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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Position Summary

The Custodian is responsible for supporting and contributing to an atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusivity, collaboration, and growth. Under general supervision, incumbent cleans and cares for classrooms, offices, laboratories, restrooms, common areas (hallways, lobbies) and athletic facilities (including locker rooms) in support of the academic mission; cleans and cares for individual student rooms, offices, study rooms, hallways, restrooms (including showers), trash areas, stairways, elevators and lobby areas in support of residential life.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.  Five positions are available.

The work hours for these positions are listed below but may vary based on operational needs.

  • Schedule 1: Wednesday - Sunday 7:00am - 3:30pm
  • Schedule 2: Saturday - Wednesday 7:00am – 3:30pm

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

The Division of Business and Financial Affairs is responsible for ensuring a safe, productive campus environment while providing the highest quality service in support of academic excellence through thoughtful stewardship of financial, technological, infrastructure and human resources at San Diego State University.

The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel, and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. Facilities Services employs over 200 employees (full time and students) and supports approximately 8 million square feet of buildings (including residence halls and parking structures) and 280 acres of improved and unimproved land.

The Office of Housing Administration (OHA) is a self-funded operation responsible for planning, providing, and   administering housing operations, services, and facilities with over 100 employees and over 150 student assistants with an annual operating budget exceeding $136,000,000. OHA provides housing for over 8,500 students in 25 communities with over 2 million sq. ft. of residential facilities. The OHA manages the operation of residence halls, apartments, and conference and event spaces. The OHA supports the educational mission of the Residential Education Office (REO) while providing business operations for all housing-related functions in support of a quality environment to enhance the student educational experience.

For more information regarding the Office of Housing Administration, click here.

Education and Experience

Prior experience not required.

Key Qualifications

  • Prior cleaning, housekeeping, or custodial experience within the previous three years is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the common methods, practices, equipment, and materials used in custodial work; general knowledge of cleaning chemicals and methods of use.
  • Working knowledge in the use of custodial floor equipment (walk–behind floor machines, carpet extractors, buffers, floor sweepers, and restroom equipment) within the last two years is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,505 per month. 

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,505 - $4,715 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 30, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by July 29, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

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 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate 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 military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Michelle Puentes at

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