Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Humboldt State University

(Job #17-34) Custodian, $2,319 - $3,765/Month. (Appointments are normally made at the beginning of the salary range). Full-time, benefited, 12-month pay plan with a one-year probationary period in the Department of Housing & Residence Life. Regular work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Anticipated starting date is June 1, 2017.

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Lead Custodian and the Associate Director of Housing Facilities, incumbent will perform custodial duties in the residence hall facilities; specifically, detail cleaning and sanitation of restrooms, shower rooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms; detail cleaning of offices, lounges, stairwells, entryways, corridors, and during university break periods, student rooms. Responsible for removal of trash and recycled materials from buildings; and interior and exterior window washing. Operation of carpet cleaning equipment, such as extraction machines and Host carpet cleaning systems. Performance of other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Ability and knowledge to operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies properly. Ability to perform work involving regular physical activity including moving up to 50 pounds; and establish and maintain cooperative work relationships. Possession of a valid driver's license required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Must possess the level of competency to understand University correspondence, Material Safety Data Sheets, cleaning and safety procedures, and instructions on product labels; knowledge and understanding of the safe use of cleaning chemicals and proper labeling of supplies. Knowledge of equipment maintenance. Ability to follow directions to use and care for janitorial supplies and equipment; ability to observe safe working procedures and to organize cleaning areas and maintain work areas in the safest manner possible. Necessary hand and digit dexterity to operate equipment specific to the trade. Ability to climb and transport ladders, move heavy furniture, bend and lift objects up to 50 pounds routinely. Ability to clean stairs and ceilings. Routine floor maintenance including auto scrubbing, stripping and waxing. Applicants must have ability to maintain effective relationships with students, co-workers, parents and campus visitors. Experience working effectively with a diverse population. A California driver's license is required as well as the ability to drive automatic and standard transmission vehicles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One year experience in the custodial field. Previous residence hall custodial experience is desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-34) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Friday, April 21, 2017.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The person holding this position is considered a '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 as a condition of employment.


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