Berkeley Unified School District

About the District

Since the founding of the University of California, Berkeley in 1868 and the establishment of Berkeley’s first high school in 1879, Berkeley’s community has been proud to be a leader in public education.  In 1968, the Berkeley Unified School District was the nation’s first school district to desegregate without a court order.  What you should know about our District:

 

  • Students are our priority.
  • We take pride in our diversity.
  • We hold high expectations for ourselves and our students.
  • We treat each other with respect and act with integrity.

Berkeley Unified is responsible for educating more than 9,400 individual students in 11 public elementary schools, 3 middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and an alternative high school. In addition, the district has 3 preschool facilities and an Adult School serving several thousand students each year. With a tradition of excellence rooted in a vibrant community, Berkeley Unified alumni have become national and international leaders in business, civic society, politics, academia, sports and the arts. Students and staff in Berkeley Unified come from a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, surrounded by one of the most intellectually and culturally rich regions in the United States.

The Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals of Berkeley Unified are encapsulated in the four E’s:

  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Engagement
  • Enrichment

Excellence in Learning, in Teaching, and in Service to our Students and Families

Equity in Access, in Resource Allocation, and Educational Outcomes

Engagement with Parents, Guardians, Families, and Community

Enrichment in Curriculum with Music & the Arts, Libraries, Gardens & Nutrition, Science & Health, Physical Education & Sports

Parent and Community Involvement
The Vision for BUSD is one in which parents, family, and community are an integral part of each school. When parents and families get personally involved in education, their children do better in school and grow up to be more successful in life.  This is why Berkeley has dedicated resources and specialized staff to support the home-school partnership and to give all parents/guardians access to understanding opportunities and services available for their children.

Public Support
Over the past 25 years, the Berkeley Unified School District’s ability to provide well-rounded educational resources and opportunities to all students has been significantly boosted by the generous financial support of local taxes that augment the General Fund for specific purposes.

Berkeley voters have overwhelmingly supported the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP), a special local tax first adopted in 1986 and renewed consistently since then, most recently as Measure A in 2006. (1986 to present)

Berkeley voters are as committed to the safety and modernization of school and district facilities as to the students and educational programs they house, most recently evidenced in the renewal of a maintenance special tax and a new facilities bond in 2010.

  • Facilities Bonds (1992, Measure BB of 2002, Measure I of 2010)
  • Maintenance Parcel Tax (Measure H of 2010)

Very Low Class Size
Berkeley Public schools have among the lowest class sizes in the state. While many school districts have exceeded 20 students in kindergarten through third grade, thanks to the BSEP tax measure Berkeley has maintained 20:1 since 1984. Grades 4 and 5 classrooms have average student-teacher ratios of 26-1, again much lower than the state average.

  • All Berkeley elementary schools have fewer students than the state average of 525 students — in fact, the Berkeley average is 375.
  • The average student-teacher ratio in academic classrooms in middle school is less than 28:1, and many math classes are 20:1.
  • The average student-teacher ratio in academic classrooms in high schools is 28:1.

Because the Berkeley community recognizes that public education is the cornerstone of a productive, creative, and healthy society, all of our schools benefit from the generosity of monetary and in-kind donations.  Visit our “Public Support” page to find out more about the generosity and commitment of our supporters and how the many different funding and volunteer organizations enhance each child’s education in the Berkeley Public Schools.

