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Company Name: WKU Facilities Management
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Experience Desired: open
Min. Education Desired: open
Manage Others: No
Salary: $12.26 /hr
Job Title: Custodial on WKU Campus
Industry: Hospitality & Travel
Job Type: Full-Time
Job ID #:
Date Posted: 8/24/2021
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MARCH 2020




Job Overview:

The Environmental Services Attendant may work in any location on the campus. This individual performs custodial duties in order to keep facilities on the WKU Campus in a clean and orderly condition. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
  • Cleans university classrooms, residence halls, laboratories, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, locker rooms, athletic areas, corridors, elevators, stairwells and any other public areas
  • Dusts furniture and equipment, cleans chalkboards, draperies, and upholstered furniture
  • Polishes wood and metal work
  • Cleans windows/sills, door panels, washes walls and ceilings, and polishes woodwork & metal work
  • Services, cleans and supplies restrooms
  • Gathers and empties wastebaskets, segregates recyclables and transports trash to disposal/collection areas
  • Cleans building floors by sweeping or vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing, sealing, finishing and polishing
  • Transports equipment and/or supplies between buildings as required
  • Moves furniture and/or sets up tables and chairs
  • Will be required to properly and safely use cleaning chemicals per manufacturer and Sodexo standards
  • Notifies team leader or supervisor concerning damage, vandalism, unsafe conditions, thefts, as well as the need for repairs
  • Assists building security and safety by performing such tasks locking doors and turning off lights prior to leaving assigned work areas
  • Performs minor maintenance and repair to floor machines, buffers and other housekeeping equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance for housekeeping equipment to include checking brushes, rollers, electrical cords / ground, filters, etc.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • No previous experience required



  • Ability to provide positive customer and personal services including needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Ability to talk to others and convey information effectively
  • Ability to manage one’s own time efficiently
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to work well individually and as a team member
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Ability to perform physical activities that require the employee to stand, walk, use hands to grip/move objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and smell
  • Ability to work near moving mechanical parts, being exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration
  • Being reliable, responsible, dependable and able to fulfill obligations
  • Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
  • Being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with stressful situations
  • Adhere to all University policies and regulations.


General Qualifications:

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe use of applicable custodial equipment
  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity in light of Sodexo time and attendance policy and/or client operating hours.
  • Overtime is expected during ballgames and special events that require housekeeping services. All team members are expected to pull their turn in the regular overtime rotation process.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Must be able to wear protective eye wear, gloves, and slip-resistant shoes during work times for safety


Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • The ability to use your feet and legs to support body trunk repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing.
  • The agility to ascend (climb) and descend stairs at a normal and safe pace without “giving out” or fatiguing, to move laterally (side-to-side) in each direction without “giving out”, and to raise feet to safely step over obstacles up to eight (8) inches above the floor level.
  • Ability to work in a standing/walking position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may participate in or supervise outside activities and events.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


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