Lead Custodian

California State University, Stanislaus
Stanislaus - Turlock

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 510570
Department: Business & Finance
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time

Position SummaryFull-time position available on or after March 8, 2022 for Custodial Services.

Under general direction of the Custodial Manager, the Lead Custodian performs the full range of custodial work of the Custodian as well as work assignments that typically include some or all of the following: assist custodial staff in performing their duties and provide support during absences; train and instruct others in the performance of their duties, including appropriate custodial practices and techniques, and the safe use of equipment and materials; assign, review, and inspect the work of assigned staff, including completing inspection forms; assist in maintaining employee time records and reporting absences and provide input to employee evaluations; coordinate custodial support for campus events; identify and report equipment, supply, and repair needs; identify and order necessary supplies and materials.

Job DutiesDuties include but are not limited to:
  • Drive assigned vehicle to transport team members to designated work zones, as well as to pick up supplies, materials, and equipment from warehouse and chemical storage.
  • Assign, review, and inspect the work of assigned staff, including completing inspections forms.
  • Sweep, strip, scrub, mop and wax floors, vacuum, shampoo rugs and carpets.
  • Wash woodwork and counters, wash and polish floors, furniture, clean chalkboards, chalk rails and vacuum. Report suspicious or inappropriate behavior to manager.
  • Safeguard buildings, property and all equipment from unauthorized use.
  • Use proper safety procedures adherence to all safety procedures and protocols.
  • Empty waste baskets and recycling containers, clean and disinfect restrooms and replenish restroom supplies.
  • Ensure student populated areas (classrooms, lobbies, restrooms, locker room, etc.) are ready for students each day.
  • Clean windows inside and out, clean entry doors, dust fixtures, sweep and or pressure wash outside.
  • Ensure closets are stocked as needed and all chemicals are labeled appropriately.
  • Train, inspect, correct and instruct custodians in the proper use of equipment, materials and appropriate custodial procedures, techniques and practices.
  • Work alongside associates daily.
  • Perform tasks associated with crew’s work on a consistent basis.
  • Assist crew and restructure teams as needed to complete daily assignments.
  • Ensure campus unlocks are properly completed on a daily basis and ensure campus is ready for students.
  • Ensure adherence to lunch and break periods.
  • Assist custodians in the performance of their duties and inspect associates completed work.
  • Assist manager with attendance reporting; collect and review labor cards for accuracy.
  • Complete daily paperwork required; absence forms, labor cards, overtime reports, inspection forms.
  • Provide daily updates/announcements to staff.
  • Report injuries or accidents immediately and complete the necessary Worker’s Compensation paperwork.
  • Safeguard buildings, property and all equipment from unauthorized use.
  • Use proper safety procedures, adhere to all safety procedures and protocols.
  • Confer and collaborate with manager to review and assess the needs of the crew.
  • Provide input on staff Performance Evaluations.
  • Attend required staff and lead meetings.
  • Use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum QualificationsEducation: None required.

    Experience: Equivalent to one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Custodial experience in an academic or institutional setting.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, graveyard shift and alternate schedules as required to meet the diverse needs of the University.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Experience maintaining floors including sweeping, dry and/or wet mopping, stripping, sealing, waxing, polishing, vacuuming, spot and full cleaning of carpets and proper use and care of powered floor cleaning equipment, preferably in an institutional setting.
  • Ability to set up and tear down large tables, chairs, podiums and special event equipment.
  • Ability to lift and/or move heavy objects and climb ladders, scaffolds, roofs and multi-structured buildings.
  • Ability to make sound decisions as required by the position.
  • Ability to work individually or as a team member in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Working knowledge of the methods, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures.
  • Working knowledge of effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques.
  • Ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance.
  • Ability to read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
  • Ability to operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position.
  • Ability to use custodial systems such as those used to track work orders and two-way radios for communication.
  • Ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.
  • Ability to perform work involving regular physical activity.
  • Ability to establish, promote and maintain cooperative work relationships with others.
  • Ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to move up to 50 pounds if required by the position.
  • May require possession of a valid California’s driver’s license.
  • Special ConditionsCSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/License or Certifications
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Physical Requirements
  • May be required to work weekends, evenings, graveyard shift and alternate work schedules as required to meet the diverse needs of the University.
  • Salary RangeAnticipated salary will be $3,128 – $3,753 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Lead Custodian range: $3,128 - $5,138 per month)Compensation & BenefitsCommensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 5) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to ApplyTo be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

    Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    Application DeadlineOPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER MARCH 9, 2022 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance NoticeSatisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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.

    Additional InformationCampus & Area

    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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 CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


    Advertised: February 22, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled



    The California State Legislature established Stanislaus State College in 1957 as the 15th campus of the California State University (CSU) system. The first classes were conducted in September 1960 in buildings at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, located in the state’s fertile Central Valley. The college moved 1.5 miles north in 1965 to its permanent 228-acre site following construction of its first major facilities. The picturesque current site of the University is graced by 35 modern buildings, and with more than 4,500 trees, representing 50 species, it is the region’s largest designated urban forest.

    The initial classroom building housed facilities for art, music, drama and the sciences in addition to providing classrooms for lectures. The library, a companion project to the classroom building, was later named the Vasché Library in memory of the university's founding president, Dr. J. Burton Vasché. In 1985, the college was officially renamed California State University, Stanislaus by action of the State Legislature and the Board of Trustees of the California State University. A renovation of the Vasché Library is in the design stages. In addition, a student funded $52 million student center renovation project is underway, with the new facility scheduled to open in spring, 2020.

    Our 10,003 students (8,521 FTEs) are served by 1,896 employees, including 645 faculty (252 tenure or tenure track), providing a student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1 and a tenure density of 60.4%. More than 80% of full-time faculty members hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University’s primary service area is a 10,000-square-mile region that encompasses Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Calaveras Counties. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, Stanislaus State is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has earned 12 specialized accreditations, including the College of Business Administration, College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work, and nursing, art, theater and music programs

    Serving the San Joaquin Valley, the University is a critical educational resource for the six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University offers a rich mix of 43 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs (15 master’s programs, seven post-graduate credentials and a doctorate in educational leadership).

    Stanislaus State also operates an off-campus center at University Park in Stockton, 43 miles northwest of the main campus, with a current enrollment of almost 650 students.

    In 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the new Campus Master Plan Revision and certified the Final Environmental Impact Report, which had not been reevaluated since 1968.  The new master plan envisions the future growth of the campus to serve 12,000 FTE students, while maintaining the quality and character of the campus environment.

    Home of the Warriors, Stanislaus State fields 14 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level. The Warriors have claimed 12 national championships in men’s golf and two in baseball, in addition to the 24 individual national titles won by Warrior athletes.

    Over the years, Stanislaus State has developed into a major presence in the region and continues to play a prominent role in the economy of the Central Valley.

    Stanislaus State has received many recent accolades, recognizing the University for its quality, affordability and access. For example, the U.S. Department of Education placed Stanislaus State on its 2016 list of institutions notable for advancing student outcomes, National Public Radio (2016) ranked Stanislaus State #5 in the nation for upward mobility of its students, Washington Monthly (2018) ranked Stanislaus State the #1 “Bang for Your Buck” four-year college in the West Region and Money Magazine (2018) ranked Stanislaus State in its national “Best Colleges for the Money” category for the 23rd consecutive year, moving the University into its top 50. In addition, the University has been selected as one of the country’s top 384 colleges by The Princeton Review for 13 consecutive years and U.S. News & World Reports ranked Stan State among the top 10 public universities in the Western region in 2018, in addition to being ranked #48 overall. Many national rankings have recognized Stanislaus State’s excellence for many years, including several publications that have ranked Stan State consistently high for more than a decade.

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