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Substitute Custodian - YCCD

Yosemite Community College District
Modesto, CA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Substitute Custodian - YCCD

Site: :

Yosemite Community College District/Central Services

Salary Range / Other:

Classified Salary Schedule 2015-2016
Range 21, $17.05 per hour

Substitute Short Term Custodians may be called short notice (same day) to fill on any of the following shifts at any YCCD work-site, including MJC-East, MJC-West, Central Services and Columbia College:

Day Shift: 6:00 am to 2:30 pm

Swing Shift: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Graveyard Shift: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

(May include evenings and weekends)

Benefits :

Workers Compensation Coverage Only

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs custodial work by maintaining the cleanliness of assigned facility areas, groups of buildings, and office spaces based on a predetermined schedule; observes and reports concerns involving general campus maintenance and security; and performs related work as assigned.

This is the full working level class of the Custodial Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Positions in this class perform journey-level custodial and related duties in order to maintain campus facilities in a clean, orderly and secure manner.

This class can be distinguished from the higher-level class of Custodian Lead because incumbents in that class serve as lead workers for an assigned area or shift, with responsibility for the work of subordinate staff on a regular basis.

Incumbents in this class work under the general supervision of a Custodian Supervisor or manager, working alone on routine or regular work assignments and checking with the supervisor on non-routine assignments or when in doubt as to the correct procedures to follow.

Incumbents do not directly or indirectly lead or supervise other employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge of:
•Basic cleaning methods, procedures, and techniques.
•Cleaning materials, supplies, and equipment.
•Safe working methods and procedures.
•Operations, services and activities of a custodial program.
•Tools, equipment and supplies used in providing comprehensive custodial and minor building maintenance services.
•Principles of sanitation and disinfecting.
•Safe use of various cleaning chemicals and supplies.
•Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:
•Perform moderate to heavy manual activities.
•Perform a variety of custodial and routine maintenance activities.
•Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures.
•Utilize a variety of cleaning chemicals, supplies, and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
•Identify custodial and maintenance needs and initiate corrective actions.
•Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
•Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.
•Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:
•Education: Possession of a High School diploma or GED.
•Experience: One year performing duties related to the care and cleaning of buildings and facilities.

Example of Duties:

•Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes and seals floors.
•Vacuums and spot cleans rugs and carpets.
•Dusts, washes and polishes furniture and woodwork; polishes metalwork.
•Empties and cleans waste receptacles, including trash barrels.
•Cleans restrooms, locker rooms and showers.
•Washes windows and walls; cleans chalkboards; cleans window coverings, such as drapes or blinds.
•Moves and arranges furniture and equipment in preparing multipurpose rooms or classrooms for special events or meetings.
•Replaces light bulbs and lighting tubes.
•Picks up paper and other debris from school grounds, walk areas, and the areas adjacent to school facilities.
•Assists with the material recycling program.
•Sweeps and cleans concrete surfaces adjacent to buildings and facilities; cleans surfaces using a high-pressure washer as needed.
•Performs emergency cleanup services resulting from breakage, vandalism, spilling and illness, using proper procedures for handling potential hazardous waste.
•Assists in receiving and distributing supplies and equipment.
•Performs minor maintenance tasks in keeping assigned areas safe and operational.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates:

•Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required.

Physical and Mental Standards:

•Mobility: ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and ramps; walk or stand for extended periods.
•Dexterity: must have a full range of motion in the upper extremities; manual dexterity to operate equipment and use hand tools, and handle and work with various materials and objects.
•Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds; occasional lift objects up to 75 pounds.
•Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read labels and documents; ability to adjust focus frequently.
•Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
•Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent working alone; some public contact.

Additional Applicant Information:

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.

The screening committee will evaluate all applications. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.
NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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