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Custodian - Berkeley City College

Peralta Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

College Information

Peralta/College Information
Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College ( BCC ), one of California’s 112 community colleges, is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, only 1-1/2 blocks from the U.C. campus. The college’s mission is to contribute to the success of all students and to the well-being of the community by offering the best possible education which promises intellectual growth, social mobility, economic development and an understanding of diverse ideas and peoples. BCC is ranked second in the state in the percentage of students who transfer to U.C. Berkeley.

BCC serves students who seek general education, transfer to four-year universities, associate degrees and certificates in liberal arts, the sciences, career/technical areas, or foundational skills. BCC students represent a diverse mix of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The college is an active partner in local economic development and employment training endeavors and maintains a strong and unique collaboration with U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley City College’s world-class faculty has created a student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence and student success. They have won distinction in the sciences, arts, English, humanities, multimedia arts, and the social sciences.

Benefits Information

The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 25.37% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalPERS member handbook is available at, please visit the website at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.

Position Information

Job Title
Custodian - Berkeley City College

Time Base
40 hrs/week 12 months/year

Salary Range: $3,562.62 - $4,543.39/mo, Hiring Range: $3,562.62 - $3,919.73/mo - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Position Type

Business Office (831)



Job Description Summary

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday
Current hours: 4:30pm to 1:00am
Future hours: 9:00pm – 5:30am

Under general supervision, the Custodian performs a wide variety of custodial duties for cleaning assigned areas, rooms, buildings, or office space.

Duties & Responsibilities

 Cleans, sweeps, scrubs, strips, mops and waxes floors.
 Vacuums, shampoos and extracts dirt from rugs and carpets.
 Cleans rest rooms, offices, shops, classrooms, kitchens, labs, theater, locker rooms and gym areas.
 Washes walls and removes graffiti.
 Cleans windows and drinking fountains.
 Empties and cleans waste containers.
 Cleans chalkboards, white boards and erasers.
 Replaces lights and cleans diffusers.
 Empties garbage and trash cans.
 Secures buildings having an alarm system.
 Reports needed repairs, hazardous materials or safety violations to supervisors.
 Assists in moving supplies and arranging furniture and equipment.
 Sets up facilities for special events.
 May assist in ordering, receiving, storing and inventorying of working supplies from college stores.
 May make minor non-technical repairs.
 Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Equivalent to one (1) year of custodial or janitorial experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

2. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
 Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls, furniture, and fixtures;
 Cleaning materials, disinfectants, hazardous materials, and equipment used in custodial work;
 Common tools and their uses.
Ability to:
 Use cleaning materials and equipment safely and with skill and efficiency;
 Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
 Move supplies and furniture and set up rooms and buildings for special occasions;
 Use common electrical cleaning equipment.

Environmental Demands

 Work performed indoors and outdoors often in uncontrolled areas.
 Noise and vibrations are experienced in the operation of cleaning and maintenance equipment.
 Frequent exposure to bleach and other chemical and cleaning agents.

Other Requirements

Physical Requirements
 Frequent lifting up to 75 lbs.
 Frequent carrying up to 75 lbs.
 Frequent pushing up to 100 lbs.
 Frequent stooping, squatting and body twisting.
 Constant standing and walking.
 Reaching at high and low levels.

Mental Requirements
 Must be able to communicate in English (speaking, reading and writing) at a level to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the Custodian position.

Tools & Equipment Used

 Frequent use of ladders that meet safety regulations, brooms, squeegees, brushes, mops, vacuum cleaners, high and low speed floor machines, yard blowers, pressure washers and yard vacuums; operates gas tractor or electrical vehicles.

Application Deadline Date
February 21st, 2023

Open Date

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