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Custodian I, Substitute and Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool, as needed

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  • Incomplete applications packets will not be considered
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Custodian I, Substitute and Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool, as needed
Position Number: 01680
Posting Date 04/21/2016
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly
Work Week Flexible as needed
Minimum Salary:
Maximum Salary:

Sick Leave Only

This position is entitled to ACA health benefits only.

College/Site: District Office
Location DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown
Basic Function

This is for an applicant pool that will be used to staff short-term temporary hourly positions during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic year at the District Office and Bakersfield College campus sites.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform routine day or evening custodial activities at an assigned school campus or other assigned District facility; maintain buildings and adjacent grounds areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition.


Incumbents in the Custodian I classification perform a variety of routine custodial duties in maintenance of an assigned school campus or other assigned District facilities in a safe, clean and sanitary condition. Incumbents in the Custodian II classification regularly perform a variety of more complex work assignments and may be assigned lead responsibilities over other custodial personnel in the absence of the supervisor.


Perform routine custodial activities at an assigned school campus or District facility during a day or evening shift; sweep, scrub, mop, wax and polish floors; vacuum rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices and other areas; spot clean and shampoo carpets.

Clean classrooms, lounges, offices and other facilities as assigned; empty waste receptacles; spot mop and shampoo spills; remove gum, debris and graffiti as needed.

Clean and disinfect drinking fountains and restroom facilities including sinks, toilets and urinals; replenish dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper and other items; clean mirrors, tile and windows.

Replace light bulbs and tubes; clean chalkboards and erasers; empty pencil sharpeners.

Dust and polish furniture, fixtures and woodwork; perform minor repairs to furniture as needed.

Lock and unlock doors and gates as appropriate; maintain security of assigned areas according to established guidelines; set and disengage alarms as appropriate.

Report safety, sanitary and fire hazards to appropriate authority; report need for maintenance repairs; respond to emergency custodial requests as needed.

Move and arrange furniture and equipment; prepare classrooms, gym and multi-purpose rooms for special events or meetings; set-up chairs, tables, bleachers and other furniture and equipment for special events or meetings; clean up furniture equipment and debris following these events.

Operate custodial equipment such as vacuums, mops, small hand and power tools, buffer/scrubber machines, blowers and other equipment.

Participate in the thorough cleaning and restoration of campus facilities during vacation periods as assigned.

Perform minor grounds maintenance duties as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

Any combination equivalent to: at least six months related experience.


  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

    Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.
  • Knowledge and Abilities


    Proper methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in modern custodial work.
    Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning floors, blackboards, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures.
    Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
    Requirements of maintaining District buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
    Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
    Proper lifting techniques.


    Perform routine custodial activities at an assigned school site or other District facility.
    Maintain District buildings and adjacent grounds in a clean, orderly and secure condition.
    Use cleaning materials and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
    Operate a variety of custodial equipment.
    Maintain tools and equipment in clean working order.
    Move and arrange furniture and equipment for meetings and special events.
    Observe and report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair.
    Perform minor non-technical repairs.
    Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
    Meet schedules and time lines.
    Work cooperatively with others.

    Salary Grade 31.5
    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Completed application packet must include:

    • Completed Online Application for Employment form
    • Current resume
    • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you learn about the position?
      • Newspaper
      • Internet
      • Employee
      • Walk-in
      • Chronicle for Higher Education
      • Employment Agency
      • KCCD Employee
      • Other
    2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
      • I understand the above statement.

    Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/CV
    Optional Documents