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Custodian I (2 Positions)

Merced College
$3,118.00 - $3,946.00 Monthly

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Community College

Job Details

Custodian I (2 Positions)

Salary: $3,118.00 - $3,946.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 20230127
Closing: 3/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA

Range 13
40 hours/week
12 months/year
Interview tentatively scheduled for the week of 4/6/23
**4% shift differential**

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes — large and small — throughout the county.

The Custodian I functions as a team member of our Operations Department. This position provides important services for our staff, students, and members of the community that use our facilities daily. Our custodial staff are tasked with providing a safe and clean environment that is conducive to student learning. In addition to being part of a team, our custodial staff also work independently and take ownership and pride in the areas they are assigned. The Operations Department invites you to apply to join our team!

Merced College Vision

Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission

Growing our community through education and workforce training:
  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs

  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:

    Under general supervision, to keep assigned buildings or building areas clean and orderly; to provide complete floor care and perform minor maintenance duties; and to do related work as required.

    Examples of Duties

    Representative Duties:
    • Sweeps, mops, strips and waxes floors
    • Dusts, washes and polishes furniture and woodwork
    • Vacuums and steam cleans rugs and carpets
    • Empties and cleans waste receptacles
    • Cleans erasers and blackboards
    • Washes windows, doors, and walls
    • Cleans rest rooms
    • Sweeps sidewalks and picks up papers
    • Cleans drinking fountains
    • Polishes metal work
    • Fills paper and soap dispensers
    • May make minor, non-technical repairs in building maintenance and electrical equipment including replacing light bulbs
    • Replenishes supplies
    • Turns out lights
    • Locks doors and windows
    • Observes assigned areas to prevent vandalism
    • Assists in moving, arranging and setting up furniture and equipment for special events and meetings
    • Reports need for repairs
    • Maintains equipment and supplies in proper condition
    • Trains and oversees the work of student assistants
    • Other related duties as assigned

    Knowledge of:
    • Cleaning supplies, methods, materials, and practice

    Ability to:
    • Speak, read and write standard English
    • Carry out oral and written directions
    • Work independently
    • Perform heavy physical labor
    • Lift up to 60 lbs
    • Stand and walk for long periods
    • Climb stairs
    • Train and oversee the work of student assistants
    • Work cooperatively with others
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

    Typical Qualifications


  • High school diploma OR GED
  • The equivalent education and experience
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • License or Certificate
  • Possession of valid California driver's license


    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


    Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor work environment with regular exposure to fumes, dust, and odors. There may be travel to different sites and incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

  • Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals
  • Working on ladders

  • Physical:
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
  • Ability to read printed matter and computer screens
  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend and twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Ability to carry 60 pounds
  • Ability to reach in all directions
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
  • Ability to work in the elements (extreme temperatures)

  • Vision:

    See in the normal visual range with or without correction


    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Supplemental Information

    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:

    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.

    Employee Benefits:

    Health benefits for the employee and all their eligible dependents cost employee's only $12 per month and provide access to PPO medical coverage, PPO dental coverage, VSP Vision coverage, and more! Please visit our Merced College Benefits website for more details about our incredible employee benefits. In addition, sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    Condition of Employment:

    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

    Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To apply, visit

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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