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Custodian I
Los Altos Hills, CA
Posted Oct 15, 2013 by Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Category: Facilities Management


Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Custodian I

Announcement #:
Campus: Central Services
Required Documents: Resume
Number of Working Months: 12 Months
Salary: $3,215.90
Close Date: 11/1/13
Employment Duration: Full-Time

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position of Custodian I, Central Services.

This is an entry-level position involving a variety of light to heavy cleaning tasks performed independently in specific areas or as a member of a crew. Under general supervision, the employee performs tasks during the assigned shift to ensure cleanliness of assigned areas, and does related work as required.

Upon evaluation and recommendation by the supervisor and final approval by the appropriate administrator, the employee may move to Custodian II after completing two years of service as Custodian I.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

General Responsibilities
1. Uses safety equipment, supplies, and procedures to perform job duties as required; reports fire, sanitary and safety hazards and the need for repairs to appropriate administrator.
2. Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, alarms, graffiti, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and to maintain a functional educational environment; provides reports on activities as requested by appropriate administrator.
3. Stores and shelves equipment and other supplies in conformance with various local, state, federal, and district rules and regulations; maintains equipment in a safe operating condition; maintains preventive maintenance procedures, records, and reports.
4. Directs visitors and safeguards district property; adheres to all state and federal laws and regulations regarding safety and health.
5. Attends and participates in District and/or College provided training or information sessions; incorporates new information or technology into existing job duties.
6. Shall carry a communication device, if assigned one, and be available for general custodial duties.
7. Uses a computer for entry and retrieval of information for work assignments.
8. Communicates effectively orally, in writing, and electronically.
9. Operates equipment such as District vehicles, electric carts, electric power lifts, cardboard baler, forklift, etc.; will use ladders.
10. Transports various items (e.g. tools, equipment and supplies) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities
1. Sweeps, scrubs, and mops strips, waxes, and finishes floors in rooms, halls, stairways and public areas; vacuums and cleans rugs and carpets.
2. Cleans and disinfects restrooms and showers; dusts, waxes, and polishes furniture; cleans offices and lobbies; cleans windows, walls, window shades and blinds; dusts walls, ceilings, air vents and light fixtures.
3. Cleans chalkboards and white boards (dry erase boards).
4. Empties waste baskets and recycle containers, sorts recyclable materials in designated bins.
5. Operates scrubbers, buffers, waxers, vacuums and related tools and equipment.
6. Restocks janitorial and cleaning supplies; stores cleaning equipment and supplies; assists in the inventory of cleaning and related supplies by monitoring quantity and reporting supply amounts to leads as required.
7. Turns out lights and locks doors.
8. Moves and rearranges chairs, tables, desks, and other furniture and equipment for special events and facility set-ups, according to specifications.
9. Works in both an indoor and outdoor environment, and is subject to frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.
10. Inspects campus facilities for the purpose of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive and clean condition, and/or identifying necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather, conditions, etc.

Knowledge of:
1. Methods, materials, chemicals, disinfectants, safety practices and equipment used in custodial work.
2. Safety factors in the operation of equipment and materials.

Ability to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Operate and maintain a variety of custodial equipment.
3. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
4. Observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.
5. Perform routine work involving moderate to heavy physical labor.
6. Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships.

1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
3. Experience in custodial or janitorial work.

License or Certification Requirement:
1. Possession of a valid class C California driver’s license.

1. Indoor, office environment and outdoor environment, with climate changes.
2. Hazardous conditions.
3. Exposure to pollen, dust particles, chemicals and fumes.
4. Includes travel to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:
1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
2. Dexterity of hands to perform the tasks required of the position.
3. Sight in order to be aware of hazards and dangers found in the nature of the work.
4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
5. Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, grasp, and perform repetitive motions.
6. Climb ladders of varying heights.
7. Ability to maneuver in crawl spaces, attics, and utility tunnels.
8. Lift moderate to heavy objects up to 60 lbs

1. A District application.
*In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials.

Application materials not required for this position (including reference letters) will not be accepted.

Salary: $3,215.90 per month plus benefits; SALARY GRADE: Level I: C3-35
Position: Permanent, Full-time, 12 months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.
Days / Hours: Monday - Friday, 4:00 am – 12:30 pm

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217
Email: employment@fhda.edu

To view full job description or to apply, visit: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FHDA&cws=1&rid=780




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