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Harvard University Custodian A in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59652BRAuto req ID:59652BRJob Code:220001 Custodian A Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Custodian ASub-Unit:Energy & Facilities Salary Grade ( :000Time Status:Full-time Union:01 - Serv Emp Int Loc 615-Custodial Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year cleaning industry experience required

  • Basic proficiency in the English language including reading, writing, and speaking

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Provide responsive customer support in all phases of custodial and related building operations.

  • Must be quality focused, customer service oriented and able to routinely communicate clearly in the English language with co-workers and customers in a professional environment.

  • Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices and perform work in accordance with recognized industry and university standards.

  • May be assigned to work independently or as part of a team under the guidance and direction of the Area Supervisor and/or Crew Chief. Must be available to respond to off-hour emergencies as needed.

  • May be required to work occasional overtime in support of business needs.

  • Required to wear a clean, neat uniform and maintain a professional image at all times.

  • Must display and wear an ID badge at all times

    Emergency Status Designation:

  • Critical Operations Personnel

Additional Information: About Campus Services

Campus Services is a multi-department organization within Harvard’s Central Administration providing a wide range of non-academic services to the University community. We employ more than 1,600 employees, 66% of which are front-line service and trades workers. Our workforce is also quite diverse, with employees representing 20+ countries.

We service the university by supporting Campus Operations, supporting international students and programs, bringing the Harvard Community together and our Campus Services shared services.

Learn more about Campus Services at:

Total Rewards:

Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts. To learn more about Harvard’s Total Rewards program visit our page:


Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department at:

Department:101144Hourly Rate From:$25.49Hourly Rate To:$26.11Pre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Drug Testing, Employment, IdentitySchedule: Sunday, Wednesday-Saturday

2:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Days Off: Monday & Tuesday Location: SEAS building - Allston, MA Job Function:Facilities Position Description:

  • Performs routine and specialized cleaning of academic and non-academic spaces, including but not limited to: offices, dormitories, laboratories, libraries, athletic facilities, classroom and assembly spaces, restrooms, common areas and entryways, as assigned.

  • Maintains all assigned areas in a clean, orderly, and sanitary manner.

  • Sanitizes bathroom surfaces, fixtures, and food handling/preparation areas.

  • Restocks restroom and kitchen area consumable supplies daily.

  • Broom sweeps, dry/damp/wet mops hard surface floors and stairs as assigned.

  • Dusts and/or washes furniture, walls, and horizontal surfaces.

  • Vacuums carpeted floor surfaces using light and/or heavy-duty vacuums.

  • Empties and cleans trash and recycling receptacles and moves trash and recyclables to designated pick-up points. Strips, waxes and burnishes floors using power floor machines.

  • Operates heavy-duty wet pick-up machines to remove liquids from floor surfaces.

  • Washes interior windows and first floor exterior windows.

  • May be assigned to perform residential housekeeping during Reunion/Commencement events.

  • Performs related duties as required.

  • May be required to move furniture or other heavy objects for extended periods of time.

  • Performs snow removal assignments including shoveling, sweeping and applying ice melt or sand.

  • May be required to operate equipment, including heavy floor machines.

  • May be required to use ladders on a regular basis.

  • May be required to work occasional overtime in support of business needs.

School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks as listed in the Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Such tasks require repetitive stooping, bending, reaching and carrying, especially to vacuum, sweep and mop stairwells, perform high and low dusting or cleaning, etc.

  • Must be able to tolerate dust and other airborne particles as well as approved cleaning chemicals.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lb. routinely, on a daily basis.

  • May be required to lift and carry five gallon pails of cleaning liquids at various times (weighing up to 40lbs.)

Working Conditions: Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website:

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Job Summary: Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) offers building & landscape maintenance, and custodial services to Harvard faculties and departments on a fee-for-service basis. All services are provided in strict accordance with customer-determined standards. As such, FMO operates as an in-house alternative to contractor services and therefore must manage itself under the same principles that guide any successful maintenance service business. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Harvard University Central Administration’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We aim to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that each of us experiences a profound sense of inclusion and belonging. ​For more information, visit our page: