Lead Custodian

California State University System Vallejo , CA 94590

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Maritime Academy

Job ID: 103170

Job Title:

Lead Custodian

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Date Posted:

January 9, 2019

Closing Date:

Open until filled

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Under the general supervision of the Director of Facilities Operations, the Lead Custodian is responsible for the dayto-day operations of the Facilities Management custodial staff. Performing as a working lead, the Lead Custodian provides leadership and direction to ensure the academic environment of Cal Maritime is clean, orderly and maintained in a manner conducive to education. The Lead Custodian will also oversee seasonal deep-cleaning projects and ensure the cleaning schedule is maintained and custodial standards are met.


  • Provide lead work direction to Facilities Management's custodial staff to ensure the daily cleaning tasks are successfully completed and resolve service requests.

  • Perform custodial work in assigned area.

  • Communicate regularly with customers and assist with the timely completion of emergent work. Monitor the conditions of building cleanliness and assess the performance of staff through inspection and on-site supervision.

  • Work closely with the Director of Facilities Management to provide written and oral feedback for annual performance evaluations.

  • Oversee the material purchases for the custodial department and ensure purchase and inventory policies are followed.

  • As necessary, act as liaison between the campus and service contractors to ensure contractor work is carried out to CSU and/or Cal Maritime standards.

  • Maintain safety meeting attendance records and assist with the coordination and assignment of mandated training.

  • Develop and implement cleaning plans and schedules, estimate labor and material charges and develop existing cleaning plans and schedules.

  • Assume absent custodians' duties as needed.

  • Perform minor repairs as needed.

  • Coordinate event work activities, and track work to ensure proper completion.

  • Participate in event setup, breakdown, and cleanup.


Experience: Equivalent to one to two years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others.

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.

Abilities: 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. Ability to work with minimal supervision and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Must have effective oral, written and interpersonal skills.

Licenses: Valid California Driver's license is required.


  • Experience with AiM or similar CMMS systems and/or timekeeping software.

  • Experience in higher education facilities.

  • Two or more years as a lead or supervisor.



  • Fifty percent or more of the activities involve walking, standing, squatting, kneeling or climbing, involves lifting heavy weight objects that may exceed 50 pounds.

  • Operates power and hand tools related to custodial functions;

  • Works inside and outside with chemicals and other possible hazardous materials and substances in a safe manner;

  • Occasional exposure to blood and other bodily fluids.

  • Works, on occasion, in excess heat, cold, humidity, dampness and dry atmospheric conditions for short periods of time;

  • Works in multi-story buildings that do not have elevator access

  • Electric vacuums

  • Electric scrubbing machines

  • Custodial tools

  • Will drive an electric cart and/or State motor vehicle

  • Standard hoses (not power washers) sufficient to clean sidewalks and exterior windows

HOURS of WORK: May be required to work overtime, weekends, and holidays, based on operational needs.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background check (including a criminal records check, DMV records check, and fingerprinting) must be satisfactorily completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

MANDATED REPORTER: 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 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with a Disability

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