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Custodian I - 19hr
Merced College in Merced, California
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Date Posted 06/21/2019
Admin-Custodian - Janitorial
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 06/27/2019
SALARY: $1,073.00 Monthly 
OPENING DATE: 06/11/19
CLOSING DATE: 06/27/19 12:00 PM
**4% shift differential**
19 hours/week; 12 months/year

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes – large and small – throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.
The Custodian I functions as a team member of our Maintenance and Operations Department.  This position provides important services for our staff, students, and members of the community that use our facilities daily.  Our custodial staff are tasked with providing a safe and clean environment that is conducive to student learning.  Aside from being part of a team our custodial staff also work independently and take ownership and pride in the areas they are assigned.  The Maintenance and Operations Department invites you to apply to join our team!
Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.
Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:
  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:
Under supervision of the Manager of Maintenance & Operations, to keep assigned buildings or building areas clean and orderly; to provide complete floor care and perform minor maintenance duties; and to do related work as required.

Essential Functions
  • Sweeps, mops, strips and waxes floors
  • Dusts, washes and polishes furniture and woodwork
  • Vacuums and steam cleans rugs and carpets
  • Empties and cleans waste receptacles
  • Cleans erasers and blackboards
  • Washes windows, doors, and walls
  • Cleans rest rooms
  • Sweeps sidewalks and picks up papers
  • Cleans drinking fountains
  • Polishes metal work
  • Fills paper and soap dispensers
  • May make minor, non-technical repairs in building maintenance and electrical equipment including replacing light bulbs
  • Replenishes supplies
  • Turns out lights
  • Locks doors and windows
  • Observes assigned areas to prevent vandalism
  • Assists in moving, arranging and setting up furniture and equipment for special events and meetings
  • Reports need for repairs
  • Maintains equipment and supplies in proper condition
  • Trains and oversees the work of student assistants
Knowledge of:
  • Cleaning supplies, methods, materials, and practice 
Ability to:
  • Speak, read and write standard English
  • Carry out oral and written directions
  • Work independently
  • Perform heavy physical labor
  • Lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Stand and walk for long periods
  • Climb stairs
  • Train and oversee the work of student assistants
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • One year of experience in custodial work or in an area of work involving knowledge and use of cleaning methods
  • Possession of valid California driver's license
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
How to Apply:   Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College Career page at
  1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume
Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. 
Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.
Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents.  Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States.  An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.



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