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Custodial Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 516895
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Custodial
Pay Grade: 03A

About This Role:

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

Participate as an engaged team member to ensure facilities are clean, sanitized, tidy, safe, and appealing for residents, faculty, staff and guests. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performs a variety of cleaning and minor repair tasks to provide safe, sanitary, clean living and working conditions.  Properly uses cleaning chemicals and disinfectant products.  Routine cleaning includes trash removal, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, washing and disinfecting surfaces, fixtures and cleaning and sanitizing restrooms.
  • Cleans assigned residence hall student rooms and deep cleans all other areas.   
  • 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. May be required to serve as a “lead” employee or “fill-in” custodial specialist.  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 and responsibilities  to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Custodial/housekeeping experience and knowledge of use and care of commercial/industrial cleaning equipment
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment and materials used in custodial work and their use of application
  • Ability to make basic repairs/maintenance tasks

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 


How to Apply:

Please complete the online application form

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring  Rate:

$15.00 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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