Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Apr 25, 2014

Facilities Services
Pasadena City College

Classified Represented Position 100% - 12 Months #048
Monthly Salary Range: $3,056.47 – $3,900.91 (Starting Salary: $3,056.47)

Hours/Days to be worked:
Tuesday - Friday 3:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (2 positions)
Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (1 position)
(Training for the first 30 days will be Monday – Friday 3:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for all 3 positions)

Under supervision of a position designated as management by the Board of Trustees, performs routine cleaning work and movement of furniture and equipment in campus buildings; performs occasional uncomplicated maintenance tasks; performs related duties as required.

Receives general direction from a supervisor or other appropriately designated management classification. Will not act in the capacity of a supervisor but may be required to lead other staff.

The custodian classification is a multiposition classification. Positions within the classification perform duties which differ in frequency and importance from position to position. The following duties are used as examples and are not meant to be all inclusive:
  • Dusts, sweeps, cleans, and mops floors in classrooms, meeting rooms, halls, dining halls, labs, gyms, and offices. Cleans equipment in classrooms.
  • Cleans, mops, and services shower and locker rooms, fountains, and toilet rooms; fills dispensers and replaces supplies.
  • Cleans blackboards and erasers.
  • In some circumstances, works cooperatively with others.
  • Sweeps, scrubs, and waxes concrete, linoleum, tile and wood floors; washes windows.
  • Vacuums rugs and carpets, and shampoos or spot cleans carpets as necessary.
  • Locks and unlocks doors, windows, and gates.
  • Raises, lowers, and cases flags as necessary.
  • Gathers and disposes of rubbish, paper, leaves and debris; empties and washes wastepaper baskets and containers; empties trash receptacles in classrooms, offices, and restrooms.
  • Moves furniture and arranges tables, chairs, and equipment according to a designated plan; arranges furniture for next day’s class.
  • Sweeps grass clippings, leaves, and dirt from an assigned area.
  • Takes emergency action and reports problems relating to safety hazards.
  • Checks fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and hoses; keeps fire exits accessible.
  • Changes light bulbs and light tubes, as needed.
  • Provides maintenance information regarding college facilities.
  • May supervise tasks of another worker for cleaning a specific area, but does not become supervisor of this employee with full responsibility for his/her performance on a continuous basis.
  • At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Custodian.
  • Must be able to read time sheets, assignment request forms, and cleaning product labels.
  • Must be able to write legible notes to supervisor.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written
    directions in English.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others and interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Must have at least one year of verifiable, successful custodial experience.
  • Must be able to operate power cleaning equipment such as sweepers, scrubbers, shampoo machines, vacuum cleaners, etc.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver License.
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime, irregular hours, evenings, and weekends with additional compensation.
  • Willingness to perform routine repetitive duties to completion.
  • Willingness to attend in-service training.
  • Willingness to assist in the training of other classified and student employees.
  • Willingness to travel locally.
  • Willingness to work at any employer location or be reassigned.
  • Willingness to attend local custodial seminars or demonstrations.
Note: Eligibility is determined by a review of the following:
  1. Performance Tests
  2. Interviews
  3. Reference checks
  4. Medical history
A pre-employment physical examination is required. Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.

  • Cleaning methods and the use and care of cleaning materials and equipment.
  • Safe and appropriate cleaning solution mixtures used in cleaning building surfaces and items of furniture.
  • Floor maintenance techniques.
  • Attend various seminars/coursework in the custodial maintenance field.
  • Use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.
  • Identify and clean stains of differing types.
  • Detect unsafe conditions.
  • Calculate proper proportions.
  • Keep on schedules for regular cleaning of all facilities assigned.
  • Lift, carry, climb, and perform heavy physical labor.
  • Move furniture.
  • Install proper lights.
  • Work with multiethnic environment.
  • Work under the following adverse or potentially hazardous conditions: fumes, heat, dampness, dust, odor, dark, high altitude (40 ft.), vibration, confined space, long periods of time alone, among mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards, outdoors in adverse weather.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 75 pounds, walk and stand for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of hand-power tools, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, and kneeling or crouching.

A pre-employment physical examination is required. Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.

Employees work indoor/outdoor environment typical to servicing offices, classrooms, meeting and training rooms, sports facilities, performance halls or libraries involving normal everyday with moderate noise levels. Ventilation and lighting are inherent in the work environment typical to a community college. Temperature conditions vary including occasional inclement weather conditions. Employees may interact with students, faculty, administrations and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Six months.

Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is at Range 32 on the District California School Employees Association Represented Salary Schedule which is available online at

Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.

  • Successful completion of background and fingerprint clearance and TB screening.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
  • Board of Trustees approval.
The District application and all supporting documents must reach Human Resources by 12:30 p.m. on May 12, 2014. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted electronically or by FAX transmission.

Mail District application and supporting documents to:
Human Resources (C204)
Pasadena City College 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

To access application materials online, please visit our website: Or to request the District application by telephone, call 626.585.7388.

The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

For full consideration, applications MUST include all items in the order listed below. An incomplete application packet will not be accepted.
  1. Official District application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Professional resume
  4. Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional)
Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.

The College is expecting to conduct initial interviews the week of June 9, 2014.

Established in 1924, Pasadena City College has been serving the San Gabriel Valley for more than 87 years. PCC enrolls more than 30,000 students each semester and offers 60 academic and 76 Career and Technical Education programs. The main college campus occupies an idyllic 53-acre site, while the Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate facilities. The college is renowned for its high student transfer rate, national mathematics and forensic honors, and extensive study abroad offerings. PCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, go to

The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Any employee who is unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.
If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.

It is the policy of the PACCD that all candidates for employment need to be cleared for employment through the process of background check and verification of prior employment, references and credentials.

Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101- 542)

The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District, or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District Office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer