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University of Wisconsin Madison CUSTODIAN in Madison, Wisconsin

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Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time

Department: REC WELL/NICK

Location: Madison

Categories: Custodial Services

Job Summary:

Apply today! Recreation & Wellbeing is offering a $1,000 to $2,000 hiring bonus!

Custodians at Recreation & Wellbeing are the guardians of our facilities and are key in creating welcoming and inclusive spaces. This position participates in the delivery of custodial services for Recreation & Wellbeing's facility services department, provides for the care and cleaning of the division's facilities and equipment, and ensures cleanliness, orderliness, and safety in assigned areas. Schedule consists of 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday with occasional weekend and event coverage.

Responsibilities:Cleans facilities, removes waste and recycling, and monitors building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours. Ensures cleanliness, orderliness, and safety in assigned areas.

  • 60% Utilizes basic equipment and supplies to clean assigned facility areas and remove waste and recyclables

  • 10% Monitors and secures facility interior and exterior entrances and reports issues to appropriate entities

  • 15% Maintains organization of supply areas and equipment, documents inventory, and requests additional supplies as needed

  • 10% Documents and reports repairs, violations, and pest control needs

  • 5% Maintains clean and clear walkways to ensure they are free of debris, litter, snow, and ice


  • Report needed building repairs.

  • Report security violations and/or suspicious activity.

  • Report building system malfunctions.

  • Remove posters, papers, and notices from prohibited areas.

  • Assist and work with Rec Well Student Custodial Staff members.

  • Attend Divisional Staff meetings and trainings.

  • Participate in professional development, conferences, and trainings to advance professional knowledge.

  • Pursue and maintain all necessary certifications related to job responsibilities (American Red Cross Adult CPR/FA/AED)

  • Exercise flexibility to work evening or weekend hours, as needed.

  • Perform additional tasks as directed.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:Diversity and Inclusion (



H.S. Diploma


3 months of previous cleaning, custodial, hospitality, or related experience within an academic, commercial, or residential environment preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8 hours a day with some nights and/or weekends, as needed.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum$17.00 HOURLY

Depending on Qualifications

Candidates can expect to receive a competitive salary offer, which will depend on experience and qualifications.

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

University Recreation & Wellbeing:

Rec Well is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

About the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. With the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we're not only changing the 936 acres we call home-Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

About the City of Madison:

With a population of 255,000, Madison, WI has small town feels and big city amenities. Known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and thriving social scene, Madison boasts impressive numbers. Nestled on an isthmus between 15,000 acres of lakes and an extensive network of 270+ parks and 200+ miles of biking trails. Madison is one of only five platinum-level bike cities, home to 370 restaurants, shops, and exceptional art institutions. The city is consistently recognized as a great place to live:

#1 Top 100 Best Places to Live -, 2022

#1 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance -, 2020

#1 Best Hospitals in Wisconsin - U.S. News & World Report, 2020

#2 Best Cities for Bikes -, June 2020

#2 Happiest Cities in America -, December 2020

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 20, 2023; however, the position(s) will remain open and applications may be considered until the position(s) are filled.


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Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

TheAnnual Security and Fire Safety Report ( contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact theUniversity of Wisconsin Police Department ( .

Applications Open: Feb 6 2023 Central Standard Time

Applications Close: Open until filled