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Laborer - Estuary & Ocean Science Center

Apply now Job no: 506027
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time

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SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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 a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Facilities Services - RTC Operations -  Estuary & Ocean Science Center

Location of Position:

Estuary & Ocean Science Center, 3150 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$3,120.00 per month ($37,440.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Laborer position is located at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center on the Tiburon Peninsula in Marin County (3150 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920).  Under direct supervision, the Laborer is responsible for on-site cleaning, maintenance and grounds keeping duties at The Romberg Tiburon Center. Duties include, but are not limited to Custodial assistance, set-up & breakdown for events at The Bay Conference Center, labor assistance for facilities as requested.

Position Information

Assists the event coordinator with daily routine maintenance for the Bay Conference Center. This includes assisting facilities with general basic repairs to structure or furniture, assisting the custodian with general post- event clean-up. Performs set-up and break-down of furniture layouts that support events. Opens and/or closes the conference center for various events. Performs tasks, such as refreshing coffee service, emptying garbage and recycling receptacles, handling requests for equipment, etc.

Assist facilities staff with the completion of various work-orders and site maintenance. This includes but not limited to dally service calls, set-up jobs and perform manual labor preparation, clean and maintain project locations and shop, maintain and repair fixtures, equipment and appliances.

Assist in grounds maintenance, including such activities as pruning and trimming trees and shrubbery; removing undergrowth and debris; weeding and brush removal: using a spade, hoe, or rake to prepare or clean assigned areas; cleaning gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures; power washing assigned areas; cleaning roadsides, streets, and related areas.

Assist the custodian with cleaning project that require two people.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in public higher education.

Experience working in a marine research laboratory setting.

Experience working in conference center operations.

Experience working in urban landscaping and maintenance, using power tools, saws and mowers

Required License/Certification

Possess a Valid unrestricted California Driver's License; comply with the Defensive Driver's Training program requirements if a vehicle is used on official business.  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.


Laborers are required to walk, lift, stand, push, pull, grasp, reach, kneel, twist and climb and to drive university vehicles. Ability to move heavy items in excess of 50 lbs. and perform activities involving manual labor including: clean grounds, move heavy objects, move furniture, pickup and delivery of materials, dig holes, and other duties.

Duties may involve indoor hazards, such as, working near materials such as laboratory chemicals, cleaning solvents and outdoor hazards such as poison oak and Round-up herbicide.

Laborers must be able to work in or out of doors in all weather conditions. Expectations regarding working relationships and conditions Include:

    • Cleans, maintains and services work areas, materials, tools, and equipment used in performance of duties.
    • Performs all work in accordance with safety procedures and instructions or training.
    • Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
    • Completes job tasks, related support tasks such as cleaning the shop, and emergency response assignments according to the priority in which they are assigned, understanding that specific duties can vary widely from task to task and day to day.
    • Works various days and shifts, including weekends and evenings, as assigned to meet operational requirements.
    • Coordinates work activities with the rest of RTC staff.
    • Communicates with supervisor and colleagues verbally in person, in writing, and by telephone or radio to receive work assignments and any obstacles or opportunities encountered.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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