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Custodian (Event/On-Call)

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Department: Business & Finance
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Time Varies

    • Position Summary
    • The Facilities Services is continually building a pool of persons interested in hourly-intermittent temporary employment.  Positions are appointed for one year with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, operational needs, and job performance.  Positions are normally assigned to work primarily weekends as event on call custodian(s), but may be assigned to work alternate schedules as operational needs demand: day, graveyard or swing shift and special event functions as required.  Hours of this position will vary.

      Under the general supervision of the Custodial Supervisor and day to day direction of the Lead Custodian, this position will be responsible for maintaining all campus facilities in a safe and sanitary condition. Incumbent will perform minor maintenance to custodial equipment, clean and care for classrooms, offices, laboratories, restrooms, cafeteria, common areas (hallways, lobbies) and athletic facilities in support of the academic mission. Incumbent will move and rearrange furniture and assist on special events providing full custodial requirements. 

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Clean and disinfect restrooms and replenish paper and soap supplies daily.
      • Ensure student populated areas (classrooms, lobbies, locker rooms etc.) are ready for students each day.
      • Empty, clean and disinfect waste baskets and recycling containers in all assigned areas. 
      • Clean chalk boards, chalk rails, and replenish supplies. 
      • Clean interior and exterior windows in all assigned areas. 
      • Vacuum all carpeted areas and remove stains. 
      • Dust light fixtures and replace fluorescent tubes and incandescent bulbs as needed. 
      • Arrange and rearrange furniture in all classrooms as needed. 
      • Act as a caretaker for the facility, anticipate building repairs and building occupant requirements. 
      • Lock and unlock buildings as assigned; safeguard building and equipment from unauthorized use. 
      • Sweep, scrub, auto scrub, dust mop, and damp mop all hard floors. 
      • Maintain custodial closets orderly and fully stocked. 
      • Polish wood work and metal surfaces, clean furniture and upholstery. 
      • Carry an assigned radio to communicate during shift.
      • Respond to custodial/cleaning emergencies. 
      • Gather and deliver recyclables to areas of central aggregation. 
      • Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and furniture, such as oiling doors, tightening screws, and replacing foots on chairs and tables. 
      • Shampoo carpets and maintain hard floor surfaces by stripping, waxing and polishing as needed. 
      • Operate all floor care equipment safely.
      • Clean, adjust and make minor repairs to custodial equipment to maintain in good working order.
      • Sweep, blow and pressure wash building exterior areas (at entrances and in stairwells).
      • Perform special event set up and tear down. 
      • Perform emergency cleanup (e.g. spills, flooding, graffiti, removal, etc.).

      Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • License/Certification: See below under "Licenses or Certifications."
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Custodial experience in an academic or institutional setting.
      • A high school diploma or equivalent. 
      • Ability to work weekends, evenings, graveyard shift and alternate schedules as required to meet the diverse needs of the University. 
      • Experience maintaining floors including sweeping, dry and/or wet mopping, stripping, sealing, waxing, polishing, vacuuming, spot and full cleaning of carpets and proper use and care of powered floor cleaning equipment, preferably in an institutional setting.
      • Working knowledge of common methods, practices, equipment and materials used in custodial work. 
      • Ability to set up and tear down large tables, chairs, podiums and special event equipment.
      • Ability to lift and/or move heavy objects and climb ladders, scaffolds, roofs and multi-structured buildings. 
      • Ability to make sound decisions as required by the position. 
      • Ability to work individually or in as a team member in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. 
      • 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 use custodial systems such as those used to track work orders and two-way radios for communication.
      • Ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required. 
      • Ability to perform work involving regular physical activity. 
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships. 
      • Ability to move up to 50 pounds if required by the position. 
    • Special Conditions

      • Positions are normally, assigned to work primarily weekends as event on call custodian(s), but may be assigned to work alternate schedules as operational needs demand: day, graveyard or swing shift and special event functions as required.  Hours of this position will vary.

      • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • License or Certifications

      • Valid California Driver's License
    • Salary Range
    • $19.26 - $25.90 per hour.  (Anticipated salary will be $19.26 – $21.68 per hour, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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