Lead Custodian (2 positions) (504772)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial

Job Description


Lead Custodian

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled with Priority cut-off review date.): Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Custodial Supervisor, the Lead Custodian is responsible for working side-by-side and leading individuals and crews performing building cleaning assignments. This position also assists the Custodial Supervisor with inventory control and distribution of supplies.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: Minimum: $ 2,921.00 to Maximum: $ 5,138.00 per month

Hiring Range: $ 2,921.00 to $3,121.00 per month. Initial appointment will not exceed this amount unless required by collective bargaining agreement or policy.

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: 1) Mon-Fri. 4:15p.m. to 12:45a.m. 2) Tues.-Fri. 4:15p.m. to 12:45a.m., Sat. 1:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.; and, on-call as needed. Shift will be assigned at time of hire.

Department Information

Custodial Services is responsible for cleaning activities in all general-fund supported university facilities. This professional staff maintains a safe and healthy setting for students, faculty, staff and guests in pursuit of our education mission. Typical services include cleaning, sanitizing, floor care, stocking sanitary supplies and collecting and disposing of refuse.

Minimum Qualifications


Working knowledge of the methods, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and 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.

Required Qualifications

  1. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
  2. Ability to observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods.
  3. Ability to perform work involving regular physical activity.
  4. Ability to operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position.
  5. Ability to use two-way radios for communication.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to safely move up to 50 pounds.
  2. Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.
  3. Ability to provide excellent customer service and work collaboratively with campus students, faculty and staff.
  4. Skill and ability to safely operate powered equipment, such as motor vehicle, electric cart and forklift.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Require possession of a valid California driver's license and maintenance of a good driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter.

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: " As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. " As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Vaccination Policy:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr-empservices@csus.edu

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Sacramento, California 95819 United States View Map