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Lead Custodian

$3,347 – $5,498 monthly

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/19/23

Job Description

Lead Custodian

Job No: 527128
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

The Lead Custodian works with and acts as a lead worker for a group of custodians or other personnel engaged in custodial duties and does other related work as required.
Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as a Lead Worker while performing custodial duties
  • Directs work to be performed and conducts routine inspections during and after work completion for a designated assignment or project
  • Trains custodians in proper methods and procedures used in performing all types of custodial work
  • Instructs custodians in the use of custodial equipment and supplies; assist with record keeping and makes reports as required
  • Assists in coordinating and assisting in covering assignments due to absenteeism and safe use of equipment and materials.
  • Responds to custodial cleaning emergencies.
  • Makes minor adjustments and/or report equipment repair needs.
  • Provides custodial support for campus events by assisting and keeping records of work orders completed, checking fire extinguishers and reporting facility repair needs.
  • Orders, stores, and delivers supplies, equipment, and materials to custodial closets
  • May be required to perform some supervisor responsibilities in absence of the Supervising Custodian.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Experience supervising a small staff. Experience leading, directing, and instructing assigned personnel in custodial duties. Knowledge of proper cleaning methods. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills. Experience operating power cleaning equipment. Able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted, and up to 100 lbs with assistance; ability to perform activities involving bending, stooping, and lifting above shoulders. Able to enforce policies and procedures and to lead by example of good work practices. Solid work record. Dependability, reliability, and good attendance record. Use custodial systems such as those to track work orders and two -way radios for communication. Maintains a safe work environment. Communicates with the University community in a civil manner. Follows all University and Departmental policies.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to two (2) years of related custodial experience required. Solid work record.
Physical Summary

Medium work - Job involves lifting heavy-weight objects (20-40 pounds) and/or 20% - 40% of the job involves standing, squatting, kneeling, or walking. May require pushing or pulling objects within the weight limits.
Licenses / Certificates

A valid driver's license is required for this position. Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

BBS - Custodial

Lead Custodian

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.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,347 - $5,498 per month

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.

Schedule is as follows:

Monday - Friday, 12:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
Additional Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the .
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: May 02, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.