responsibilities of the general custodian and act as relief for open positions or absent staff. Relief may include (but is not limited to): cleaning of offices, class and dorm rooms, restrooms/showers, common areas, lounges, dining areas, kitchens, sport facilities or other duties as assigned.
• Responsible for trash and recycling removal, including collection from other areas and transporting to proper removal areas as well as reporting when receptacles are in need of emptying.
• Perform special projects such as: carpet extraction cleaning, small carpet repair, upholstery cleaning, scrub/strip and refinish hard floors, window washing and light bulb changing.
• Must attend special training relating to project work whenever offered or assigned.
• Supports meeting and event staff when needed to set up, prepare, and take down for event functions.
• Seasonal snow/ice removal as needed for all buildings.
• Report all problems or repairs to the supervisor or the FIXX line.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

• High school diploma or GED required as is a valid driver’s license, clean driving record; chosen candidate must pass an internal driver’s test and on-campus driving training.
• Required successful completion of criminal background check for keyed access to all areas as needed.
• Required to have 2-3 years cleaning experience. Prefer 1-2 years minimum in institutional cleaning.
• Must possess good written and verbal communication skills to be able to read and understand product information labels, MSDS sheets, work orders, and written instructions.
• Must project a positive image for both the custodial department and the University and be able to work cooperatively and effectively with management, staff and campus community as a whole.
• Good attendance and punctuality are required.
• Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs as needed and climb a 12 foot ladder.
• Successful candidate will have knowledge of cleaning chemicals and their usage and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of custodial duties such as carpet cleaning, hard floor care, and meet production standards.
• Able to use and demonstrate the proper use of furniture and warehouse equipment such as: 2 wheel dollies, appliance dollies, flat carts, sliders, file movers, desk movers, pallet jacks, fork lifts, etc.
• Must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review beings August 15, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 08/08/2017
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest education level?
    • Some high school
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
  2. * How many years of job-relevant experience do you have?
    • 0 - 1 years
    • 2 - 4 years
    • 5+ years
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2