10 job(s) at Berkeley Unified School District

BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Aug 02, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of a certificated administrator, assist certificated teacher(s) by providing tutorial support and early childhood education services to children enrolled in an assigned program; supervise children in educational settings REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Provide tutorial support and early childhood education services to children enrolled in an assigned program; tutor individual students in a variety of subject areas and assist with implementing lesson plans as assigned by the position • Support and deliver instruction under the guidance of the teacher(s) • Assist with the development of lesson plans; assist students by answering questions, providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude and general guidance • Assist with maintaining various student records, files, logs and reports related to student progress, and assigned activities • Assist with snack and lunch time as assigned; assist children with eating activities; assist students with washing hands and faces after play times and meals; as needed, accompany teachers who are assisting students with toileting • Provide classroom support to the teacher(s) by setting up work areas and displays, and distributing and collecting paper, supplies and materials • Assist with active supervision of children in educational settings • Consult with teacher and use protocol as needed to implement appropriate intervention strategies • Accompany and assist with supervision of students on field trips • Attend staff meetings as assigned OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic principles and practices of early child development Child guidance principles and practices Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of designated families Basic instructional methods and techniques Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Operation of standard office equipment Oral and written communication skills Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Record-keeping and report preparation techniques Elementary level mathematics ABILITY TO: Provide tutorial, support and early childhood education services to assure preschool-age children enrolled in an assigned program are ready for kindergarten Tutor individual students in a variety of subject areas and implement lesson plans Learn, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures Learn policies and objectives of assigned program and activities Assist with planning and implementing a variety of educational activities Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate standard office equipment Maintain records and prepare reports Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by 6 units of college level coursework in early childhood education and one year experience working with students or families in a social services or educational environment LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid first aid and CPR certificate issued by authorized agency preferred Incumbents in this classification are expected to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Some incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language. Working Conditions and Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor work environment Outdoor playground environment PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard Hearing and speaking to exchange information Seeing to read a variety of materials Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 pounds with assistance Sitting or standing for extended periods of time Bending at the waist or kneeling to assist students Walking extended distances on field trips Exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: March 1, June 1, Sep 1, Dec 1 The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. ONLY the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) test requires and is mandated to have a passing score of 70 on each of the three parts of the test. All other tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testi?es or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time:
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Aug 02, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist in quantity preparation and serving of foods at an assigned school site or within the production kitchen; maintain food service facilities, equipment and utensils in a clean and sanitary condition. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Assist in quantity preparation and serving of foods at an assigned school site or within the production kitchen; assemble various ingredients; heat, package and wrap food items according to established procedures and portion control standards; serve meals on serving lines; set out prepared foods • Maintain food service facilities, equipment and utensils in a clean and sanitary condition; clean serving counters, tables, food containers and food service equipment; operate dish washers and wash trays, pots, pans, plates, utensils, countertops, carts and other serving equipment as assigned • Prepare food and beverages for sale; count and set-up plates, trays and utensils; stock condiments, food items and paper goods; assist in the receipt, storage and rotation of food items and supplies in storage areas; assist with meal counts and inventories as directed • Perform cashiering duties as assigned; count money and make correct change; distribute, collect, sort, count, scan and mark lunch tickets as required; utilize a computer to perform transactions and input data as assigned • Prepare entrees, fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, salads, meats, pizza, eggs, cereal, breads, desserts, dressings and other assigned foods for distribution; mix, slice, grate and chop food items; open cans; replenish containers as necessary; assemble sack lunches as assigned • Communicate with students and staff to exchange information; notify students of meal portion and nutritional standards as appropriate • Operate standard food service equipment such as slicers, ovens, can openers, food carts and warmers • Maintain various routine records related to assigned activities as required OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic food preparation including washing, cutting and assembling food items and ingredients Sanitation and safety practices related to preparing, handling and serving food Standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements Oral and written communication skills Basic math and cashiering skills Proper lifting techniques Basic record-keeping techniques ABILITY TO: Assist in quantity preparation and serving of foods at an assigned school site Maintain food service facilities, equipment and utensils in a clean and sanitary condition Perform cashiering duties as assigned Learn to operate a computer as required Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently Follow health and sanitation requirements Wash, cut, slice, grate and assemble food items Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Work cooperatively with others Understand and follow oral and written instructions Make basic math computations Maintain routine records related to work performed Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above and one year of experience in preparing or serving food in large quantities LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid ServSafe Certification obtained through a proctored exam If you do not have a food handler's health certificate, you may obtain one online via the link below: https://www.servsafe.com/ss/foodhandler/index.aspx?aliaspath=/Special-Pages/ssredirect Working Conditions and Additional Information ENVIRONMENT: Foodservice environment Subject to heat from ovens PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for extended periods of time Hearing and speaking to exchange information Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects typically weighing up to 50 pounds and up to 60 pounds with assistance Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate food service equipment Reaching overhead, above shoulders and horizontally Bending at the waist, kneeling or squatting Seeing to monitor food quality and quantity HAZARDS: Heat from ovens Exposure to very hot foods, equipment, metal objects, and electrical equipment Working around knives, slicers or other sharp objects EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1 The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. ONLY the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) test requires and is mandated to have a passing score of 70 on each of the three parts of the test. All other tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testi?es or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time:
