Veterinary Custodian

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
08 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
02 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

At the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), we exist to educate the next generation of veterinarians by providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community…every day.

This work unit exists to care for the basic needs of animal at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and to provide routine disinfection and service to all areas of the hospital, which serves as a teaching facility for veterinary students, as a medical facility for veterinary research, and as a public animal health clinic for exotic, large and small animals.

Position Summary

The position exist to perform lab support duties consistent with maintaining a clean, sanitary environment through daily cleaning and disinfection of floor surfaces, removing all blood, feces, urine, and vomit by utilizing automatic floor equipment. Maintain floor finish on tile flooring by restoring wax or by routine refinishing, and performs routine maintenance on all floor equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of full-time custodial experience within a hospital, research lab, or veterinary hospital.

Note: In order to meet the minimum qualifications outlined above, the application must demonstrate one year (12 months) of experience where the primary purpose of work performed is/was custodial in nature.



Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience containing/minimizing contamination on hallway floors.
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work with chemicals to clean/disinfect surfaces.
  • Ability to operate and maintain automatic floor equipment.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Cleaning Preparation of Hallway Floors Duty/Responsibility

  • Remove trash and recycling from hallways.
  • Break down and recycle cardboard.
  • Vacuum all entry mats in the VTH and remove from vestibules in preparation for cleaning hallways.
  • Sweep hallways with a dust-mop to remove debris, dirt, feces, hair, and other animal and lab waste debris.
  • Vacuum corners of the hallway and around unmovable furniture/fixtures.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Disinfection of Hallway Floors Duty/Responsibility

  • Scrub and disinfect hallway floor surfaces using an automatic floor scrubber to remove blood, dirt, feces, urine, and vomit.
  • Mop excessive blood and soil from hallway floors and entryways using disinfectant solution.
  • Remove scuff marks from wax with scouring pad.
  • Rinse floor edges and baseboards with mop and disinfectant solution following auto-scrubbing.
  • Burnish floor finish using an automatic floor buffer.

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Machine Maintenance and Supply Restocking Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain automatic floor scrubber and buffer machines (eg: checking and filing batteries, cleaning and filling solution tanks, cleaning battery terminals and hoses, and changing batteries).
  • Check condition of scrubbing and buffing pads frequently and replace pads as needed.
  • Restock custodial supplies including auto-scrubber cleaning pads and auto-buffer burnish pads, disinfectant, mop heads, and cleaner/solutions used for machine maintenance.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Floor Waxing and Resurfacing Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain tile floors by using a finish restorer as needed.
  • Participate in surface scrubbing and re-coating tile floors with fresh wax.
  • Participate in stripping old wax finish and re-waxing as needed.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility

  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor based on needs for the hospital.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.