Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$18.35 - $19.02 per hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, variable

#TP115535 Sr. Custodian

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

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

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


This is a temporary position. Temporary Employment Services (TES) places employees in departments that have temporary staffing needs. TES offers a variety of assignments, an excellent benefits package, as well as opportunities for skill enhancement and exposure to career opportunities at UC San Diego. Hours, salary, and locations vary by assignment.

TES has current openings for Custodians with various schedules. Assignments typically last 6 months or less. Compensation: $18.35 - $19.02 per hour depending on shift.


  • Dust mops, sweeps, damp mops, wet mops, buffs and spray buffs hard and resilient floors. Strips, seals and finishes floors. Operates vacuum cleaners, wet/dry vacuums, floor scrubbing machine and buffer.

  • Clean stairs, hallways, corridors, walls, moldings, boards, outside steps, terraces, roof decks, window sills and other designated areas.

  • Clean doors, partition glass, showers, glass panels, inside and outside windows at ground level; polishes metal fixtures and handrails.

  • Clean and disinfect restrooms, fixtures, mirrors and replenishes soap and paper goods.

  • Empty wastebaskets and other receptacles. Maybe required to pickup, lift and dump containers into dumpsters that are 4 ½ feet above ground level.

  • Dust, clean and/or wax cabinets, desks, furnishings, conference tables, wall wood paneling and other woodwork.

  • Cleans chalkboards and/or whiteboards, erasers and maintains supply of chalk in chalk trays.

  • Lock unoccupied areas/offices after cleaning. Secure custodial and storage closets, making sure doors are locked and equipment and supplies are stored properly.

  • As assigned, haul, load and/or set up chairs, tables, podiums, flags and bunts for special functions

Medical Center Custodians may:

  • Perform cleaning duties in assigned areas of a medical facility in both patient and non-patient areas, including but not limited to: mopping, pushing and pulling carts, wall washing, vent cleaning, vacuuming, etc.

  • Responsible for cleaning and safeguarding of assigned areas.

  • Determine supplies needed and efficient usage of supplies. Responsible for efficient usage of supplies. Deliver clean linen and pick up soiled linen.

  • Clean surgical/clinical areas according to established standards.

  • Dust horizontal surfaces, empty trash and soiled linen, polish metal surfaces, mop floors between surgical cases.

  • Wear appropriate cleaning gowns, gloves, masks, etc.


  • Must be able to start working immediately after employment offer.

  • Must be willing to work varied schedules, days, nights and/or weekends. Both part time (up to 16 hours) and full time (40 hours) shifts are available.

  • Six (6) months of experience performing cleaning in a custodial cleaning operation or large multi-facility environment is preferred.

  • 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, surgical and/or clinical laboratories.

Medical Center Custodians:

  • Possess basic computer skills; knowledge of accessing online resources and training.

  • Must be willing to work with hospital patients.

  • Preferred prior custodial experience in a large, complex healthcare setting or hospitality environment is preferred.


  • Background checks is required.

  • Applicants must be able to travel to various UC San Diego locations or Medical centers as assigned.

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

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.

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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