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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA

Riverside, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)




Full Time
$34,392 - $47,172


The Floor Care Senior Custodian performs tasks for routine/emergency cleaning and general maintenance in fully occupied facilities for UCR's Facilities Services department using a wide variety of common housekeeping equipment including ride-on equipment to maintain carpets, hard surfaces and exterior floors. Maintain exteriors by sweeping and/or "blowing down" sidewalks, stairs, or cleaning with high-pressure washers and riding sidewalk scrubbers. Includes, but not limited to, moving/emptying large trash/recycling containers and dumpsters, moving furniture, fixtures, use of light/heavy tools and equipment. All accomplished by sweeping, dusting, mopping, vacuuming and buffing; using various types of equipment to strip, wax, polish, clean, remove graffiti and maintain the appearance/cleanliness of buildings; clean-up biohazards such as blood, vomit, rodent droppings, clean and remove dead animals and raw sewage. Clean-up construction debris from new construction and major refurbishment/remodeling projects. Cleaning elevators, windows, mirrors, walls, ceilings, furniture, appliances, drinking fountains and related fixtures. Cleaning areas include kitchens, dining rooms, offices, resident rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, bathrooms and showers; cleaning lounges and apartments including stoves, ovens and refrigerators. Preparation of rooms for summer conference groups and special events by cleaning rooms, performing conference set-ups and restoring areas per contracts for catered, conference groups and special events. Cleaning and sanitizing Early Childhood Services centers to state mandated standards. The selected candidate will work with a team of committed, results-oriented staff focused on providing excellent customer service and creating a safe, sustainable and well maintained environment.

**The working schedule for this position is Sunday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:30 am.**

Reporting to the division of Business & Administrative Services (BAS), Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.

**UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.**


Six months experience in custodial cleaning operation cleaning commercial or large residential facilities.

Knowledge and experience in the safe use of a wide variety of equipment and machinery common to janitorial services including, but not limited to; stripping/buffing machines, vacuums, steam pressure washers, wet/dry shop vacs, carpet extractors (bonnet, dry, hydro extraction) cleaning machines, ride on floor cleaning machines, squeegees, brushes, etc.

Proven ability to perform heavy physically demanding work, safely pushing, pulling and lifting including heavy custodial carts, trash carts on concrete, tile and carpet floors. Ability to lift, carry and move materials weighing up to 75 pounds to and from pickup trucks, carts and loading docks using hand trucks or dollies.

Proven ability to read and understand written/verbal instructions in English and reply verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of the safe and proper methods to clean-up and dispose biohazards such as rodent droppings, vomit, blood and raw sewage.

Ability to safely remove and replace heavy linen carts and trash/recycle dumpsters from loading dock on a daily basis using manual or mechanical carts/equipment.

Basic knowledge in the safe and proper procedures when asbestos, lead paint or mold is suspected when performing any of the essential job functions.

Able to read and understand the proper use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS).

Must work evenings and weekends.


One year experience in custodial cleaning in a University setting or similar operation.

Prior experience and ability to prioritize work orders, routine work, emergency requests and the ability to choose the proper materials and equipment to accomplish the work in the most expeditious and safe manner.

Ability to safely work on ladders up to eighteen feet high.

Knowledge of the applicable federal and state regulations governing areas related to the responsibilities of the job, including SB 198 - Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP).


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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