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Current Opportunities

Custodian (Temporary, Part-Time)

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Work type: Staff
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Part Time

Salary and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be $2,503.00 per month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 14 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit our benefits website. The CSU Total Compensation Calculator demonstrates the significance of our benefits package.



About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

This is a temporary, part-time (0.75 time-base), position through December 31, 2024, with the possibility of re-appointment. 

The Custodial Department provides general maintenance and cleaning services for the three university campuses. Work assignments typically include cleaning and maintaining assigned areas including such activities as cleaning and dusting all surfaces, removing trash and recyclables, cleaning and disinfecting restrooms and replenishing supplies; cleaning glass doors and windows, and blinds; cleaning stairwells, walkways and elevators, and performing general housekeeping; clean and maintain floors including sweeping, dry and/or wet mopping; stripping, sealing, waxing, and polishing floors, vacuuming, spot and full cleaning of carpets. The Custodial Department also assists with special event set-up/takedown and minor furniture moving projects. The department is tasked with securing buildings and equipment from unauthorized entry and usage. The University operates out of three locations; Hayward; Oakland center; and Concord. We operate 24/7 round the clock shifts in some capacity. All incumbents must understand they may be assigned to other shifts or campuses as dictated by operational need.


Cleaning and Custodial Duties:

  • Sweep, vacuum, scrub, mop, wax and polish floors
  • Clean classrooms, laboratories, shops, restrooms, locker rooms, blackboards, whiteboards, windows and blinds
  • Replenish restroom supplies, empty wastebaskets and remove trash
  • Unlock and lock doors and windows to safeguard buildings and equipment from unauthorized use
  • Cooperate with faculty, staff, and students in moving tables, chairs, and other furniture and equipment when needed for cleaning as well as assisting them in setting up and preparing for athletic events, assemblies and graduation regulations
  • Adhere to departmental policies
  • Operate and maintain all equipment necessary to complete project cleaning—auto scrubber, slow speed buffer, high speed buffer, wet/dry vacuum and carpet cleaning machines
  • Use proper equipment and materials for a specific project
  • Perform duties in a safe manner, observing all applicable safety rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of floor preparation and finishing techniques
  • Follow simple oral and/or written directions
  • Use and care for janitorial supplies and equipment
  • Monitor cleaning needs of assigned areas and plan work accordingly
  • Operate all equipment under safe working conditions
  • Follow departmental guidelines and procedures
  • Maintain a cooperative attitude with co-workers, custodial coordinators and management to facilitate a positive work environment

Provide General Custodial Maintenance to Campus Facilities:

  • Provide the services listed above in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Eliminate any deficiencies noted on the monthly station inspections performed by the lead custodian, custodial coordinator and/or manager
  • Ensure that all equipment is secured in a locked locker or in sight at all times
  • Cars or other equipment are not to be left unattended
  • When requested to do so, assist in the set-up of special events, the moving of furniture and with graduation exercises
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the lead custodians, custodial coordinators and/or manager

Project Cleaning:

  • Perform these duties in a safe manner, observing all applicable safety rules and regulations
  • Perform these duties at a satisfactory quality level and within time frame allowed
  • Follow direction and operate in a safe manner, adhering to training and departmental procedures
  • Follow direction given by the lead custodians, custodial coordinators, and/or manager
  • Comply with all departmental guidelines, policies and bargaining unit articles

Minimum Qualifications


  • Equivalent to one to two (1-2) years of related custodial experience and providing on-the-job training and leadership to others


  • Working knowledge of the methods, chemicals and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures
  • Effective lead/supervisory practices and techniques


  • Ability to provide lead work direction, including training others in proper work methods and safety and providing feedback on work performance
  • Read and write English at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
  • Use computers to track work orders and order supplies and materials
  • Establish, promote and maintain cooperative work relationships with others
  • Analyze situations and take appropriate action

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, Special Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and respond clearly in written and oral language
  • Demonstrate understanding and comply with the current CSUEU unit 5 bargaining agreement
  • General knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment use. 
  • Effectively listen and understand sensitivity and awareness in relating to individuals of diverse backgrounds, ability to secure trust and respect, and ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • Ability to anticipate conditions/plan ahead
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to deal with internal or external constraints; such as lack of funds or personnel, conflicting priorities, etc. 
  • Ability to anticipate conditions/plan ahead
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills
  • Willingness to take on new projects/methods, willing

Equipment Use in the Performance of the Assignment:

  • Electric and propane burnishers
  • Floor scrubber 
  • Auto scrubber 
  • Vacuum—upright and backpack 
  • Wet/Dry vacuum 
  • Carpet cleaning machines, Extractor and bonnet 
  • Restroom cleaning machine 
  • Ladder

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift twenty-five (25) pounds or more on a regular and consistent basis and up to fifty (50) pounds occasionally
  • Occasional contact with hazardous waste materials
  • Ability to lift and move tables, chairs and small furniture
  • Continuous walking, bending, squatting, and twisting

Certificates/Licenses Required

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and will be required to obtain a State of California Defensive Driving Permit

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience working in an academic setting or at a large organization

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website here.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here. 


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


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