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Aug 02, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, oversee and participate in the operation of the satellite kitchen at an assigned elementary or middle school site; prepare and serve hot and cold food items; maintain satellite kitchen facilities and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; perform cashiering duties; lead, train, and provide work direction and guidance to Nutrition Services staff; may also work in the central kitchen to assist in preparing and packaging meals for transport to assigned satellite location(s). DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in the Nutrition Services Satellite Operator I classification are responsible for the operations, food service and staff assigned to an elementary and middle school serving kitchen site. Incumbents in the Nutrition Services Satellite Operator II operate a high school serving kitchen requiring food cooking and preparation with a more diverse menu and a larger staff. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Oversee and participate in the operation of the satellite kitchen at an assigned elementary school site; determine appropriate quantities of food items to meet student needs; assure related food service activities comply with established safety and sanitation requirements • Prepare and serve hot and cold food items; observe quality and quantity of food served according to established procedures; assure proper temperature of foods; heat, arrange and distribute food items according to established procedures and portion control standards • Oversee and participate in maintaining satellite kitchen facilities and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; clean serving counters, food containers and food service equipment; operate dishwashers and wash trays, pots, pans, plates, utensils and other serving equipment as assigned; observe and enforce health and sanitation requirements • Lead, train, and provide work direction and guidance to Nutrition Services staff; assign staff duties and review work for accuracy and completeness; • Prepare food and beverages for sale; count and set-up plates, trays and utensils; stock condiments, food items and paper goods; order, pick up, inspect, receive, store and rotate food items and supplies as directed; stock bins with food supplies; conduct daily inventories as directed, and arrange for adjustments in deliveries if necessary • Perform cashiering duties; count money and make correct change; prepare, balance and verify cash drawers; review and verify receipts; prepare bank deposits as directed • Operate standard food service equipment such as ovens, warmers and food service machines • Communicate with students and staff as well as supervisors to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns • Serve food to students and staff according to specified time schedules • Maintain a variety of records related to food items, inventory, sales and assigned activities; prepare routine food service reports OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: School food service operations Quantity food preparation including assembling and heating food items and ingredients Sanitation and safety practices related to preparing, handling and serving food Methods, equipment and techniques used in large-quantity food assembly Oral and written communication skills Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Principles of training and providing work direction Health and safety regulations Inventory practices and procedures Portion control techniques Storage and rotation of perishable food Mathematic calculations and cashiering skills Proper lifting techniques Record-keeping techniques ABILITY TO: Oversee and participate in the operation of the satellite kitchen at an assigned school site Prepare and serve hot and cold food items to students and staff Maintain satellite facilities and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition Perform cashiering duties and make change accurately Lead, train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned Nutrition Services staff Determine appropriate quantities of food items to meet student needs Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently Follow and assure compliance with health and sanitation requirements Store and rotate food supplies in storage areas according to established procedures Conduct daily inventories and order appropriate amounts of food items and supplies Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Meet schedules and time lines Work independently with little direction or supervision Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Maintain various records related to work performed Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two years increasingly responsible experience in the preparation and serving of food in large quantities including work with inventory functions LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid and appropriate ServSafe food service certification obtained through a proctored exam Working Conditions and Additional Information ENVIRONMENT: Food service environment Subject to heat from ovens PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for extended periods of time Hearing and speaking to exchange information Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects typically weighing up to 50 and up to 60 pounds with assistance Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate food service equipment and perform tasks requiring repetitive motion Reaching overhead, above shoulders and horizontally Bending at the waist, kneeling or squatting Seeing to monitor food quality and quantity and to read small print HAZARDS: Heat from ovens Exposure to very hot foods, equipment, metal objects and electrical equipment Exposure to cleaning chemicals and fumes May be required to work around moving mechanical parts May work on or around slippery floors Will be required to handle sharp objects such as knives and slicers EXAMINATION WEIGHT: Assessments may consist of a written, oral and/or performance examinations. FIRST EXAMINATION: 50% SECOND EXAMINATION: 50% Qualified candidates will be notified of the minimum passing points for each examination part. Qualified Applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the Examinations. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT In accordance with the provisions of Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, Education Code Section 220, and Berkeley Unified School District Policy, no qualified person shall, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, national origin, religion, actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, handicap, age or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in the Berkeley Unified School District. The Board prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, at any district site and/or activity. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy." If there are questions concerning Section 504 or disability accommodations for job applicants/employees under the ADA, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Berkeley Unified School District. If there are questions concerning discrimination on the basis of sex or any of the other classifications noted above, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at (510) 486-9338. Closing Date/Time:
