Custodian (Night Shift)

San Jose, CA
Apr 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24520
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 2010
Department: MLK Library Facility


Classification: Custodian
Salary Range: $2,600/month - $3,955/month
FLSA status: Non - Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The incumbent of this position will sweep, vacuum, spot carpets, clean carpets, scrub, mop, wax, and polish floors; clean classrooms, laboratories, lavatories, locker rooms, blackboards, white boards, windows, venetian style blinds; replenish lavatory supplies, empty wastebaskets and recycling bins and remove trash/recycling from campus buildings, replace lamps in light fixtures; lock and unlock doors and windows as required; safeguard building or equipment from unauthorized. Different shift operational needs may vary to some degree and individual assignments on a given date are determined by available staffing, campus customer needs, and customer expectations. The shift is from 3:00pm - 11:30pm.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Utilizes personal protective equipment. Utilizes floor and wall cleaning equipment in a safe and controlled fashion.
- Practices department (9) step restroom cleaning method.
- Removes and replenishes all dispenser supplies and materials.
- Dusts, sweeps, mops, and scrubs floors with department approved chemicals.
- Cleans walls, mirrors, partitions, fixtures, and ventilation coverings.
- Cleans toilets, urinals, and sinks with department approved chemicals.
- Removes and empties all trash/recycling containers daily to appropriate locations.
- Sorts and separates both trash and recyclable items to appropriate locations.
- Transports materials between buildings and utilizes electric and gas driven vehicles.
- Operates and trains to drive all department vehicles in compliance with defensive driving standards.
- Lifts and moves all items in safe manner for self and others utilizing proper body mechanics.
- Sweeps, dust mops, mops, and vacuums daily; spots carpets, strips, waxes, and polishes floors weekly.
- Organizes and moves tables and chairs to campus standard.
- Cleans tables, chairs, black & white boards, podium, doors, blinds, and windows, vent coverings, to department standard.
- Removes trash and recyclables daily.
- Checks and changes light bulbs/tubes daily in all areas.

Education and Experience

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. Requires the possession of a valid California Driver's License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any emergency situation.

Preferred Qualifications

- Six months of full time custodial or service industry experience in an institutional or commercial setting.
- Six months of full time experience with industrial commercial equipment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- General knowledge of methods, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial operations.
- Knowledge of safety and sanitation measures appropriate to custodial operations.
- Ability to work alone and within a team environment.
- Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
- Ability to follow simple oral and written directions.
- Ability to use and care for custodial supplies and equipment.
- Ability to observe and use safe working conditions.
- Ability to conduct oneself in a safe and efficient manner in all department activities and adhere to all campus safety standards, report potential safety risks and problems to supervisor, perform daily safety checks on all equipment to be used for shift, and maintain department safety protective equipment.
- Ability to respond to all emergency situations regarding building clean up and service in a timely manner.
- A valid California Driver's license is required at time of hire for the operations of any vehicle required for this position.
- Ability to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the course exam.
- Ability to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

Posting Date

April 6, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 30, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional 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 conditionally offered the position.

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. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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