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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7155 

Occ. Group: 411.863 

Custodian Lead Worker

Skill Level: 3         

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS: 710

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in cleaning and maintaining assigned areas, supervising other custodians as necessary,

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

May lead and supervise a crew performing custodial and related work

Supervises a crew performing custodial work or related projects

Sweeps, mops, and buffs stairs, corridors and floors

Vacuums carpets

Washes windows, polishes furniture, and cleans woodwork

Picks up paper and debris on ground

Empties trash cans and cleans containers

Makes minor repairs to building

May set up and take down chairs, tables and equipment for special events

Cleans bathroom walls, floors and fixtures and replenishes bathroom supplies

Assists in training new employees

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution.

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned

Performs other work as assigned

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

Successful completion of the eighth grade

Experience in related work

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of cleaning methods, procedures and equipment

Knowledge of and ability to understand Material Safety Data Sheets

Knowledge of the material and equipment used in custodial and minor maintenance work

Ability to supervise and inspect the work of subordinates

Ability to carry out simple instructions

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                    Skill            Evaluation
5/2004                   3             132222113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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