Academic Lead Custodian

employment type: full-time

Academic Lead Custodian

Job no: 535532
Work type: Staff
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Academic Lead Custodian

Facilities Management - Custodial Services
Job #535532
Close Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs - all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

(Job #535532) Academic Lead Custodian, Salary Range: $3,514 - $5,773 monthly. Hiring Range: $3,514 - $3,690 monthly. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month pay plan permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the Facilities Management Custodial Services Department. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the Custodial Services Manager with direction provided by the Custodial Services Supervisor where appropriate, Lead Custodians provide lead work direction for one or more custodians and also perform a wide range of daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual general care, custodial cleaning and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, which may include but are not limited to: residence halls, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide Lead Work Direction for Custodial Staff - 30%
  1. Assigns, reviews, and inspects the work of assigned custodial staff. Shares observations with custodial staff and reports such to the Custodial Supervisor and/or Custodial & Logistics Manager for further review.
  2. Trains and instructs others in the performance of their duties including appropriate custodial practices and techniques and the safe use of equipment and materials.
  3. Provides input for employee evaluations.
  4. Coordinates custodial support for campus events.
  5. Conducts regular inspections in assigned area as directed by the Appropriate Administrator, including completion of associated inspection forms and/or online documentation.

Provide Custodial Services Support and Administration - 30%
  1. Ensures implementation of custodial services per the adopted building custodial plan. Provides input for revision of said plans as well as for revision of custodial manuals and procedures.
  2. Completes inventory forms, maintenance work requests and other forms required per operating practices and procedures.
  3. Assists in ensuring custodial staff time records are filed appropriately in the Facilities Management work management system and University time and absence reporting system.
  4. Identifies and reports equipment, supply, and repair needs. Identifies and orders the necessary supplies and materials.

Provide General Care, Custodial Cleaning & Support to Assigned Areas/Buildings - 25%
  1. Cleans and maintains assigned areas including such activities as dusting and cleaning all surfaces; removing trash and recyclables; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and replenishing supplies; cleaning glass doors, windows, and blinds; cleaning off graffiti; cleaning furniture and upholstery; cleaning light fixtures and exposed ducts/conduits and other building fixtures; polishing woodwork and metal surfaces; cleaning stairwells, walkways, and elevators; and performing general housekeeping.
  2. Clean and maintain campus floors, including sweeping, dry and/or wet mopping, stripping, sealing, waxing, and polishing; vacuuming; spot and full cleaning of carpets; and use and care for powered floor cleaning equipment.
  3. Provide custodial support, including activities such as responding to custodial/cleaning emergencies; gathering and delivering trash and recyclables to areas of central aggregation; replacing lamps in light fixtures; safeguarding assigned areas from unauthorized use and access by locking and unlocking doors and windows; arranging and setting up furniture, equipment, and related items; and making minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and furniture, such as oiling doors, tightening screws and replacing foots on chairs and tables.
  4. Provide general campus support by reporting facility repair needs identified during custodial rounds; checking fire extinguishers to ensure they are full; serving as a special event custodian; and participating in campus event set-up and clean-up, including moving bleachers.
  5. Identify and organize necessary work materials and equipment.
  6. Report maintenance issues for completion by other Department personnel
  7. Assist with building security by locking doors, windows, setting alarms, notifying campus police of suspicious activity and reporting vandalism. To include opening/locking doors based on building schedules or as requested by supervisor.

Participate in University-required Trainings/Meetings, Mobilize/Demobilization & Record-keeping/Timekeeping Tasks - 10%
  1. Participates in mandated University trainings, meetings, and other events during normal work hours and as requested.
  2. Tracks and reports time and materials for assigned work. Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  3. Utilizes University time management/absence reporting system as directed by supervisor.
  4. May perform duties associated with emergency response functions in the event of an emergency (i.e., earthquake, fire, flood, etc.,)

Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
  • Working knowledge of the methods, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures;
  • 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;
  • Read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position;
  • Use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials;
  • Establish, promote and maintain cooperative work relationships with others;
  • Analyze situations and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Equivalent to one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license is required, and possession of an appropriate driving record which is interpreted according to UCAM 6562 which requires certification that incumbent has not been issued more than three moving violations or been responsible for more than three accidents (or any combination of more than three thereof) during the past 12 months.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Equivalent of three or more years of experience providing oversight and supervision of staff in a custodial services environment.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to careers@humboldt.edu or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

CSU 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/ and questions may be sent to hr@campus.edu.

Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a "Campus Security Authority", pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at www.humboldt.edu.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: 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.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

Class Code: 2015
Publication Date: April 22, 2024

Advertised: 22 Apr 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
Application Closes: 06 Jun 2024 Pacific Daylight Time

To apply, visit https://careers.humboldt.edu/hm/en-us/job/535532/academic-lead-custodian

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