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Senior Custodian, Athletics (5116C) - 27417 - 1113
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Senior Custodian, Athletics (5116C) - 27417 - 1113
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Senior Custodian, Athletics (5116C) - 27417 - 1113

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 15, 2019

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.


Custodial Operations:
  • Perform cleaning, housekeeping and/or general maintenance of Department facilities.
  • Cleaning includes but is not limited to cleaning carpets and floors, removing dust, sanitizing telephones, restrooms, shower and locker facilities, cleaning windows and mirrors, stairwells, concrete walkways, walls, counters, sinks, cabinets, removing trash and debris, emptying receptacles, clearing drains, removing graffiti, bright work, etc.
  • Facilities vary from public restrooms at Memorial Stadium and gymnasium floors at Haas Pavilion to weight rooms and team rooms at outdoor facilities.
  • Replace light bulbs as needed.
  • Empty exterior trash cans specifically located inside Athletics outside facilities; i.e., the trash can at Underhill Field bleachers, the trash can on the plaza at the stadium.
  • Operate equipment such as vacuum cleaners, buffers, scrubbers, carpet shampoo machines, pressure washers, hoses, floor scrubbing, polishing machines, etc.
  • Utilize cleaning materials and chemicals in a safe manner consistent with directions for use as prescribed by Material Safety Data Sheets, labels, and directions.
  • Utilize "universal precautions" techniques in the event of cleanup of body fluids and possible blood borne pathogen contact.
  • Document potential contact.
  • Secure facilities as appropriate at conclusion of cleaning.
  • Perform routine tasks per oral instruction, written check list, directions, etc.

Event Custodial Support:
  • Perform clean up, equipment and furniture setup, custodial and light logistical support for special events and Athletic events.
  • Tasks, include but are not limited to, cleaning restrooms or other areas during a home game, preparation of a meeting area for a meeting, moving chairs and tables from one location to another, setting up tables and chairs per the documented configuration.
  • Assist in set-up and take-down of equipment for special events.

Leadership and Teamwork:
  • Ensure safe working conditions and implement health and safety policies, and as appropriate, personnel policies in the daily work setting.
  • Communicate with other staff and the general public in a professional manner, and be a positive public relations influence for the unit and the entire department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletics Custodial Director.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have at least six (6) months experience
  • Incumbent should be skilled in cleaning methods and techniques.
  • Incumbent should have the ability and experience to operate machines and equipment used for custodial cleaning.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Knowledge of cleaning products.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards, or the ability to learn as they pertain to the job.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $18.87, Step 1.0.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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