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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


Sr. Custodian (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.

Under supervision, incumbents perform semi-skilled and skilled cleaning, housekeeping and/or general maintenance duties for the majority of their time which require a greater degree of training, skill, independence of action, physical effort and/or experience than that typically found at the Custodian level.

Incumbents operate vacuum cleaners, buffers, wall washing machines, shampoo machines, wet/dry vacuums, waxers, floor scrubbing and/or polishing machines during stripping, waxing, buffing and/or other related cleaning operations; make reports on building and/or equipment needs; have security responsibility for one or more assigned areas; may assist in the setting up and dismantling of special equipment at functions; may load and/or unload large trash receptacles; may perform specialized cleaning in laboratories, surgical and/or operating areas, isolation and terminal areas as required; may act as work leaders for a small group of Custodians (usually less than 5).

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool for Sr. Custodian. 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 Diploma or GED required.

At least one year of demonstrated experience in Housekeeping/custodial, or related field, preferred.

Ability to interact effectively with peers and other staff.

Skill in reading and writing standard English.

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

Ability to work in the following environmental conditions when covering areas: Outside - when dumping trash; wet - when servicing restroom facilities; fumes - from cleaning solutions/cleaners; odors - from trash receptacles and contents, and dust.

Physical ability to stand, walk, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, and reach when performing a wide range of custodial/housekeeping duties.

Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

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.

Employment contingent upon pre placement physical, including drug/alcohol testing, and background investigation.

Knowledge of correct chemical use and mixture.

May be required to work weekends and multiple shifts, will be required to wear UC Merced issued uniform.

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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