Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$17.82 - $19.67/hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Nights, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#111657 Senior Custodian

Filing Deadline: Fri 9/24/2021

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:

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/15/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/24/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Preuss School UCSD is a charter middle and high school dedicated to providing a rigorous college prep education for motivated low-income students who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. As part of UCSD, The Preuss School also serves as a model school to study and develop best practices in the preparation of low-income, urban students for college admission.

Under supervision, works and coordinates with other school custodians concerning all custodial service and minor maintenance duties for The Preuss School. Provides complete custodial assistance to Preuss School administration, staff and scholars supporting the operation and maintenance of the campus. Performs general maintenance and minor repairs. Move furniture and equipment, perform basic installations, set-up for events and other related duties as assigned. Serves as a contact for security and safety issues during night and weekend hours.

  • Regular work schedule is Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Must be able to work occasional flexible, variable hours, including days and weekends as needed.


  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively work with a diverse group of scholars, staff, parents, and visitors.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret written information and instructions. Ability to prepare written reports and complete forms.

  • Experience implementing proper and safe chemical use and mixture. Knowledge of and experience using and testing environmentally safe and sustainable cleaning methods and green products. Ability to provide input and make suggestions to improve work methods and products.

  • Ability to make minor repairs to building and equipment.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and efficiently carry out details of a work schedule.

  • Physical strength, stamina, and endurance with the ability to do vigorous manual work, climb stairs, and lift heavy loads.

  • Ability to request supplies, maintain inventory, and control stock for assigned areas.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work in a safe manner according to local, federal, state, and university requirements.

  • 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.


  • DMV, DOJ and FBI background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must pass TB (Tuberculosis) screening.

  • Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); serves as a mandatory reporter in support of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

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:

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