Job description

Orange Coast College



Job# O-047-19

Salary: $39,460.00 - $53,200.00 Annually

Deadline: 05/30/19


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Performs a variety of work in connection with the custodial and grounds cleanup at a designated campus containing classrooms, libraries, laboratories, public gathering areas, offices, conference rooms, and related facilities. 


Distinguishing Career Features

The Custodian part of a Custodial career path and is capable of being assigned to any work schedule at one or more campus locales.  Custodians require a demonstrated ability to work independently adjusting standing work assignments to blend with campus needs, document MSD Sheets, operate all equipment used in custodial work including floor care, replenish dispensers, and clean fixtures to meet sanitation requirements.  Advancement potential exists to Senior Custodian and skilled maintenance positions based on position openings and compliance with job qualifications.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties: 

Cleans, dusts, and disinfects restrooms and locker rooms including floors, stalls, toilets, urinals, and fixtures. Removes trash and waste. Cleans trash receptacles and replaces liners.  Replenishes soap and towel dispensers. 

Cleans public entry and use areas including, but not limited to hallways, stairways, and meeting rooms.  Cleans and disinfects drinking fountains, door handles, and door push plates.  

Sweeps and mops hard floors and baseboards, spot cleaning as necessary and wet mopping on a regularly scheduled basis.  Vacuums and spot cleans carpeted areas. 

Performs regularly scheduled cleaning of classroom, laboratory, public gathering, conference, and office areas including, but not limited to furniture, fixtures, and boards. 

Maintains safe and clean walkway and grounds surrounding the assigned area.  Picks up litter.  Empties and cleans outdoor trash. 

Rearranges, moves, and sets furniture and equipment in place, according to established instructions and seating arrangements.  May assist others to assemble furniture, removing from and properly disposing of packaging materials.  

Sets up and takes down seating and equipment for various events, including theater and athletic venue use.  May set up special equipment such as barriers, benches, bleachers, floor mats, and other equipment. 

Participates in major cleaning projects that include, but are not limited to, carpet cleaning and floor stripping and refinishing. 

Secures internal and external entry and exit doors, ensuring that windows and lights are locked and off.  

Communicates the need for work order requests for maintenance services to a Senior Custodian, supervisor, or other designated resource.   Documents work activities and unanticipated occurrences. 

Checks and records emergency eye wash and shower stations, fire extinguishers, first-aid kits, emergency telephones for proper functioning or stock. 

Inspects equipment used on a regular basis for function and required servicing.  Makes minor repairs and arranges for complex repairs. 

May perform routine minor servicing and maintenance to fixtures such as, but not limited to minor plumbing adjustments, oiling of door hinges and wall panel glide tracks, tightening of loose fixtures, repair of electrical cords, repair or replacement of dispensers, and minor carpet repairs. 

Maintains a safe working environment in the assigned area(s), notifying the appropriate resources of safety hazards observed and/or takes action to mitigate or eliminate potential hazardous conditions.   

Ensures that secondary containers for cleaning and other products are properly labeled. Follows Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions for handling and disposal of custodial products. 

Communicates the need for supplies and replacement components as needed. 

Performs other duties as assigned that support the objectives of the position.

Qualifications and Physical Demands



Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires a thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in custodial care and routine facilities maintenance.  Requires basic knowledge of daily college schedules, routines, and events.  Requires working knowledge of and skill at operating custodial cleaning equipment.   Requires working knowledge of work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures. Requires basic knowledge of chemical reactions and proper safety precautions for use.  Requires basic knowledge of fixture, repairs.  Requires sufficient reading and writing ability to read work instructions and document work activity onto standardized forms.  Requires sufficient human relations skill to work with other Custodians and exercise courtesy when dealing with others.



Requires the ability to perform all essential duties of the position with limited supervision.  Must be able to observe all safety precautions and procedures.  Must be able to operate and maintain tools and equipment in a working condition.  Requires the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks and to be able to determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to a supervisor   Requires the ability to follow oral and written directions and to work independently and collaboratively.  Must be able to apply District policies and procedures.  Must be able to respond to emergencies.  Requires the ability to work various work shifts to support cleaning routines, special projects, and events.  Requires the ability to obtain district-sponsored Hazardous Materials Awareness training.  May require the ability to obtain a First Aid and CPR card within a reasonable time.


Education and Experience:

The position requires a High School diploma or GED, and one year of prior custodial experience. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the equivalent qualifications for the position.


Licenses and Certificates:

May require a valid driver license.  






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Job No: O-047-19
Posted: 5/17/2019
Application Due: 5/30/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $39,460.00 - $53,200.00 Annually