The position will have one of two different work schedules: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm or Thursday-Monday 8:00am-4:30pm.
Under the work lead direction of the Lead Custodians and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Custodial Operations, the Custodian performs all duties in their specific assigned work area and is responsible for performing duties in other work areas as needed. Work areas are located within residential facilities and/or administrative offices and include the Classics residence halls, the Campus Village residential facilities and/or the trash/recycling rooms. Incumbents are responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of their work areas. The Custodian is required to use safe, approved methods and frequencies, which have been approved by University Housing Services.
- Clean community and common area bathroom
- Perform housekeeping duties
- Maintain appearance and cleanliness of residential facilities
- Coordinate residential facilities trash and recycling needs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
- Ability to exercise care and follow instructions when using janitorial supplies or equipment as well as follow simple oral and written instructions
- Ability to multi-task to support the “One Stop Shop” model of Higher Education Customer Service and coordinate deadlines
- Ability to use proper equipment including vacuum, high speed floor buffing machine, regular floor buffer, standard carpet extractor, portable upholstery cleaner and wet/dry vacuum
- Ability to perform complex tasks involving independent judgment, accuracy and speed
- Ability to understand, interpret and apply policies and regulations in specific situations
- Ability to observe rules, regulations and expectations to ensure a safe working environment
- Ability to work alone as well as with other staff when assigned to do so
- Must be able to handle a high degree of customer contact
- Ability to be fingerprinted—must not have been convicted of a crime in which punishment could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies
- Must be able to work alternative work schedule including weekdays, weekends and some holidays
- Ability to communicate verbally at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
- Ability to follow simple oral and written directions
- Ability to understand chemical/product mixing ratios and ability to label containers accordingly
- High School Diploma and/or equivalent training
- Two years of experience as a custodian
- Experience working in a residential or university environment
- Experience working with custodial cleaning equipment
Anticipated Hiring Range: Up To $3,338/month
CSU Salary Range: $3,338/month - $4,490/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.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: November 22, 2022 through December 6, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Selected candidates will be placed in one of the following shifts based on operational needs.
CSU Vaccination Policy
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at email@example.com.
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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).