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Job No. 520492 Custodian

California State University, Bakersfield
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
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FT/PT: Full-time

PAY PLAN: 12-month

  • However, offer amount will be commensurate with candidate's experience, education, skills, and training.


    PAY BASIS: Monthly

    BENEFITS: CSUB offers a best-in-class benefit package for eligible employees that includes an array of medical plans, choice of dental plans, vision coverage, retirement participation in CalPERS, CSU tuition waiver, up to 24 vacation days per year, sick leave with unlimited accrual, 14 paid holidays per year and more! See our benefits website for additional information.

    CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicants


    FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, applications must be received by November 11, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

    Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy [] and questions may be sent to

    POSITION PURPOSE: Within the Business and Administrative Services Division, Facilities management is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that enables faculty and staff to fulfill the educational mission of California State University, Bakersfield through the continued maintenance of campus facilities and grounds, by providing services in a reasonable and timely manner, and by maintaining a quality-oriented organization geared toward the enhancement of the educational environment.

    Custodians provide general cleaning and custodial services and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures, and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, including, but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and childcare center, student residences, patios, entryways, walkways, and workshops.


    Cleaning Tasks
    • Cleaning and maintaining assigned areas
    • Dusting and cleaning all surfaces
    • Cleaning glass doors, windows, and blinds
    • Cleaning off graffiti
    • Cleaning furniture and upholstery
    • Cleaning light fixtures
    • Cleaning stairwells, walkways, and elevators
    • Performing general housekeeping
    • Providing custodial support, including activities such as responding to custodial/cleaning emergencies
    • Identifying organizing necessary work materials and equipment, which may include loading and unloading cleaning supplies and materials
    • Operating and maintaining appropriate hand powered equipment and tools, supplies, and materials to perform assigned duties
    • Polishing woodwork and metal surfaces

    Restroom Maintenance
    • Cleaning and disinfecting toilets, urinals, sinks
    • Cleaning walls, mirrors, restroom fixtures
    • Emptying the trash
    • Replenishing supplies

    Floor Maintenance
    • Cleaning and maintaining campus floors, including sweeping
    • Dry and/or wet mopping
    • Stripping, sealing, waxing, and polishing floors
    • Vacuuming
    • Spot and deep cleaning of carpets
    • Using and caring for powered floor cleaning equipment

    Repairs and Maintenance
    • Replacing lamps in light fixtures
    • Making minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and furniture, such as oiling doors, tightening screws, and replacing feet on chairs and tables
    • Providing general campus support by reporting facility repair needs identified during custodial rounds

    • Arranging and setting up furniture, equipment, and related items
    • Serving as a special event custodian
    • Participating in campus event set-up and clean up, including moving bleachers

    Trash Removal
    • Removing trash and recyclables
    • Gathering and delivering recyclables to areas of central aggregation

    Access Control
    • Safeguarding assigned areas from unauthorized use and access by locking and unlocking doors and windows

    • May be required to use a motor vehicle, such as a truck, or electric cart to transport custodial equipment, materials, and supplies.

    Other Job Duties
    • Performing other job-related duties and special projects as assigned
    • Attending trainings and maintain skill currency as appropriate to safely and effectively complete assignments


    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Requires one year of recent experience (within 3 years) in industrial custodial maintenance work.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES (SKA's) – Incumbent must also have the ability to perform the following functions and work under described conditions below:
    • Use and care for custodial equipment and supplies required.
    • Observe and use safe working practices
    • Frequent and intermittent standing and walking up and down stairs on even and uneven ground
    • Continuous use of hands for grasping, fine manipulation, twisting and gross manipulation
    • Occasional to frequent reaching above, at and below shoulder level
    • Occasional to frequent pushing and pulling, bending, stooping, and twisting
    • Lifting and carrying of up to 50lbs
    • Perform strenuous tasks (i.e., push full commercial type 3-yard trash bin)
    • Repetitive use of hands and arms
    • Exposure to dust, fumes, and chemicals
    • Follow simple oral and written directions; read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
    • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
    • The ability to operate specific machines and/or equipment used in custodial services: Vacuums – wet and dry, floor scrubbers, carpet extractors, burnisher, blower.
    • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
    • Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
    • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.

    • Three (3) years of recent experience (within 5 past years) in industrial custodial maintenance work
    • Experience working in a college or university custodial department
    • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: HEAVY WORK – 50% or more of the activities involve walking, standing, squatting, kneeling, or climbing; lifting heavy weight objects which may exceed 50 pounds.

    • Is exposed to dust, fumes, gases, or radiation, microwave
    • Drives motorized equipment


    SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position.

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION: It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees.

    BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 conditionally offered the position.

    SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.

    MANDATED REPORTER: Limited: The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: It is the policy of California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

    EEO STATEMENT: California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

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