Custodian (Temporary)

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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The Buck Institute is looking for a Custodian to perform a wide variety of janitorial duties. This individual is detail-oriented, flexible, organized, and able to problem solve with a focus on customer service. This work emphasizes safe work practices, sustained physical effort, trouble shooting, and time management.


  • Starting pay is $50,000 per year ($24/hour)
  • This is a temporary position for four months, which could become full-time.


  • Service and clean restrooms, refill paper towel dispensers, toilet paper, soap dispensers, mop floors, clean toilets, urinals, and wipe sink surfaces.
  • Pick up trash and litter around grounds and buildings.
  • Gather and empty trash, including moving dumpsters for city trash pickup.
  • Maintain recycling areas, trash rooms and dumpster areas neat, clean and litter free.
  • Maintain neat, clean, and organized maintenance shop and storage areas.
  • Keep all rooms free of dirt, debris, and litter.
  • Sweep, mop, scrub or vacuum common area floors.
  • Steam-clean or shampoo carpets.
  • Service, clean, and supply common area restrooms.
  • Use and store cleaning products per manufacturer’s instructions.


  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 2+ years’ janitorial experience
  • Reliable worker able to perform routine tasks without supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic computer proficiency including data entry, email and simple spreadsheets
  • Takes direction well
  • Physically capable of lifting and moving objects up to 30 lbs. as necessary

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