Custodial Worker Lead at The Ohio State University

Custodial Worker Lead at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
February 23, 2018
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Custodial Lead provides leadership and direction for housekeeping services to various Student Life assigned buildings and areas at ATI and Mansfield campus locations; may be assigned to different work areas and locations as workload requirements vary (such as break periods); leads projects including but not limited to furniture inventory, storage rooms, carpet care program, set up and tear down of event spaces, and wall washing; performs cleaning duties custodial in nature; supervise student workers, coordinates time and leave; works cooperatively staff at ATI/Mansfield to provide seamless service to customers; works independently and in cooperation with other employees to provide housekeeping services; responds to housekeeping service requests per established timeline; works with facility users to determine service needs; requests and maintains supplies and equipment; responsible for safety and security principles; this position is required to travel between multiple facilities based upon business needs; the Custodial Lead must successfully complete and pass the CMI Basic Module training during their probationary period-failure to do so may result in probationary removal; CMI Advance Module Training must successfully be completed and passed within the first year of hire. There are two SEASONAL positions available, 1 generally works Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am-12:00 pm including weekends and holidays as required from August to May; the other is M-F 7am-3:30 pm from May to August. May be required to work varied shifts and/or adjust work hours within a 48-hour advanced notice due to operational needs.

Position Requirements


Per CCS Specifications, Six months in Custodial Worker 2 title or equivalent experience; documentation of successful completion of department specific, advanced custodian certification testing (examples include Cleaning Management Institute, 3M(TM) S.M.A.R.T. Program, or other certification program recognized in the cleaning industry as reputable); Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and to read and write common vocabulary plus; documentation of 100 hours training in operation of cleaning equipment (or 1 mo. exp.); 100 hours documentation of training in supervision (or 1 mo. exp.); or equivalent; valid driver’s license.


High School diploma; 3 years of housekeeping/custodial experience in a commercial, institutional or educational environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); electronic timekeeping experience; ability to lift and/or move furniture; ability to lift 25 to 75 pounds desired.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.