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Lead Custodial Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 516347
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Custodial
Pay Grade: 04A

About This Role:

Be part of a cleaning team that provides services to K-State residence halls, apartments and other Housing and Dining Services facilities. Our full-time, benefits eligible team members ensure that facilities are clean, sanitized, tidy, and appealing for residents and guests. Hotel type services may be provided for University guests.  Regular work hours are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Serve as a team leader to ensure facilities are clean, sanitized, tidy, safe, and appealing for residents, faculty, staff and guests. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist custodial supervisor/custodial manager with staff training, making work assignments, and scheduling in order to develop and maintain a cohesive, engaged and productive work group.  Duties do not include formal supervision authority.
  • Performs a variety of cleaning and minor repair tasks.  Properly uses cleaning chemicals and disinfectant products.  Routine cleaning includes trash removal; vacuuming; dusting; mopping; washing and disinfecting surfaces and fixtures; and cleaning and sanitizing restrooms.  May routinely “deep clean” facilities. 
  • Demonstrates use of cleaning equipment and products.
  • Provides hotel type housekeeping services for conference groups and other guests. 
  • Completes other duties as assigned.  May be asked to attend conferences and workshops. May be assigned to clean other areas or to fill in for absent employees. All duties are performed in a manner that promotes a harmonious work environment that espouses civility and the University Principles of Community.  

Why Join Us:

More than 4,000 students call our campus home.  With ten residence halls, a large apartment community, an honors house, three dining centers, restaurants, coffee shops, bakery, and convenience stores, our students and guests have affordable, convenient, clean and comfortable accommodations and services.  See more at

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options: 

The service nature of this position requires the duties be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications: Requires one year of relevant experience. Various training and/or certification may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cleaning materials, products and equipment
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in basic computer use to complete records, generate work order, maintain inventory

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Bloodborne pathogens training to be completed upon employment
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job which require moderate physical exertion 
  • Valid drivers’ license upon employment 

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application form

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring  Rate:

$12.96 - $17.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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