Cal Poly Humboldt

Posted: June 3, 2022


Job no: 514042

Work type: Staff

Location: Humboldt

Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time

Custodial Lead

Facilities Management
Job #514042
Close Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

(Job #514042) Lead Custodian, Custodial Lead, Salary, $3,128 - $5,138. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month pay plan, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in Facilities Management. 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. Please note that this is an internal recruitment open only to active, stateside, staff Cal Poly Humboldt Employees.

Now is an exciting time to join the Facilities Management as we transition to Cal Poly Humboldt! Cal Poly Humboldt has been named the state’s third polytechnic institution and the first in Northern California. Backed by a historic state investment, we’re adding in-demand new academic programs, building new facilities, and growing our enrollment. 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. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu/.

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.

Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Custodial Services Manager with direction provided by the Custodial Services Supervisor, Lead Custodians provide lead work direction for one or more professional custodians and custodial student assistants. Lead Custodians 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: campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provides Lead Work Direction for Custodial Staff including but not limited to:
• 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 Manager for further review.
• 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
• Trains and instructs others in the performance of their duties including appropriate custodial practices and techniques and the safe use of equipment and materials.
• Completes inspection forms, inventory forms, maintenance work requests and other forms required per operating practices and procedures.
• Assists in ensuring custodial staff time records are filed appropriately in the Facilities Management work management system and University time and absence reporting system
• Provides input for employee evaluations
• Identifies and reports equipment, supply and repair needs
• Identifies and orders the necessary supplies and materials
• Coordinates custodial support for campus events.

• Provides General Care, Custodial Cleaning and Support to Assigned Areas/Buildings including but not limited to:
• 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
• 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;
• 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
• 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
• Identify and organize necessary work materials and equipment which may include loading and unloading cleaning supplies and materials
• Report maintenance issues for completion by other Department personnel
• 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
• Other Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:

• Demonstrated working knowledge of methods, materials, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures required.
• Working knowledge of effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques.
• Knowledge and understanding of the safe use, storage and transport of cleaning chemicals. Ability to understand the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and interpret Safety Data Sheets as appropriate
• Ability to provide lead work direction including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance.
• Ability to lead and train others in the performance of custodial duties typical to an institutional environment.
• Ability to follow and implement department guidelines regarding tasks and task frequencies or as needed to ensure the highest level of quality and client satisfaction.
• Ability to work independently with general supervision to accomplish assigned tasks.
• Ability to read and write English at a level appropriate for the duties of the position.
• Ability to operate and care of custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position.
• Ability to use computers, including maintenance management and work reporting systems such as those used to track work orders and obtain warehouse supplies.
• Ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required including the use of personal protective equipment.
• Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing effective working relationships within a diverse population.
• Ability to analyze situations and take appropriate action.
• Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet short and long term deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks despite intermittent interruptions. This includes managing multiple tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and backlog.
• Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts into all aspects of job duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

• One to two years of related custodial experience which has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed.
• Experience providing on the job training and leadership to others.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via PageUp:

• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for at least three professional references

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

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

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. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Humboldt Annual Security Report is available at: https://clery.humboldt.edu/content/annual-security-reports.


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 off 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: June 2, 2022

Advertised: 02 Jun 2022 Pacific Daylight Time

Application Closes: 22 Jun 2022 Pacific Daylight Time

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3116369

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