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Custodian (District-Wide Pool)
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 05/16/2016
Admin-Custodian - Janitorial
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 06/15/2016

Posting Details


College Information


Peralta/College Information

The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a District-wide pool of eligible applicants for one or more regular Custodian vacancies. Applications for the pool will be screened by a committee for qualifications and a number of applicants will be invited for interview. Candidates recommended by the committee will then need to undergo a background check to determine eligibility to work within the District. Candidates recommended by the committee who have been cleared to work through a background check become finalists. As vacancies become available at one of our four colleges or at the District Administrative Center, a group of finalists will be interviewed by the hiring manager for selection and placement in a day shift, swing shift, or graveyard shift position. 

College of Alameda

College of Alameda’s mission is to meet the educational needs of its multicultural and diverse community by providing excellent comprehensive and flexible programs including basic skills, transfer, and occupational, which will enable each student to achieve his/her own unique goals.

The College is California’s only island-based community college and it offers both park-like tranquility and easy access to urban resources. Having served almost half a million day, evening and weekend students since its 1970 founding, College of Alameda enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in its academic, vocational, and student support programs. The College of Alameda is proud of its strong ties to the City of Alameda and is recognized for its strong partnerships with the local business community.

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.

Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.

The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College (BCC), one of California’s 112 community colleges, is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, only 1-1/2 blocks from the U.C. campus. The college’s mission is to contribute to the success of all students and to the well-being of the community by offering the best possible education which promises intellectual growth, social mobility, economic development and an understanding of diverse ideas and peoples. BCC is ranks second in the state in the percentage of students who transfer to U.C. Berkeley.

BCC serves students who seek general education, transfer to four-year universities, associate degrees and certificates in liberal arts, the sciences, career/technical areas, or foundational skills. BCC students represent a diverse mix of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The college is an active partner in local economic development and employment training endeavors and maintains a strong and unique collaboration with U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley City College’s world-class faculty has created a student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence and student success. They have won distinction in the sciences, arts, English, humanities, multimedia arts, and the social sciences.


District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Benefits Information






The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:


• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage. 

• Employee Assistance Program.


In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 11.771% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf. For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.com www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/pubs/member/your-benefits-your-future-school-benefits.pdf., please visit the website at www.calpers.com.  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.


Other voluntary benefits include:


• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132) 

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership 

• Prepaid legal plan participation  

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children


  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.


Position Information


Job Title Custodian (District-Wide Pool)
Compensation Salary Range: $2,922 - $3,549/month, Hiring Range: $2,922 - $3,215/month
Position Type Classified
Department Human Resources-Personnel (135)
Job Description Summary

Under general supervision, the Custodian performs a wide variety of custodial duties for cleaning assigned areas, rooms, buildings, or office space.

Duties & Responsibilities

Cleans, sweeps, scrubs, strips, mops and waxes floors.

 Vacuums, shampoos and extracts dirt from rugs and carpets.

 Cleans rest rooms, offices, shops, classrooms, kitchens, labs, theater, locker rooms and gym areas.

 Washes walls and removes graffiti.

 Cleans windows and drinking fountains.

 Empties and cleans waste containers.

 Cleans chalkboards, white boards and erasers.

 Replaces lights and cleans diffusers.

 Empties garbage and trash cans.

 Secures buildings having an alarm system.

 Reports needed repairs, hazardous materials or safety violations to supervisors.

 Assists in moving supplies and arranging furniture and equipment.

 Sets up facilities for special events.

 May assist in ordering, receiving, storing and inventorying of working supplies from college stores.

 May make minor non-technical repairs.

 Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Equivalent to one (1) year of custodial or janitorial experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

2. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:

 Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls, furniture, and fixtures;
 Cleaning materials, disinfectants, hazardous materials, and equipment used in custodial work;
 Common tools and their uses.

Ability to:

 Use cleaning materials and equipment safely and with skill and efficiency;
 Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
 Move supplies and furniture and set up rooms and buildings for special occasions;
 Use common electrical cleaning equipment

Environmental Demands

Knowledge of:
 Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls, furniture, and fixtures;
 Cleaning materials, disinfectants, hazardous materials, and equipment used in custodial work;
 Common tools and their uses.
Ability to:
 Use cleaning materials and equipment safely and with skill and efficiency;
 Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
 Move supplies and furniture and set up rooms and buildings for special occasions;
 Use common electrical cleaning equipment

Other Requirements

Physical Requirements

 Frequent lifting up to 75 lbs.
 Frequent carrying up to 75 lbs. 
 Frequent pushing up to 100 lbs. 
 Frequent stooping, squatting and body twisting. 
 Constant standing and walking. 
 Reaching at high and low levels.

Language Requirements

 Must be able to communicate in English (speaking, reading and writing) at a level to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the Custodian position.

Tools & Equipment Used

Frequent use of ladders that meet safety regulations, brooms, squeegees, brushes, mops, vacuum cleaners, high and low speed floor machines, yard blowers, pressure washers and yard vacuums; operates gas tractor or electrical vehicles.

Application Deadline Date June 15, 2016
Open Date 05/13/2016
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