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Internal Number: 3969090
Senior Custodian (5116C), Facilities Services - 44735
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
Facilities Services supports the physical campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The department maintains and provides services to over 11,000,000 of space and 40,000 campus occupants through the efforts of over 400 trade, custodial and support staff. The department is committed to providing a safe workplace for its employees. Facilities Services works to maintain a campus-built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations Shops, Quality Assurance &Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services.
The primary responsibility of the Custodial Service Organization is to maintain the campus buildings at a clean and sanitary level. The Custodial staff members report directly to the Supervisor. The position is responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of specific areas using approved products, methods and frequencies which have been approved by the Custodial Supervisor and Manager.
This position provides service to students, faculty, staff, and conference attendees and it interacts with customers in all departments that come in contact with our facilities. Under general direction, this position performs custodial services for Facilities functional areas. The abilities of the incumbent will have direct and profound impact on the success and satisfaction level of customers within the area of responsibility. This is a high-visibility position whose presence and quality of work will be readily apparent to colleagues and customers alike. Cleans all assigned areas of the Institute, which may include but not be limited to: classrooms, laboratories, research facilities, conference rooms, lounges, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, entryways, elevators, private offices, auditoriums and gymnasiums. Position may work individually or as part of a team in cleaning and/or maintaining assigned work areas. Incumbents may experience varying degrees of contact with the public depending on the nature, location and assigned work areas.
Working Conditions: Must be able to walk/stand for a majority of the shift, climb stairs, and have the physical strength and dexterity to perform custodial tasks. Personal Protective Equipment must be worn as required by the specific assignment.
This role will be housed within the Athletics department.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 30, 2022
SENIOR CUSTODIAL DUTIES:
- Provide quality customer service during each interaction with internal and external customers. In offices, lounges, student common areas, lobbies, laboratories, hallways, stairwells, walkways, outside steps, terraces, balconies, courtyards, terraces, porches, porticos, patio, breezeways, garage, trash, kitchenettes, conference, seminar, meeting rooms, events venues, athletic facilities, training rooms, medical rooms dining rooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, weight rooms, locker rooms, team rooms, and other designated areas:
- Dust, wipe, and clean moldings, windowsills, handrails, door tracks, radiators, furniture, inside windows on all floors and outside windows on ground floor levels, and other designated areas.
- Sweep, mop, and clean floors and stairwells.
- Strip or scrub floors using buffers, auto scrubbers, and other designated equipment.
- Vacuum, sweep, shampoo, and spot-clean rugs, carpet and other materials.
- Clean, polish furniture.
- Replace light bulbs (reachable by standing on the ground or short step stool)
- Clean kitchen appliances.
- Cleans and disinfects restrooms including toilets, urinals, sinks and fixtures.
- Restock paper products and soap and removes used products
- Clean and disinfect shower stalls; urinals and toilets; wash basins/sinks; mirrors, frames and shelves; painted and/or glass walls, partitions and doors; windows; locker fronts; ceiling, light covers and vents.
- Pick up trash and debris.
- Clean and empty wastebaskets and other receptacles.
- Performs all duties in accordance with university Zero Waste and Sustainability initiatives
- Dust, wipe, and clean moldings, windowsills, handrails, door tracks, radiators, furniture, inside windows on all floors and outside windows on ground floor levels, and other designated areas
- Occasionally cleans up water and debris due to leaks and floods with wet pick up vacuums.
- Remove and transfer compost and recycling items to central location.
- Clear minor drain stoppages.
- Report damage and maintenance repair needs.
- Sweep outside buildings
MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT:
- Perform basic maintenance and safety inspections of custodial equipment including, but is not limited to: vacuum cleaners, buffers, pressure washing equipment, wet/dry vacuums, floor scrubbing and/or polishing machines.
- Set up, operate and dismantle a full range of cleaning equipment.
EVENT SET UP:
- Move, set up and take down folding/stationary tables weighing up to 50lbs.; arrange chairs and other furniture; clean rooms; follow check list for set-up arrangements and amenities to be provided on the tables.
- Clean chalk/white boards and rails.
- Provide bins to be used in accordance with campus zero waste program.
- Secures areas as required, such as entrance and other specified doors
- Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
- Attend job-related and safety training as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.
- Six (6) months of experience working as a professional custodian.
- Knowledge of cleaning products and methods used to maintain different types of floor surfaces (tile, wood, cement, carpet).
- Knowledge of healthy and safe work practices, personal protective equipment (PPEs), and SDS sheets.
- Ability to lift up to 25 lb. and move up to 100 lb.
- Ability to learn and practice security procedures related to unlocking/locking/securing of buildings and keys.
- Basic English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), including ability to read documents, SDS and warning labels in English.
- Ability to comprehend technical and safety documentation and follow oral and written instructions related to the use of position-related equipment, tools, and the safe use of chemicals.
- Ability to communicate clearly and convey information effectively in person, radio, etc.
- Ability to gain basic understanding/knowledge of University environment, mission, and operational needs.
- Ability to work with minimum of supervision in isolated areas, or in a building with heavy customer traffic.
- Basic skill to evaluate, trouble-shoot inquiries, establish priorities, follow plans and complete goals/ objectives.
- Ability to maintain respectful, civil, professional, and customer-friendly behavior.
- Excellent customer service skills, which include ability to take customer requests in customer friendly manner and follow through.
- Ability to work within a team environment.
- Custodial experience in a college/university, hotel, hospital or property management.
Salary & Benefits
- This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
- This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $21.24, Step 1.0.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
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