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jul 29, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties BASIC FUNCTION: Under direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of complex administrative support duties to relieve the administrator of administrative and clerical duties; plan, coordinate and organize office activities and coordinate flow of communications and information for the administrator; prepare and maintain a variety of manual and automated records and reports related to assigned activities. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Administrative Assistant III classification provides primary and complex administrative support to a large District-wide program or multiple District-wide programs of a complex nature. Incumbents require thorough knowledge of organizational operations, policies and procedures and assigned department or programs. The Administrative Assistant II classification performs varied and responsible administrative assistant duties requiring thorough understanding of a program or functional area. Incumbents provide primary administrative support to a manager of a large program or director of a small department. The Administrative Assistant I classification provides primary support to a manager of a program or secondary support to higher-level administrators. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Perform a variety of complex administrative duties to relieve the administrator of administrative and clerical duties; plan, coordinate and organize office activities and coordinate flow of communications and information; assure smooth and efficient office operations; assure related functions comply with established laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures • Serve as primary administrative support to the assigned administrator; perform public relations and communication services for the administrator; receive, screen and route telephone calls; take, retrieve and relay messages as needed; schedule and arrange appointments, conferences and other events ? • Receive visitors, including administrators, staff, and the public; provide information or direct to appropriate personnel; exercise independent judgment in resolving a variety of issues; refer difficult issues to the administrator as needed; provide technical information and assistance related to program or operations and related laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures • Compile information and prepare and maintain a variety of records, logs and reports related to programs, students, attendance, staff, projects and assigned duties; establish and maintain filing systems; revise, verify, proofread and edit a variety of documents • Input a variety of data into an assigned computer system; establish and maintain automated records and files; initiate queries, develop spreadsheets, manipulate data and generate various computerized lists and reports as requested; assure accuracy of input and output data • Compose, independently or from oral instructions, note or rough draft, a variety of materials such as inter-office communications, forms, letters, memoranda, bulletins, agenda items, labels, fliers, requisitions, handbooks, newsletters, brochures, certificates, contracts and other materials; format materials to meet program and office needs • Research, compile and verify a variety of data and information; compute statistical information for various federal, State and local reports as necessary; identify and resolve a variety of financial and statistical discrepancies; assure mandated reports are completed and submitted to appropriate agency according to established time lines • Distribute, collect, process and evaluate a variety of forms and applications related to assigned functions; duplicate and distribute materials as needed; assist with the preparation, processing and maintenance of grant information, records and related materials as assigned • Coordinate, schedule and attend a variety of meetings, workshops and special events; prepare and send out notices of meetings; compile and prepare agenda items and other required information for meetings, workshops and other events; organize and review documents for the Board; set up equipment and supplies for meetings and other events as needed; take, transcribe and distribute minutes as directed • Perform a variety of clerical accounting duties as assigned; monitor funds for income and expenditures; assure expenditures to do not exceed established budget limitations; calculate, prepare and revise accounting and budgetary data; balance and reconcile assigned accounts and budgets; assist with budget development and preparation; maintain financial and statistical records and files; create budget transfers for approval • Train and provide work direction and guidance to designated clerical personnel as assigned; provide input concerning employee interviews and evaluations as requested • Perform special projects and prepare various forms and reports on behalf of the assigned administrator; attend to administrative details on special matters as assigned • Communicate with personnel and various outside agencies to exchange information, request and provide materials, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns • Operate a variety of office equipment including a calculator, copier, fax machine, computer and assigned software; arrange for equipment repairs as required • Receive, open, sort, screen and distribute incoming mail; receive and respond to e-mails; compose replies independently or from oral direction; prepare and distribute informational packets and bulk mailings • Maintain appointment and activity schedules and calendars; coordinate travel arrangements and hotel reservations as necessary; process reimbursement claims; reserve facilities and equipment for meetings and other events as needed • Monitor inventory levels of office and designated supplies; order, receive and maintain appropriate levels of inventory as required; prepare, process and code purchase orders and invoices as assigned; arrange for billings and payments as directed • Receive and process invoices according to established procedures; verify work completed or materials received; obtain management approval for payment Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: Organizational operations, policies and objectives Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Record-keeping and filing techniques Business letter and report writing, editing and proofreading Telephone techniques and etiquette Methods, procedures and terminology used in clerical accounting work Modern office practices, procedures and equipment Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and professionalism Operation of a computer and assigned software Oral and written communication skills Record retrieval and storage systems Basic public relations techniques Mathematic calculations ABILITY TO: Perform a variety of complex secretarial and administrative assistant duties to relieve the administrator of administrative and clerical detail Plan, coordinate and organize office activities and coordinate flow of communications and information for the administrator Assure smooth and efficient office operations Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Compile and prepare comprehensive reports concerning a broad spectrum of subject matter Compose effective correspondence independently Perform a variety of clerical accounting duties in support of assigned department or program Keyboard or input data at an acceptable rate of speed Answer telephones and greet the public professionally Complete work with many interruptions Maintain a variety of records, logs and files Utilize a computer to input data, maintain automated records and generate computerized reports Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Meet schedules and time lines Work independently with little direction Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines Add, subtract, multiply and divide with speed and accuracy Education, Experience and Other Requirements Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college-level course work in secretarial science or related field and six years increasingly responsible secretarial or administrative assistant experience involving frequent public contact. Working Conditions and Additional Information EXAMINATION INFORMATION: The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. ONLY the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) test requires and is mandated to have a passing score of 70 on each of the three parts of the test. All other tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testi?es or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time: 8/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jul 29, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties BASIC FUNCTION: Under general direction of an assigned supervisor and/or guidance of a lead Custodian II, perform routine custodial activities at assigned school sites or facilities; clean and maintain buildings and ground areas and maintain them in a clean, orderly and secure condition; and operate a variety of cleaning equipment used to perform job responsibilities. