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Head Custodian **INTERNAL POSTING**
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 10/16/2019
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary Hiring Range: $3,989 - $4,842 Salary Range: $3,989 - $4,397 -  
Employment Type 40 hrs/week 12 month
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

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 13.88% 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.

Job Title

Head Custodian **INTERNAL POSTING**

Time Base

40 hrs/week 12 months/year


Hiring Range: $3,989 - $4,842 Salary Range: $3,989 - $4,397

Position Type



Facilities Operations Dept (163)

Job Description Summary

Pursuant to Article 10.1 of the Agreement between the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 39, and the Peralta Community College District regarding “Custodial Vacancies,” the following position shall be posted for five (5) working days. The position shall be filled on a seniority basis. Open to Permanent Custodial Employees who are represented by Local 39.

Under direction, the Head Custodian performs supervisory work in the assignment and training of custodial staff in the cleaning of all campus buildings at a college or the District Administration Center. Incumbents assigned to this class are assigned a variety of responsibilities consistent with their association with the cleanliness and orderliness of buildings. These responsibilities may encompass such duties as preparing for special events, reporting maintenance/safety hazards, and have knowledge of safety procedures related to product usage and applications.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position. 

Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of two(2) or more shifts of day and night cleaning personnel at a college.

Trains and instructs subordinate personnel in the performance of their duties; assigns regular work schedules and assumes responsibility for the cleanliness and safe conditions of the buildings.

Supervises and checks the cleaning and care of class rooms, rest rooms, halls and building fixtures, and equipment requiring activities such as sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, polishing, dusting, waxing, disinfecting and related duties.

Assigns special duties for various educational, social and civic activities, arranging for proper equipment, heating, ventilating and lighting; confers and cooperates with faculty regarding use of college facilities.

Inspects buildings and reports dangerous, unsightly or unsanitary conditions or sees that such conditions are corrected. 

Assists in the development of specifications for custodian supplies after determining the most satisfactory materials. 

Attends safety meetings and department meetings.

Maintains inventories so that adequate supplies are on hand. 

Arranges time schedules, vacation periods and plans the summer vacation work schedule. 

Evaluates custodial staff performance; maintains time and time records for the custodial staff.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Equivalent to four years of custodial or janitorial experience, including one year of lead or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

2. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and 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. 
Sanitation and safety measures used in a custodial operation. 
Cleaning and care of equipment and work areas. 
Safety rules and regulations applicable to school buildings. 
Principles of effective supervision and training.
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. Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the work of a custodial staff. 
Estimate and order materials and supplies as needed. 
Maintain accurate and current records.  Supervise routine safety meetings.

Environmental Demands

Work performed indoors and outdoors often in uncontrolled areas. 
Noise and vibrations are experienced in the operation of cleaning and maintenance equipment. 
Frequent exposure to bleach and other chemical and cleaning agents.

Other 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.


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

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

October 23, 2019

Open Date

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