Union County College Part Time Custodian Pool in Cranford, New Jersey

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.

The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield

General Description:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of custodial and manual duties that involve heavy lifting, and use of heavy power equipment. Duties are related to the general appearance and cleanliness of both the interior and immediate exterior of the college buildings and facilities. The primary and most important overall responsibility of all is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful, and effective manner to our students and other members of the college community.

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Sweeps and/or vacuums floors, carpets, hallways and stairwells. Mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floor surfaces using heavy-duty powered equipment. Performs necessary service and preventive maintenance such as cleaning and oiling equipment, to prevent breakdown and insure effective and efficient operation.

  2. Vacuum cleans carpets, drapes, and walls using chemicals and cleaning solutions as required.

  3. Washes, cleans, disinfects, deodorizes and maintains restrooms in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition. Replaces toilet tissue, towels, soap, and deodorizer as required.

  4. Dusts, waxes and polishes office furniture, cleans shelves, empties trash receptacles.

  5. Moves and rearranges furniture and/or fixtures and assists in the movement of office equipment, and in the loading and off loading of office equipment and supplies.

  6. Picks up littler form around entrances to assigned area, and parking lots.

  7. Scrapes and shovels snow from entrance ways and steps.

  8. Maintains stock of rest room and janitorial supplies.

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

High School graduate or equivalent.


One (1) year creditable work experience in the custodial service field.

Competencies and Skills Required:

One (1) year creditable work experience in the custodial service field.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

• Works inside and outside and may be exposed to extreme temperatures.

• Exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors, and possible skin irritations from cleaning chemicals and solutions.

• Care is required when working from ladders or lifting heavy equipment to prevent injury.

• Moves heavy equipment, sets up and works from ladders.

• Frequently lifts up to 40 pounds and may occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

Terms of Employment:

Part Time; up to 25 hours per week. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.