Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$19.47 - $24.21 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 10:00pm - 6:30am, Mon - Fri, Occ. weekends and evenings

#130975 Senior Custodian (Nights - 10:00pm to 6:30am)

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/25/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/15/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/25/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the Custodial Services Manager and Assistant Custodial Services Manager, perform daily cleaning tasks for the University Centers facilities, which includes the 56,000 square foot Student Center and 164,000 square foot Price Center student union facilities.

Sweep, mop, dust, and vacuum indoor and outdoor areas of the facilities. Extract, shampoo, and spin bonnet carpets. Clean and disinfect restrooms, pick up trash, empty trash, operate trash compactor, and other assigned duties related to maintaining the cleanliness of the facilities. Operate vacuum cleaners, buffers, high pressure washers, cardboard baler, carpet cleaning machines (spin bonnet, shampoo, extract, pile-lift), wet/dry vacuums, extractors, waxers, and floor scrubbing/polishing machines during cleaning, stripping, waxing, buffing and other related cleaning operations.

Submit daily shift summary reports; submit work orders for items needing maintenance or custodial attention. Secure buildings and equipment when not in use. Restock paper, soap and other cleaning supplies.

Perform routine maintenance and repairs of custodial equipment.


  • Demonstrated experience performing skilled custodial duties.

  • Demonstrated experience operating, storing, and maintaining the following equipment: vacuums, buffers, wet/dry vacuums, rotary carpet shampooers, steam extractors, high-pressure washers.

  • Demonstrated experience in floor care; stripping, waxing, and buffing.

  • Demonstrated experience in carpet care; spot cleaning, spin bonneting, shampooing, and extracting.

  • Demonstrated experience securing facilities, including responsibility for keys.

  • Ability to read and interpret written information and instructions, including daily operations reports which are integral in performing reservable space cleaning.

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

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively work with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, and customers.

  • Must be able to safely lift, move and carry a minimum load of 75 lbs.

  • Must be able to safely operate University Centers vehicles (cart, pick-up truck, one ton stake-bed truck).


  • Hours of work may vary and summer hours may vary. Some possible options are:

~10:00pm to 6:30am during the academic year.

~8:00pm to 4:30am during summer sessions.

  • Must work occasional flexible, variable hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed

  • Must have a valid California driver's license

  • Background check and DMV check required.

  • Must use proper safety gear as necessary

  • Must be able to safely lift, move, carry, push and pull a minimum of 75 lbs.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance.

For more information about UCSD Benefits and Work/Life.

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Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $40,653 - $50,550 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $19.47 - $24.21

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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