Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Department: Fac Svcs-Custodial Services (128300)
College/Division: Administration and Finance
Salary Range: $2,713 - $4,610 per month.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
The Facility Services Department is a unit within the Administration and Finance Division. The purpose of the Facility Services Department is to provide quality maintenance and minor repair and renovation services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. Custodial Services consists of approximately 80 full-time, part-time and temporary custodians and is responsible for keeping 2,250,000 square feet of space clean and available for campus use.
This position provides general cleaning and custodial care and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, including, but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team. In addition to performing the full range of custodial work, Lead Custodians are distinguished from Custodians in that incumbent in the position act in a lead capacity and are responsible for directing the work of one or more employees engaged in custodial work.
The following examples of typical work activities are meant to illustrate the general range of work functions performed by Lead Custodians; they are not meant to be an all-inclusive or restrictive list of lead custodial-related duties.
Perform the full range of custodial work as needed, assist custodial staff in performing their duties, and provide support during absences. Train and instruct others in the performance of their duties, including appropriate custodial practices and techniques, and the safe use of equipment and materials. Assign, review, and inspect the work of assigned staff, including completing inspection forms. Assist in maintaining employee time records and reporting absences and provide input for employee evaluations. Identify and report equipment, supply, and repair needs. Identify and order necessary supplies and materials.
Clean and maintain assigned areas, including such activities as dusting and cleaning all surfaces; removing trash and recyclables; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and replenishing supplies; cleaning glass doors, windows, and blinds; cleaning off graffiti; power washing; cleaning furniture and upholstery; cleaning light fixtures; polishing woodwork and metal surfaces; cleaning stairwells, walkways, and elevators; and performing general housekeeping.
Clean and maintain hard surface and carpeted floors, including sweeping; dry and/or wet mopping; stripping, sealing, waxing, and polishing floors; vacuuming; spot and full cleaning of carpets; and use and care for powered floor cleaning equipment.
Provide custodial support, including activities such as responding to custodial/cleaning emergencies; gathering and delivering recyclables to areas of central aggregation; replacing lamps in light fixtures; safeguarding assigned areas from unauthorized use and access by locking and unlocking doors and windows; arranging and setting up furniture, equipment, and related items; and making minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and furniture, such as replacing batteries, blinds, drapery, window screens, oiling doors, tightening screws, and replacing foots on chairs and tables.
Operate and maintain appropriate hand and powered equipment and tools, supplies, and materials to perform assigned duties. Some positions may be required to use a motor vehicle, such as a truck, lifts or electric cart to transport custodial equipment, materials, and supplies.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Two years of custodial or janitorial experience wherein the individual has shown the potential for exercising lead work direction.
Demonstrated working knowledge of the methods, materials, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures.
Working knowledge of effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques.
Ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance.
Ability to read and write English at a level appropriate for the duties of the position.
Ability to use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials and use two-way radios for communication.
Ability to establish, promote and maintain cooperative communications and working relationships with staff, students and the public.
Ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
Ability to operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position.
Ability to clearly relay information, both written and verbal, for maintenance, custodial or health and safety repairs or concerns.
Excellent communication skills: ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safety requirements, safe work practices, and methods including interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Ability to work independently with little instruction.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with interruptions.
Working knowledge, or ability to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Perform work involving regular physical activity which may require the ability to safely move up to 50 pounds.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism in entering occupied areas on campus by showing respect for the room occupant's privacy and property.
Two years supervisory experience; two years of experience cleaning/supervising in an institutional or commercial setting.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be able to work safely in an indoor and outdoor environment; exposure to dust, chemicals, hazardous materials and blood borne pathogens, variances in temperature, noise, and equipment with moving parts.
Must be able to perform work involving, but not limited to, lifting, carrying, and maneuvering heavy objects; squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
Must be able to work various shifts (as applicable), including weekends, and a willingness to switch shifts to meet operational needs. Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
This position classification has been defined as non-exempt and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
Review Begin Date: 03-24-2017
Requisition Number: 104391
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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