Laborer - Facilities Services (Part-time) (10480)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Part Time Facilities Management

Job Description

Working Title

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 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

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.

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*
Part-Time (0.5)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday; 4:00AM - 8:00AM

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$1,394.50 per month ($16,734.00 annually) @ Time Base of (0.5)
$2,789.00 per month ($33,468.00 annually) @ Time Base of (1.0)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
Under direct supervision, laborers perform general, unskilled manual labor. The Laborer is responsible for grounds cleaning, waste collection, recycling collection, parking lot cleaning, small paving repairs, posting signage, construction and grounds support labor, replacing restroom dispensers, assistance with moving furniture and equipment, and other similar tasks.

Position Information
Performs tasks of the unit.

The list below identifies typical unit tasks:
- Cleaning and hardscape maintenance on grounds, parking structures, and roads.
- Performs general cleaning of all campus outdoor areas: clearing drains, sweeping, picking up bulky debris and vegetation, washing trash cans, removing graffiti, tape, stains, posters, etc.
- Pressure washes walkways and parking structures.
- Maintains all entryways, campus furniture, and signage in exceptionally clean condition.
- Operates a variety of vehicles (tractor, street sweeper, forklift, utility carts, trucks, etc.) safely in the performance of duties. Performs operator safety checks and maintenance.
- Operates power blowers.
- Uses other tools and equipment as necessary to insure cleanliness of outdoor campus areas.
- Installs and maintains asphalt, concrete, pavers, etc. with repair patches, sealers, etc.
- Cleans catch basins and drains on the grounds.
- Constructs and maintains trash enclosures and other fences, maintains signs, etc.
- May assist Grounds landscape staff in grounds work and tree care operations.
- Assists in the moving of furniture and equipment, tents and mats and other requested items for the University events.

Waste management activities as follows:
- Picks up and exchanges garbage containers, tow bins, and tilt bins from assigned areas on campus using appropriate vehicles -forklifts, trucks, carts, trailers, etc.
- Collects, transports and sorts various recycling materials.
- Cleans, disinfects, and maintains all material handling containers, trash equipment and work areas.
- Inspects forklifts, pull bins, tractor, and trash compactor daily before operation, performs
minor maintenance on wheels, casters, tow links, etc. and reports equipment malfunctions to Supervisor.
- Records activities such as transport pickup schedules, collection quantities, corrective
work needed on vehicles or equipment, and fills out timesheets.

Replace restroom dispenser and activities as follows:
- Replaces broken restroom dispensers.
- Delivers emergency supplies to various locations around campus.
- Responds to work orders from the customer service desk.
- Reports all nonworking light fixtures to the customer service desk to be referred to an electrician for appropriate action.

Overtime work may be required after-hours and on weekends.
May be assigned to wear uniform clothing provided.

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*
Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written
instructions to ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications
- Knowledge of the common terminology, methods, practices, tools, chemicals and procedures related to laborer activities. Knowledge of safety and sanitation measures appropriate for laborer work.
- Must be able to perform proficiently a variety of laborer tasks; operate all applicable tools and equipment including motor vehicles, tractor, forklift, street sweeper, power washer, concrete mixer, grinder, leaf blower, and manual and power tool; follow standard oral and written instructions and procedures; perceive locations on maps, read and write at a level appropriate to the position to receive training and work instructions such as safety warnings, dispatch instructions to remote locations, list of task, and conditional instructions; knowledge of safety and the ergonomics of physical labor and sanitation measures; demonstrate the ability to learn and use care with laborer supplies and equipment; observe and follow safe working practices; and demonstrate the ability to learn additional laborer functions as job assignments change with circumstances.
- Knowledge of safety, the ergonomics of physical labor, and sanitation measures. Ability to read and write English, as needed for receiving training and work instructions - such as safety warnings, dispatch instructions to remote locations, lists of tasks and conditional instructions.
- Experience working in public higher education.
- Possession of valid Forklift operator certification.
- Possession of Defensive Driver certification.

Core Competencies embody the following competencies:
- Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
- Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
- Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
- Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
- Diversity and inclusion.

License/Certification Required
Possess a Valid unrestricted California Driver's License; comply with the Defensive Driver's Training program requirements if a vehicle is used on official business.

Physical Requirements:
Laborers are required to walk, lift, stand, push, pull, grasp, reach, kneel, twist, climb and drive University vehicles.

Environmental Factors:
Laborers must be able to work in and out-of-doors under all weather conditions.

Expectations Regarding Working Relationships and Conditions:
- Cleans, maintains and services work areas, materials, tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
- Performs all work in accordance with safety procedures and instructions or training.
- Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
- Completes job tasks, related support tasks such as cleaning the shop, and emergency
response assignments according to the priority in which they are assigned, understanding
that specific duties can vary widely from task to task and day to day.
- Works various days and shifts as assigned to meet operational requirements.
- Coordinates work activities with other department trades and offices to achieve cooperative and effective work relationships and schedules.
- Wears distinctive work clothing, protective clothing and shoes and safety equipment and devices to clearly identify campus employees to the public and to provide protection of employees and those around them.
- Communicates with supervisor and colleagues verbally in person, in writing, and by telephone and radio to receive work assignments, communicate circumstances from remote sites and clarify work schedules, assignments and any obstacles or opportunities encountered.

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