Lead Custodian

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Pomona, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 09-Feb-24

Location: Pomona, California

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 5004013

Lead Custodian
Job No: 529274
Work Type: Staff
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary
Collective Bargaining Unit: California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) - Unit 5
Job Classification: Lead Custodian
Classification Salary Range: $3,347 - $5,498 per month
Anticipated Hiring Amount: $3,347 - $4,056 per month
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Recruitment Closing Date: July 25th , 2023

As a department within the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing Services (UHS) is responsible for delivering a comprehensive student 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 200.


  • Lead and oversee a staff of up to 12 custodians and up to 10 student assistants during work shifts, engage in custodial duties, and does related work as required. Supports the University as it relates to policies and processes for COVID and other infectious diseases.
  • Conducts inspections and reports cleaning problems to custodians and/or reports damage to the maintenance staff, inputs work orders on the computer. Assist with budgets and monitors all supplies.
  • Provides training for the custodians in the proper use of equipment, materials, and cleaning techniques.
  • Inspects and oversees all aspects of the deep cleaning contractors and all campus vendors. Coordinates all vendor work within portfolio.
  • Provide an ongoing work schedule for work, reports absences of the custodian, fill out incident reports, and direct to the Health center when necessary.
  • Provides input to the Associate Director, Facilities regarding the performance of subordinates for the purpose of evaluations.
  • Participates in staff meetings, and weekly leadership meetings, and serves on department committees.
  • Serves as the department point of contact during emergencies and in the absence of the Associate Director.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with the college-age population, works well with students and professional staff. The ability to accept change regularly in work shift schedules and duties in order to fill in for absent custodians, building emergencies, and participation in regular staff meetings and committee work. The ability to work occasional weekends and evenings to meet departmental needs.
  • Ability to use programs and software, such as The Maintenance Authority, TMA, to print work orders and run reports.
  • Thorough knowledge of the proper use and safety of cleaning chemicals.
  • Ability to report to and work closely with the Executive Director of University Housing Services, Director of Housing Operations, Assistant Director of Business Services, Director of Residence Life, and Associate Director of Housing Facilities.
  • Ability to analyze data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations to the Associate Director of Housing Facilities.
  • Participate in and contribute to department and vision meetings, training, conferences, and interviews.
  • Clearly express ideas and recommendations orally. Write clear and concise reports. Must be able to use the computer to input work orders and the ordering of supplies and services.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Must have the ability and dexterity to use cleaning equipment.
  • Must be able to carry equipment and trash containers up three floors.
  • Must be able to handle 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and operate a hydraulic life.
  • Must be able to reach overhead to replace light bulbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Must be able to move and set up furniture.

COVID-19 Vaccination
Individuals who access in-person on- or off-campus University programs or activities are strongly recommended to follow the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health and to follow any campus safety measures that may be recommended or required by Cal Poly Pomona to decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allow the core mission and activities of the campus to continue. The complete text of the policy may be viewed at COVID-19 Vaccinations and Other Safety Measures .
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10899725/latest/ .
Background Check
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2017-17.pdf .
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 https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents .
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 https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=5004013&targetURL=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 https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10927154/latest/ .
Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/ .
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: https://www.cpp.edu/campus-safety-plan.shtml .
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 [email protected] . More information is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//access-accommodations/index.shtml .
Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity 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: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf and at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor/documents/aa-eeo-doc/policy-statement_2022-aap-for-california-state-polytechnic-university-pomona_confidential_20220127.pdf .
Advertised: February 06, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: February 20, 2024 (11:55 PM)
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