Job Description

Payroll Title:
CUSTODIAN SR
Department:
Facilities
Hiring Salary Range
$18.17 / Hour
Worksite:
SIO
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#111615 Sr. Custodian

Filing Deadline: Thu 9/23/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please click here.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/14/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/23/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the non-profit public exploration center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 460,000. The aquarium is the largest provider of K-12 ocean science education in San Diego County, reaching more than 55,000 school children each year through its on- and off-site programs.

At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps’ global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works - Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life - and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and empowered to make positive change. We connect people with each other, with nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.

Our values can be found here: https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/about/mission

Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

All Birch Aquarium employees are expected to:

* Have an interest and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds upholding UC San Diego's Principles of Community strengthen by its strategic plan for inclusive excellence (EDI)

* Whenever interacting with guests, provide superior guest service by modeling best guest service practices, standards, and guidelines

* Uphold the Aquarium’s Quality Standards by being Safe, Courteous, Engaging, and Inspiring

* Provide interactions that connect guests of all ages to our planet, promote curiosity, and inspire stewardship

* Provide support of all kinds to Aquarium guests and employees

* Have a positive attitude and the ability to be dependable, proactive, resourceful, and flexible.

As an integral part of the Facilities crew at Birch Aquarium, the Sr. Custodian, under supervision, is responsible for the general cleanliness and upkeep of the interior of the building as well as the outdoor spaces. Duties include a combination of cleaning techniques including sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, pressure washing, vacuuming, glass cleaning, metal polishing and trash removal. Day to day operations include maintaining the sanitation and supplies of all bathrooms in the building. Also, daily vacuuming and trash removal of exhibit spaces and offices. Other duties include cleaning and maintaining surfaces such as glass, acrylic, stainless steel and others. Participation in regular, periodical maintenance procedures and additional training. Also tasked with reporting repair and replacement needs to supervisors. * Must have ability to work safely and mindfully near sensitive live animals and their special habitats, tanks and life support equipment.

  • Customer service skills are required for regular engagement with visitors, students and staff.

  • Flexibility in schedule is important. Day, Mid and Night shifts may be required as well as some holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Six months of experience performing cleaning in a custodial cleaning operation or large multi-facility environment.

  • Experience operating wet/dry vacuums, floor scrubbers, polishers, and carpet cleaners, and/or steam extractors to perform comprehensive floor care including, but not limited to: stripping, waxing and buffing hard and resilient floors as well as shampooing carpeted areas.

  • Experience with disinfection, sanitation and cleaning methods required of public restrooms, clinical laboratories, offices and dining areas

  • Experience in securing a building, including responsibility of keys; familiarity with use of commercial door locks, panic hardware, and hold-open devices.

  • Solid communication skills to communicate verbally, electronically and in writing. Writing skills must be sufficient to complete a variety of forms and logs.

  • Experience implementing proper safety procedures for use of chemical, cleaners, solvents, and strippers. Knowledge of environmentally safe and sustainable cleaning methods and green products. Ability to provide input and make suggestions to improve work methods and products.

  • Must be flexible and able to effectively adjust to changing operational priorities requiring assignment of special projects and/or different area assignments as necessary. Ability to work independently and with diverse teams of people.

  • Customer service experience; work history demonstrates experience providing customer service and customer communication in a cleaning, housekeeping and/or general building maintenance environment.

  • Basic computer skills to check email, enter time and material data and to complete electronic records.

  • Must be physically able to consistently perform job duties.

  • Work effectively within the custodial team to complete tasks assigned with a high level of quality and efficiency.

  • Provide exemplary customer service to visitors, students, faculty and staff.

  • Ability to express information in spoken and written form.

  • Proven experience maintaining attendance record, being punctual, and meeting work deadlines.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Must possess a valid CA drivers license.

Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required. Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4).

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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