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Custodian - Custodial Services/Special Events - Georgetown University Law Center

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Custodian - Custodial Services/Special Events - Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Custodian has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs general and specific cleaning and maintenance tasks to provide a clean, safe, sanitized, and pleasant physical environment.
  • Other duties assigned are, but not limited to: furniture moving, office cleaning, class room cleaning, restroom cleaning, exterior entrances cleaning, emergency support, supporting special event set up and break down, and cleaning all public spaces.
  • Availability and willingness to work during emergency situations such as staffing shortages and snow removal. Examples of emergency service are snow removal; inclement weather and water damage clean up.
  • Performance of duties involves using tools, equipment, and supplies of the trade

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the Manager of Custodial Services, the Custodian also may report to another manager or staff member as assigned by the immediate supervisor or Director/Assistant Director of Facilities Management. As well, they interact with all levels of faculty, staff and students as well as the general public in performance of duties.

Their primary duty is to provide building support services that ensure a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the University community. They are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, to comply with policies and practices, and to be flexible regarding scheduling and to work as a part of a team.

The Custodian is considered an emergency position.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Ability to perform all levels of physical work including lifting, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and scrubbing, to include a strong back and endurance for physical labor and ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to comply with safety rules and regulations that meet state, federal, and local governing jurisdictions
  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English in order to understand product label instructions, policies and procedures, and to effectively discuss custodial matters with supervisors and others
  • Ability to sit, walk and stand while working, and to use arms and hands to lift and carry up to fifty pounds and custodial equipment.
  • Good attitude and a customer service orientation

Due to requirement to drive University vehicles when necessary, the following requirements apply:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license in Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia
  • Qualified to conform to University Driving Policy

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

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Submission Guidelines:

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Need Assistance:

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.