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Sr. Custodian (9-month position)
Job Category:   Student Affairs
Unit:   Housing & Residence Life
Position Code:   SHRL4988A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:  
Salary:   $14.42 Hourly
Location:   Campus Site

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Under the general supervision of the Lead Custodian and Building Manager the Sr. Custodian performs a wide variety of cleaning tasks and is responsible for minor maintenance and storage of equipment. Assists with emergency cleanup projects, maintain closet inventory of equipment and supplies, and maintain work assignments at campus standards. Responsible for cleanliness and security of assigned areas. Work effectively in a team environment; receive and follow instructions from supervisor. Accomplish work within deadlines; may handle more than one project at a time. The candidate is required to comply with the Facilities safety program. Ability to communicate orally in English and read and write English; requirement due to safety issues. Understand and apply UC and departmental policies and procedures. Exercise sound judgment in solving problems.

Qualifications:   • High School Diploma or GED and at least 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in all aspects of housekeeping/custodial maintenance.

• Ability to interact effectively with peers and other staff.

• Skill in reading and writing standard English.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, peers, employees, supervisor, and department/UC staff in a courteous and professional manner.

• Ability to work in the following environmental conditions when covering areas: Outside - when dumping trash; wet - when servicing restroom facilities; fumes - from cleaning solutions/cleaners; odors - from trash receptacles and contents, and dust.

• Physical ability to stand, walk, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, and reach when performing a wide range of custodial/housekeeping duties.

• Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

• Must have valid Class C California Drivers License.

• Position is subject to the California DMV's "Pull Notice System" and an offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record.

• Employment contingent upon pre-employment physical, including drug/alcohol testing, and background investigation.

• May be required to wear UC Merced issued uniform and work weekends, evenings, and occasional holidays.

• Experience and knowledge of organizational structure and campus policies and procedures.

Other performance standards include:

• Maintains an acceptable attendance record, punctuality and meeting deadlines.

• Maintains a functional awareness of the typical hazards that may be encountered at UC Merced such as bio-hazards, radiation, chemicals, etc. Follow established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards.

• Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting accident reports.

• Knowledge of correct chemical use and mixture.

• Knowledge of general custodial duties.

• Ability to operate vacuums, floor scrubbers, polishers and carpet steam extractors.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English for safety reasons.

• Read and comprehend written and verbal instructions.

• Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities.

• Ability to determine when repairs are necessary.

• Ability to follow through and carry out assignments.

• Problem-solving skills and sound judgment.

• Always knock and announce yourself before entering a resident’s space.

• Skill to work autonomously
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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