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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under direct supervision by appropriate Landscape Operations Manager, this position is responsible for the physical and environmental indoor/outdoor campus maintenance of buildings, roads, parking lots, lighting, utility transports, sidewalks, waterways, and landscape. The primary purpose of this position is in the performance of general, unskilled manual labor.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facility Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities and Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to perform regular strenuous manual labor and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to learn and apply safe methods for moving heavy objects such as tables, chairs, risers, trash cans, furniture, and other equipment for special events.
  • Must be able to work safely in an indoor and outdoor environment; exposure to moist or wet conditions, dust, chemicals, hazardous materials and blood borne pathogens, variances in temperature, noise, and equipment with moving parts.
  • Working knowledge of the common terminology, methods, practices, tools and procedures related to building and facility services.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations and secure areas from safety hazards.

Education and Experience

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training, experience, and/or education sufficient to demonstrate the required qualifications.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.  This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Supervisor certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training as well as the ability to wear respiratory protection.  A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator. Ability to obtain forklift certificate within the first three months in the position.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,120 - $3,650 per month

Classification Range: $3,120 - $5,048 per month 

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding 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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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