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • In accordance with the District cleaning standards, perform routine custodial activities at assigned school sites or facilities; sweep, scrub, mop, strip, wax, disinfect and polish floors; vacuum rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices, , auditoriums, kitchens, assembly areas and other areas; spot clean and shampoo carpets • Clean classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoriums, lounges, offices, locker rooms, hallways and other facilities as assigned; dust and polish furniture and woodwork; empty waste receptacles; spot mop spills; remove gum, debris and graffiti as needed • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains and restroom facilities including sinks, toilets and urinals; fill dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper and other items; wash mirrors, tile, walls and windows; unclog drains and toilets; polish metal work • Pick up paper and other debris and sweep school grounds and/or other assigned areas • Operate custodial equipment such as vacuums, mops, small hand and manual tools, buffer/scrubber machines and other equipment as assigned; operate a variety of cleaning equipment utilized in custodial work, including industrial floor scrubber/stripper/polisher and large wet mops • At designated sites, drive a District off-street vehicle as needed to perform duties • Replace light bulbs and tubes; clean chalkboards, white boards, trays and erasers; empty pencil sharpeners; clean tables, chairs and floors; wash windows, blinds, counters, sinks, and walls • Move and arrange furniture and equipment; prepare classrooms, gymnasiums and other facilities for special events or meetings as assigned; set up and assemble chairs, tables and other furniture and equipment; clean up furniture, equipment and debris following these events • Lock and unlock doors, gates and windows as appropriate; turn lights on and off as needed; maintain security of assigned areas according to established guidelines; set alarms as appropriate • Report safety, sanitary and fire hazards to appropriate personnel; perform minor maintenance tasks such as removing graffiti, repairing furniture; report need for maintenance and repairs to Custodian II or supervisor • Participate in the thorough cleaning and restoration of campus facilities during recess periods OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: Proper methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in modern custodial work Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition Appropriate safety precautions and procedures Proper lifting techniques ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively with students and adults Perform routine custodial activities at assigned school sites or facilities Maintain buildings and grounds areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition Use cleaning materials and equipment in a safe and efficient manner Operate a variety of custodial equipment Maintain tools and equipment in clean working order Move and arrange furniture and equipment Observe and report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair Understand and follow oral and written directions Observe health and safety regulations Meet schedules and time lines Education, Experience and Other Requirements Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above and one year of general custodial experience Working Conditions and Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor work environment Regular exposure to fumes, dust, dirt, oil/grease Driving a vehicle to conduct work PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools Hearing and speaking to exchange information Seeing to read and perform tasks requiring vision (which may require corrective lenses) Perform work which involves lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects typically weighing 50 pounds, and occasionally and with assistance up to 100 pounds Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching Climbing ladders and working from heights Standing for extended periods of time HAZARDS: Working around and with machinery having moving parts Working at heights Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1 Applications will be reviewed every 90 days, and applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date, which may consist of a written, oral and/or performance examinations. Those who pass the first test will be invited to take the 2nd test. Results from the two exams will be tallied and that will determine placement on the eligibility list. The duration of the eligibility list is one year unless extended by the Personnel Commission. Exam locations, dates and times will be announced in the invite email. No Make-up dates will be offered. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time: Continuous
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jul 13, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of a certificated administrator, assist certificated teachers and/or other service providers in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of students with special needs; assist in providing learning activities and meeting the special needs of assigned students in areas related to feeding, toileting, positioning, hygiene, motor skills, sensory and physical therapy functions; monitor health conditions. Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and implementation of Individual Education Programs; provide routine clerical duties in support of educational program. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Instructional Assistant I-Special Education incumbents provide instructional support to students classified with mild to moderate learning and/or emotional disabilities. Instructional Assistant II-Special Education incumbents provide instructional support, health and hygiene services and behavior modifications to students classified with mild to moderate or moderate to severe learning and/or emotional disabilities. Incumbents in this class may be trained in specialized health care procedures. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Assist instructional staff and/or other service providers in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of students classified with mild to moderate or moderate to severe learning and/or emotional disabilities in a classroom or other learning environment; monitor and reinforce student drills, practices and assignments in various subjects; assist with the implementation of Individual Education Programs • Monitor student health conditions; respond to seizures, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies according to District protocols; prepare related paperwork as appropriate; notify appropriate staff of student health conditions and progress • Observe, monitor and redirect behavior of students in accordance with grade level, student's ability to understand discipline and approved procedures; utilize approved techniques for responding to students whose behavior may escalate to self-injurious or physically aggressive acts, including spitting, pinching, biting, hair-pulling, kicking and hitting; collect data and monitor progress • Assist students in completing classroom assignments, homework and projects in various subject areas; ensure student understanding of classroom rules and procedures; assist students by answering questions, providing proper examples, emotional support, positive attitude and general guidance; confer with instructional staff and/or other service providers concerning adapting lesson plans and materials to meet student needs • Assist students with personal hygiene including bathing, brushing teeth and grooming as required; assist students with eating activities; toilet students and change diapers and soiled clothing as required • Monitor and assist students with activities to develop small muscle and eye-hand coordination; assist students in learning gross motor skills such as walking, jumping and climbing; assist students in learning fine motor skills such as reaching, grabbing, folding, cutting and writing • Perform routine clerical duties in support of educational activities such as preparing, typing, duplicating and filing instructional materials; distribute and collect student assignments, documents and various forms Reinforce concepts and ensure student understanding of assignments and homework instructions; reinforce vocabulary and concepts as necessary; assist students with meeting individual education goals and objectives; collect data and report progress regarding student performance and behavior • Observe and redirect behavior of students according to approved procedures; monitor and interact with students during outdoor, physical education and other recreational activities as directed; develop incentives as positive reinforcement; reinforce behavior modification techniques determined by the teacher • Assist with maintaining student records and files related to progress, behavior