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City Of Oxnard, CA Oxnard , CA 93030

Posted 2 months ago


This employment opportunity is open to all qualified candidates

This recruitment will be limited to the first 100 qualified applicants

The City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking a Custodian with a can-do attitude to be part of the team. This individual must be comfortable performing routine manual labor.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical and customer service skills. This position will be responsible for providing custodial maintenance for the City's various building and facilities.


Under general supervision, performs the full array of duties assigned including cleaning, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, buffing, shampooing and washing; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; occasionally assists in the training of newer custodial staff; performs related duties as required.


The Custodian is the journey level class responsible for maintaining clean and functioning buildings and facilities. This class is distinguished by the Senior Custodian by the performance of routine and scheduled maintenance and by the latter's lead worker responsibilities.


General supervision is provided by the Custodial Supervisor or Senior Custodian. Incumbents of this class do not routinely exercise supervision.


Standard operating hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-6:00pm, and alternating Fridays, 8:00am-5:00pm. This position may be required to work an alternate work schedule, such as nighttime shift or weekend assignments, depending on operational needs. This position is eligible for overtime pay.


Should a high number of qualified candidates apply, we reserve the right to conduct a comparative screening to determine which applicants will be invited to continue in the recruitment and selection process.

Essential Functions

Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.

  • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, waxes, strips, and polishes floors.

  • Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, fixtures, and equipment.

  • Washes windows and walls.

  • Prepares meeting and conference rooms as assigned, sets up tables, chairs, audio visual and sound equipment.

  • Cleans desks and countertops.

  • Performs minor maintenance on building-related equipment as necessary.

  • Empties and cleans waste receptacles.

  • Cleans and maintains supplies in restrooms.


The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Custodian. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is

Education and/or Experience:

  • Possess the equivalent of one (1) year of experience in custodial or maintenance work or the performance of related work
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent.
License, Certification and Other

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.

Employment Information

The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation, including polygraph and medical examinations.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).


  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.

  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.

  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.


For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise.

This position requires a twelve (12) month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public Employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled.

If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.

For questions, please contact: Megan Walker,, (805) 385-7592

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Retirement Contributions: New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2% @ 62; "Classic" members 2% @ 55.

The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.

Vacation Time: Full time employees accrue vacation time at a rate of 4.08 - 7.77 hours per pay period based on years of service.

Sick Time: Full time employees accrue sick time at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period.

Bilingual Pay: A regular full time employee may receive bilingual pay at the rate of $30.00 bi-weekly to the extent the employee is required to provide bilingual services as determined by the City Manager or designee.

Educational Incentive: For positions that do not require a Bachelor's Degree, the City offers an educational incentive award of 2.5% for employees that complete 30 work-related college semester units above the minimum education requirements for the position.

Health and Dental: The City contributes $470.34 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $66.79 per month for dental insurance premiums.

Unused premium monies are paid to the employee as a taxable benefit. The City also contributes $133.00 per month in PEMHCA contributions which is paid to CALPERS.

Life Insurance: City employees receive Basic Life Coverage and have the option to purchase additional insurance.

Tuition Reimbursement: Full-time employees receive reimbursement of educational expenses including the costs of tuition, registration fees, laboratory fees, and books at a rate of 50% for work related coursework up to a maximum of $500 per fiscal year.

Holidays: The City observes 12 holidays per year

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