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Departmental Overview 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 and People's Park.
The primary responsibilities of the Custodial Service Organization are to maintain the campus buildings at a clean and sanitary level. The Custodial staff members report directly to the Area Supervisor or Regional Manager.
Custodians perform general cleaning maintenance duties in offices, classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restrooms, lounges, hallways and/or other designated public or private areas of a campus facility; and perform other related duties as required. Custodians 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.
Responsibilities General Cleaning Duties
Sweep, mop, empty wastebaskets, recycling containers, and other receptacles. Clean stairs, hallways,corridors, walls, moldings, steps, terraces, windowsills and other designated areas. Dust, clean, wax, and/or polish furniture, woodwork, light fixtures, Venetian blinds, radiators, duct grills, black/white boards,. filing cabinets and other designated areas of equipment. Mop, clean and/or disinfect restrooms, shower rooms and/or locker rooms with responsibility for replenishing restroom supplies including trash liners, toilet seat covers, and all dispensers: Wash doors, partition glass, mirrors, showcases, glass panels, inside windows and outside windows at ground level. Polish metal fixtures. Unclog minor drain stoppages. Vacuum carpets, draperies, upholstered furniture, and other designated materials. Remove carpet spots, shampoo carpets. High-speed polish floors and scrub/strip and wax floors.
and/or pressure washers during stripping, waxing, buffing and/or other related cleaning operations. Make reports on building deficiencies and/or equipment needs; have security responsibility for one or more assigned areas. May open and close buildings and general assignment classrooms. Raise and lower flags on official flag poles. Respond to and assist with minor water flooding. May assist in the setting up and dismantling of special equipment at functions. May load and/or unload large trash receptacles. May perform specialized cleaning in laboratories, surgical and/or operating areas, isolation and terminal areas as required. Learn to use and become proficient in the use of all new equipment.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skill and ability to operate a wide variety of custodial equipment with proficiency.
Demonstrated ability to read, write and follow oral/written instructions provided in English.
Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in custodial work; and to follow safe work practices.
Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively as a part of a team.
Ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community including students, staff, building managers, academic personnel, craft personnel, and co-workers in a diverse environment.
Ability to meet job objectives in a timely, safe and efficient manner.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be available to respond to emergencies and work occasional overtime and on weekends/holidays.
Adhere to Physical Plant-Campus Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
Twelve months of experience in a custodial cleaning operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience preferred.
Salary & Benefits This is a non-exempt, hourly position. Hourly pay rate: $18.62
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Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.