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Custodian (5103C) University Health Services 68745
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 8, 2024
Title Custodian (5103C) University Health Services 68745
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department University Health Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Custodian (5103C) University Health Services 68745

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

University Health Services (UHS) serves the campus by providing a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. Departments serving students include general medical, specialty and urgent care clinics, counseling and psychological services, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and health promotion.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 5/21/2024. This job will remain open until filled.


  • Sweep, mop, strip floor finish, seal, wax and spray buff floors using wet vacuums, buffers and furniture moving equipment. Moving heavy furniture, cabinets, desks, examination tables, bookcases, etc, is required. Use of 3', 6', 8' and 12' ladders.
  • Perform carpet cleaning with industrial type carpet extractors, wet vacuums and sprayers for carpet maintenance.
  • Clean offices, hallways, stairwells, staff kitchens, clinical exam rooms, practitioner offices and other area of the building as assigned. Wash walls, mirrors, oven, microwave ovens, clean & polish water fountains, windows, office partitions, floors, stairwell railings, waste containers and office furniture. Empty waste containers and safely remove to the designated collection area.
  • Replace fluorescent bulbs and place used bulbs in recycling containers. Sweep and or vacuum offices as scheduled. Maintain restroom facilities in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition.
  • Sweep floors, clean sinks mirrors, showers and plumbing fixtures. Replace toilet tissue, seat covers and soap supplies as required. Housekeeping carts must be cleaned and stocked with supplies at the end of the shift.
  • Maintain and clean custodial equipment including wet/dry vacuums, buffers, furniture moving equipment, high pressure washers, steam cleaners, vacuum blowers and carpet extractors.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Required to operate industrial type custodial equipment, wet/dry vacuums, upright vacuums, standard buffers, high speed buffers, furniture moving equipment, high pressure washers, steam cleaners, vacuum blowers and carpet extractors. Use of 3', 6', 8' and 12' ladders. Ability to lift 50 lbs., medium to heavy equipment. Ability to work independently. Ability to read and follow written instructions.
  • Special Requirements: Initial physical examination required. Tuberculosis and rubella screening at the date of hire and annually thereafter is required.
  • Always keep safety in mind when working in an assigned area. Always use wet signs when mopping floors. Cleaning equipment must be kept away from fire safety equipment, doorways and stairwells. Use caution, do not drop plastic liners on floors, as they are slip hazards. Utilize gloves for safety measures. Report any safety problems immediately on a service request form to department. When replacing lamps on fixtures, properly secure defuses (light cover fixture) and utilize safety equipment.

The Right To Know compliance folder contains all Material Safety Data Sheets and is located the Facilities unit in room number 1192. These forms are for all solutions used in the unit and provide information on:

  • Chemical Identification
  • Hazardous Ingredients
  • Physical Data
  • Fire and Explosion data
  • Health Hazard Data
  • Reactivity Data
  • Spill or Leak Procedures
  • Special Protection and Precautions Information

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

  • The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $24.78 - $25.80.
  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is non-exempt and paid biweekly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • 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:

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

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