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About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC's has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

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

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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.

    Physical Abilities:
    Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors and outdoors engaged in work of primarily an active nature. Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness to engage in strenuous physical labor. Requires near visual acuity to write, to read directions and product labels, and to observe work in progress. Requires sufficient hearing and speech for ordinary, telephonic, and 2-way radio communication, to hear sound prompts from equipment, and to determine if the equipment is functioning properly. Requires manual and finger dexterity to write and to clean and make minor repairs. Requires the ability to lift (from overhead, waist and floor levels, max. 50 lbs.), carry (max. 50 lbs.), push, pull, bend, squat, reach (from low, level, and overhead), and twist and turn head and trunk to clean and to remove trash, move furniture and equipment. Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

    Working Conditions:
    Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant health and safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of and/or proximity to materials that include septic and toxic substances. Conditions of Employment

    This is a regular, full-time, 12-months per year classified position. The normal hours of work will be from 9:30 pm to 6:30 am, Monday through Thursday and 3:00 pm to 12:00 pm on Friday with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the department. A 7.5% shift differential will be added to the posted salary for the graveyard shift. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

    Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ) The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., May 30, 2019. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered. Additional Information

    Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.

    All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

    Application Requirements:
    To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
    • A complete online Classified/Management Employment Application.
    • Answers to Supplemental Questions. (clear and detailed responses required as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).

    To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

    All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

    Any documents that you are unable to attach can be emailed to [email protected]. Emails must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

    Disability Accommodations:
    If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4716 OR (714) 438-4713.

    The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in a transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

    Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.




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    Posted: 5/20/2019
    Application Due: 5/30/2019
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