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Facilities Assistant II, Lead Custodian
Mt. San Jacinto College in Temecula, California
Date Posted 04/08/2021
Admin-Facilities Management
Salary $2,739.15 - $2,905.98 Monthly -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is committed to achieving parity in academic outcomes by removing institutional barriers and creating an inclusive and culturally affirming learning environment. As outlined in the District’s Student Equity Pledge, https://www.msjc.edu/equitypledge/documents/MSJC_Equity_Pledge.pdf  “our purpose is to celebrate diversity, instill hope, and empower our students to transform their lives and those around them by challenging our perceptions and biases through self-reflection and constant inquiry to identify and eliminate equity gaps.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens, and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Mt. San Jacinto Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches educational justice as a means for economic and social transformation and mobility demanding the broad collaboration among faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The Mt. San Jacinto Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

We have four (4) exciting opportunities for Facilities Assistant II, Lead Custodian positions located at three (3) campus locations including one (1) position in San Jacinto, CA (SJC), one (1) position in Menifee, CA (MVC) and two (2) positions in Temecula, CA (TVC).   Under the supervision of the Facilities Supervisor or designee, the Lead Custodian performs custodial duties and provides work direction and guidance to custodial personnel assigned to maintain campus classrooms, offices and restrooms and related areas in a neat, clean and sanitary manner. The incumbent participates in light maintenance and the occasional moving of furniture/equipment; provides excellent customer service; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with associates; and, maintains the highest level of confidentiality with any student or school information acquired. 

Mt. San Jacinto Community College enrolls approximately 27,000 students each academic year and has a highly diverse student population that reflects the communities it serves. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Mt. San Jacinto Community College administers an array of student affinity programs specifically focused on supporting our diverse, multicultural, and multi-racial communities. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Mt. San Jacinto College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research website.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements and duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives for the department
  • Set, re-set and monitor security alarm system as assigned; respond to emergency situations according to established procedures
  • Assist with the establishment of work schedules and methods for providing custodial services to the District; assure coverage of duties during assigned work hours; and, work with employees to correct deficiencies and note discipline problems to supervisor
  • Train, assign and provide work direction and guidance to assigned personnel on cleaning techniques and the proper use of equipment; assure staff is aware of all safety issues, promptly reporting areas of concern
  • Assure proper care and use of equipment and materials; assure required supplies are available and equipment is in good working order; issue supplies to staff and assure proper storage
  • Identify and report building maintenance problems; assure that work orders are prepared and completed; report unusual problems or difficulties to supervisor
  • Identify special work projects; inspect work in progress and upon completion assures that work is performed in compliance with instructions, meeting quality standards
  • Promptly remove graffiti; paint and provide touch-up as necessary
  • Clean/disinfect restrooms; clean and replace trash liners, refill dispensers, dust and mop floors, wash mirrors and faucets, clean under sinks and wash restroom walls
  • Clean classrooms
  • Vacuum, shampoo and remove stains from carpets
  • Clean tabletops and windows
  • Sweep patios and sidewalks
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean water fountains
  • Change light bulbs
  • Strip and wax floors
  • Service gym floor
The incumbent must possess a thorough knowledge of:
  • Cleaning methods, materials, chemicals and equipment specific to higher education institutions
  • Safety and sanitation measures
  • Effective leadership skills gained through successful experience, on-the-job training or formal training

The incumbent must possess the skills to:
  • Use non-powered hand tools, ladders, buffers, floor cleaning machines, and special cleaning solvents
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain documentation and records
  • Handle multiple assignments simultaneously and set priorities based on customer needs

The incumbent must possess the ability to:
  • Perform heavy manual labor, including lifting over 30 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Work in physically uncomfortable and unclean areas
  • Learn schedules and special procedures
  • Read, write and speak English sufficiently to carry out oral/written instructions, read/understand/follow label directions/warnings on cleaning supplies, and maintain records
  • Work with minimal supervision throughout the assigned shift and cleaning area
  • Observe and use safe working conditions
  • Lead the work of others including the ability to provide on-the-job training
  • Analyze situations and take effective actions
  • Plan and organize work schedules
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff



  1. A high school diploma or GED; AND
  2. Two (2) years of custodial/janitorial or building maintenance work experience where the individual has shown the potential for exercising working leadership over others; AND
  3. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff 
***Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, address and photograph***  

  1. Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 60-days of hire, a valid California driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the District.
    • If selected, employment commencement is contingent upon successful enrollment in the District’s DMV Pull Program.   Employees enrolled in the DMV Pull Program MUST continuously maintain a driving record that meets District requirements set forth in the current policy as it relates to allowable types of infractions and points. 

  1. Two (2) years of professional supervisory or lead experience
  2. Three (3) years of professional custodial or janitorial experience
  3. Custodial experience that includes minor building and equipment maintenance
  4. Professional experience working in an education setting (K-12, College, University, or private) utilizing cleaning equipment, materials, and methods specific to these institutions

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Environment:  Work environment varies based on the demands and needs during each day which will include indoor and outdoor walking and standing.  Sitting in an office or a meeting.  Work is performed primarily indoors.  May require travel from site to site and withstand constant exposure to year-round climate conditions.  Walk the grounds on foot or with a District vehicle.

