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Job Title: Custodian
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 24923
Job Code: 2010 Custodian
Department: Housing Building Maintenance
CompensationClassification: Custodian
Anticipated Salary: $2,916/month
Salary Range: $2,600/month - $4,074/month
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionThe Custodian performs all duties in their specific assigned work area and is responsible for performing duties in other work areas as needed. Work areas are located within residential facilities and/or administrative offices and include the Classics residence halls, the Campus Village residential facilities and/or the trash/recycling rooms. Incumbents are responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of their work areas. The Custodian is required to use safe, approved methods and frequencies, which have been approved by University Housing Services. This position will be assigned to work weekends.
Minimum Qualifications- 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
- Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations
License & CertificatesA valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.
Preferred Qualifications- High School Diploma or equivalent training
- Two years of experience as a custodian
- Experience working in a residential or university environment
- Experience working with custodial cleaning equipment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities- Ability to complete Defensive Drivers Training Program provided by State of California for CSU
- Must be able to work alternative work schedule including weekdays, weekends and some
- Ability to use proper equipment including vacuum, high speed floor buffing machine, regular
floor buffer, standard carpet extractor, portable upholstery cleaner and wet/dry vacuum
- Ability to multi-task to support the "One Stop Shop" model of Higher Education Customer
Service and coordinate deadlines
Posting DateFebruary 25, 2019
Application ScreeningApplication Screening begins March 12, 2019.
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 MaterialResume
List of References
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.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal 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 José 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 StatementSJSU 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 InformationOne Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250




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Posted: 2/26/2019
Application Due: 6/2/2020
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