Temporary Summer Custodial Housekeeping or Maintenance Workers

Website Iowa Lakes Community College

Position:                   Temporary Summer Custodial Housekeeping or Maintenance Workers

Classification:       Unclassified

Department:            Buildings & Grounds Emmetsburg and Estherville

Report to:                 Buildings & Grounds Manager

General Job Summary:

These are seasonal temporary full-time day positions located on the Emmetsburg or Estherville Campuses beginning May 13, 2024. Primary duties are to perform routine custodial duties including annual dorm cleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and cleaning walls, floors carpets, equipment, whiteboards, painting, etc. Assist with lawn care and sod placement. Work with cleaning equipment and expendable cleaning supplies.

% of Time                                          Essential Duties/Responsibilities:



1.      Performs daily custodial duties in an assigned area, such as: clean dorms, mop floor, shampoo and vacuum carpets, wipe whiteboards, clean bathrooms, empty waste baskets, replenish expendable supplies, change light bulbs, clean walls, wash windows, clean locker rooms and weight rooms, etc.

2.      Performs daily maintenance duties in an assigned area, such as: crack filling asphalt parking lot, shingling a roof, aluminizing roofs, changing HVAC filters, power washing exterior of facility, painting, shampooing carpets, etc.

3.      Monitor for and report needed repairs or maintenance needs to supervisor and perform minor maintenance.

4.      Act as security personnel by monitoring unusual activities or personnel and reporting same.

5.      Work collaboratively with others to accomplish assigned tasks.



1.      Lock and unlock facilities as directed by supervisor or according to building schedule.

2.      Move materials, furniture and equipment between classrooms or buildings. Set up rooms for various activities.

3.      May operate lawn care equipment and machines.

4.      Work with work study personnel and any other program participants.



1.      Mow lawns or otherwise assist with lawn or shrubbery care.

2.      Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:

  1. Represent the College in a positive manner to other employees, students, visitors, and the community.
  2. Ability to perform medium lifting and repetitious physical activity.
  3. Knowledge of use of common cleaning implements, such as mops and brooms.
  4. Knowledge of and ability to safely operate common cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners, wet vacs, shampoo machines, and other standard cleaning equipment.
  5. Knowledge of and ability to use common cleaning solutions such as floor wax, furniture wax, detergents, etc.
  6. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  7. Knowledge of and ability to operate lawn mowers and snow removal equipment.
  8. Ability to use common hand tools: hammers, saws, wrenches, etc.

Special Demands:

Light to medium work. Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; up to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly to lift or move objects. Must be able to perform routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions continually. Occasional kneeling and crawling. May be subject to bio-hazardous waste, chemicals; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and ladders; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dust, mists, gasses or poor ventilation; noise; and vibrators. Must complete Bloodborne Pathogens Training because of potential exposure to blood or body fluids while performing cleaning duties. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

High School diploma or willingness to obtain equivalency required. Experience as a custodian or housekeeper desired. Must have a valid driver’s license. Preference given to previous employed summer help.

Salary:  $14.75 per hour

Application Process:

  • Employment Application form

Positions open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. View complete job description and application process at www.iowalakes.edu/employment. Contact Lynn Miller at lmmiller@iowalakes.edu or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433, kmuller@iowalakes.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

To apply for this job please visit iowalakes.edu.