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Custodian - University Housing

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

University Housing is seeking full-time custodians. These positions receive full benefits, click here to be taken to our benefits page. 

Must be willing to work weekends.

Full-time schedule:  8 hours on Saturday, 8 hours on Sunday, and three 8 hour weekday shifts.

Daily work hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Duration: Permanent Full-Time Position

This position provides general cleaning and custodial care and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas, including, but not limited to, student residences, offices, locker rooms, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team. Weekend work required.

Department Summary

University Housing, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, consists of Facilities Operations, Housing Administration, Custodial Operations, Diversity and Inclusion, and Residential Student Experience. University Housing provides a premier living and learning experience for over 8800 students in residence hall and apartment-style communities. University Housing’s mission is to create a diverse and engaging experience that inspires all residents to Learn by Living.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
  • Operate and care for custodial equipment and supplies applicable to the position.
  • Ability to clearly relay information, both written and verbal, for maintenance, custodial or health and safety repairs or concerns.
  • Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility.

Education and Experience

Any combination of training, experience, and/or education sufficient to demonstrate the required skills listed above.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,060 - $50,085 per year

Classification Range: $42,060 - $56,580 Per Year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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