Custodian (506996)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • May 17, 2022
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial

Job Description


Type of Appointment: Full-time, Probationary

Collective Bargaining Unit: CSUEU - Unit 5

Job Classification: Custodian

Classification Salary Range: $2,912 - $4,196 per month

Anticipated Hiring Range: $2,912 - $3,580 per month

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Work Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

*Eight (8) positions available*


University Housing Services is responsible for delivering a comprehensive student housing experience,

which includes operations in residential life, business operations, facilities management, conference services, and information systems. The department has 50 full-time professional staff persons and is complemented by a student staff of approximately 150 students.


Daily - Clean & maintain residence halls restrooms/showers; clean & polish sinks, clean & disinfect commodes, clean & disinfect urinals, clean mirrors, dust, remove graffiti, clean partitions, sweep & mop quarry tile floors, terrazzo floors, clean & disinfect shower curtains, empty waste receptacles, check & fill dispensers and when needed, wash walls, ceilings, air-vents and lockers. Relocate trash dumpsters for pick up.

Daily - Clean & maintain exterior & interior stairwells, entryways, and landings; sweep, mop, dust, high dusting, remove gum, empty trash receptacles, clean cigarette urns, wash windows, dust window ledges, clean and polish handrails, vacuum entry mats, clean doors, clean doorjambs and remove graffiti.

Daily - Clean and maintain residence hallways, lounges, laundry rooms, and offices, spot clean walls, dusting, clean drinking fountains, mirrors, microwave, carpet-spotting, vacuum, gum removal, empty trash. Shampoo carpets as directed or needed.

Daily - Other expectations include safe handling and use of cleaning chemicals, safe use of equipment and hand tools, safeguard buildings and/or equipment from unauthorized use, cooperate with hall staff and students in creating a safe & clean environment, work in team/crews, stock custodial supplies and closets, initiate and complete work orders.

Periodically - Perform floor care in residence hall, use of various floorcare equipment i.e. vacuum, hot water extractor, wet vacuum, 175 RPM floor machine; sweeping, carpet extraction, stripping & scrubbing resilient tile and asphalt tile floors, carpet spotting, carpet repairs, mopping, spray buffing, applying floor finish and bonnet cleaning. Clean & maintain student rooms including windows, vertical blinds, polish & clean furniture, wash walls, ceilings, light fixtures, doors, doorjambs, vacuum, carpet spotting.

Periodically - Perform light maintenance in residence hall facilities such as lamp replacement, unclog commodes/urinals, work with common hand tools i.e. screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, and wrenches, service vacuum cleaners, i.e. replace belt, empty vacuum bag, clean brush, move/set-up furniture, tables, chairs and miscellaneous furniture.

Periodically - Participate and serve various campus and departments committees, participate, and attend staff meetings, retreats and other training sessions. Assist with all emergency evacuation drills and emergencies if needed. Must be available for call out after hours in case of emergencies.


Basic knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in custodial work. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position; use custodial systems such as those used to track work orders and two-way radios for communication; observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required; perform work involving regular physical activity; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships; ability to handle 50 lbs. and drive a state vehicle to and from work locations and or to deliver material; must be able to work on weekends, and be on-call for custodial emergencies. Must have a valid California Driver's license and insurance.


Minimum (3) years experience in a school or institutional setting, hotel, hospital, apartment complex etc. Thorough knowledge of the proper use and safety of cleaning chemical, communication skills i.e. ability to follow oral and written instructions, able to work independently and/or with team members and student workers. Must be able use a computer to check email and input attendance.

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, 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. See policy at

Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current Cal Poly Pomona employee who was conditionally offered the position. See policy at


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

The person holding this position is 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. See policy at


Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at More information is available at:


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: and at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Pomona, California 91768 United States View Map