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Custodian (4 Positions)

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2021

Job Summary

*These positions will work weekends. Please see work schedule below.*

Under the work lead direction of the Lead Custodians and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Custodial Operations, the Custodian performs all duties in their specific assigned work area and is responsible for performing duties in other work areas as needed in University Housing Services. Work areas are located within residential facilities and/or administrative offices and include the Classics residence halls, the Campus Village residential facilities and/or the trash/recycling rooms. Incumbents are responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of their work areas. The Custodian is required to use safe, approved methods and frequencies, which have been approved by University Housing Services. This position will be assigned to work weekends.

Key Responsibilities
  • Clean community and common area bathroom
  • Perform housekeeping duties
  • Maintain appearance and cleanliness of residential facilities
  • Coordinate residential facilities trash and recycling needs
  • Coordinate Overnight Guest Program Needs
  • Motorized Equipment Usage
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to exercise care and follow instructions when using janitorial supplies or equipment as well as follow simple oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to multi-task to support the “One Stop Shop” model of Higher Education Customer Service and coordinate deadlines.
  • Ability to use proper equipment including vacuum, high speed floor buffing machine, regular floor buffer, standard carpet extractor, portable upholstery cleaner and wet/dry vacuum.
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks involving independent judgment, accuracy and speed.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply policies and regulations in specific situations.
  • Ability to observe rules, regulations and expectations to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Ability to work alone as well as with other staff when assigned to do so.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, weekdays and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to handle a high degree of customer contact.
  • Ability to be fingerprinted—must not have been convicted of a crime in which punishment could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies.
  • Ability to work alternative work schedule including weekdays, weekends and some holidays
  • Ability to complete Defensive Drivers Training Program provided by State of California for CSU campuses.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment.
Required Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate verbally at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; ability to follow simple oral and written directions; ability to understand chemical/product mixing ratios and ability to label containers accordingly.

A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

Preferred Qualifications
  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent training
  • Experience working in a residential or university environment
  • Experience working with custodial cleaning equipment
  • 2 years of experience as a custodian


Classification: Custodian
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $2,800 - $3,003/month
Hiring Range: $2,705/month - $4,196/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: January 25, 2021 through February 14, 2021 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Work Schedule

Saturday – Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:30pm

Contact Information

University Personnel

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: January 25, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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