Job Description

Job ID
Menomonie, WI;UW Stout
Full/Part Time


JOB TITLE: Academic Custodian

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management – Academic Custodial

SALARY: 13.00/hour minimum

A variety of permanent custodial positions are/may be available in our Facilities Management Department.

Typical shifts are:

1st Shift: 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2nd Shift: 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Mid-Shift 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (may be able to adjust)

Depending on the shift, night and weekend differential may apply to a position.

  • Night Differential (45 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked on a regularly scheduled shift during the period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Weekend Differential (60 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked between 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and 12:00 Midnight Sunday.

Position Summary

The mission of the UW Stout Academic Custodial Team is to provide an exceptional experience for students, staff and visitors through the delivery of cleaning services and upkeep of the campus buildings. Work is performed in accordance with best practices and Custodial Services Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Work Instructions (WI). This position reports directly to the Custodial Supervisor and receives feedback from Custodial Leads and Custodial Supervisor.

Core Job Accountabilities

  • Effectively perform and meet cleaning and maintenance expectations in assigned areas as defined by the Stout Cleaning Standards and operational requirements
  • Proper upkeep of all equipment to maintain them in a clean and working order
  • Custodial spaces kept in an organized condition, with appropriate product stock
  • Work collaboratively and responsively with campus customers, team members and supervisors
  • Have a commitment to safety and quality by ensuring all activities performed on campus are done in accordance with Campus policies, safety practices, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s, and Work Instructions (WI)s
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Willingness to learn and become knowledgeable in the proper use of cleaning products, their intended application, and adherence to applicable safety rules related to each product
  • Willingness to learn and become an expert in the use and care of all required Custodial related equipment
  • Adherence to UW System, campus and departmental work rules
  • Basic computer skills to complete on-line forms, access communications and information, and review and respond to emails (Outlook)
  • Ability to effectively communicate using a cellular phone
  • Willingness to receive and provide feedback in a positive, constructive, and collaborative manor
  • Physical Demands:
    • Daily:
      • Walking (flat and uneven surfaces), standing, stooping, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, squeezing (spray bottle)
      • Visual acuity to see close enough to read procedures and far enough to see areas that need to be cleaned (cobwebs near ceiling in your home)
    • Regular:
      • Climb ladder to reach 10’ ceiling to clean and/or change bulbs
      • Lifting/moving up to 50lbs. individually and greater amounts in a team
      • Ability to kneel and stand back up to change parts and clean custodial equipment
      • Working outside as needed during all seasons in Wisconsin

Special Requirements prior to employment

  • The employee must pass the employer provided essential job function test.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

Custodial services Competencies (competencies required of all custodial staff)

Customer Service (building/managing relationships)

Works both independently and collaboratively with others on campus (in/outside of unit) to achieve cleaning and upkeep goals. Responds to requests/needs in a timely manner. Utilizes interpersonal sensitivity and displays appreciation of differences across the full communications spectrum.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (promoting inclusion)

Demonstrates commitment to equity and inclusiveness; able to bring diverse perspectives and experiences together.

Cognition (ability to think and learn)

Capable of fully utilizing required custodial unit technology, systems, and equipment, including email system, online personnel system, SharePoint system. Analyze and process information, sees inter-relationships and acts on them to continuously improve outcomes and how work gets done.

Personal Responsibility (individual - environment)

Accountable for actions and results. Brings a positive approach to the work environment. Receives coaching/feedback constructively; accepts/integrates input from others. Asks questions when unsure.

Fundamental Skills (subject matter/functional expertise)

Brings functional expertise to bear in daily tasks. Uses critical thinking to process communications, perspectives, policies and/or procedures and solve problems. Knows and understands the importance of professional ethics.

Leadership (formal/informal ability to influence)

Accomplishes objectives within the current environment and uses foresight to envision where future challenges and opportunities will lead. Is decisive. Inspires and assists others without being overbearing.


This is a continual recruitment pool. As positions become available, applications will be screened.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

If any of your information changes from the time you apply until being called for an interview, please bring your updated information with you to your interview.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

- Current resume

- Names and contact information for a minimum of two professional references


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:

Frequently Asked Question Resource for Applicants applying via the Candidate Gateway (

**Applications are currently being accepted an will be reviewed Summer of 2021.

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Alexandra Bates

Phone: 715-232-2438


For job specific questions, please contact:

Bradley M. Kupczak

Phone: 715-232-2575



The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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The hourly rate for this position is based on experience and available budget. A six-month probation is required. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan to qualified applicants. Benefit details can be found at:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing an essential job function test and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall of 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: