Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$17.82 - $23.04 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Saturday to Wednesday:8:00am to 4:30pm

#112066 Laborer

Extended Deadline: Mon 11/29/2021

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

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 10/4/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/13/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Initial review date: 10/14/21


Under supervision, performs semi-skilled and skilled manual tasks and cleaning of College Residences /Dining Halls facilities, meeting rooms, study rooms, laundry facilities, offices, lounge areas, hallways, stairs, property signage, trash/recycle chutes and rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, suites, and landings, interior/exterior common areas, and HDH grounds and walkways. Will assist Building Maintenance Workers as needed. Operates vacuum cleaners, floor machines, power washer. Other duties include damp/dust mop, sweep, vacuum, shampoo carpet, wax and buff floors, empty trash, move and arrange furniture, wash windows, clean rooms, furniture, bathrooms, and appliances. Safely operates and drives trucks with lifts, box trucks, and various other university vehicles. Responsible for safeguarding assigned area’s keys and care/operation of custodial supplies and equipment. Will respond to routine and emergency work requests from supervisor, staff, maintenance, Customer Service Center, and police department as needed. Will provide customer service to student residents and guests as needed. Work location is Dining Halls/student residence. Positive interaction with staff, residents, and guests is required.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with over 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget greater than $200 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 18,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering over 8 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which added 10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 65% by 2032. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH we understand, each unique individual with their varied thoughts and experiences is what makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our division.

  • May be required to work overtime by supervisor with little or no advanced notice.

  • Current State of California Driver License and clean driving record required to drive university vehicle. Will participate in DMV Pull Program.

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  • Demonstrated ability to operate large box trucks, closed vans, golf carts, and other university vehicles.

  • Experience working in an environment that requires heavy lifting and manual labor. Knowledge of power and manual tools.

  • Knowledge and experience of general custodial duties and ability to operate custodial equipment.

  • Knowledge and ability to use cleaning chemicals safely and appropriately.

  • Ability to maintain acceptable work habits, punctuality, and regularity of attendance.

  • Ability to work positively and effectively alone or in a team environment.

  • Ability to build and maintain customer relationships through a professional approach in handling customer service needs and resolving problems efficiently. Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment.

  • Ability to determine when repairs are necessary and inform supervisor

  • Demonstrated ability to positively & effectively communicate and interact with a diverse population of co-workers, residents, guests, and the University community.

  • Ability to successfully work in a high volume environment with constantly changing priorities. Ability to work in a consensus building team environment.

  • Ability to accurately follow oral and written instructions. Ability to follow through and carry out assignments and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to problem-solve and exercise sound judgment in order to communicate and respond quickly to emergency situations with tact and diplomacy.

  • Ability to safeguard assigned keys.


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

  • Will be required to work alternate work hours and shifts.

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:

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