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Custodian III

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Custodian III.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Custodial Services Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 12.25 - 12.25 Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open until filled

Job Summary Performs manual cleaning of the assigned building by the foreman. Uses proper methods and materials in cleaning and care for the building area and equipment, participates in the care, cleaning, and general housekeeping of the buildings that is assigned, completing all task (football, baseball, work orders, etc.) assigned by the foreman.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helps the foreman and lead person when responding to emergency situations during and after hours. Emergency situations may include; property damage, personal injury, water leaks, flooding, overflowing restroom fixtures, broken window or door glass, and accidents resulting in the appearance of bodily fluids (blood, vomit waste, and urine).
  • Must be able to show knowledge on the following types of equipment: auto scrubbers, burnish machines, wet vacuum, and pressure washer.
  • Sweep, mop, and scrub floors; dust and clean chalkboards, white-boards and erasers; washes windows, walls, blinds, trash cans, air conditioning grills, and glass doors. Cleans rooms, replenishes supplies, and cleans drinking fountain in assigned buildings. Cleans and polishes brass, empties trash inside and outside, and sweeps entrances, outside steps, and sidewalk. Cleans windows, door areas, and stairwells. Clean other area as assigned.
  • Follows the directions of the foreman and lead person.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    High School diploma or general education degree (GED) or 1 year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures, professional standards and regulations.
  • Knowledge of cleaning techniques and procedures, and the use of custodial materials, tools, equipment, and chemicals.
  • Skill in managing ones' own time while completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to listen to, understand, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure and the ability to react and respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
  • Ability to work successfully as a member of a team and independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to operate personal computer with a general understanding of application software, and an understanding of the internet.
  • Ability to obtain a driver's license prior to employment.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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