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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Facilities Grounds Attendant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7289

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 37-2011

Pay Grade: 12

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Performs duties according to established standards for cleaning and maintaining University buildings/facilities under general supervision; provides assistance in set up and tear down for special events, as directed.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


0 year work-related experience required

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic cleaning methods, techniques, materials and equipment.
  • Basic maintenance methods, techniques, materials and equipment.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  
  • Moving equipment and proper usage.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Follow basic verbal and written instructions.
  • Understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Read, understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Safely use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.
  • Safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Safely mix and use cleaning compounds.
  • Perform a variety of custodial and cleaning tasks.
  • Lift and/or manipulate objects weighing up to 50 pounds regularly.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Provide custodial services to designated area.

Sweep, damp mop, spray buff, strip and wax floors; vacuum, shampoo, and spot clean carpets.

Clean and dust furniture, fixtures, walls, doors, trim, and exhibit cases; wax and polish furniture and fixtures as necessary.

Clean restrooms/shower areas, fixtures and maintain an adequate supply of towels, soap, and the like, as directed; may clean and/or wash kitchen supplies and equipment if required of position.

Wash windows and door glass; may wash and dust Venetian blinds.

Replace light bulbs and clean light fixtures.

Provide trash removal; maintain clean and lined trash containers.

Clean drinking fountains, ashtrays, blackboards and pencil sharpeners.

Perform moving tasks as directed occasionally.

Operate and ensure proper use of equipment.

Provide general maintenance or grounds keeping services for designated area:

Keep walkways to designated buildings free of snow and debris.

Notify supervisor of damaged or missing furniture, equipment, and fixtures.

Assist with emergency cleanups and special cleaning projects, as directed.

Load, unload and transport items such as furniture, file cabinets, exhibit cases, research equipment and other heavy items per departmental request(s).

Supplemental Functions:

Help train others on proper and safe cleaning methods and techniques.

Prepare area for special events including move equipment or furniture; may set up public address systems; patrol area, as directed.

May unlock and/or lock designated building, as directed by supervisor.

Working Conditions:

Various in/out door environments; regular exposure to fumes, odors and noise; occasional exposure to mechanical, electrical or chemical hazards; occasionally works in confined or high spaces. 

Distinguishing Features:

Facilities/Grounds Assistant performs cleaning job tasks as assigned according to established standards under general supervision and is eligible to move to the classification of Facilities/Grounds Attendant after six months with approval of the designated appointing authority.

Facilities/Grounds Attendant performs cleaning job tasks as assigned according to established standards under general supervision and is eligible to move to the classification of Facilities/Grounds Attendant II after two years with approval of the designated appointing authority.

Facilities/Grounds Attendant II performs cleaning job tasks as assigned according to established standards under general supervision or provides moving services for campus and local community and performs moving and setup services for special events.

Facilities/Grounds Attendant, Senior, performs the work done by Facilities/Grounds Attendants under limited supervision and provides project or group leadership.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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