Custodian (2 Positions) – Day Shift: 3:00AM to 11:30AM
Salary: $52,131.48 – $62,487.48 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: FTCustodian-2023-Day Shift
Closing: 11/24/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: FTCustodian-2023-Day Shift
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on November 24, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu
The Physical Plant Division provides maintenance, repair and construction services to Cerritos College District buildings, serving the faculty, students, staff and community. The Operations Department, working within the Physical Plant Division, is responsible for all sanitation duties, trash collection, and related services for the District. Cerritos College is looking for a candidate with a positive attitude to clean for our students health and beautify our campus.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Custodian is a service level position requiring the ability to organize work routines to cover assigned square footage, use available tools and equipment, and replenish supplies.
custodial services to clean, sanitize and do light maintenance of campus classroom, multi-use, office, or related facilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Cleans, removes graffiti, dusts, and disinfects restrooms including floors, stalls, toilets, urinals, and fixtures. Removes trash and waste. Cleans trash receptacles and replaces liners. Replenishes soap and paper products.
- Cleans public entry and use areas including, but not limited to hallways, stairways, elevators, and meeting rooms. Cleans and disinfects drinking fountains, door handles, and door push plates and elevator tracks.
- Sweeps and mops hard floors and baseboards, spot cleaning, and removing gum, as necessary and wet mopping on a regularly scheduled basis. Vacuums, removes gum, and performs spot cleaning to carpeted areas.
- Performs regularly scheduled cleaning of classroom, laboratory, and office areas including, but not limited to furniture, fixtures, pencil sharpeners, boards.
- On a regular or seasonal schedule, performs detail cleaning and washing of desks, tables, counters, furniture and fixtures, high dusting of windows, inside/outside walls and ceilings, mirrors, ledges, bookshelves, and other related items. Periodically oils or polishes woodwork, paneling, wood furniture, and metal fixtures.
- Rearranges, moves, and sets furniture and equipment in place, according to established instructions and seating arrangements. May participates with others to assemble furniture, removing from and properly disposing of packaging materials.
- Sets up and takes down seating and equipment for events, including theater and gymnasium use. Sets up special equipment such as barriers, benches, bleachers, floor mats, and other equipment.
- Isolates and stabilizes malfunctioning fixtures and refers conditions to others for repair.
- Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
- Secures internal and external entry and exit doors, ensuring that windows and lights are locked and off
- Gives information and directions to visitors, assists with opening and closing of facilities, and community access centers.
- Mixes and applies chemicals, acids, and other cleaning aids with appropriate ratios for cleaning and safety.
- Ensures that secondary containers for cleaning and other products are properly labeled and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for assigned area(s) are up to date. Initiates orders for supplies needed for building maintenance.
- May check and record fire extinguishers for proper functioning.
- May be required to strip and refinish hard flooring surfaces, bonnet and extract carpet, and scrub and disinfect ceramic tile surfaces. May maintain safe and clean walkway and grounds that surround assigned buildings.
- May perform cleaning and sanitizing of floors and fixtures in cafeteria/snack bar areas.
- Inspects equipment used on a regular basis for function and servicing. Makes minor adjustments and reports major repairs using the work order system.
- Documents work activities, inspections, unanticipated occurrences, and MSDS sheets.
- Assists with emergency situations, by helping students exit buildings. May stand-onduty for an assigned location until relieved.
- Raises and lowers flags according to proper protocol.
- Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 1 year custodial experience.
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires a basic knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial care and routine facilities maintenance. Must have a basic knowledge of work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures. Requires knowledge of use and application and proper safety precautions with chemicals and cleaning agents. Requires basic knowledge of common building repairs. Requires sufficient reading and writing ability to read work instructions and document work activity onto standardized forms. Requires basic arithmetic to make measurements. Requires sufficient human relations skills to exercise courtesy when dealing with others.
Must be able to observe all safety precautions and procedures. Requires the ability to operate custodial tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, vacuums, floor care equipment, and restroom cleaning equipment. Requires the ability to learn and be certified to use a forklift. Requires the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks and to determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to a supervisor. Must be able to follow oral and written directions and read MSDS sheets. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively. Must be able to learn and apply College policies and procedures within a reasonable period of time. Must be able to attend materials awareness and blood borne pathogens exposure training within a reasonable period of time. Requires the ability to work productively and cooperatively with others.
Incumbents must be able to function effectively indoors and outdoors engaged in work of primarily an active nature. Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness to engage in strenuous physical labor. Requires near visual acuity to write, to read directions and product labels, and to observe environmental conditions. Requires sufficient hearing and speech for ordinary communication, to hear sound prompts from equipment, and to determine if equipment is functioning properly. Requires manual and finger dexterity to write and to clean and make minor repairs. Requires the ability to lift (from overhead, waist and floor levels, max. 50 lbs.), carry (max. 50 lbs.), push, pull, bend, squat, reach (from low, level, and overhead), and twist and turn head and trunk to clean and to remove trash, move furniture and equipment. Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver’s license.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant health and safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of materials that include waste and blood born pathogens.
Grade 23 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($4,344.29 – $5,207.29 /month) + 5% graveyard shift differential.
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.) Participation in the Public Employee’s Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security
After the application closing date, a search committee will review and invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. As these are highly competitive positions, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. If you have questions or would like to follow-up regarding your application, please contact Human Resources at HR@Cerritos.edu as search committee members are unable to discuss specific recruitments.
Conditions of Employment:
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position
Hours of employment are:
Day Shift (2 positions): Monday thru Friday 3:00AM to 11:30AM
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s COVID-19 webpage
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-15b327635b2fa9409c948175c1ec9724