and assigned activities; prepare mandated time accounting reports and documentation as required; collect data and monitor student progress • Assist students to perform and develop independent living and self-help skills such as shopping, counting money, cleaning and related activities as assigned; assist students to develop social, vocational and job searching skills as assigned • Read books to students and observe their reading abilities; assist students with letter and word pronunciation and recognition; assist students with assignments such as reading, writing and mathematics • Escort students during the regular duty day as assigned to and from designated locations; accompany students on fieldtrips, recreational therapy activities, social events and during outdoor activities; may accompany students to District-sponsored events or recreational functions • Assist in maintaining the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures • Assist in maintaining a learning environment in a safe, orderly and clean manner; provide classroom support by setting up work areas and displays and distributing and collecting paper, supplies and materials • Maintain confidentiality of student information in accordance with state and federal mandates • Operate a variety of office and classroom equipment including a copier, computer and software as appropriate • Communicate with faculty, staff, administrators and others to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns; answer telephone calls, take messages and provide general class and student information as assigned • Respond to student medical emergencies according to District protocol and prepare related paperwork as appropriate • Assist in monitoring, classroom supplies;; assist in ordering and arranging food items as appropriate OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: Guidance principles and practices related to students with special needs Basic subjects taught in local schools, including basic and advanced arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language, history, science and reading Basic instructional methods and techniques Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Challenges and concerns of students with special needs Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct Safe practices in classroom and playground activities Operation of standard office and classroom equipment including a computer Oral and written communication skills Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and professionalism Basic record-keeping and report preparation techniques Serving students with disabilities in full-inclusion settings ABILITY TO: Assist with instruction and related activities in a classroom or assigned learning environment Reinforce instruction to individual or small groups of students with special needs Assist in the preparation of instructional materials in support of Individual Education Programs Perform routine clerical duties including keyboarding, filing and duplicating materials Understand and relate to students with special needs Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward students with special needs Read books to students and assist with reading and writing activities Collect data, monitor, observe and report student behavior and progress Understand and follow oral and written instructions Operate standard office and classroom equipment including a computer Observe health and safety regulations Prepare routine reports Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year experience working with students with special needs in an organized setting LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid first aid and CPR certificates issued by authorized agency preferred Incumbents must meet requirements specified under the No Child Left Behind Act Some incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language Working Conditions and Additional Information ENVIRONMENT: Classroom and other indoor and outdoor learning environments PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office and classroom equipment Sitting or standing for extended periods of time Bending at the waist and/or kneeling to assist students Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling students weighing up to 50 pounds and with assistance for over 50 pounds Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor student activities Hearing and speaking to exchange information HAZARDS: Contact with dissatisfied, assaultive or abusive individuals Potential physical hazards involved in intervening in fights and other anti-social, and violent behaviors Exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: March 1, June 1, Sep 1, Dec 1 The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. All tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on the anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Closing Date/Time:
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jul 13, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of a Principal or Vice Principal, and guidance of an Afterschool Program Specialist, lead activities of a group of 1 to 20 school-aged children in an assigned after-school program; assist in planning and implementing activities; monitor students in classroom and outdoor activities. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Provide a safe, caring, positive and interesting learning environment for students in an assigned extended day school program; prepare materials and supplies for daily activities; take attendance. • Provide tutoring and/or homework assistance to a group of 1 to 20 students in reading/language arts, mathematics, history and social studies or science; explain questions and enhance student understanding of homework as needed • Lead and supervise a group of 1 to 20 students in various classroom activities including games, crafts, projects and related activities; supervise students in outdoor activities • Serve as role model and develop positive social behaviors of children; discipline students according to established procedures; reinforce positive behaviors as appropriate • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures; assist in maintaining a clean and orderly environment • Perform a variety of clerical duties including typing, duplicating, recording attendance and maintaining assigned records; prepare bulletin boards • Operate various office, audio-visual, playground and cooking equipment as assigned;; answer telephone calls and direct inquiries to the appropriate personnel • Communicate with parents regarding student behavior as necessary • Administer first aid and follow necessary emergency procedures; identify and report safety hazards to appropriate personnel • Escort students to and from classrooms as assigned • Assist in the preparation of snacks for children OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic child development principles and practices Safe practices in classroom and outdoor activities Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct Basic record-keeping techniques Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Oral and written communication skills Policies and procedures of assigned program and activities Operation of a computer and assigned software Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Health and safety regulations ABILITY TO: Assist in the overall activities of school-age students in an assigned after-school program Assist in planning and implementing activities Supervise students in classroom and outdoor activities Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately Maintain a safe, clean and orderly environment Understand and follow oral and written instructions Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Oversee and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures Operate a computer and assigned software Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in child development or related field and two years' experience working in a school or child extended day program or volunteer experience in a similar program LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid first aid and CPR certificates issued by authorized agency preferred Some incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language. Working Conditions and Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Classroom and playground environment Constant interruptions PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time Kneeling or bending at the waist to assist students Seeing to observe students Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 pounds Hearing and speaking to exchange information Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned equipment HAZARDS: Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals Potential physical hazards involved in intervening in fights and other anti-social, and violent behaviors EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: March 1, June 1, Sep 1, Dec 1 The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. All tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on the anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time:
