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Company: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



Multiple positions available. This posting will continue to accept applications until filled.



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The IRD for this job is: 04-17-2024



UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.



Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio of approximately $500 million, and employs nearly 300 full-time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.

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Under supervision, the Senior Custodian is responsible for unskilled and semi-skilled cleaning and general maintenance duties in offices, classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, restrooms, and/or other designated public areas of campus buildings. The incumbent is responsible for the cleanliness of assigned areas, individually or as part of a team, in performing custodial functions.



Budgeted Salary: $23.14/hour 
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Career appointment 

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: SX, Service Unit

Job Code Classification: CUSTODIAN SR (005116)

Travel: Never or rarely



40% - Daily Custodial Duties

  • Sweep, mop, scrub, dust, clean, and/or vacuum floor surfaces in hallways, corridors, stairs, lounges, outside steps, terraces, window sills, and other designated areas using a variety of cleaning solutions and supplies.
  • Clean and disinfect restroom and shower room fixtures, air vents, shower curtains, and drains. Empty wastebaskets and other receptacles.
  • Unstop minor drain blockages.
  • Wash glass and trim on entrance doors.
  • Receive and stock custodial supplies.
  • Report items that need repair.
  • Rearrange or move furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment, as directed.

25% - Periodic Custodial Duties

  • Clean woodwork, light fixtures, Venetian blinds, radiators, grills, ducts, walls, blackboards, washing machines, dryers, and other types of equipment.
  • Wax and/or polish furniture.

25% - Miscellaneous Custodial Duties

  • Spot clean carpets, upholstered furniture, draperies and other designated materials.
  • Make beds, change linen, towels, etc. Wash interior windows and exterior, where accessible without a ladder.
  • Properly use cleaning compounds according to directions indicated on labels.
  • Read and understand chemical safety information and warning signs.
  • Work with and direct activities of summer temporary custodians as needed and keep supervisors informed of all work completed.
  • Interact with campus staff/visitors regarding assigned duties as needed.

10% - Building Security Duties

  • Lock and unlock buildings according to written instructions.
  • Carry out emergency procedures (communicating with Fire and Police personnel), and evacuate buildings in the event of a fire or other disasters.



  • Knowledge and experience in the use of custodial equipment and tools such as vacuum cleaners, powered floor polishers, industrial carpet cleaners, mops, carts, buckets, personal protective equipment, etc.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe use of custodial equipment, chemicals, tools, etc.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and follow oral and written instructions, read manuals, signs, and labels.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Skill in prioritizing workload to meet daily schedule.
  • Ability to accommodate changing priorities and complete tasks despite intermittent interruptions.
  • Ability to carry and operate technology, including tablets and cell phones along with the use of programs and applications.
  • Knowledge of procedures related to building safety.
  • Ability to safeguard keys issued, which are necessary for assigned areas.
  • Ability to incorporate the concepts of sustainability into daily work efforts.



  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
  • Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
  • Must have the ability to: operate a vacuum, floor scrubber, and polisher; use cleaning chemical compounds; perform essential custodial duties including dumping bags into dumpster or moving equipment and materials with or without accommodations.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.



All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.



University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  

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