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Gainesville, FL

Job Title: Custodian/Porter

Location: The Continuum at University of Florida 

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Compensation: $11.00 per hour 

Site Details

The Continuum is a graduate student and professional housing community near the campus of The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. 

Position Description

The Custodian/Porter is primarily responsible, as part of a team, for overall sanitization and cleanliness and maintenance of the grounds, the interior and exterior of the building, the common areas, all bathrooms and projecting a student focused and professional image with all internal and external interactions. Weekends may be required of this position from time to time. 

Description of Duties

  • Works in support the whole Facilities Team in their duties and responsibilities; creating a student first environment excelling in customer service, communication, and quality of service. 
  • Clean and sanitize common areas which includes halls, stairways, public restrooms, offices, lounges, elevators, trash rooms, corridors, etc. 
  • Clean and sanitize public restrooms, including replenishing bathroom supplies. 
  • Sweep, scrub, and mop floors as well as vacuuming rugs and carpeting. 
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture. 
  • Collect and dispose of trash. Pick up debris and recyclables inside and outside the building. 
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows, door panels, and sills. 
  • Use and maintain assigned equipment: dry carpet extractor, pressure washer, vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees. 
  • Follow instructions and safety procedures regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. 
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies, and tools. 
  • Launder cleaning rags and dust mops. 
  • Respond to emergencies when necessary. 
  • Work overtime (when approved) and understand that there will be no leave approved during the turn periods of this property outside of emergency and unforeseen situations. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High school diploma or GED 
  • At least 1 year of experience working within a janitorial/custodial position 
  • Knowledge of generally accepted janitorial/custodial practices 
  • Experience using and maintaining common janitorial/custodial equipment (e.g. floor scrubber, extractors, upholstery machines, pressure washer, vacuum, mops, chemical dispensers) 
  • Must be a team player. We all must work together as we strive to provide the best service possible for our customers.  

Other Information

Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.