Part-Time Custodial Specialist

Custodian Specialist - Part-Time
Department:  Physical Plant Department
Date:  07/30/2012

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation enrolling 1815 students who represent 46 states and more than 76 countries on a beautiful 713 acre campus in central Maine. Colby seeks a:

Custodian Specialist
Physical Plant Department
Part-Time Position with Benefits

Schedule is every Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 am to 12:30 pm
Additional 4 hours scheduled for one evening weeknight

A specialist will be trained in all specialties of Light Duty, Restroom, Utility and Vacuum. This is a part-time position with benefits.


Specialty: Light Duty

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures
  • Empty trash, recycling bins and reinstall liners
  • Clean public telephones, chalk trays and ashtrays
  • Dust all appropriate horizontal and vertical surfaces- high and low
  • Pick up paper clips, paper, etc. from floor
  • Spot clean surfaces-door, push plates, and glass
  • Spot clean wall and fixtures (marks and dirt)
  • Cross train in the areas of the Restroom, Vacuum, and Utility Specialists

Specialty: Restroom

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures
  • Refill toilet tissues
  • Refill all other dispensers
  • Empty restroom trash
  • Clean and disinfect all fixtures, mirrors, and drinking fountains
  • Spot clean and disinfect partitions and doors
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Turn out lights
  • Cross train in the areas of the Light Duty, Vacuum and Utility Specialists

Specialty: Utility

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures
  • Clean stairs and vacuum
  • Clean glass
  • Polish brass
  • Pick up trash on specified floors
  • Spot clean carpet
  • Clean first impression areas
  • Clean high visibility carpet
  • Haul trash to dumpster
  • Snow removal
  • Cross train in the areas of the Restroom, Vacuum, and Light Duty Specialists

Specialty: Vacuum

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures
  • Check trash can and vacuum under in each office
  • Vacuum all traffic areas
  • Spot vacuum all other areas
  • Vacuum crumbs, ashes, and other spills on furniture
  • Reposition all furniture correctly
  • Turn out lights
  • Secure area
  • Cross train in the areas of the Restroom, Utility and Light Duty Specialists


  • A High School degree preferred
  • Previous experience desired
  • Ability to follow all safety rules and procedures is required
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community is necessary
  • Excellent customer service skills are necessary
  • Must have the ability to work as a member of a team
  • Dependability and initiative required
  • If driving is required, must have a valid Driver’s License and eligible to be certified by the College’s automobile insurance carrier


General indoor and outdoor campus environment. Duties require that employee interact with faculty, staff, students and visitors.


Position involves frequent movement, including walking, standing, bending, twisting, shoveling, reaching and lifting. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Interested candidates may apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button below addressing your letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:

Custodian Specialist - Part-Time - Search Committee
Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

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A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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