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Custodian

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014485S
Position Title Custodian
Location All Campuses
Department Facilities / Public Safety DIST (DEPT)
Position Number 1C0113
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year 12
If other, please specify
Min Salary $46,224 (annual)
Max Salary $57,300 (annual)
Position Type Classified Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

This is manual labor work at the action level involved in a variety of assignments related to the cleaning and general maintenance of community college facilities. Under direct supervision, the Custodian performs moderate to heavy manual labor, which includes the cleaning of college facilities, moving of equipment and furniture, locking doors and other entrances and reporting unusual events to management and Public Safety personnel as appropriate. Public contact is moderate to extensive, primarily involving staff and students for the purpose of exchanging procedural information concerning cleaning needs and facility set-ups. A limited to moderate degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to perform routine cleaning and general maintenance assignments that are well prescribed. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in materials and employee time; however, supervisory controls limit the risk of serious consequences. A Custodian can be assigned individually or as part of a work team to various sites and can direct the work of student assistants or temporary staff as assigned.

Shift is to be determined.
Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Exchanges information with management staff regarding job assignments, work sites, special set-ups, supplies, equipment needs, safety procedures, assignment priorities and timelines, and other instructions and related matters; exchanges information with other staff regarding specific cleaning and general maintenance needs and timelines for completion

2. Sweeps, dusts, scrubs, waxes, vacuums and polishes floor coverings, furniture, fixtures, rugs, carpets and other surfaces; washes, scrubs and disinfects restrooms, gymnasium facilities and locker rooms; cleans light fixtures, windows, door frames and other elevated areas; climbs and performs work on ladders to reach elevated surfaces as needed; assists in campus evacuations, building lockdowns, flood and spill cleanups, and other emergency preparedness and response actions

3. Cleans, sweeps, vacuums, polishes offices, hallways, bathrooms, surrounding areas, including railings, bleachers, decking, sidewalks, and drinking fountains

4. Drives a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned tasks

5. Replaces lights; performs minor repair and assembly tasks involving hand tools, collects and disposes of trash; moves furniture and equipment for special facility set-ups according to specifications; stores cleaning equipment and supplies; reports supply quantity levels to supervisory staff; assists in the inventory of cleaning and related supplies by monitoring quantity and reporting supply amounts as required

6. Uses safety equipment, supplies and procedures to perform job duties, as required; reports safety, fire and sanitary hazards to supervisory staff

7. Performs other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

• A combination of training and experience equivalent to successful custodial experience that has included demonstrated skill in the use of safety procedures, cleaning equipment, solutions and supplies, including applicable chemicals

• Experience in the operation of common mechanical and electrical equipment related to building and facility cleaning and general maintenance

• Demonstrated skill in following oral and written instructions, and attention to detail

• Demonstrated skills in respectful, sensitive communication with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities

• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to operate a motor vehicle is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of and skill in using common cleaning solutions and techniques, tools, equipment, supplies, and procedures related to cleaning and general maintenance of a variety of surfaces and facilities

2. Knowledge of proper use of safety equipment, supplies, and procedures related to general cleaning, and use of cleaning solutions; ability to lift/move objects, bend/stoop, climb and perform other routines that are common to cleaning and general maintenance

3. Skill in the safe operation and handling of tools, equipment, and supplies including driving a motor vehicle

4. Skill in reading, comprehending, and following oral and written instructions, including Material Safety Data Sheets

5. Skill in communicating effectively and working in teams with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities

6. Skill in working cooperatively as part of a customer service team

7. Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor

8. Ability to perform routine repetitive tasks on a continuous basis

Physical Requirements

This classification requires indoor and outdoor work, with exposure to climate changes, chemicals, odors and fumes; bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders and stairs; working on elevated platforms; pushing, pulling, moving moderate to heavy objects; visual comprehension; ability to operate electrical and mechanical equipment; walking and standing for long periods of time; and ability to operate a motor vehicle, in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications
Benefits

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/28/2017
First Review Date 09/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
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5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Accomodations

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2016 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2016 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2016 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2016 Annual Security Report is now available at http://www.smccd.edu/publicsafety/2016%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (Cañada College (650) 306-3420, College of San Mateo (650) 574-6415 and Skyline College (650) 738-4199).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • EdJoin.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you have a combination of training and experience equivalent to successful custodial experience of increasing responsibility that has included demonstrated skill in the use of safety procedures, cleaning equipment, solutions and supplies, including applicable chemicals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate experience in the operation of common mechanical and electrical equipment related to building and facility cleaning and general maintenance?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate skill in following oral and written instructions and attention to detail?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess skills in respectful, sensitive communication with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3