Custodian (Emergency Hire Positions)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department

Student Housing and Residential Life (SHRL) is a large department within California State University, Northridge (CSUN) serving the university community consisting of 44 acres of grounds and approximately 1,100,000 square feet of facilities space in 34 buildings that house 3,200 single students and 120 students/staff with families. For more information, please visit:

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Custodian performs custodial work in the buildings. The incumbent keeps the common areas of two buildings cleaned each day; prepares and cleans Guest Housing, including bed making and laundering the linens; cleans and ensures safe handling of all custodial supplies; cleans entire apartments as well as kitchen cleaning, including the stove, refrigerators, cupboards, sink, floors, and vents; cleans the patio, which includes the glass, screen doors, and all blinds; cleans bedrooms which includes all furniture to be cleaned and dusted or shampooed; completes cleaning of bathrooms; provides general cleaning of faculty and staff offices; may be asked to drive the department carts and truck to pick up and transport items such as flooring equipment and cleaning supplies; and performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

A basic knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work is preferred. Must be familiar with all cleaning solutions and chemicals and the proper usage for cleaning purposes and safety. 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; and establish and maintain cooperative work relationships. Some positions may require the ability to safely move up to 50 pounds. A valid California Driver's license, preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The salary range for this classification is: $2600 - $4074 per month.
The anticipated HIRING MAX: $2678.
HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 6:00 am - 2:30 pm, Wednesday through Sunday; may require overtime.
TEMP: This is a 90 day assignment beginning May 2019 and ending August 2019.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
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.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received through April 25, 2019, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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