Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$19.86 - $24.21 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Tuesday - Saturday; 8:00am - 4:30pm

#127336 Sr Custodian (Day Shift)

Extended 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 12/27/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/5/25. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


Perform semi-skilled and skilled cleaning and general maintenance duties within Recreation facilities. Facilities include but not are not limited to RIMAC Arena, RIMAC Annex, Outback Adventures, Canyonview Aquatic Center, Spanos, Main Gym, and Outdoor fields and stadiums.

Sweep, mop, finish, dust, vacuum, clean, polish and refinish floors and clean windows. Clean and disinfect restrooms, shower and/or locker rooms. Empty and clean wastebaskets, ashtrays and other waste receptacles, power wash, and any other duties related to maintaining the cleanliness of the Recreation facilities, inside and out. Responsible for operating equipment including but not limited to vacuum cleaners, floor scrubber, buffers, high pressure washer, carpet cleaning machines (shampoo, extract, pile lift), wet/dry vacuums, extractors, floor scrubbing and/or polishing machines during cleaning operations.

Perform physical set-up of furniture and equipment (tables, chairs, staging, floor tiles) according to diagrams and instructions. Inspect equipment for quality and safety. Responsible for insuring the facility is secure at the end of the shift. Work with building occupants to answer questions regarding custodial or special set up services performed. Effectively work with campus customers and custodial team members to accomplish work with a high level of quality and efficiency. Build and maintain strong customer and team relations through a professional and helpful approach in handling customers’ needs and problems.


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

  • Demonstrated experience in operating, storing and maintaining the following equipment including but not limited to: vacuum cleaner, floor scrubber, buffers, high pressure washer, carpet cleaning machines (shampoo, extract, pile lift), wet/dry vacuums, extractors, floor scrubbing and/or polishing machines, scissor lift and electrostatic sprayers

  • Ability to read and interpret written information and instructions, including daily operations reports.

  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions in English. Writing skills must be sufficient to fill out checklists and logbooks, to complete forms, and to communicate effectively with others as necessary.

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

  • 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.

  • Experience with disinfection, sanitation and cleaning methods required of public restrooms, and/or locker rooms.

  • 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.

  • Must be physically able to consistently perform job duties.

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

  • Knowledge and experience in setting up furniture and equipment for various meetings, programs and special events.


  • Must possess and maintain valid California Driver license.

  • Background check and DMV check required.

  • Must be able to safely operate vehicles (cart and pickup trucks).

  • Must be able to safely lift, carry, move, push and pull a minimum load of 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to work Tuesday - Saturday; 8:00am - 4:30pm. Must be able to work onsite.

  • Must be available to work occasional overtime with little or no advance notice.

  • Must be able to work in all areas of Campus.

  • This position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in University of California - Policy CANRA.

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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