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Alfred University Temporary As Needed Custodian in Alfred, New York

This position is for temporary custodians (On-Call), we are hoping to build a pool of “On-Call” personnel to fill in when employees are out for the day or on medical leave. In this position the University will not guarantee that this employee receives hours, it will be an as-needed basis.

The custodians regular work schedule is 5:00AM-1:30PM (with a half-hour lunch break) or 2:00PM-10:30PM (with a half-hour lunch break) someone with a flexible schedule would be a good fit for this position.


Performs general cleaning tasks including sanitizing and disinfecting. This position has been evaluated for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to premium pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a payroll week

  • Sweeps, mops, waxes, and polishes floors.

  • Dust and polish furniture, woodwork, fixtures, and equipment.

  • Wash windows and walls.

  • Vacuum, spot clean, and shampoo carpets.

  • Empty and clean waste receptacles.

  • Change light bulbs.

  • Clean and maintain supplies in restrooms.

  • Move and arrange furniture and equipment.

  • Make beds for summer events.

  • Clean up body fluids using appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

  • Shovel snow at building entrances.

  • Maintain custodial supplies and equipment.

  • Report needed building repairs.

  • Clean and disinfect pool area, add pool chemicals as necessary.

  • Perform monthly building safety inspections.

  • Supervise student help when required.

  • Maintains a safe working environment within and around their facilities and associated equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, obtaining Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information pertaining to any hazards associated with their work environment.

  • Safety: Participate in safety training and comply with safety rules, regulations, and protocols

  • Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned


  • High School Diploma.

  • Minimum 3 months working as professional custodian.

  • Knowledge of cleaning procedures, chemicals, and operation of power floor scrubbers.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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