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Custodian (4 Positions)

Cerritos College
Closing date
Jul 31, 2021

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Custodian (4 Positions)

Salary: $42,323.88 - $50,731.56 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: FTCustodian-21
Closing: 8/10/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: FTCustodian-21
Division: Facilities

Closing Date:
This position will close on August 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

Summary Performs
custodial services to clean, sanitize and do light maintenance of campus classroom, multi-use, office, or related facilities.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Custodian is a service level position requiring the ability to organize work routines to cover assigned square footage, use available tools and equipment, and replenish supplies.

Job Duties

  • Cleans, removes graffiti, dusts, and disinfects restrooms including floors, stalls, toilets, urinals, and fixtures. Removes trash and waste. Cleans trash receptacles and replaces liners. Replenishes soap and paper products.
  • Cleans public entry and use areas including, but not limited to hallways, stairways, elevators, and meeting rooms. Cleans and disinfects drinking fountains, door handles, and door push plates and elevator tracks.
  • Sweeps and mops hard floors and baseboards, spot cleaning, and removing gum, as necessary and wet mopping on a regularly scheduled basis. Vacuums, removes gum, and performs spot cleaning to carpeted areas.
  • Performs regularly scheduled cleaning of classroom, laboratory, and office areas including, but not limited to furniture, fixtures, pencil sharpeners, boards.
  • On a regular or seasonal schedule, performs detail cleaning and washing of desks, tables, counters, furniture and fixtures, high dusting of windows, inside/outside walls and ceilings, mirrors, ledges, bookshelves, and other related items. Periodically oils or polishes woodwork, paneling, wood furniture, and metal fixtures.
  • Rearranges, moves, and sets furniture and equipment in place, according to established instructions and seating arrangements. May participates with others to assemble furniture, removing from and properly disposing of packaging materials.
  • Sets up and takes down seating and equipment for events, including theater and gymnasium use. Sets up special equipment such as barriers, benches, bleachers, floor mats, and other equipment.
  • Isolates and stabilizes malfunctioning fixtures and refers conditions to others for repair.
  • Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
  • Secures internal and external entry and exit doors, ensuring that windows and lights are locked and off
  • Gives information and directions to visitors, assists with opening and closing of facilities, and community access centers.
  • Mixes and applies chemicals, acids, and other cleaning aids with appropriate ratios for cleaning and safety.
  • Ensures that secondary containers for cleaning and other products are properly labeled and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for assigned area(s) are up to date. Initiates orders for supplies needed for building maintenance.
  • May check and record fire extinguishers for proper functioning.
  • May be required to strip and refinish hard flooring surfaces, bonnet and extract carpet, and scrub and disinfect ceramic tile surfaces. May maintain safe and clean walkway and grounds that surround assigned buildings.
  • May perform cleaning and sanitizing of floors and fixtures in cafeteria/snack bar areas.
  • Inspects equipment used on a regular basis for function and servicing. Makes minor adjustments and reports major repairs using the work order system.
  • Documents work activities, inspections, unanticipated occurrences, and MSDS sheets.
  • Assists with emergency situations, by helping students exit buildings. May stand-onduty for an assigned location until relieved.
  • Raises and lowers flags according to proper protocol.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned..
  • Knowledge and Skills
    The position requires a basic knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial care and routine facilities maintenance. Must have a basic knowledge of work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures. Requires knowledge of use and application and proper safety precautions with chemicals and cleaning agents. Requires basic knowledge of common building repairs. Requires sufficient reading and writing ability to read work instructions and document work activity onto standardized forms. Requires basic arithmetic to make measurements. Requires sufficient human relations skills to exercise courtesy when dealing with others.

    Must be able to observe all safety precautions and procedures. Requires the ability to operate custodial tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, vacuums, floor care equipment, and restroom cleaning equipment. Requires the ability to learn and be certified to use a forklift. Requires the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks and to determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to a supervisor. Must be able to follow oral and written directions and read MSDS sheets. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively. Must be able to learn and apply College policies and procedures within a reasonable period of time. Must be able to attend materials awareness and blood borne pathogens exposure training within a reasonable period of time. Requires the ability to work productively and cooperatively with others.

    Physical Abilities
    Incumbents 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 environmental conditions. Requires sufficient hearing and speech for ordinary communication, to hear sound prompts from equipment, and to determine if 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.

    Licenses and Certificates
    May require a valid driver's license.

    Working Conditions Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant health and safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of materials that include waste and blood born pathogens.

    Conditions of Employment:
    This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position

    Hours of employment are:

    Monday thru Friday various shift : 2 positions-3:00AM to 11:30AM and 2 positions 2:00PM to 10:30PM.

    Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.

    Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

    Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

    ** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education and Experience
    The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 1 year custodial experience.

    Supplemental Information
    Transcripts and Foreign DegreesIt is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The web address is qualifying educational degrees/training must be from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities.Application ProceduresApplication materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.College/Department ProfileCerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.eduThe Physical Plant Division provides maintenance, repair and construction services to Cerritos College District buildings, serving the faculty, students, staff and community. The Operations Department, working within the Physical Plant Division, is responsible for all sanitation duties, trash collection, and related services for the District. Cerritos College is looking for a candidate with a positive attitude to clean for our students health and beautify our campus. Required Documents needed to applyResume/Curriculum VitaeCover letter / Letter of Interest

    To apply, visit

    The District ensures 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 national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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    Working at Cerritos College

    Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.

    The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students.

    But there is much more to our diversity....

    Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school, but we also attract the returning student who may have been out of school for many years. We serve first generation college students as well as college students with a college family tradition.

    Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication.


    The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals of our diverse student population.

    We encourage and support a diverse atmosphere where employees feel valued and recognized for their efforts, along with the support to create an environment which fosters the positive attitude and creative spirit of our employees.

    The District offers a comprehensive benefit program that promotes wellness and supports healthy lifestyle choices.

    Human Resources affirms its commitment to ensuring that all employment and employment-related decisions are based on the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    Above all else, Cerritos College Human Resources provides quality service, while maintaining confidentiality, integrity, respecting individuals, promoting teamwork and focusing on innovation and the future.

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