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Job ID: 138525

Limited Leave Replacement: Sr. Custodian (5116C) 26914
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2020
Title Limited Leave Replacement: Sr. Custodian (5116C) 26914
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Limited Leave Replacement: Sr. Custodian (5116C) 26914

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

Departmental Overview

At Cal Dining, we believe that breaking bread together is a unique aspect of dining on-campus with friends, faculty or staff. Our focus is on nourishing the Cal community, both for physical and social well-being, through customer-driven programs, culinary excellence and campus social responsibility.

Our service philosophy is centered around three key principles:

Flavor & Variety - We are committed to providing great tasting food for every palate. Our award winning program features a wide-variety of seasonal menus and ethnic specialties. We've partnered with top chefs and restaurateurs to bring quality offerings to our locations.

Health & Wellness - As leaders in providing healthier-for-you foods, we transitioned to natural, organic and trans-fat free food products and are 99.9% free of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in over 4,000 products.

Social Responsibility - We continually strive to do everything possible to minimize our environmental footprint. As a responsible neighbor, we are dedicated to supporting the Cal community, expanding our ecological efforts and encouraging our customers to do the same.

The Cal Dining team aims to be responsive by listening to our customers and responding to each and every customer comment. We demonstrate our commitment to responsibility by being the best possible stewards of our customer's financial resources. We strive to provide best-in-class service, all while upholding the values of the UC Berkeley community.


General Cleaning:
  • Appropriately disposes trash, compost, recyclables and other garbage from all dining service areas, cleans containers, trash collection areas and loading dock. Hoses out garbage rooms in units that have garbage rooms as needed.
  • Sweeps, strips, mops, buffs, waxes and vacuums floors in laundry room, kitchen, dish room, serving line, offices, bathrooms, storerooms and docks.
  • Cleans and maintains supplies in all dining service bathrooms.
  • Cleans walls, baseboards, mats, drains and vents in kitchen and serving line.
  • Cleans glass windows and doors. Cleans entryways and service lines. Spot cleans carpets.
  • Washes pots, pans and utensils; puts clean items away. Washes steam jacketed kettles.
  • Operates and maintains pot washing machine, floor scrubber, buffer, water vacuum, vacuum cleaner, steam jacketed kettles, dish machine, portable steam cleaner, mops and brooms
  • Cleans equipment: refrigerators, dish machine, trayveyor, kettles and pots.
  • Works and directs staff in dish room and pot-washing areas.
  • Power washes carts, docks, trayveyor and dish room.
  • Assists in cleaning all food service equipment on a regular basis.
  • Safely uses cleaning chemicals.

Customer Service:
Provide customer service before and during meal periods to ensure availability to meet customer demand, including the following:
  • Maintains service and dining areas during meals periods.
  • Cleans up spills, keeps floors clear of debris, removes trash.
  • Maintains supplies of milk, soda syrup, CO2 and ice.
  • Responsible for table and chair set up in dining rooms.
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with our customers. Listen, and if possible

resolves customers' needs and reports them to the manager and/or supervisor.
  • Interact enthusiastically and pleasantly with customers and co-workers to ensure a positive interaction and outcome in every interaction. Responsible for practicing good stewardship with university and customer resources.

  • Completes daily, weekly and special projects.
  • Assists in maintaining supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in identifying and solving cleaning and safety problems.
  • Puts away deliveries.
  • Breaks down cardboard boxes as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in a high volume kitchen/dining area.
  • Custodial cleaning operation experience, including experience in use of custodial equipment such as buffers and floor machines, power washers, blowers, and vacuum cleaners.
  • Knowledge of chemicals used in cleaning.
  • Knowledge of sanitation procedures.
  • Knowledge of healthy and safe work practices, personal protective equipment (PPEs), and MSDS sheets.
  • Experience following directions related to job responsibilities and sanitation requirements.
  • Excellent customer service skills, which include ability to take customer requests in customer-friendly manner and follow through.
  • Must have basic English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and math skills related to the safe and efficient performance of the job.
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation
  • Basic skill to evaluate, trouble-shoot inquiries, establish priorities, follow plans and complete goals/objectives.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt position. The hourly rate of pay is at step 1, $18.87

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.

Other Information

This is a limited appointment with an end date, for covering leave of absence.

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:

In accordance with ARTICLE 30.B.5.A: Limited Appointment: "The automatic conversion to career status, as provided in B.4. above will not occur when: a. An employee who was hired as a replacement for another person who is on an extended leave that exceeds the 1,000 hours"

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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