Lead Custodian - Custodial Housing, Facilities Services (10424)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial Housing

Job Description

Working Title
Lead Custodian

SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit titleix.sfsu.edu for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing vpsaem@sfsu.edu.

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Facilities Services (Custodial Housing)

Department Description
The Facilities Operations - Campus, Facilities Operations-Housing, Central Support Services, Custodial, Operations, Grounds, Facilities Services - maintains and manages all facilities, utilities, grounds and property owned, leased or controlled by the University, in support of strategic plans and initiatives, in a manner ensuring the facilities grounds and operations are appropriately and safely prepared, maintained, managed and operated.

Appointment Type*
This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Tuesday through Saturday; from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$3,200 to $3,515 per month ($38,400 to $42,180 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Housekeeping, it is the primary responsibility of the Lead Custodian to clean and sanitize the common areas at University Housing and maintain, clean, and set up hospitality suites, turn over apartments as they become vacant. The Lead Custodian will provide, lead, and guide the housekeeping staff, plan and provide problem solving methods with the assistance of the Associate Director of Housekeeping, provide oversight in the distribution of supplies to the Housekeeping operation and attend other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Performs work assignments that typically include some or all of the following: perform the full range of custodial work as needed; assist custodial staff in performing their duties; and provide support during absences; train and instruct others in the performance of their duties; including appropriate custodial practices and techniques, and the safe use of equipment and materials; assign, review, and inspect the work of assigned staff, include completing inspection forms; assist in maintaining employee time records and reporting absences and provide input to employee evaluations; coordinate custodial support for campus events; identify and report equipment, supply, and repair needs; identify and order necessary supplies and materials.

Position Information
- Clean and sanitize the common area within University Housing
- Lead and Guide housekeeping staff
- Turn over apartments/student rooms as they become vacant
- Maintain, clean and set up the Hospitality Suites
- Plan and provide problem solving solutions
- Provide oversight in the distribution of supplies to the Housekeeping operation
- Other duties as assigned

At All Times
- Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D)
- Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Minimum Qualifications*
Working knowledge of methods, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work of the safety and sanitation practices and measures; and effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques.

Ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance; read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials; establish, promote and maintain cooperative work relationships with others; and analyze situations and take appropriate action.

Equivalent to one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others

Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications
- 5 years experience as a custodian or lead custodian
- Experience developing and implementing training
- Experience working in a residential or university environment
- Experience working with custodial cleaning equipment
- Basic experience with MS Office Suite
- Plan and provide problem-solving solutions for the department with regards to efficiency, staffing, products, and overall compliance with departmental standards
- Knowledge of the common terminology, methods, practices, tools, chemicals and procedures related to academic building custodial services. Knowledge of safety and sanitation measure appropriate for cultural work
- Effective English communication skills; must be able to read, write, and speak in English at a level appropriate for the duties of the position; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships; basic computer skills and knowledge; machines, equipment, tools and Work Aids Skills; cleaning equipment and procedure manual

- Ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance; read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials; establish, promote, and maintain cooperative work relationships with others; and analyze situations and take appropriate action. Must be able to perform proficiently a variety of custodial tasks; operate all applicable tools and equipment; follow standard oral and written instructions and procedures; perform simple arithmetic calculations as required by the position; working practices; and demonstrate the ability to learn and use care for janitorial supplies and equipment; observe and follow safe working practices; and demonstrate the ability to learn custodial function. Ability to lead the work of others, including the ability to provide on-the-job training; ability to maintain cooperative working relationship with administration, faculty, students, and employees; ability to analyze situations and take effective actions; the ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.

- Must have a general knowledge of the methods, materials, chemicals and equipment used in custodial housekeeping services. Must have a working knowledge of safety and sanitation measures appropriate for hospitality and standard custodial work. Must be able to move up to 50 pounds. At least two years of custodial or housekeeping working experience showing potential for exercising working supervision of others.

License/Certification Required
- Must possess a valid California Driver's License and current Defensive Driving Certification if a vehicle is used to travel on official business.
- Fingerprinting is required for this position in compliance with Practice Directive 201

Moderate to heavy physical tasks. Able to move up to 50 pounds is required. Position is required to wear uniform provided by the department and the ability to carry a department provided mobile phone and answer calls during the work schedule. May be required to work on weekends and/or holidays. Work schedule may change depending on the needs of the organization. Must wear a uniform and carry a department issued cell phone.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

CSUEU Position
Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume, cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position AND three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map