Lead Custodian
San Jose State University
San José
hace 2 días

Location : San José

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

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Custodial Operations and the general supervision of the Associate Director for Facilities Operations, the Lead Custodian works independently to mentor, provide guidance, train and instruct a group of custodians in proper use of equipment, supply materials, chemicals, and accepted custodial techniques.

The incumbent performs all duties in specifically assigned work area and is responsible for performing duties in other work areas as needed.

Work areas are located within residential facilities and / or administrative offices and include the Classics residence halls, the Campus Village residential facilities and / or the trash / recycling rooms.

Incumbent is responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the work areas assigned and assisting Custodians in the performance of their duties.

The Lead Custodian is required to use safe, approved methods and frequencies, which have been approved by University Housing Services.

This position will be assigned to work weekends.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Residential Facilities Trash and Recycling Needs
  • Provides daily custodial service during summer season to ensure quick turnaround of facilities as needed
  • Maintain Appearance and Cleanliness of Residential Facilities
  • Motorized Equipment Usage
  • Perform Housekeeping Duties
  • Clean Common Area Bathrooms
  • Provides training in use of equipment, supplies and accepted custodial practices and techniques, and the safe use of equipment and materials
  • Responsible for coordinating the major aspects of the University Housing recycling / trash program
  • Assigns, review and inspect the work of assigned staff, including completing inspections forms
  • Assists in maintaining employee time records and reporting absences and providing input to employee evaluations
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates personnel and work assignments using computer or manual methods
  • Uses computer for communications, research of tools and supplies, documentation of job-specific details and creation of reports
  • Mentors and provides guidance to custodians for coordination of responsibilities, proper techniques and proper completion of work
  • Serves on-call emergencies when needed
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to lead the work of others including the ability to provide on-the-job training, and feedback on work performance
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the methods, materials, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work
  • Prior knowledge of custodial safety and sanitation
  • Ability to measure methods appropriate to custodial operations
  • Ability to use different types of custodial equipment including vacuum, high speed floor buffing machine, regular floor buffer, and standard carpet extractor, portable upholstery cleaner and wet / dry vacuum
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in 3 story low-rise double corridor residence halls without elevators, a 12-story high-rise tower residence hall with elevators, a 7-story mid-rise residential suite building with elevator, a 15-story high- rise residential apartment complex with elevator and a 8-story high-rise staff and faculty residential apartment complex with elevators located on campus
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy equipment, trash and recycle up to 45 pounds for up to 4 hours; move objects up to 50 pounds if necessary ;
  • walk and stand up to 7 hours; work both inside and outside of buildings

  • Ability to work at a computer terminal and desk for long periods of time on projects; understand, interpret and apply policies and regulations in specific situations;
  • observe rules, regulations and expectations to ensure a safe working environment

  • Ability to work alternative work schedule including weekends and some holidays
  • Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others.
  • Requires the possession of a valid California Driver's License for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required for position and in any emergency situation.


    A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

    Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience as a custodian or lead custodian
  • Training experience
  • Experience working in a residential or university environment
  • Experience working with custodial cleaning equipment
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge
  • Compensation

    Classification : Lead Custodian

    Anticipated Hiring Range : $3,300 / month - $3,500 / month

    Salary Range : $2,921 / month - $5,138 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

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