Custodian II

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Recruitment Type: Open (Internal and External applicants) Special Instructions to Applicants

Contra Costa College serves about 10,000 students, credit and non-credit, who pursue transfer preparation, career education and foundational skills. The College’s student population reflects its surrounding diverse communities. Serving predominately African American and Latinx students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be.
We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.

NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $3,172 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $3,866 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Position Title Custodian II Location Contra Costa College Posting Number 0001227 # of Openings 1 Range 46 Salary $3,172.00 per month (first step) Position Status Permanent Overtime Status Non-Exempt (eligible) Position Full-Time If temporary, employment duration: n/a # of Hours Scheduled Per Week 40 Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours

Monday – Thursday 6:30 PM -2:30 AM
Friday 3:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Hours may vary.

Shift Differential % n/a yet # of Months 12 Non-work Periods: n/a EEO Job Category Service/Maintenance Employee Group Classified Department C1010-Custodial Position Definition

To perform custodial work involving the care, maintenance and cleaning of rooms, office space, buildings and related facilities; and to assist in maintaining the safety and security of District and college facilities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Custodian I – This is the entry-journal level classification in the Custodian series. Positions assigned to this class perform the more routine and standardized tasks. Assignments are performed within the procedural framework established by higher level employees.

Custodian II– This is the journey-level classification in the Custodian series. Positions in this classification require that the employee be able to substantially perform the full range of duties for the classification, requiring complete knowledge of custodial methods and procedures. Employees are required to use a variety of custodial equipment including vacuums, buffers, and power strippers.

Custodian, Lead – Positions in this classification act as a lead and provide direction to assigned staff in general custodial maintenance at a college site. Provides guidance and instruction on techniques, methods and procedures for accomplishing assigned tasks and solving problems.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sweeps, mops, waxes, buffs and polishes floors; dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, fixtures and equipment.
Washes windows, walkways and walls and removes graffiti.
Cleans and disinfects toilets, sinks, mirrors, hand plates, dispensers, fountains, glass doors and windows according to prescribed methods.
Stocks paper in restrooms; fills soap dispensers.
Empties trash receptacles and washes them when soiled; relines receptacles with bags as needed.
Moves and arranges furniture and equipment; may set up rooms for special meetings or classes.
Secures facilities at the end of work shift, including locking doors, windows and setting alarms.
Maintains and distributes the supplies in various custodial stations; this involves loading the truck and maintaining the supply inventory.
Maintains and operates floor maintenance equipment.
Cleans and makes minor repairs, including changing light bulbs and lamps.
Assists in training other custodial staff.
May have to dispose and remove hazardous waste material and e-waste material.
Prepares work orders using a computer.
Maintains proper standards of cleanliness in assigned areas.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

One (1) year of experience performing custodial duties in a similar work environment.
Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

Knowledge of:
Methods, materials and equipment used in cleaning of buildings, office space and rooms.
Methods of cleaning and preserving floors and carpets, walls and fixtures.
Disinfecting and sanitizing restrooms.
Safe work practices and safe operation of vehicles and equipment.
Using personal protection equipment.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To Minimum Qualification-Ability To

Perform heavy physical labor, including lifting and moving items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Operate and maintain a variety of custodial power equipments.
Perform tasks independently and use sound judgment in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
Ability to identify chemicals and handle them appropriately.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications

• Knowledge of cleaning procedures, custodial cleaning machines and tools and safe chemical
• Knowledge of safe work practices and safe operation of vehicles and equipment.
• Experience in floor care (concrete, tile & carpet) and upholstery cleaning.
• Experience in providing custodial services within an educational institution.

Job Open Date: 12/19/2018 Job Close Date: 01/17/2019 Open Until Filled No Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:

In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.

About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Agency Shop: Local One Classified positions are within a collective bargaining unit. Local One employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. This is a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contributions of 1% of gross pay + $1. The United Faculty positions are also within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):


All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or [email protected]. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please respond to the following required Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview. In order to receive every consideration in the selection process, you must complete ALL questions with concise but detailed answers and provide all requested information. Each answer will be evaluated separately. Be sure to clearly show on your application ALL previous work experience, education and training which qualifies you for this job. Referral to a resume or writing N/A in lieu of a response to any question on either the application or supplemental questionnaire is not an acceptable answer. Applicants submitting incomplete applications will be disqualified from consideration. Indicate "Yes" that you have read and understand these instructions.
    • Yes, I have read and I understand the above instructions.
  2. * Please tell us how you meet the minimum qualification of: Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please tell us how you meet the minimum qualification of: One (1) year of experience performing custodial duties in a similar work environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience in custodial cleaning and equipment and tool usage.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Explain the training and experience you have obtained in safety, chemical usage, cleaning tools and machines.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe any experience you have in floor care and cleaning upholstered chairs.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 1/2/2019
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