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Housing Sr. Custodian (On-site)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Hiring Range

The University of California, Merced is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is $19.47 - $24.21. The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is Step 2: $19.86/hr.

Job Closing Date

Initial applicant review will begin on or around February 16, 2024. Posting will remain open until filled.This union position is represented by the bargaining unit AFSCME: Service - SX.Remote/Hybrid eligibility: This position is fully on-site.

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.The Merced 2020 Project, a $1.3 billion public-private partnership unprecedented in higher education and completed in 2020, nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced also operates the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.The university's mission of educational excellence and rigorous inquiry is powered by three schools and numerous research institutes and centers that seek scientific and social solutions for the Valley, California and the world. In partnership with UC San Francisco, UC Merced is preparing the way for a rigorous medical education program.The course of UC Merced's evolution is piloted by a long-range strategic plan. Enacted in 2021, the 10-year blueprint is guiding how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway to earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted in each campus unit.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, the Sr. Custodian performs a wide variety of cleaning tasks and are responsible for minor maintenance and storage of equipment. Assists with emergency clean-up projects, maintains closet inventory of equipment and supplies, and maintains work assignments at campus standards. The Sr. Custodian is responsible for the cleanliness and security of assigned areas. They may act as work leaders/trainers for a small group of custodians (usually less than five). All staff are required to wear appropriate protective clothing/equipment as directed for safety concerns.. KEY RESPONSIBILITIESTECHNICAL

Interior:General: Cleans all assigned areas for use by residents, students, staff, guests, public, and faculty. Conducts laundry services for summer conference groups. Performs other janitorial duties as assigned. Maintains a positive interaction with all residents, students, staff, guests, public, and faculty. Operates a variety of machinery for all assigned areas.Furniture Care: Cleans all furniture as directed, lifts furniture to access areas to clean, rearranges, and sets up furniture for summer conference guests and conference events.Floor Care: Performs proper cleaning functions for all interior areas of buildings as directed. Operates a variety of machinery designed for floor care.Restroom Care: Cleans all assigned areas of public and private restrooms as directed. Replenishes products designed for restroom use. Clears minor drain stoppages.Equipment Care: Cleans and maintains all machinery designed for cleaning purposes in all different areas.Waste Management: Removes and transports all trash (recycle, landfill, cardboard, and compost) from assigned areas to the proper location for disposal. Replaces all receptacles with new liners as directed in all areas that generate trash. Clears trash chute blockages located within buildings.Exterior:Building: Cleans all assigned exterior areas of buildings as directed. This may include but is not limited to sidewalks, landings, stairwells, windows, window screens, grills, intake- exhaust fan vents, light fixtures, and other assigned areas. Operates a variety of machinery for all assigned exterior areas. Requires pest elimination as needed.Waste Management: Removes and transports all trash (recycle, landfill, cardboard, and compost) from assigned exterior areas to the proper location for disposal. Replaces all receptacles with new liners as directed at all exterior areas that generate trash. Clears trash chute blockages located within buildings.Operates a variety of machinery designed for waste management. Replenishes supplies and maintains storeroom pars. Performs on-the-spot cleaning inspections, correcting discrepancies immediately.Response Time: Must respond to calls from Customer Service Centers, Police Department, other staff, and Supervisors promptly, especially during an unforeseen crisis. Will respond to routine and emergency work requests from supervisors, other staff, maintenance staff, and faculty.LEADERSHIP & COMMUNICATION
Establishes and maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department, residents, students, and campus community.Effectively communicates both orally and in writing.Maintain open lines of communication with residents, Housing staff, and Facilities Maintenance staff.Maintains proficiency at current level and continually updates knowledge through participation in training sessions.May act as a work leader/trainer for a small group of Custodians (usually less than 5).Maintains an acceptable attendance record, punctual and meets deadlines.ADMINISTRATIVE, SAFETY & WORK HABITS
Participates in mandatory meetings, training sessions, and seminars.Safeguard keys.Submit regular written supply requests. Submit written work orders, damage reports, and common area furniture inventories.Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting accident reports.Follow instructions for correct chemical use and mixture.Follow established procedures for dealing with hazards and potential hazards.Always knock and announce yourself before entering a resident's space.Understand and apply University and Departmental policies and procedures.Accomplish work within deadlines.


High school diploma and/or equivalent certification/experience/training.Six months of experience in a custodial cleaning operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.Must obtain scissor lift operating certification, boom lift operating certification and fork lift certifications within six months of hire. University provided training and certifications.Must maintain a valid California Driver's License. CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Ability to read, write, follow oral and written instructions in English.Ability to multitask and handle more than one project at a time.Work effectively in a team environment.Ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems.Ability to interact effectively with peers and other staff.Has the ability to maintain functional awareness of the typical hazards, such as bio-hazards, radiation, chemicals, etc.Knowledge of correct chemical use and mixture.Knowledge of general custodial duties.Has experience with operating vacuums, floor scrubbers, polishers and carpet steam extractors.Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities.Ability to determine when repairs are necessary.Ability to follow through and carry out assignments.Skill to work both autonomously and in a team environment.

Background Check

Background check will be required.

Policy Statement

How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact Employment Opportunity:
The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan. Vaccination Program Policy:As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment. Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:

Employee Referral Program

This position is eligible for the UC Merced Employee Referral Program (ERP). If you were referred by a UC Merced employee, please identify that employee by name in your application as follows: Step 5 of 7 Referrals How did you hear about the job? (select) "other"Additional information? (select) "other"Specific Referral Source? (write in) first and last name of referring employee Referring employee MUST be named on application for eligibility.

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