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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 1/2/2017

University of California - Merced Merced, CA

Merced, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Laborer (Limited Term)

Job Category:

UC Merced Continuous Recruitment


Temporary General

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Closing Date:

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool.


$16.47 hourly


Atwater, Merced and Fresno Centers

Background check:

Background check may be required


The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With approximately 7,300 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

This is a temporary position for the purpose of supporting the General Services Department during periodic increases in workloads. Primary duties would include supporting all aspects of the Moving & Events operation including day, night and weekend events. Provide set up, monitoring and recovery support in multiple locations on and off campus. Responsible for limited furniture moves for University Faculty and Staff and related work orders for simple installation or removal of wall decorations or furniture. Sets up and employs public address systems, chairs/seating, tables, stages, scaffolding and other equipment in support of a wide range of events throughout the entire year.

Ability to follow proper safety standards and work procedures for Moving & Events personnel. Performs work and assignments for Moving & Events operations; properly uses moving and lifting equipment, PA and electrical systems, and power & hand tools. Follows ergonomic guidelines when using equipment and tools aimed to reduce employee injuries. Helps improve efficiency by working as a team and observes campus energy conservation policies.

Assists emergency cleanup projects, helps maintain inventory of equipment and supplies. Secondary responsibilities would include support for other General Services responsibilities such as campus grounds keeping projects. Performs work assignments to campus standards. Operates assigned University vehicle and Facilities equipment such as fork, scissors and boom lifts. Responsible for neatness and security of assigned work space. Works effectively with campus event coordinators and team members to accomplish work assignments with the highest level of quality and efficiency. Understands and follows UC and departmental policies and procedures. Exercise sound judgment in performing work and operation of University vehicles and lifting equipment.

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool for a Laborer. This position is reopened every six months so please re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position will close on December 31, 2016.


High school or a General Education Diploma.

Prefer one-year minimum of demonstrated experience in all aspects of moving & event support and unskilled maintenance projects.

Ability to interact and communicate effectively with peers, employees, supervisor, and department/UC staff in a courteous and professional manner.

Knowledge of correct lifting and moving techniques.

Strong customer service ethic.

May be required to work weekends and multiple shifts.

Must have valid Class C California Drivers License.

Position is subject to the California DMV's "Pull Notice System" and an offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record.

To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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