Job Description


Requisition IDreq11368
Working TitleCustodian
Position Grade03
Position Summary


The UNM-Taos Facilities Department invites applicants for a full-time (term) benefit eligible Custodian position to assist in maintaining our facilities.

UNM-Taos is an on-growing educational institution serving Taos County and surrounding areas in Northern New Mexico, preparing students for a successful professional life.

The external and internal appearance of a building reflects on the occupants. It is important for the successful candidates to be detail oriented and thorough in working, cleaning and tidying the premises.

The custodian will provide or assist with a diverse range of routine campus services for the UNM Branch campus, to include such duties as site security, basic light equipment operation and maintenance, custodial services, routine grounds maintenance and snow removal, logistical assistance, and/or other related duties in accordance with day-to-day requirements of the Branch.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be experienced in the cleaning process and focused on building upkeep.
  • Have great physical endurance to cover large areas
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a keen eye for detail and diligence
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be a good team player

This job requires some nights, weekends and scheduled shifts.

Valid Driver’s License needed as travel to Albuquerque Main Campus using institutional vehicles may be required

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • If this position is assigned to the Athletics Department, either administratively or functionally, compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

Less than high school; no previous experience required.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and experience in the maintenance and operation of common custodial equipment (Such as buffing machines, hand power tools, and cleaning chemicals).
  • Experience with snow removal equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety and risk management and or chemical safety.
  • Knowledge of the operation, minor installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of standard physical plant equipment.
  • Knowledge of assessing damage, reporting issues and informing management of significant problems with facilities.

Additional RequirementsThis job requires:1. some nights and weekends, and scheduled shifts.2.Travel to Albuquerque Main Campus using institutional vehicles.3.Valid Driver’s License required4.This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
DepartmentTaos Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Dateone year from hire date
Pay$9.00 - $12.05 (hourly)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/25/2019
Application InstructionsPlease attach the following required documents:Resume and Three (3) previous supervisory references with contact information.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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