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jun 04, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties BASIC FUNCTION: Under general direction of an assigned supervisor and/or guidance of a lead Custodian II, perform routine custodial activities at assigned school sites or facilities; clean and maintain buildings and ground areas and maintain them in a clean, orderly and secure condition; and operate a variety of cleaning equipment used to perform job responsibilities. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • In accordance with the District cleaning standards, perform routine custodial activities at assigned school sites or facilities; sweep, scrub, mop, strip, wax, disinfect and polish floors; vacuum rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices, , auditoriums, kitchens, assembly areas and other areas; spot clean and shampoo carpets • Clean classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoriums, lounges, offices, locker rooms, hallways and other facilities as assigned; dust and polish furniture and woodwork; empty waste receptacles; spot mop spills; remove gum, debris and graffiti as needed • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains and restroom facilities including sinks, toilets and urinals; fill dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper and other items; wash mirrors, tile, walls and windows; unclog drains and toilets; polish metal work • Pick up paper and other debris and sweep school grounds and/or other assigned areas • Operate custodial equipment such as vacuums, mops, small hand and manual tools, buffer/scrubber machines and other equipment as assigned; operate a variety of cleaning equipment utilized in custodial work, including industrial floor scrubber/stripper/polisher and large wet mops • At designated sites, drive a District off-street vehicle as needed to perform duties • Replace light bulbs and tubes; clean chalkboards, white boards, trays and erasers; empty pencil sharpeners; clean tables, chairs and floors; wash windows, blinds, counters, sinks, and walls • Move and arrange furniture and equipment; prepare classrooms, gymnasiums and other facilities for special events or meetings as assigned; set up and assemble chairs, tables and other furniture and equipment; clean up furniture, equipment and debris following these events • Lock and unlock doors, gates and windows as appropriate; turn lights on and off as needed; maintain security of assigned areas according to established guidelines; set alarms as appropriate • Report safety, sanitary and fire hazards to appropriate personnel; perform minor maintenance tasks such as removing graffiti, repairing furniture; report need for maintenance and repairs to Custodian II or supervisor • Participate in the thorough cleaning and restoration of campus facilities during recess periods OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: Proper methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in modern custodial work Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition Appropriate safety precautions and procedures Proper lifting techniques ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively with students and adults Perform routine custodial activities at assigned school sites or facilities Maintain buildings and grounds areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition Use cleaning materials and equipment in a safe and efficient manner Operate a variety of custodial equipment Maintain tools and equipment in clean working order Move and arrange furniture and equipment Observe and report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair Understand and follow oral and written directions Observe health and safety regulations Meet schedules and time lines Education, Experience and Other Requirements Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above and one year of general custodial experience Working Conditions and Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor work environment Regular exposure to fumes, dust, dirt, oil/grease Driving a vehicle to conduct work PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools Hearing and speaking to exchange information Seeing to read and perform tasks requiring vision (which may require corrective lenses) Perform work which involves lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects typically weighing 50 pounds, and occasionally and with assistance up to 100 pounds Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching Climbing ladders and working from heights Standing for extended periods of time HAZARDS: Working around and with machinery having moving parts Working at heights Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1 Applications will be reviewed every 90 days, and applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date, which may consist of a written, oral and/or performance examinations. Those who pass the first test will be invited to take the 2nd test. Results from the two exams will be tallied and that will determine placement on the eligibility list. The duration of the eligibility list is one year unless extended by the Personnel Commission. Exam locations, dates and times will be announced in the invite email. No Make-up dates will be offered. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time: Continuous
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jun 04, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. BASIC FUNCTION: Under general supervision, drive a school bus to transport students safely and efficiently to an assigned location on a designated route; perform daily pre-trip safety inspections and assist in general cleaning of school buses REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Drive a school bus on designated routes; pick up and discharge students in accordance with time schedules; observe legal and defensive driving practices; assure compliance with applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes and regulations; assure only registered students board and exit at assigned bus stops unless otherwise approved by school district or parents • Maintain order and discipline among passengers on the bus and while waiting at bus stops in accordance with policies related to disciplining students; communicate effectively with school staff and parents regarding student behavior as needed; prepare behavior/conduct reports to document incidents and negative behaviors of students • Perform required daily safety inspections of buses inspect the interior and exterior of buses according to California Highway Patrol pre-trip regulations to assure safe operational condition; report mechanical malfunctions or other problems as required • Determine appropriate action in emergency situations according to established guidelines; administer first aid to passengers as needed • Maintain bus in a clean and safe operating condition which includes sweeping passenger areas; cleaning windshields, mirrors, dashboard, and driver compartment • Transport students, and designated adults on school routes or school related activity trips; adhere to scheduled departure and arrival times as assigned; prepare related logs and reports Maintain records of vehicle condition, incidents/accidents, route times and mileage; conduct student counts and prepare related records • Assist students as needed in boarding, buckling, and loading, securing and unloading students in wheelchairs as assigned; operate a wheelchair lift as assigned • Utilize two-way radios for bus to bus and bus to base communications • Communicate with Transportation Operations Staff and Maintenance Shop on a daily basis regarding safety concerns, safety of school bus stops and the mechanical condition of the buses • Be available to respond to emergency or natural disaster situations when there is an urgent need to transport students, designated adults, victims, or others as needed OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: Provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code, California Highway Patrol Regulations, and Education Code applicable