As a department within the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing Services (UHS) is responsible for delivering a comprehensive student housing experience, which includes operations in residential life, business operations, facilities management, conference services, and information systems. The department that has an annual operating budget of approximately $30 million, makes $2 million in annual capital improvements, and houses over 2,800+ students. The department has 50 full-time professional staff persons and is complemented by a student staff of approximately 200. The Lead Custodian position has an important role within Housing's Facilities team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead and oversees a staff of up to 12 custodians and up to 10 student assistants during work shifts, engage in custodial duties and does related work as required. Supports the University as it relates to policies and processes for COVID and other infectious diseases.
Conducts inspections and reports cleaning problems to custodians and/or reports damage to the maintenance staff, inputs work orders on the computer. Assists with budgets and monitors all supplies.
Provides training for the custodians in the proper use of equipment, materials, and cleaning techniques.
Inspects and oversees all aspects of the deep cleaning contractors and all campus vendors. Coordinates all vendor work within portfolio.
Provide an on-going work schedule for work; reports absences of the custodian; fills out accident reports and direct to Health center when necessary.
Provides input to Associate Director, Facilities regarding performance of subordinates for the purpose of evaluations.
Participates in staff meetings, weekly leadership meeting, and serves on department committees.
Serves as the department point of contact during emergencies and in the absence of the Associate Director.
Valid California Driver's License required.
One to two years of related custodial experience providing on-the-job training and providing leadership to others.
Working knowledge of the methods, chemicals, and equipment used in custodial work and of the safety and sanitation practices and measures; and 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; and analyze situations and take appropriate action.
High school diploma (or equivalent)
Experience working with college age population, work well with students and professional staff. The ability to accept change regularly in work shift schedules and duties in order to fill in for absent custodians, building emergencies, and participation in regular staff meetings and committee work. The ability to work occasional weekends and evenings to meet departmental needs.
Ability to use programs and software (such as The Maintenance Authority, TMA) to print work orders and run reports.
Thorough knowledge of the proper use and safety of cleaning chemicals.
Ability to report to and work closely with the Executive Director of University Housing Services, Director of Housing Operations, Assistant Director of Business Services, Director of Residence Life, and Associate Director of Housing Facilities.
Ability to analyze data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations to the Associate Director of Housing, Facilities.
Participate in and contribute to department and division meetings, trainings, conferences and interviews.
Clearly express ideas and recommendations orally. Write clear and concise reports. Must be able to use the computer to input work orders and the ordering of supplies and services.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and faculty.
Must have the mobility and dexterity to use cleaning equipment.
Must be able to carry equipment and trash containers up three floors.
Must be able to handle 50 lbs.
Must be able to climb ladders and operate a hydraulic lift
Must be able to reach overhead to replace light bulbs.
Must be able to climb stairs.
Must be able to move and set up furniture.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, 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. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest.
Out of State Work
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10899725/latest/.
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2017-17.pdf.
Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.
About California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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