Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Humboldt State University

(Job # 17-95) Laborer, $2,789 - $4,619/Month. Appointments are normally made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefitted, 12-month pay plan, non-exempt position 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., Monday through Friday.

DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision and direction of the Associate Director of Housing Facilities, this position provides labor support to all departmental units within Housing and Residence Life to ensure that residence halls and support facilities are maintained and prepared in accordance with departmental goals, professional standards, codes and regulations. Performance of other duties as assigned.

DUTIES: Perform work involving the following duties: move heavy objects such as furniture, equipment, materials; assist in event set-up; load and unload, equipment and supplies; clean assigned areas, remove construction debris; clean gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures; power wash assigned areas; clean roadsides, streets, and related areas; clean equipment and assist in other cleaning projects; remove and haul waste and recyclables from areas of central aggregation and clean-up sites; assist craft workers by performing unskilled tasks such as preparing work areas; performing rough repair work; patch pavement; perform pick and shovel work; assist in grounds maintenance with pruning, trim trees and shrubbery; remove debris; operate and perform basic preventive maintenance on appropriate equipment and tools, supplies, and materials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience and training equivalent to three years of hands-on experience in general facilities and systems maintenance and repair, or comparable experience as a trades assistant or laborer with demonstrated proficiency in general trade practices. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, co-workers, parents and campus visitors. Ability to work effectively in a group and individual settings. Previous experience in a university residence hall environment is desirable.

Ability to move heavy objects such as furniture, equipment, materials, and supplies; assist in campus event set-up; load and unload furniture, equipment, supplies, and materials; clean assigned areas, including such activities removing construction debris; cleaning gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures; power washing assigned areas; cleaning roadsides, streets, and related areas; cleaning applicable equipment; and assisting in other cleaning projects; remove and haul waste and recyclables from areas of central aggregation, special events, and special clean-up sites; assist crafts and construction workers by performing unskilled tasks such as preparing work areas; performing rough repair work; tearing down structures; patching pavement; and performing pick and shovel work; assist in grounds maintenance, including such activities as pruning, trimming and spraying trees and shrubbery; removing undergrowth and debris; and using a spade, hoe, or rake to prepare or clean assigned areas; operate and perform basic preventive maintenance on appropriate hand and powered equipment and tools, supplies, and materials; some positions may be required to use a motor vehicle to transport and deliver heavy or other items. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather. Basic knowledge in the operation of a computer for email and work assignment. Experience working effectively with a diverse population. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials. A California drivers license is required as well as the ability to drive automatic and standard transmission vehicles.

For reasons of safety and security, all persons hired by the Department of Housing and Dining Services must successfully pass a background check prior to the start of employment.

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:

-Letter of Interest;
-HSU Employment Application at
-Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
-Contact information for at least three professional references

Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-95) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Thursday, October 26, 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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