Custodial Services Team Leader

Orange Coast College
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


This position is open to internal Coast Community College District (CCCD) employees to apply. Temporary CCCD employees are NOT eligible to apply. If you are not a current employee with CCCD, please do not apply at this time.

A bout Oran ge Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 20,000 students each semester. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 20,562 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 34.8% of OCC's students are Latinx, 1.5% are African- American, 24.6% are Asian, less than 1% Native American and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 29.1% are White, and 4.4% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like 'Digital Accessibility', 'Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves' and 'Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students'. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

Orange Coast College Employee-Student Demographic Information
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Plans, prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and participates with a team of Custodial Services team members in providing custodian services for a large campus within the District. Performs work requiring the highest skill level such as, but not limited to, major cleaning, facility structural and fixture repairs, furniture assembly and fitting, and assistance to the campus grounds/landscape and maintenance teams.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Custodial Services Team Leader is a senior, leadership position requiring experience and skill in performing and directing the work of the custodial services staff as well as providing limited project leadership. Advancement to this leadership position requires demonstrated competency in project leadership and planning to complete assignments on a timely basis. The Custodial Services Team Leader requires two years in the Custodian Senior classification or equivalent and has pursued additional training or certifications related to team or project leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:
  • Coordinates, prioritizes, and assigns custodial services and reviews the work progress and results of assigned services.
  • Provides and/or coordinates training of custodial staff and other hourly staff assigned to specific areas to improve their skills and work performance.
  • Establishes schedules and methods for providing custodial services within the limitations of available staffing and equipment/supplies and in compliance with established health and safety regulations.
  • Serves as a resource on custodial services and projects on a large campus. May plan, and prepare staff for large projects in collaboration with other administrative services division.
  • Monitors the preventive and regular maintenance of assigned equipment. Requisitions supplies and equipment. Recommends acquisition of new equipment or disposal of existing equipment.
  • Maintains adequate inventories of supplies and equipment; orders product and/or equipment as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports pertaining to work orders, work schedules, and supplies.
  • Performs all of the duties of the Custodian and Custodian Senior classifications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  • Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills
  • The position requires in-depth knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, and cleaning products used with custodial cleaning.
  • The position requires a basic knowledge of the practices, methods, techniques, materials, tools, equipment, layouts, and set-ups used in building maintenance trades such as carpentry repairs, basic electrical and plumbing, and furniture assembly.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in custodial care and sanitation.
  • Must have full knowledge of work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures.
  • Requires knowledge of chemical reactions and proper precautions for use.
  • Requires basic knowledge of building, repairs.
  • Requires sufficient reading and writing ability to read machine instructions and document work activity onto standardized forms.
  • Requires sufficient human relations skills to exercise courtesy when dealing with others.

  • Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.
  • Requires the ability to plan and sequence the steps for cleaning multiple rooms and locations.
  • Requires the ability to operate custodial equipment such as, but not limited to commercial carpet cleaning and extraction machinery, high power sprayers, and common custodial equipment.
  • Requires the ability to properly mix cleaning chemicals and instruction others in proper cleaning procedures.
  • Requires the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks and to be able to determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to a supervisor.
  • Requires the ability to observe facilities, grounds, pedestrian, and vehicle movement for safety and security concerns.
  • Requires the ability to give general direction to other Custodians.
  • Requires the ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Requires the ability to respond to urgent situations.

Physical Abilities
  • The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Essential functions will vary by position.
  • As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the District shall engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

Education and Experience
  • The position typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of custodial experience, including experience and training in facilities maintenance. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position.

Licenses and Certificates
  • Requires a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant health and safety considerations exist from physical labor and working with machinery.

Conditions of Employment

This position is open to internal Coast Community College District (CCCD) employees to apply. Temporary CCCD employees are NOT eligible to apply. If you are not a current employee with CCCD, please do not apply at this time.

This is an IN-HOUSE ONLY - 12-months per year classified position to include a graveyard shift pay differential of 7.5%. The normal hours of work will be Monday through Thursday from 9:30 pm to 6:00 am. and Friday from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor. (Salary Range EE-114)
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • 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 Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

  • Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

The deadline to apply is July 16, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at htt p :// p lo yment . Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.

Additional Information

Application Requirements
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
  • A complete online Classified/Management Employment Application .
  • Answers to Supplemental Questions . (clear and detailed responses required as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put 'see resume' or 'N/A', or leave blank).

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.
Submit an application online at:

Coast Community College District – Human Resources
1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions that may not apply, indicate 'n/a' (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District Title IX:

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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