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Facilities Assistant (Swing Shift)

Santa Barbara City College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Facilities Assistant (Swing Shift)

Salary: $48,124.00 - $58,642.00 Annually
Job Type: Classified Staff
Job Number: 127
Closing: 6/14/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: Facilities & Operations

Basic Functions

Under the direction of the assigned administrator, perform a variety of custodial, grounds maintenance and routine building maintenance activities involved in maintaining the buildings, facilities and grounds at an assigned remote College District site in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

Representative Duties


Perform a variety of custodial, grounds maintenance and routine building maintenance activities involved in maintaining the buildings, facilities and grounds at an assigned remote College District site in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

Clean classrooms, offices and other facilities; sweep, scrub, mop, strip, wax and polish floors; vacuum rugs and carpets; spot clean and shampoo carpets; spot mop spills; clean mirrors, blinds, tile, walls, doors and windows.

Perform grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of grounds and landscaped areas; mow, edge, trim and water lawns, fields and other turf grounds; hoe and pull weeds; rake leaves; plant, cultivate, prune, spray and fertilize flowers, trees, grass and shrubs.

Move and arrange furniture and equipment as needed; set-up and assemble chairs, tables and other furniture and equipment for site activities and special events as assigned; set up, operate and arrange audio-visual equipment as required; clean up furniture, equipment and debris following these events.

Pick up paper and other debris from floors, grounds, walkways and areas adjacent to site facilities; edge walkways; sweep walkways, driveways, parking lots and concrete surfaces adjacent to campus buildings; empty waste receptacles.

Perform a variety of routine general maintenance and repairs; replace light bulbs and other fixtures; paint walls and other surfaces; alter, repair or construct articles and structures of wood; install classroom fixtures and equipment as assigned; replace and maintain utility system components.

Monitor and maintain adequate inventory levels of assigned supplies, materials and equipment; order, receive and store supplies, materials and equipment; pick up and distribute supplies, mail, materials and equipment as required.

Clean and disinfect drinking fountains and restroom facilities including sinks, toilets and urinals; fill dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper, seat covers and other items; perform minor plumbing duties; inspect and repair leaks, obstructions and general system failures.

Dust and polish furniture, equipment and woodwork; empty waste receptacles; remove gum and graffiti as needed; clean chalkboards, whiteboards, chalk trays and erasers; empty pencil sharpeners.

Operate a variety of equipment such as mowers, edgers, vacuums, sweepers, tractors, trimmers, chainsaws, sprayers and various hand and power tools; perform minor maintenance and repairs on equipment as needed; drive a vehicle to conduct work.

Assist with the installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems as required; water grounds areas by hand or by operating the irrigation system.

Prepare and maintain various records and reports related to supplies, equipment, inventory, incidents, accidents, requests and assigned activities.

Communicate with staff and outside agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns; provide assistance, directions and general information to the public as requested.

Perform minor maintenance and repairs on audio-visual equipment as required; utilize a camcorder to record lectures as assigned; duplicate and maintain related library of videotapes; assist staff with the selection and usage of media and audio-visual equipment as directed.

Identify and report safety, sanitary, security and fire incidents and hazards to appropriate personnel; report major maintenance and repair needs to appropriate personnel.

Serve as a lead and train and provide work direction and guidance to student workers as directed.

Apply pest control methods to eradicate weeds and other pests according to established procedures.


Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two years experience performing custodial, grounds maintenance or routine building maintenance activities.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Community College Students.

Valid California driver's license.

Working knowledge of custodial practices and maintenance of buildings
Experience using ladder and janitorial supplies

WORKING HOURS: Monday-Friday 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Swing Shift). Hours may vary. 12 months per year, plus fringe benefits; 6 month probation period depending on employee classification. All work schedules and work assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the college.

The current salary schedule range for the Facilities Assistant is Salary Table 29, Range 17, $48,124 - $54,449. There is a 3.5% differential for swing shifts. Nine step salary range continues to a maximum of $58,642. Initial placement based on experience with annual advancement to the next higher step.

Knowledge and Abilities

Proper methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in modern custodial, grounds maintenance and minor building maintenance work.
Basic grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, raking and weeding.
Modern cleaning methods, including basic methods of cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures.
Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers, trees and shrubs.
Operation of a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment.
Basic inventory practices and procedures and proper methods of storing equipment and supplies.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Oral and written communication skills.
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Record-keeping techniques.
Proper lifting techniques.

Perform a variety of custodial, grounds maintenance and routine building maintenance activities involved in maintaining the buildings, facilities and grounds at an assigned remote College District site in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
Mow, edge, water, weed, fertilize, rake and cultivate lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and other landscaped areas.
Operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment.
Use various cleaning materials and methods.
Move and arrange furniture and equipment.
Observe and report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Maintain various records related to work performed.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Monitor and maintain adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Meet schedules and timelines.

Indoor and outdoor work environment.
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil, grease and gasses.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of equipment.
Walking or standing for extended periods of time.
Seeing to perform custodial, gardening and maintenance activities.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects as assigned by position.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Heavy physical labor.
Climbing ladders.

Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals.
Working around and with machinery having moving parts.
Working at heights.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (Upon Offer of Employment):
  • The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis prior to the start of employment.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires verification of identity and the right to work in the United States.
  • Selected candidates must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Proof of college coursework or degrees indicated will be required of selected candidates.
  • All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.



(The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)
  1. Online District Application form at
  2. Within the online application is a required supplemental question on diversity. The committee will be reviewing your answer as part of the screening process. Please take your time and answer the question thoroughly.
  3. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.
  4. Within the online application, there is a required section to list five references. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance

Additional Instructions:
If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.
Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:
If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Selection Procedure:
SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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