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Laborer - (Laborer) - HDCS Facilities Laborers

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 536386
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

*Housing, Dining & Conference Services and Human Resources will not be accepting paper applications for this position.*

Working Title


Positions Available


SF State University

San Francisco State 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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Housing, Dining & Conference Services (HDCS)-Facilities Laborers

Appointment Type

Temporary: Position will begin May 1, 2024 and end on or before August 29, 2024, permanent status cannot be earned in this position.

Time Base

This is a hourly, intermittent, position with an anticipated 40 hour work week.

Work Schedule

To Be Determined at Time of Hire

Anticipated Hiring Range

$20.22 per hour

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under direct supervision, it is the primary responsibility of the Laborer to move heavy objects, assist the grounds and maintenance in unskilled tasks and clean assigned areas of the properties managed by Housing, Dining & Conference Services.

Temporary: Position will end on or before August 29, 2024, permanent status cannot be earned in this position.

Position Information

Performs tasks of the unit.

The list below identifies typical unit tasks:

  • Grounds cleaning and hardscape maintenance on Grounds and parking Structures and roads.
  • Performs general cleaning of all campus outdoor areas, clearing drains, sweeping, picking up bulky debris and vegetation, washing trash cans, outdoor ash trays, removing graffiti, tape, stains, posters, etc.
  • Operates power blowers, carpet shampoo machines, power washers, tilters, compactors, extractors and fans
  • Uses other tools and equipment as necessary to insure cleanliness of outdoor campus areas
  • Moving appliances, furniture, equipment and arranging furniture to match floorplans/layouts
  • Cleans catch basins and drains on the grounds
  • Constructs and maintains trash enclosures and other fences, maintains signs, posts signage as needed etc.
  • May assist Grounds landscape staff in grounds work and tree care operations
  • Assists in the moving of furniture and equipment and other requested items for the University events.
  • Clean and extract floods and overflows

Waste management activities as follows:

  • Picks up and exchanges garbage containers, tow bins, and tilt bins from assigned areas on campus manually or using the appropriate vehicles- forklifts, trucks, carts, trailers, etc.
  • Collects, transports, and sorts various recycling materials
  • Sweep, sanitize, and clean near trash/recycling receptacles, within carports, trash rooms, and other areas as assigned
  • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains all material handling containers, trash equipment, and adjacent areas
  • Inspect forklifts, pull bins, tractor, and trash compactor daily before operation, performs minor maintenance on wheels, casters, tow links, etc., and reports equipment and work areas
  • Records activities such as transport pickup schedules, collection quantities, corrective work needed on vehicles or equipment, reports observed repair/maintenance items to Facilities Service Desk, read and understand floor plans for Event set ups, and fills out work orders and timesheets.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.


Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the common terminology, methods, practice, tools, chemicals and procedures related to labor activities. Knowledge of safety and sanitation measures appropriate for laborer work
  • Must be able to perform proficiently a variety of laborer tasks; operate all applicable tools and equipment including motor vehicles, tractor, forklift, street sweeper, power washer, extractor, fans, shampoo machine, leaf blower, and manual and power tool; follow standard oral and written instructions and procedures; perceive locations on maps, understand floorplans for furniture layout, read and write at a level appropriate to the position to receive training and work instructions such as safety warnings, dispatch instructions to remote locations, list of task, and conditional instructions; knowledge of safety and the ergonomics of physical labor and sanitation measures; demonstrate the ability to learn and use care with laborer supplies and equipment; observe and follow safe working practices; and demonstrate the ability to learn additional laborer functions as job assignments change with circumstances
  • Knowledge of safety, the ergonomics of physical labor and sanitation measures. Ability to read and write English, as needed for receiving training and work instructions- such as safety warnings, dispatch instructions to remote locations, lists of tasks and conditional instructions.
  • Experience working in public higher education, possession of valid forklift operator certification, possession of Defensive Driver certification


Able to safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds is required. Incumbent is required to wear uniform and carry/respond to a department provided during the work schedule. May be required to work on weekends and/or holidays. Work schedule may change depending on the needs of the organization. Incumbent must have sufficient decorum and comportment to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to life, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.

Additional Information

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

CSU strongly encourages 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 are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

*Housing, Dining & Conference Services and Human Resources will not be accepting paper applications for this position.*

Advertised: April 09, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


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