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Custodian (3 positions)

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These positions are temporary and renewable. Reappointment is contingent on funding, work performance, and recommendation of the supervisor.

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Custodian (3 positions)
Classification Title Custodian
Job Summary

Under the lead work direction of the Lead Custodian and the general supervision of the Supervisor of Custodial Services, the Custodian works independently and side-by-side with a diverse team engaged in cleaning and doing tasks in residence hall buildings that include: hallways, lobbies, stairwells, rooms, studio and suite apartments, warehouse, shops, recreation rooms, kitchens, offices, restrooms, elevators, laundry room facilities. Cleaning tasks include: dusting, window washing, carpet cleaning, floor high speed and refinishing resilient floors and sealing cement floors, vacuuming, furniture polishing, spot cleaning of walls, refilling product dispersers, mop, scrub, sweep, sanitize and disinfect items and daily removal of trash and/or recyclables. External spaces include: entryways, sidewalks, stairways, swimming pool changing rooms and breezeways utilizing blowers, vacuums and power washers. Work assignments and areas of work may vary depending upon the department’s needs.

The incumbent is responsible for reporting unsafe and unsanitary conditions, secure buildings and areas.

The Custodian is part of a team of Housing staff members that perform excellent customer service and support the Housing mission and values.

FLSA Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$2,319-3,840 monthly

Hiring Range $2,319-3,840 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekends and/or other shifts may be required.
Department Information

Housing Facilities & Grounds provides of a broad spectrum of maintenance and custodial services to assist our student residents and summer conferencing attendees. In addition to providing custodial service for the residential facilities, the department provides card access and room keys; electrical systems maintenance; grounds and landscape maintenance; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning maintenance; plumbing system maintenance; room and common area repairs; and project coordination and oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position; use custodial systems such as those used to track work orders and two-way radios for communication; observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required; perform work involving regular physical activity; and establish and maintain cooperative work relationships. Some positions may require ability to move up to 50 pounds.

Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver’s license

Required Qualifications

1. Ability to provide general cleaning and custodial care, such as restroom cleaning methods, materials and chemicals
2. Strong customer service skills.
3. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team in a diverse environment.
4. Interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships.

Work Schedule Requirements:
5. Ability to work weekends and shift work.

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

6. Ability to perform floor and carpet care, such as restoration, high speed buffing, carpet extraction and spot cleaning.
7. Six (6) months experience working as a custodian in an educational, hospital and/or commercial institution
8. Ability to operate electric, gasoline-powered vehicles and forklifts.
9. Working knowledge of basic computer programs to review work orders, record keeping, inventory and supply control.
10. Working knowledge of troubleshooting, maintenance, and minor repairs/adjustments to standard custodial machines.

Physical Demands

11. Ability to occasionally move (lift/carry) up to 50 pounds of equipment/supplies in a safe manner.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

-Selected candidate(s) will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

-Candidate will be required to provide evidence of degree(s) earned.

Hiring Preference Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest


California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0217P
Number of Vacancies three (3)
Open Date 02/22/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 03/08/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

These positions are temporary and renewable. Reappointment is contingent on funding, work performance, and recommendation of the supervisor.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation