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Custodial Worker, Sr

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Judith Cox-Tindol
Department Contact Phone 575-234-9208
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700336S
Classification Title Custodial Worker,Sr
Position Job Title Custodial Worker, Sr
College/Division CACC Carlsbad CC
Department 930110-CACC Physical Plant
Position Number 399947
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Supv, Custodian
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 10.10
Pay Level 03
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

Since 1950, New Mexico State University Carlsbad has been serving Carlsbad, Eddy County and southeast New Mexico with affordable education and a community minded approach in preparing students for success in their careers. We take pride in our diverse group of students, faculty and staff members. With our variety of associate degrees and certificates, NMSU Carlsbad is here to help you pursue your educational goals. From business to nursing and welding to history, we’ll assist you in professional development, transfer to a 4-year university with an Associate degree, personal enrichment, distance/online learning, and adult basic education—all at an inexpensive cost and convenient schedule that fits into your life.

For high-quality, affordable higher education provided by a faculty and staff that really care about you and your success come talk to us. We’re the oldest community college in New Mexico with the newest technology and approach to higher education.

NMSU Carlsbad – Start here, Go Anywhere!

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of assigned areas. Will dust, vacuum, mop and empty trash receptacles. Will clean and stock restrooms. Also assists with set up and take down of tables and chairs for on campus events.

Required Education


Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under direct supervision, responsible for the cleaning and custodial care of buildings and working areas. Primary responsibility is for the use of proper methods and materials in cleaning and otherwise caring for building areas. Follows a well established routine. Performance is evaluated by periodic inspection of work areas. Frequently reports to a Custodian Supervisor.

Classification Standard Duties

Dusts and mops floors. Vacuums carpets. Cleans restrooms and restocks paper and soap supplies. Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and/or supplies. Empties trash receptacles and bags trash for proper disposal. Locks doors after cleaning areas. May supervise the work of employees in supporting roles, including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance. May change light bulbs as directed. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. Maintains adequate supplies for the day-to-day needs of custodial staff. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of custodial practices, machinery, and related equipment. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.


Skilled in the performance of the duties outlined above.


Ability to understand verbal instructions. Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. Ability to lead and train staff and/or students. Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to understand written and verbal communications.

Equivalency Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Shift: Other Shift
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico ED-Eddy
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Not Applicable
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 08/29/2017
Closing Date 10/06/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Physical Effort Considerable physical activity. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of the job.
Lifting Requirements Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
Risk Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum requirements of this position? (Student and/or volunteer work time does not count towards experience)
    • yes, I have 3 years of related experience
    • No, I do not meet the requirements of this position
    • Yes, I have an Associate Degree plus one year of related experience
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors Degree or higher level education

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)