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Custodian (Internal), Imperial Valley Campus

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego - Imperial Valley
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Part Time

Position Summary


The SDSU Imperial Valley (IV) is a separate campus located 120 miles east of the San Diego campus. SDSU IV is administered by the Dean of the Campus, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Dean for Students, the Director for Business and Financial Services, the Director of Development & P3 Initiatives and the Assistant Director of Facilities Services & Projects.

The Custodial department provides general cleaning and custodial care and support of assigned campus (Calexico and Brawley) buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities Services & Projects at SDSU IV.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Facilities Services & Projects, the Custodian is responsible for providing general cleaning and custodial care and support of assigned campus buildings, facilities, SDSU auxiliary buildings/areas, and structures including but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, art rooms, auditorium, patios, entryways and walkways. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team maintaining the campus facilities in a sanitary condition. Perform minor maintenance, clean and care for classrooms, offices, laboratories, rest rooms, common areas (hallways, lobbies), library, auditorium, gallery, student union, in support of the academic function.

For more information regarding the Imperial Valley Campus, click here.

There are two (2) part-time (50%) benefits-eligible, temporary positions anticipated to end on or before May 31, 2022.

This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Work schedule to be arranged based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in Imperial Valley.

Education and Experience

Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position; use custodial systems such as those used to track work orders and two-way radios for communication; observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required; perform work involving regular physical activity; and establish and maintain cooperative work relationships. Ability to move up to 50 pounds.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

Valid CA driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of a high school diploma
  • Two years of experience in working in custodial
  • Experience in working in an academic setting or public sector.
  • Knowledge of safety practices with cleaning supplies and chemicals.
  • Knowledge of PPE.

Specialized Skills

  • Ability to work effectively with the campus community; dependable and responsible.
  • Ability to work independently.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $1,456 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range (Full-time Equivalent): $2,912 – $4,196 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 5, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 4, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at or 619-594-1139.

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