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Temporary Custodian (5103C)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2019
Title Temporary Custodian (5103C)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Part-Time/Temporary Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Temporary Custodian (5103C)

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

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.


  • 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.

  • Operate vacuum cleaners, buffers, shampoo machines, wet/dry vacuums, carpet extractors, polishing machines, backpack vacs, auto scrubbers, 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.

Required Qualifications
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Twelve months of experience in a custodial cleaning operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $18.62, 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 is a full-time (40 hours per week), limited (temporary) position with a duration through November, 30, 2019.

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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