Custodian

Location
California, United States
Salary
$19.00 - $19.00
Posted
May 28, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION 
Under general supervision, performs a variety of work to maintain buildings, furniture, and equipment in a clean, sanitary, safe and secure condition during an assigned shift; sets up and removes tables, chairs, and equipment for meetings and special events.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES - The following duties are typical for this job classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Cleans, dusts, and disinfects restrooms; cleans lockers and showers; removes trash and waste.
2. Cleans public use areas; sweeps and mops hard floors and baseboards; refinishes hard wood floors; steam cleans and shampoos carpets and fabric furniture; vacuums and spot cleans carpeted areas.
3. Cleans classroom, laboratory, and office areas; cleans and dusts furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
4. Maintains safe and clean walkway and grounds surrounding the area of assignment; picks up litter and debris; empties and cleans outdoor trash receptacles.
5. Maintains safe and clean specialty areas; vacuums and brushes swimming pools, cleaning vents, sweep equipment, and filters.
6. Ensures that towel, soap, cleanser, and other dispensers are adequately stocked.
7. Cleans and washes desks, tables, counters, furniture, fixtures, inside/outside walls and ceilings, and other surfaces; oils or polishes wood and metal fixtures.
8. Cleans, washes, and dusts windows, window coverings and light fixtures.
9. Performs a variety of minor servicing and maintenance to District fixtures and furniture; makes minor plumbing, electrical, and carpentry adjustments and repairs as necessary.
10. Rearranges, moves, assembles, and sets up furniture and equipment at on and off-campus locations.
11. Sets up and takes down seating and equipment for events, including field markers, posts, scoreboards, benches, bleachers, and the public address systems.
12. Secures internal and external building entries and exits; activates security alarms.
13. Notifies Campus Police Services of suspicious activity and/or persons in need of assistance.
14. Maintains a safe working environment in the assigned areas, notifying the appropriate resources of safety hazards observed, taking action to mitigate or eliminate potentially hazardous conditions.  
15. Ensures that containers for cleaning products and other products are properly labeled; ensures that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for assigned areas are up to date.
16. Maintains current knowledge of proper safety precautions and proper use of cleaning materials and chemicals in use in laboratory areas; checks and records emergency eye wash and shower stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and emergency telephones for proper functioning or stock.
17. Operates forklifts, trucks, electric lift platforms, and other equipment.
18. Inspects equipment for function and required servicing; makes minor repairs and arranges for complex repairs to be made.
19. Completes work order requests for maintenance services; checks time sheets of hours worked by student and/or other temporary help, as assigned; completes departmental forms for internal use.
20. Documents work activities, inspections, unanticipated occurrences, and MSD sheets.
21. Trains and provides work direction to assigned student workers and temporary help as assigned.
22. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Examples of ways to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: 
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience: 
Two years of prior custodial experience.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Forklift Certificate.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Hazardous Materials Awareness Training Card.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Asbestos Awareness Training Certificate.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program Certificate.

QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Minor electrical and plumbing repair procedures.
Swimming pool cleaning and maintenance equipment.
Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial care and routine facilities maintenance.
Buildings and grounds of the assigned site.
Work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures.
Chemical reactions and proper safety precautions for use.
Safe forklift operation.
Sufficient human relations skill to exercise courtesy when dealing with others.

Ability to:
Perform all essential duties of the position with limited supervision.
Observe all safety precautions and procedures.
Operate and maintain tools and equipment in a working condition.
Perform routine maintenance tasks and determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to a supervisor.
Give general work training and guidance to students or temporary workers.
Follow oral and written directions.
Work independently and collaboratively.
Apply District policies and procedures.
Respond to emergencies.
Sufficient reading and writing ability to read work instructions and document work activity onto standardized forms.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT - The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: 
Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces. Positions may be required to work evenings, nights, and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform moderately strenuous manual labor; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment; to stand and walk for extended periods of time; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 

Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7% are multiracial and 57% are White.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Need Help With Your Online Account?

  • Use the online Help Guide or contact the NEOGOV Applicants Support Line at 855-524-5627 if you need assistance with your online applicant account. 
  • Applicant Support is available between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

 
  REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

  1. A Sierra College application, 
  2. A resume, and
  3. A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:  
    • Please describe the transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you possess to serve in this role.
    • What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would you incorporate into this role?
    • Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning), sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom and in the campus community.

 
 

Given the current pandemic in our country, interviews will likely take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call.  

 

TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE (if in person interviews)  


Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department.  Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.  

*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.

EEO/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
 
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
 
If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA) that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS provider.  
 
TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice 
 English 1-800-735-2929
 Spanish 1-800-855-3000
 
 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO 
 English 1-800-735-2922
 Spanish 1-800-855-3000
 
 From or to Speech-to- Speech 
 English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784