Seasonal Temporary Summer Custodial/Maintenance Worker

Iowa Lakes Community College
March 23, 2021
19 S 7th Street, Estherville, Iowa
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General Job Summary: This is a seasonal temporary full-time day position, Monday – Friday, located on the Emmetsburg and Estherville Campuses. Primary duties are to perform routine custodial duties including annual dorm cleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and cleaning walls, floors carpets, equipment, whiteboards, painting, etc. Assist with lawn care and sod placement. Work with cleaning equipment and expendable cleaning supplies.

% of Time & Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Constant  (67-100%)

1.      Performs daily custodial duties in an assigned area, such as:  clean dorms, mop floor, shampoo and vacuum carpets, wipe whiteboards, clean bathrooms, empty waste baskets, replenish expendable supplies, change light bulbs, clean walls, wash windows, clean locker rooms and weight rooms, etc.

2.      Performs daily maintenance duties in an assigned area, such as: crack filling asphalt parking lot, shingling a roof, aluminizing roofs, changing HVAC filters, power washing exterior of facility, painting, shampooing carpets, etc.

3.      Monitor for and report needed repairs or maintenance needs to supervisor and perform minor maintenance.

4.      Act as security personnel by monitoring unusual activities or personnel and reporting same.

5.      Work collaboratively with others to accomplish assigned tasks.

Frequent (34-66%)

1.      Lock and unlock facilities as directed by supervisor or according to building schedule.

2.      Move materials, furniture and equipment between classrooms or buildings. Set up rooms for various activities.

3.      May operate lawn care equipment and machines.

4.      Work with work study personnel and any other program participants.

Occasional (10-33%)

1.      Mow lawns or otherwise assist with lawn or shrubbery care.

2.      Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Represent the College in a positive manner to other employees, students, visitors, and the community.
  2. Ability to perform medium lifting and repetitious physical activity.
  3. Knowledge of use of common cleaning implements, such as mops and brooms.
  4. Knowledge of and ability to safely operate common cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners, wet vacs, shampoo machines, and other standard cleaning equipment.
  5. Knowledge of and ability to use common cleaning solutions such as floor wax, furniture wax, detergents, etc.
  6. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  7. Knowledge of and ability to operate lawn mowers and snow removal equipment.
  8. Ability to use common hand tools: hammers, saws, wrenches, etc.

Special Demands:

Light to medium work. Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; up to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly to lift or move objects. Must be able to perform routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions continually. Occasional kneeling and crawling. May be subject to bio-hazardous waste, chemicals; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and ladders; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dust, mists, gasses or poor ventilation; noise; and vibrators. Must complete Bloodborne Pathogens Training because of potential exposure to blood or body fluids while performing cleaning duties.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

Experience as a custodian or housekeeper desired. Valid driver’s license. Preference given to previously employed summer help.

Salary:           $12.00/hour

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin April 23, 2021. View complete job description and download application at Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Lynn Miller at or 712-362-0409 with questions. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

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