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

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position available on or after October 5, 2021 for Landscape & Laborer Services.

      Under the general supervision of the Grounds & Events Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for providing general manual labor duties for the campus. 

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Move heavy objects and perform manual labor on campus using various moving equipment and tools; load and unload furniture, equipment, packing boxes, supplies and various materials as directed. Use a variety of hand tools to dismantle office furniture and reassemble in new location. 
      • Assist in campus event set up (tables, chairs, awnings, etc.) and breakdown to include preparation of site. Assist as required in all University ceremonies, concerts, events, functions and in emergency situations
      • Remove recyclables from areas of central locations indoor and outdoor, prepare, deliver and pick up recycling containers at all campus events and for special site clean up. Organize, maintain and sanitize recycling containers, bins, vehicles, clean and maintain the Facilities Resource Center and baler site. Adhere to workflow continuity and recycle pickups and disposal schedule of bins from outside vendors. Responsible for safety of volunteers (student and alternate work program) working in support of the Recycling Program ensuring proper hygiene, weight handling, vehicle operation and accident prevention in general is adhered to. Operate carboard baler, 5th wheel pickup truck with trailer and forklift. 
      • Operate 5th wheel pickup truck and trailer unit collecting garbage and emptying trash cans, operate waste compaction system, cardboard baler, blower, forklift, pressure washer and backhoe. Move and relocate 800 to 1000 pound wheeled dumpster with and without assistance; requires pushing dumpster a distance of 50 feet at times. 
      • General upkeep of campus buildings, performing custodial and grounds work as directed; cleaning assigned areas including removal of construction debris; cleaning gutters, culverts and other drainage structures, operate pressure washer, clean roadsides, streets and related outdoor and indoor areas; cleaning applicable equipment and assisting in other cleaning projects as assigned. Assist crafts and construction workers by performing unskilled tasks such as preparing work areas; performing rough repair work; tearing down structures, patching pavement, performing pick and shovel work.
      • Assist in grounds maintenance such as pruning, trimming and spraying, removing of undergrowth and debris, use of spade, hoe, rake or other equipment as assigned. Prepare and/or clean assigned areas. 
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Ability to use a variety of hand tools to dismantle and reassemble office furniture in a timely manner.
      • Ability to use a wide variety of powered equipment.
      • Ability to follow all safety procedures and guidelines.
      • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a collaborative team. • Ability to work actively to resolve conflicts; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, students and visitors using excellent communication and customer service skills.
      • Ability to precisely follow oral and written instructions and ability to organize work assignments to work effectively and efficiently.
      • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment and assignments.
      • Ability to operate a 5th wheel truck and trailer unit for waste management purposes.
      • Ability to dismantle office furniture using powered and non powered hand tools.
      • Ability to move/push 4 yard dumpsters.
      • Ability to pull out a 75 pound bag of trash or recycling receptacle.
      • Ability to work in adverse and fluctuating conditions.
      • Forklift certified.
      • Ability to operate the cardboard bailer.
    • 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 perform regular strenuous manual labor.
      • Ability to safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds. 
    • Special Conditions
    • 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
      • May be required to work weekends, evenings, graveyard shift and alternate schedule as required to meet the needs of the University, with advance notice. 
    • License or Certifications

      • Valid California Driver's License
    • Physical Requirements
    • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Ability to withstand long periods of standing, stooping and kneeling.
      • Ability to move heavy objects and perform manual labor on campus moves using various moving equipment and tools.
      • Ability to use a variety of hand tools.
      • Schedule may vary during event season to meet operational needs.
      • Ability to operate cardboard baler, 5th wheel pickup truck with trailer and forklift.
      • Ability to move 800 to 1000 pounds wheeled dumpster with and without assistance; ability to push dumpster a distance of 50 feet at times. 
      • Must be able to work in fluctuating temperatures and adverse weather conditions; potentially; hot, cold, wet, dusty, odorous and windy environment.
      • Tight confined spaces with limited light. 
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $3,120 – $3,744 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Laborer range: $3,120 - $5,048 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Bargaining Unit: 5 Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • 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
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER JANUARY 14, 2022 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • 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:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      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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