Physical: Primary function requires sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an indoor and outdoor setting and travel from site to site; to stand or sit for extended periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; to carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to lift or move 50 to 70 pounds frequently; and to verbally communicate to exchange information in person, via the radio and on the telephone.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Initial salary placement for this position is from Step 1 to Step 3 depending on the amount of reasonably related experience.  The job is a Classified position, Level 9, working full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months.  In addition to the base salary, the TVC positions are also eligible for shift differential pay for all hours worked between 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.  These positions serve District-Wide; applicants may be assigned to any district facility. Work hours are subject to change depending on department needs.  

The work schedules are:
SJC (1 position) = Monday - Thursday 6:00 am - 3:30 pm and Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 am.* 
MVC (1 position) = Monday - Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.* 
TVC (2 positions) = Sunday - Wednesday 10:00 pm - 7:30 am and Thursday 10:00 pm - 2:00 am.* 

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these positions are working a four (4) day, ten (10) hour shift until further notice.

These positions are in the California School Employees Association bargaining unit.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.csea.com

A twelve-month probationary period must be successfully completed before the selected candidate is considered a permanent employee of the District. The District provides a contribution towards medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Vacation and sick leave are provided.  PERS participation is required for retirement eligible employees.  As a condition of employment candidates will be required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a Tuberculosis (TB) test/Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form developed by the State Department of Public Health.


  1. Applications must be submitted through our online job board; creating a profile is required
  2. Attach a current resume (do not include sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, personal photograph, etc.)
  3. Attach transcripts of ALL college-level coursework (*see transcript tips below); if applicable
  4. MSJC application must include details regarding how you satisfy the job requirements 
  5. Attach or include on MSJC application; certification, training, vocational, or related program(s) if applicable


  • For positions that require education, transcript(s) must be attached to your application submission to verify completion of college-level coursework
  • Carefully review the Application Procedures and Tips for Applying to ensure your submission meets the minimum qualifications 
  • If selected for an interview, a presentation and/or teaching demonstration may be required as a part of the interview process.   If applicable, presentation instructions will be included in the invitation to schedule a formal interview.
  • The documents attached to your online application must satisfy the Minimum Qualifications listed for this job
  • Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, address, photograph
  • If you are employed by the District, it is still the applicant’s responsibility to upload the required attachment(s) to each application submission.  The hiring committee does not have access to personnel files.  The hiring committee only has access to evaluate the documents included with your application submission.  You may contact HR to schedule an appointment to view your personnel file if you’d like access to the original transcript documents in your file.  
  • Your application may be marked as incomplete due to an error with your transcript(s).
      • Only transcripts from an accredited college or university will be accepted 
      • Applicants must provide transcripts; which must include required authenticating factors: college/university seal or watermark, registrar signature, print or issue date, name of student, list of all coursework, degree conferral date, and degree major 
      • Transcripts copied and pasted from a website, blurry, unreadable or cut off will not be accepted
      • Transcripts copied and pasted into a program where the text can easily be manipulated cannot be authenticated and are not accepted 
      • Electronic/digital transcripts sent by a college are typically official, certified, and restricted electronic documents; and therefore, it’s recommended to print and save this type of official transcript to a separate file before attaching to your online profile - otherwise we may be unable to open or view the attachment
      • Foreign transcripts are not considered unless accompanied by an official United States clearing house evaluation report, see Foreign Transcript Tips
      • If you attach documents that contain a personal photograph, it will be deleted from your submission
      • If hired, you must submit official, unopened transcripts prior to employment commencement
  • You must attach all the required documents before submitting your online application; otherwise it will be marked as incomplete
  • If you receive notice that your application was marked as incomplete, you are welcome to reapply as long as the position is still open
  • We do not accept documents submitted separate from the NEOGOV online application system
  • Any documents you want considered as part of your application profile MUST be included at the time you apply through NEOGOV
  • Hiring committees do not allow applicants to share documents during the formal interview (resume, portfolio, reference letters, etc.).  The only exception would be if there are documents explicitly related to instructions included in a demonstration or presentation task.


Mission: "Mt. San Jacinto College offers quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals.  We provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Our programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates, which meet workforce development needs in our diverse communities. Our commitment to learning and achievement empowers students to enrich our communities and participate meaningfully in today's complex world."
Vision: Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.
Values Statement: We are students, employees and a community. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches and, at times, saves lives. We commit to opportunities that inspire the following values in ourselves:
Excellence:  We challenge students by setting high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.

Collaboration:  We believe the best results are achieved through communication and participation among students, employees, industry and the community we serve.

Relationship:  We nurture a community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Innovation: We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.

Relevance: We create educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.

Access: We ensure equitable rights of all students by removing barriers to a quality education and promoting a network of support that improves learning opportunities.

Leadership: We empower people throughout the community to support and facilitate positive change.

Diversity: We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.

Integrity: We believe in being true to our core values by consistently demonstrating our character and an institutional commitment to do the right thing.

The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces.  MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs.  There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts.  Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant.
Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.  The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.
The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (951) 487-3161.   For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.
MSJC will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  Please access the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page for further details regarding the E-Verify program.


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