Custodian, Memorial Union

Apply for the position, Custodian, Memorial Union, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Sep 29, 2022.

This position offers a $500 sign on bonus after 30 days of employment in the position.

The Custodian reports to the Custodial Supervisor of the Memorial Union and assists in providing custodial services and room set up services, This position will provide high customer service standards in the Memorial Union and Fischli-Wills Center for Student Success, a combined facility that serves over 530,000 patrons per year and over 5,000 reservations annually. This position primarily works 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday -  Saturday, pending availability; however, schedule may vary due to breaks or staffing needs.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years custodial experience
  • Experience operating custodial equipment (high speed floor buffer, carpet extractor, floor auto scrubber)
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Experience working in university or education setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer skills

Appointment Date: Start date will be determined after acceptance of an offer and background check clearance.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary: $12.73 per hour, plus $.30 shift differential

  • KBOR 403B retirement plan
  • Benefits package with Dental & Vision
  • Accrues 6.77 hours vacation and 3.7 hours sick leave per pay period
-earn up to 272 hours of paid leave per year, (176 vacation, 96 sick leave)
  • State paid holidays
-New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Tuition Assistance for you and your family
-Employee's are eligible for up to 6 free credit hours per semester.
-Spouse and dependents are also eligible after a year. Dependent coverage will start at 20% and will increase each year by an additional 20%.
  • Opportunities for professional development

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

  • Work with the Custodial Supervisor to establish daily work schedule priorities, maintain facility standards, and achieve a high level of customer service
  • Responsible for general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, and furniture
  • Operate and maintain power equipment and hand tools: floor auto scrubbers, carpet extractors, high pressure washers, high speed floor buffer and vacuums
  • Dust and clean facilities and furnishings
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors
  • Empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms using established practices and procedures and refill restroom dispensers
  • Wash interior and exterior windows
  • Assist with setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, and events
  • Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and outside grounds
  • Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs.
  • Attend Union staff meetings and division events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Application Materials: Applicants should submit a resume with the names and contact information for three professional references.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Edie McCracken
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (785) 628-5305

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
Custodian, Memorial Union
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Sep 29, 2022
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