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Custodian (Day Shift)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time

Position Summary

SDSU Facilities Services is a customer service-based organization providing facility maintenance activities through a transparent and deliberate process. It is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel, and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. 

The Custodian is hard working, pays attention to details, follows directions, and works well individually and in a team setting. The duties performed by custodians include cleaning and caring for classrooms, offices, laboratories, restrooms, common areas (hallways, lobbies), and athletic facilities (including locker rooms) in support of the academic mission; cleaning and caring for individual student rooms, offices, study rooms, hallways, restrooms (including showers), trash areas, stairways, elevators and lobby areas in support of residential life.

The Custodian must be able to perform strenuous physical work while using the mechanical aptitude and motor coordination. Incumbents are expected to follow all policies and procedures to work safely and efficiently in their assigned stations. Workplace safety rules and regulations are of the utmost importance.

The Custodian is expected to be punctual and reliable.  These qualities are required in order to provide the highest level of service to our customers.

For more information regarding Facilities Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Work hours are Monday – Friday, 3:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired for this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Prior experience not required.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

Must possess a valid California Driver's License or have the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A working knowledge of the common methods, practices, equipment, and materials used in custodial work.
  • General knowledge of cleaning chemicals and methods of use; ability to make repairs to equipment to ensure good operating order.
  • Prior experience in custodial services, maintenance services, or similar environments within the previous three years.
  • Prior experience using custodial floor equipment (ride on Zambonis or walk–behind floor machines, carpet extractors, buffers, floor sweepers, and restroom equipment) within the previous two years.


Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $ 3,120 per month. 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.

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.

Classification Salary Range: $3,120 - $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. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated. 

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 September 8, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by September 7, 2022. 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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