The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at:

Applications are currently being accepted for permanent Custodian positions that may be available within the next three months at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Positions may be located in Custodial Services, Residence Life, or Student Affairs.

SALARY: Starting pay is $11.284 per hour, plus excellent benefits.  A six-month probationary period will be required.  Shift schedule varies with position; weekend hours and possible holiday hours may be required.  This classification is non-represented and is in pay schedule/range 03-08.

JOB DUTIES:  Sweep, mop, wax floors, wash windows and walls, dust, move furniture and equipment, shampoo carpets, replace fluorescent tubes and incandescent bulbs, shovel snow, empty waste receptacles, replenish supplies and perform miscellaneous related housekeeping duties. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:  Able to bend, twist, stoop, and climb ladders and lift up to 50 pounds.  In addition, must be able to recognize safety concerns and adhere to safety procedures; able to use various custodial equipment and cleaning and miscellaneous chemicals; read labels and follow instructions; exercise good judgment at all times, and communicate effectively with co-workers and students.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  For UW-River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  These positions will require a criminal background check and a pre-employment physical assessment.
HOW TO APPLY:  Apply on-line.   Step 1:  Log on to  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click “yes.”  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking “Job Search” and “More Search Options.”  Enter 1201288 as “Keyword” and click “Search.”  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the “Apply Now” button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the “My Job Application” making any necessary updates and click on “Submit Personal Information.”  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the “Update Employment Preferences.”  Step 5:  At the “Application Detail” screen, click on the “View Exam Option” button, and the “Take Exam” button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 10, 2013. No score will be given.  Rankings will be assigned by a computer generated random numbering process.  If you have questions, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail

If you are unable to apply online, please complete an Application for State Employment Form (OSER-DMRS-38) which is available at Job Service Centers, the UW-River Falls Human Resources Office, or online at  Submit your completed application and resume to UW-River Falls, Human Resources Office, Room 216, North Hall, 410 South Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022.

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.