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Custodian 2

Apply now Posting #: 4511
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, Student Affairs

Position Title & Department:

 Custodian 2; University Centers
Posting #


Department Description:

The Hahn University Center and Student Life Pavilion (UCSLP) together serve as the hub for student life activities with full-service dining areas, a sustainable market as well as office space for student affairs, campus publications and student organizations. In addition, we offer one-stop hospitality and event services for the community and off-campus needs.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:
The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith-based institution. In line with our mission, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to grounding our policies, programs, and procedures in antiracist practice. With this commitment, we recognize the importance of educating ourselves and holding one another accountable to ensure our work is approached through an equity, inclusion, and social justice lens. We recognize our need for ongoing development in this area and continue to strive to improve. We expect all members of the Division of Student Affairs are willing to engage in this work alongside us to uphold our Catholic mission in creating a welcoming environment where the dignity of all students, staff, administrators, and faculty at USD is embraced.

The Custodian 2 will open and close the building and ensure security of facility. Perform building rounds (interior and exterior) and inspections. Provides routine and non-routine support associated with the daily cleaning in the non-Auxiliary Services areas in the Hahn University Center, Student Life Pavilion, and Salomon Lecture Hall. Typical routine duties include, but are not limited to: dust mopping, sweeping, wet mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning restrooms, removing trash, polishing furniture, operation of basic mechanical cleaning equipment and filling out simple forms. Support of event operations team with the set-up, break down, and of event furniture and be responsive to facility event schedule and anticipating non-routine needs to address event preparation and clean up. Performs various duties requiring moderate physical strength and acts as safety and evacuation managers.

Periodically, this position may be asked to lead or contribute to either ad hoc or ongoing division/campus projects outside the scope of their day-to-day activities. In addition. This position contributes to or leads additional division/campus projects outside of typical duties to help further accomplish student or organizational goals. Additional assignments may be seasonal, ad hoc or ongoing, depending on the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily lock/unlock and cleaning of common areas of Hahn University Center and Student Life Pavilion (UCSLP), Salomon Lecture Hall.  Daily duties include cleaning bathrooms, hallways, lounge spaces, meeting rooms and offices. Ensure there is never more than two-days of dust, dirt, stains, and streaks.
  • Assist building management with priority projects which may include floor refinishing, moving furniture, upholstery cleaning, set-up and break down of events.
  • Assist the UCSLP management team with service to guests. Duties may include room set-ups, public relations, refuse removal and other duties as assigned. 
  • Clean and disinfect restrooms/shower rooms and fixtures (toilet, urinals, etc)
  • Keep restroom dispensers supplied with towels, soap, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs, mats.
  • Dust mop, sweep and wet mop floors.
  • Police public areas.
  • Empty trash receptacles and replace liners.
  • Clean elevators and stairwells.
  • Straighten/arrange furniture.
  • Clean drinking fountains.
  • Spot clean carpets, rugs, walk-off mats.
  • Empty recycling containers.
  • Spot mop floors.
  • Spot clean windows, walls, doors, and other above floor surfaces.
  • Dust and/or clean furniture, windowsills, and other above floor surfaces.
  • Spray buff floors.
  • Polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Strip and refinish floors.
  • Wash windows and blinds.
  • Shampoo carpets, rugs and walk-off mats.
  • Machine scrub floors.
  • Inventory supplies and order through Lead Custodian.
  • Assist other custodians, when necessary, in completing assigned tasks and/projects.
  • Perform related work as required and instructed.
  • Communication with UC/SLP tenants to ensure excellent customer service. Accommodate tenant preferences and special requests that support that offices core responsibilities.
  • Perform equipment maintenance and minor repairs.
  • Review daily event operation reports and anticipate unique needs due to events.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Employee is required to wear a uniform prescribed and furnished by USD.
  • Due to the hours of operation of the Hahn University Center and Student Life Pavilion the custodian may be expected to work weekends and/or evenings.

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/ 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum of three years related job experience and demonstrated proficiency in modern cleaning methods and techniques.
  • Ability to perform manual tasks requiring moderate physical strength.
  • Must be able to follow simple oral and written instructions in English.
  • Must be able to complete simple forms and conduct simple inventories of supplies.
  • Must have the ability to operate all mechanical cleaning equipment.
  • Must be able to maintain good working relations with students, faculty, and staff, and adhere to university policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work alone or without close supervision.
  • Understands the importance of customer service and has the ability to follow-up as well as communicate to Facilities Management and campus clients.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Understanding of and knowledge of safe handling of chemicals and MSDS rules and regulations.
  • Understanding of custodial processes and procedures.
  • Be responsive and flexible to changing work schedule in order to support event operations including set-up and break down tasks.
  • May be asked to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays based on department needs.
Posting Salary:

$16.30 - $20.48 per hour; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
Resume Required, Cover Letter Preferred
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  You are also strongly recommended to upload a cover letter to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.   If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu 
Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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