Custodial Maintenance Worker (2023) @ MiraCosta College - Oceanside, CA

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Custodial Maintenance Worker (2023)

MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA
2 days ago
Custodial Maintenance Worker (2023)

MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time

Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses. The work schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday, 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday 12pm - 8:30pm and Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

MiraCosta College Board Policy 7800: Employee Residency requires all classified staff, administrators, and temporary/hourly short-term employees to maintain and permanently reside in a principal place of residence in the state of California that is within two-hundred (200) road miles from the employee's regularly assigned district worksite. The purpose of the policy is to promote efficiency and continuity throughout all campus administrative functions, provide students with high quality assistance and accessibility to all academic and campus services, ensure that students receive an engaging education, and respond to emerging student needs.

The District may consider an individual request to temporarily reside outside of the State of California or outside the 200-mile limit on a case-by-case basis, not to exceed twelve consecutive months.

Salary Range: 15

Compensation: Starting at $56,296 per year (range 15, step 1), with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

  • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
  • $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
  • State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Wellness Program
  • Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition fee reimbursement
Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the first screening date:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under general supervision, clean, sanitize and maintain an assigned area or building including classrooms, restrooms, offices and related facilities; perform semi-skilled work in various building trades required to assist with the repair and maintenance of district buildings and facilities; assist with event setup and cleanup; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
A Custodian is distinguished from a Custodial Maintenance Worker in that an incumbent in the latter class performs semi-skilled duties including a variety of semi-skilled general building maintenance work related to electrical, plumbing, masonry, locksmithing, carpentry and painting

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Sweep, scrub, mop and wax floors; vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices, workshops and other work areas; wash windows, chalkboards and walls; strip, wax and buff floors including those in the gym and dance studios.

2. Dust, polish and disinfect counters, student desks, teacher stations, file cabinets and bookcases.

3. Empty and clean waste receptacles and pencil sharpeners; pick up paper; pick up trash containers and empty into large bins.

4. Clean and sanitize restrooms, showers and water fountains; restock restrooms; polish metal fixtures.

5. Maintain and repair custodial equipment and perform semi-skilled maintenance duties to include repair of projector screens, wallpaper, carts, file cabinets, paper towel dispensers, holes in classroom walls and panic bar alarms.

6. Use or operate a variety of hand, power and shop tools or equipment to perform minor carpentry, window glazing, mechanical, masonry, concrete and minor electrical repairs.

7. Install, maintain, diagnose, repair and/or replace plumbing fixtures and flushing mechanisms, water faucets, valves, drinking fountains, fittings and gaskets; utilize appropriate tools to clean and clear clogged drains and obstructed sewer lines.

8. Prepare and paint a variety of surfaces; maintain, repair or replace locks and associated security hardware; maintain and make minor adjustments or repairs to air conditioning, heating and refrigeration units; perform masonry, concrete and asphalt repair.

9. Inspect and repair roof leaks; clear gutters and downspouts; install flashing, weather stripping, gutters, downspouts and roof drains.

10. Meet with administration, faculty and staff to plan and coordinate setup and teardown of facility for all special functions; set up stage for concerts, lectures and other events; move and arrange furniture and equipment; stack and secure outdoor furniture.

11. Make emergency clean-ups in classrooms including cleaning contagious spills and bodily fluids.

12. Follow label instructions to mix and dilute cleansers, disinfectants and cleaning agents to ensure proper strength for use.

13. Make oral and written reports for work performed; complete and submit work orders and timesheets; attend meetings; participate in safety training.

Other Duties:
1. Set, reset and monitor security alarm systems and respond to emergency situations according to established procedures; open and close classrooms as needed.

2. Share information with assigned substitute custodians as needed.

3. Ensure the proper supplies are stored to maintain campus; report supplies and parts that need to be ordered and/or requisition supplies and parts as designated.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Proper cleaning methods.

2. The operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power janitorial tools and equipment.

3. Proper mixing and diluting of cleansers, disinfectants and cleaning agents.

4. Maintenance/repair methods, materials, tools and equipment sufficient to effectively maintain district facilities and infrastructure.

5. Operation of hand and power tools and ground equipment common to several maintenance and repair trades.

6. Safety hazards and necessary safety precautions/policies sufficient to establish a safe work environment for self and others.

7. Shop mathematics.

8. Basic English.

9. Basic computer operations.

10. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

Ability To:
1. Complete custodial assignments independently without immediate supervision.

2. Operate and maintain tools/equipment used in custodial work.

3. Perform semi-skilled building maintenance and repair work applicable to the building trades including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and related areas.

4. Operate and maintain specialized tools used in HVAC, electrical, carpentry, plumbing and related building trades in a safe and efficient manner.

5. Prepare and maintain basic records accurately.

6. Operate a computer related to area of assignment.

7. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

8. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and three years of custodial, building trades and grounds maintenance experience performing semi-skilled work in one of the building trades; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and kneeling; repetitive use of upper extremities on a regular basis; manual dexterity to safely operate motorized equipment and vehicles; ability to operate an electric cart to pick up/deliver supplies to campus locations; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to effectively work alone or as a crew member; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily an indoor environment with limited exposure to inclement weather during travel to and from assigned work areas; work while wearing personal protection equipment; exposure to fumes from commercial cleaning products and noise from vacuums and other cleaning equipment; occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and biological hazards; frequent exposure to loud or prolonged noise from equipment; may be required to work at any district location during day and/or evening hours including weekends and/or holidays on an as-needed basis.

Posting Number: S23/24002P

Human Resources Contact Information: [email protected] or 760.795.6854

Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

First Screening Date: Applications received by the first screening date, August 14, 2023, will be given first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta College’s Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals –

About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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