Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4101


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Salary Range 11 $2379 $2464 $2557 $2657 $2741 $2859 $2971 $3103


The CUSTODIAN performs general cleaning inside and outside of State operated facilities.


This is the first level of a two-level series. It is distinguished from the higher level by the lack of responsibility for planning and coordinating work of other custodians, monitoring private custodial contractors, and keeping inventory of supplies.


  1. General Cleaning. Typical tasks: empties ash trays and wastebaskets; cleans walls and other surfaces; cleans windows and mirrors; cleans and sanitizes toilets, sinks and showers; fills dispensers; dusts; sweeps, mops, strips, waxes and buffs floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets; picks up litter; shovels snow; sweeps steps; washes outside windows; collects and bundles recyclable items.
  2. Linen Maintenance. Typical tasks: orders, counts, sorts, folds, stocks, and soaks linen.
  3. Repairs. Typical tasks: changes light bulbs, clears clogged drains and toilets, performs minor maintenance of custodial equipment and building (i.e. changes belts or bags on vacuum cleaners, changes brushes and pads on floor buffers and waxers, tightens screws, replaces doorknobs), reports needed repairs for maintenance, and safety problems.
  4. Security. Typical tasks: locks and unlocks buildings, turns lights on and off, makes rounds to ensure systems are functioning properly, and reports security deficiencies.
  5. Supplies. Typical tasks: stocks shelves and/or cleaning carts with needed supplies, cleans the cart and equipment at end of shift, tests new products, may requisition needed supplies.
  6. Miscellaneous. Typical tasks: moves and arranges furniture for various special functions; may coordinate the work of students, inmates or other helpers.


Employees in some positions in this class are in regular contact with trades workors (e.g., carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians, locksmiths or grounds crews) in order to request/coordinate needed repairs or services. Employees may contact trades workers by memo, telephone or in person.

Employees in some positions are also in daily contact in person with students, patients, residents, and/or inmates while overseeing custodial work performed by them.


Employees in this class receive general supervision from a custodial supervisor, custodial services manager,or a building maintenance superintendent. Employees may receive daily work assignments/instructions from a custodial services coordinator or lead worker. Work is reviewed upon completion to verify work has been done and that proper procedures and cleansers/chemicals were used. Established cleaning procedures must be followed in order to comply with State and Federal laws on cleaning, sanitation and safety.


Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location.

They require the willingness to perform prolonged physical labor, walk, bend, stoop, and climb in the performance of duties. They require the willingness to work with caustic cleaning agents. They require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, odors, and high levels of noise. Some positions may require the willingness to work around and/or clean up excrement and blood.


  • Minimum qualifications are not established for this classification.? The appointing authority is responsible for recruitment and selection.? Refer to Personnel Rule 105-43-005.