Custodian, Facility Services (4 positions) (2021-1680)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial Facilities Management

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Manger of Custodial Services, the Custodian performs the full range of custodial work as needed. Ensures that buildings and hardscape are safe, maintained and clean. Ensures and follows through to complete the set-ups for special events and moves as needed.

Custodial and related work duties 85%
Perform routine recycling/waste services 10%
Administrative Functions 5%


1. Custodial and related work duties

a. Cleaning: washing woodwork and hard surface counters, washing and polishing furniture, cleaning chalkboards, chalk rails and whiteboards; dusting light fixtures; cleaning blinds; cleaning trash chutes
b. Restroom cleaning: cleaning and disinfecting restroom facilities and replenishing paper and soap supplies; cleaning and sanitizing showers and shower rooms
c. Trash removal: emptying wastebaskets and recycling containers
d. Floor and furniture care: sweeping, stripping, scrubbing, mopping, and waxing floors; vacuuming and shampooing rugs and carpeting; cleaning hard surface furnishings and upholstery shampooing
e. Facility and equipment maintenance: cleaning, adjusting and making minor repairs to custodial equipment
f. Entryway maintenance: sweeping, mopping, and clearing cobwebs from building exterior areas at entrances and hallways; cleaning windows (inside and out) at entrances and lobbies of buildings.
g. Special support: performs post-construction cleaning following in-house or contracted remodeling work; performing emergency clean-up (spills, flooding, graffiti, bodily fluids, etc.)
h. Summer: may assist in setting up rooms for conference guests; cleaning rooms (blinds, windows, window ledges, furniture, closets, mirrors, vents); washing trash cans; cleaning micro-fridge units; moving furniture, stripping and waxing floors.
i. Summer and semester break cleaning: additional detailed cleaning of restroom facilities, stripping and sealing floors and shampooing or spin-bonneting carpets and rugs in campus facilities work may include use of auto scrubbers and designated pressure washing of exterior areas that cannot be accomplished during the academic year.
j. Custodial locker and cart maintenance: maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; keeps cart and locker adequately stocked, in tidy and organized condition, with appropriate chemical labeling; tracks supplies as they are used; receives large quantities of supplies on various occasions
k. Special event support: participates in the setup for special events and weekend functions on campus; cooperates with faculty and staff in rearranging furniture for specific or occasional needs; as directed, acts as building custodian during such events; keeps certain areas secure and reports suspicious persons or activities.
l. General support: assists custodial services, grounds, trades and mechanical services staff in the accomplishment of their work (projects, events, on-going programs); performs other tasks as assigned by the manager in support of the university and Facilities Services.
m. Perform the full range of custodial work and work with crew as needed.
n. Inspect and report on campus cleanliness and needed equipment repairs.
o. Assist with facility use set-ups as needed.
p. Ensures building and hardscape are clean and meet University standards.
q. Ensure compliance with State mandated programs and campus priorities.

2. Administrative Functions
a. Attend planning meetings as needed;
b. Attend training and workshops;
c. Complete and submit daily and weekly time reports;
d. Review work requests and ensure work is completed;
e. Complete orders and secure stock for all supplies;
f. Emphasize and support customer service with staff and campus personnel.
g. Utilize electronic work management systems, E-mail, and other programs for documenting time to Work orders, scheduling the work of others, and communicating with administration and contractors as appropriate

3. Floor care maintenance
a. Assess, perform and provide quality floor care services
b. Inspect and maintain equipment in good working condition



1. List education and experience required
a. Requires a valid California Driver's License
b. Must successfully meet and pass a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen
c. Experience working in a multi-building institution

2. List additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.
a. Demonstrated ability to be reliable and must maintain a good attendance record
b. Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of difficult or sensitive interpersonal interactions
c. Demonstrated ability to complete and coordinate a high volume of work, establish priorities and meet deadlines
d. Demonstrated ability to plan daily functions and adjust priorities as needed
e. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations and take effective action
f. Demonstrated working knowledge of methods, materials, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and safety sanitation measures appropriate for custodial work
g. Demonstrated working knowledge of floor care preventative maintenance methods, materials, chemicals and equipment used in custodial work
h. Knowledge of recycling programs, methods and practices
i. Demonstrated ability to speak, read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
j. Ability to work in a variety of different environments
k. Demonstrated ability to demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the University community, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relations with University employees, students and the public

3. List machines, tools, equipment, and motor vehicles used in the performance of the duties
a. Computer
b. Power washer
c. Electric cart for transportation
d. Floor polisher, electric burnisher, auto scrubber, etc.
e. Vacuum
f. Blower
g. Various other cleaning devices
h. Two-way radio/phone
i. Pick-up truck
j. Forklift
k. Pallet Jack

4. Unique working conditions
a. Work Schedule/Hours
• 2nd Shift: Tuesday - Saturday / 2:30pm to 11:00pm
• 3rd Shift: Sunday - Thursday / 9:oopm to 5:30am
b. Work in various environments and surfaces as required.
c. Alternate shifts such as evenings and weekends will be required

5. Other Employment Requirements
a. This position is subject to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

b. Must participate in required campus trainings including, but not limited to, Information Security Awareness Training and CSU's Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program

c. This position is required to complete mandatory campus Defensive Driving training.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Marcos, California 92096 United States View Map