Building Services Worker - Custodian

Applications are being accepted for a Custodian at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, a multidisciplinary research and academic institution located on the Georgia coast in Savannah, GA (  Reporting to the Director of Lands and Facilities, the Custodian is a full-time benefitted support staff position.  This position performs manual work in a variety of cleaning and related duties in and around institute buildings and facilities.  This includes classrooms, laboratories, housing, common areas, and offices.  Work involves the performance of cleaning and minor maintenance work in an assigned building or building area.  Primary responsibility is for the effective use of proper methods and materials in cleaning and caring for building areas and equipment.  Individual works under close supervision and follows well established routines and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Trash and recycling removal/disposal

Dusts and cleans offices, labs, and conference spaces

Cleans and restocks restrooms

Sweeps, dust mops, wet mops, scrubs, strips, restores, buffs, and waxes floors, vacuums, and performs other duties as needed to maintain the cleanliness of building floors.

Maintains inventory of cleaning supplies and coordinates purchasing requests when stock get low (including paper goods)

Assist in setting up chairs tables, and other equipment in classrooms, meeting rooms, and other public areas;

Handles emergency clean-ups

Other duties as assigned and appropriate.

Education and Experience

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate

High School Diploma or GED

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to understand instructions

Some working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials, and equipment including but not limited to a floor buffer

Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to building fixtures and equipment

Ability to exercise care in the use of cleaning materials for different types of building surfaces

Ability to work standing long hours performing manual tasks.

Ability to lift weights up to 40 pounds

Ability to work on a ladder

Application deadline is “Open Until Filled”.  To apply, please submit application via the UGA website using the job search function for Position #S06576P or at the following URL:

Please contact Levon Calloway, HR Specialist, at or Chuck Hartman, Facilities Director, at for any additional information regarding this position.

Apply for this position using the contact information below.

Position Type: Full Time
Company: Skidaway Institute of Oceanography/University of Georgia
Address: 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA, 31411
Phone: 912-598-2481
Fax: 912-598-2310
Salary: $25,175 to $29,152 with Benefits