Job Details

Cuesta College
  • Position Number: 2121358
  • Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Custodian I

Cuesta College

Salary: $35,292.00 - $38,904.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: FY2021-00051
Location: Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo Campus, CA
Department: Custodial Services
Closing: 2/15/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Description Summary
Located in the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, Cuesta College has provided comprehensive associate degree offerings, certificates, and community programs to the region since 1964. Committed to being an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals, we are proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. Cuesta College is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity that reflects our student population; we strive to hire candidates that share the value of commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of the Cuesta College team, you can expect to be part of a collaborative community of faculty, classified staff, administrators, students, and community partners advancing educational excellence with intentional support services leading to student success and completion.

Additional information about the college can be found at
The college planning documents can be found at
Our Student Equity Action Plan can be found at
We offer comprehensive benefit options. Information about benefits can be found at

Under general supervision, perform custodial work in college buildings and offices; and to perform other related duties as required.

The Custodian I class is distinguished from other classes in the Maintenance and Operations Series in that incumbents are responsible for all custodial work at the college.

The Custodian class promotes institutional effectiveness by ensuring that District facilities are maintained in a safe and clean working condition for all students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Essential Functions & Qualifications
  • Plan and organize custodial work;
  • Clean and disinfect restrooms;
  • Vacuum carpet floors;
  • Wet and dry mop floors;
  • Operate power vacuums, scrubbing and buffing machines, and shampooing machines;
  • Clean, dust, and polish furniture, woodwork, lockers, walls, and metal work;
  • Coat special hardwood gym floor; chemically clean, prep, tack, and apply finish;
  • Clean and sweep walks, corridors, and entrances;
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains;
  • Clean and wash windows and glass doors;
  • Empty waste containers and carry out waste;
  • Move and rearrange desks, chairs, tables, furniture, and other equipment;
  • Replace light bulbs;
  • Lubricate and service equipment used in the course of work;
  • Report safety, sanitary, and fire prevention hazards;
  • Secure buildings and turn off lights;
  • Learn and implement safe work practices to meet safety standards;
  • Use cleaning methods, chemicals, and equipment for all phases of custodial services;
  • Understand Hazard Communication Regulations and Material Safety Data Sheets;
  • Perform heavy physical labor;
  • Lift 100 pounds and/or carry 50 pounds;
  • Stand for extended periods of time (mopping, scrubbing, shampooing, vacuuming and other related custodial work);
  • Bend and twist, push and pull, stoop, kneel, crawl;
  • Reach in all directions;
  • Work at heights;
  • Ascend and descend ladder;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Essential functions of particular positions within classifications may vary because job duties may vary by work location.

  • Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth grade.
  • One year of general work experience. Experience in custodial work preferred.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of:
  • Modern cleaning methods, procedures, equipment, and materials;
  • Requirements for maintaining buildings in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition;
  • Requirements of Hazard Communication Regulation - "Right to Know";
  • Requirements for respirator use;
  • Proper lifting techniques.
  • Current technologies, personal computer, and associated office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and/or database software;
  • Correct usage of English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary;
  • District policies and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties;
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of staff and students with physical and learning disabilities.
Physical ability to:
  • Read and comprehend printed matter and text and data on computer monitors;
  • Communicate intelligibly and effectively via speech, telephone, written correspondence, and/or email;
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time;
  • Lift 100 pounds and/or carry 50 pounds;
  • Bend and twist, push and pull, stoop, kneel crawl;
  • Reach in all directions;
  • Work at heights;
  • Ascend and descend ladder;
  • Exert manual dexterity sufficient for keyboard and other office equipment operation.
License and Certificates:
  • Valid driver's license and eligible to obtain California driver's license upon hire.

Additional Information
Candidates will be required to submit a resume and reference list when applying for this position. When uploading documents, PDF uploads are preferred.

Reference List Instructions: Your reference list must include three professional references, their contact information, and their relationship to you.

Completed online applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date for this position. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, MAILED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Below is the full salary schedule range for this position, steps A through E. Per our bargaining agreement, we can only place new employees at Steps A through C, which is the anticipated hiring range also listed below. For a full salary schedule, please see our website:
  • Salary Schedule Range: $2,941 - $3,574 per month.
  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $2,941 - $3,242 per month.

Cuesta College will not sponsor any visa applications.

San Luis Obispo County Community College District ("Cuesta College") is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and state law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Cuesta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

In compliance with California law, all prospective staff and students are entitled to read the Annual Security Report, published each October by the Cuesta College Department of Public Safety. This report contains information about our emergency and crime reporting procedures, as well as crime statistics for the past 3 years. You may request a copy of this report at one of our two Public Safety Offices: on SLO campus at Building 6600A or on North County Campus at building N1021, during campus business hours. You may also access the complete text of this report at the following website address:

Interview Process Information
Selected applicants will be invited to attend a Zoom interview and skills test on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The San Luis Obispo County Community College District promotes inclusiveness, prohibits discrimination, and encourages all qualified persons to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Cuesta College actively seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds to assist students, staff, and faculty. For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) assistance with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office: (805) 546-3129.

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