Utility Custodian (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7052624 (Ref.No. P0003562)
Posted: January 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under general supervision from higher level supervisory and/or maintenance staff, performs a variety of custodial and routine maintenance duties related to the care, cleaning and repair of assigned buildings, facilities and equipment; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and performs a variety of general tasks relative to assigned area.

Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work and general building and facility maintenance and repair. Pertinent building and construction codes and regulations. Basic operations and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools and equipment. Safe work practices. Methods and techniques of cleaning and preserving floors, furniture, walls and fixtures. Operational characteristics of cleaning equipment and materials. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform the full range of custodial tasks and basic building and facility maintenance and repair. Operate and use a variety of custodial equipment, supplies and materials in a safe and effective manner. Operate and maintain a variety of power and hand tools. Perform minor maintenance repairs on assigned equipment. Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment. Work flexible hours. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


Two years of custodial work experience that includes performing building maintenance functions.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform moderately strenuous manual labor; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; operate assigned equipment; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

The information you provide on your application will be used to determine your qualification for this position. Be sure your application reflects all relevant work experience. Applicants must complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please do not add photographs or confidential data (e.g. social security #, birth date, etc.) to your application package.

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.
Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Install and perform minor repairs on office, classroom and restroom facilities including pencil sharpeners, paper dispensers and soap dispensers; assist other maintenance staff in performing minor repairs as required.

Reset building breakers on electrical panels; report utility service malfunctions to appropriate staff.

Maintain and perform minor repairs on cleaning equipment.

Fabricate and install plastic signage.

Clean and sanitize restroom facilities and fixtures including sinks, urinals and toilets; wash windows, mirrors and walls; clean and sanitize showers as assigned; replenish supplies in restrooms; clear minor drain blockages as necessary.

Sweep, vacuum, mop, wax, strip, and polish floors in restrooms, classrooms, laboratories and corridors; vacuum and shampoo carpets.

Dust and polish furniture, woodwork, fixtures, and equipment; remove cob webs; clean desks and counter tops; clean chalk boards and white boards; replenish chalk; clean erasers.

Empty, clean and sanitize waste receptacles; pick up papers and other debris; empty pencil sharpeners.

Move and arrange furniture and equipment and set up rooms for conferences and meetings.

Lock and unlock buildings and facilities as required; disarm and secure alarms; ensure buildings are locked and safeguarded against unauthorized use.

Replace lights and adjust shades and blinds.

Regulate ventilation and temperature; clean air vents as required.

Report unauthorized personnel observed on campus after established hours to appropriate personnel according to established policies and procedures.

Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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