to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of students California Vehicle Code and local traffic ordinances District policies and practices regarding pupil transportation Safe and defensive driving practices Proper operations of school buses Applicable traffic and student transportation laws, codes and regulations Basic first aid procedures Basic record-keeping techniques Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Health and safety regulations Oral and written communication skills as related to the position ABILITY TO: Drive a school bus safely and efficiently Communicate about mechanical issues and defects verbally and in writing Perform daily pre-trip safety inspections; and assist in general cleaning of school buses. Learn and apply District policies and procedures related to student discipline on buses Maintain a safe level of discipline among passengers Observe legal and defensive driving practices Learn and follow designated routes Learn the functionality and tolerance of the dual air braking system Learn the proper use of the electronically controlled transmissions installed in the fleet Maintain bus in a clean and orderly condition Administer first aid Maintain routine records as related to the position Understand and follow oral and written directions Communicate effectively with others Adhere to schedules and assigned time lines, except under extenuating circumstances Operate a two-way radio Maintain a clean driving record Maintain the safety and security of assigned students and all passengers Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid and current California Class A or B Commercial Driver License with appropriate passenger, school bus and air brake endorsements Valid California Special Driver Certificate issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for school bus drivers Valid Medical Examiner's Certificate Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate (as required) issued by an authorized agency Department of Justice fingerprint clearance through the California Highway Patrol Good DMV driving record and ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance policy Incumbents in this classification are subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements Working Conditions and Additional Information ENVIRONMENT: The school bus and outdoor environment Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions Evening or variable hours Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil/grease, and gases Driving a vehicle to conduct work PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sitting for extended periods of time while operating buses Hearing and speaking to exchange information Reaching, pulling and pushing to open bus doors Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to inspect buses Seeing to monitor passengers and operate a vehicle Perform work which involves the frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally and with assistance up to 100 pounds Pushing or pulling wheelchairs Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate school bus control panel HAZARDS: Traffic hazards Exposure to seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil/grease, and gases Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases Abusive, irate or violent students, parents or the general public EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. All exams will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending on a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each of those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on the anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time: Continuous
BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, CA, US
Jun 04, 2022
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. SHIFTS RANGE FROM 2-5 HRS/DAY. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, monitor students primarily during meal and recess periods; and other school activities as needed. Perform light cleaning in meal areas and perform other related assignments as necessary. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Monitor students primarily during meal and recess periods in and around the following areas (including but not limited to): lunchrooms, playgrounds, bus stops, parking lots, crosswalks, or classrooms when teachers are unavailable. • Engage students when playing at lunch or recess and during school activities. • Report conditions that are hazardous to the health and safety of students. • Assist students in conflict mediation/solving problems; reinforcing school agreements governing proper behavior of students. • Report ongoing conflicts to site or district administration. • Monitor and observe or scan assigned target areas. • Perform light cleaning duties such as wiping down tables and benches in meal areas both indoors and outdoors. • Assist students as needed in opening lunch items when necessary. • Maintain order in and around indoor and outdoor meal areas. • Assist with school-wide activities including but not limited to: Picture day, Vision/Hearing Screening, etc, to maintain the orderly and efficient movement of students to/through/during the activity. • Perform other related duties as assigned. Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF: • Appropriate student conduct in and out of the classroom. • Basic methods of individual and group supervision. • Child guidance principles and practices. • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. • Current social and behavioral problems affecting local students. • Health and safety regulations. • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and professionalism. • Mathematical computations. • Oral and written communication skills. • Safe practices in classroom and playground activities. • School rules and regulations. • Standard broadcasting procedures of a hand-held two-way radio system. ABILITY TO: • Assure student compliance with school and organizational policies and regulations • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing • Complete work with many interruptions • Demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward students • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others • Learn organizational operations, policies and objectives • Make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy • Meet schedules and timelines • Monitor, observe and report student behavior • Observe health and safety regulations • Operate a two-way radio • Prevent or break up student conflicts and fights • Read books to students and assist with reading and writing activities • Scan and monitor campus activities to assure the well-being and safety of students and staff in non-classroom activities • Understand and follow oral and written instructions Education, Experience and Other Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities. Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to: A. Graduation from high school or equivalent. B. Six (6) months working with students desired. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid first aid and CPR certificates issued by authorized agency preferred. Incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language. Employment eligibility that includes fingerprint, tuberculosis school-wide other employment clearance. Working Conditions and Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS ENVIRONMENT: • Classroom and other indoor and outdoor learning environments • Interactions with dissatisfied, hostile and irate individuals • Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions • Subject to demanding timelines and constant interruptions PHYSICAL ABILITIES: • Bending at the waist and/or kneeling to assist students and to retrieve materials • Hearing and speaking to exchange information • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling students weighing up to 50 pounds and with assistance for over 50 pounds • Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor student activities • Sitting, standing or walking for extended periods of time HAZARDS: • Contact with blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases • Contact with dissatisfied, assaultive or abusive individuals. • Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: Jan 2, Apr 1, Jul 1, Oct 1 The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. ONLY the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) test requires and is mandated to have a passing score of 70 on each of the three parts of the test. All other tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testi?es or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Closing Date/Time: