Lead Custodian (Graveyard Shift)

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The incumbent of this position will guide, check, correct and work with a group of Custodians; train and instruct Custodians in proper use of equipment, supply materials, chemicals, and accepted custodial techniques; assist Custodians in the performance of their duties, make inspections; report equipment and repair needs; report needs for additional supplies, report absences of personnel and may assume absent Custodian’s duties; assist in the security of the area assigned; assist in the evaluation of subordinates’ performance; cooperate with administration, faculty, staff, coworkers, and students in service needs; assist with moving of furniture and equipment and in facilities arrangements for special events.

Key Responsibilities
  • Mentors and provides guidance to custodians for coordination of responsibilities, proper techniques and proper completion of work
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates personnel and work assignments using computer or manual methods
  • Uses computer for communication, research of tools and supplies, documentation of job-specific details, and creation of reports
  • Orders and maintains supplies and equipment to be used by custodians
  • Provides input to assists with the completion of employee performance and other evaluations
  • Cleans vertical/horizontal surfaces and fixtures for proper sanitary environment, which includes the following: hand tools such as brooms, mops, dusters, poles, squeegees, buckets, carts, and vacuum cleaner for cleaning
  • Services and cleans restrooms and floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming, or polishing
  • Removes trash and recyclables from receptacles, and transports to designated areas for disposal
  • Sets up and arrange furniture in conference rooms for meetings and events
  • Operates various types of floor care machinery including floor scrubbers, vacuums, and carpet cleaners
  • Mixes chemicals and solutions to be used for cleaning
  • Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, scissor lift and forklift (as certified) to transport personnel, equipment and waste materials
  • Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates
  • Unlocks and secures facility areas to access equipment and items to be cleaned and/or maintained
  • Consults and works with other trade workers, as needed, for completion of cleaning-related tasks.
  • Records work details in log sheets, and keeps time record to assists in completion of documentation
  • Inspects facility areas for needed repairs, safety concerns and sanitary conditions
  • Responds promptly to, and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage or further incident
  • Replaces light bulbs, as needed, to ensure adequate lighting in all areas
  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings, trainings and functions
  • Serves on an area or crew basis and leads approximately 12 to 19 Custodians
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the methods, materials, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation and measures required
  • Working knowledge of effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques
  • Ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance
  • Ability to operate alone and within a team environment communicating with supervision personnel
  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to use different types of custodial equipment
  • Demonstrated skills on floor care
  • Ability to use custodial systems such as computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials, as well as two-way radios for communication
  • Ability to safely move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to function cooperatively in a diversified working environment
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, coworkers, and students
  • Ability to analyze situations and take effective action
Required Qualifications

Equivalent to one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others. Requires the possession of a valid California Driver's License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any emergency situation. Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must be able to read and write English at a level appropriate for the duties of the position based on applications documents
  • Have two years of full-time custodial or janitorial experience which has included providing on-the-job training and leadership to others

Classification: Lead Custodian
Anticipated Hiring Range: up to $3,806/month
Salary Range: $2,921/month - $5,138/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
  • Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 17, 2021 through August 31, 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

Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

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: August 17, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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