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Custodian (3 positions available)

Presented by Cabrillo College

JOB TYPE: Full-time

DEPARTMENT: Facil Plan & Plant Operations


APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES: March 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific


Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world one student at a time!

This full-time (40 hours per week), 12 months per year, Custodian position, individually or as a crew member, performs custodial and cleaning duties in specified College buildings and adjacent grounds; secures buildings and facilities; assists with setups and breakdowns of furniture and equipment for events; and performs related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

As a classified staff member at Cabrillo College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Cleans, disinfects and maintains assigned buildings, classrooms, offices, restrooms and other facilities.
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and their fixtures including sinks, urinals and toilets; washes windows, mirrors and walls; cleans and sanitizes showers as assigned; replenishes restroom supplies; disinfects and installs dispensers.
  • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, waxes, strips and polishes floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, fixtures and equipment; cleans desks, tables and counter tops; cleans and polishes metal work.
  • Empties and cleans waste receptacles.
  • Operates custodial cleaning equipment and utilizes custodial materials and supplies in a safe and effective manner.
  • Secures assigned buildings; locks all doors and windows at close of workday or after evening classes; locks and unlocks gates.
  • Sweeps sidewalks, stairs and concrete areas; picks up debris on campus.
  • Maintains accurate records, files and logs.
  • Meets with supervisor to review work on a regular or semi-regular basis as directed.
  • Completes daily activity reports as required.
  • Assists on special projects such as pressure washing windows and moving and arranging furniture, supplies and equipment.


  • Replaces light bulbs and may make minor non-technical repairs to buildings and fixtures; reports the need for maintenance and repair and assists others in making repairs as needed.
  • Sets up and removes chairs, tables, bleachers, stages and other furniture and equipment for events, classes and athletic games; cleans theater.
  • Assists with pest control.
  • Responds to radio emergencies.
  • Operates a forklift as trained and certified.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • One (1) year of custodial experience AND
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience

Knowledge of:

  • Basic methods, materials and equipment used in custodial work.
  • The operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power custodial tools and equipment.
  • Alarm codes needed to secure buildings.
  • Proper measurement and mixing of cleaning chemicals.
  • Organization and layout of campus buildings/facilities.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Regulations and applicable laws regarding the use and disposal of various hazardous materials.
  • Basic English.
  • Basic computer operations.

Skills and abilities to:

  • Complete custodial assignments independently without immediate supervision.
  • Operate and maintain tools/equipment used in custodial work.
  • Perform minor maintenance repairs as assigned.
  • Prepare and maintain basic records accurately.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


  • A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program may be required in some assignments.

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $3,376 to $3,908 per month; maximum initial salary step placement on the classified salary schedule is step 4. Full-time (40 hours per week) assignment, 12 months per year. Monday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. and Friday 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. with evenings and weekends as required. Position scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending Governing Board ratification. Salary is subject to proration based on beginning date of assignment.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Application Process:

  1. Completed application
  2. Answer Supplemental Questions

Please Note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants: Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference and cover letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration/presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, as well as by accessing your application profile.

Conditions of Employment: Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO STATEMENT: Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at