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Custodian

Company: Long Beach Unified School District
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $21.82 - $27.02 Hourly

Location : Within the boundaries of the Long Beach Unified School District, CA

Job Type: Substitute/To fill future vacancies as they occur

Job Number: 24-0216-0139

Department: Site To Be Determined

Opening Date: 03/13/2024

Closing Date: 4/8/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

Job Summary

Please note:

All applications must be submitted online. If you would like application assistance our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our office is located at 4400 Ladoga Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713.

All notices for this recruitment will be sent via email.

Applications for this job posting may be considered for substitute work and to fill future vacancies as needed.

Per the Rules & Regulations of the Classified Service your application will be disqualified if you have participated in the Custodian examination within the last 90 days.

Under close supervision, perform routine custodial activities at assigned school site(s) or other assigned District facilities; assist in the maintenance of buildings and adjacent grounds areas to assure a clean, orderly and secure condition; serve on a small crew to perform routine and/or periodic deep cleaning of District facilities; perform related duties as assigned.
Examples of Duties

The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

  • Sweep, scrub, mop, wax and polish floors; vacuum rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices, workshops and other work areas; spot clean and shampoo carpets. E
  • Clean classrooms, restrooms, cafeterias, kitchens, lounges, offices and other facilities as assigned; empty waste receptacles; spot mop spills; remove gum, debris and graffiti as needed. E
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains and restroom facilities including sinks, toilets and urinals; fill dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper and other items; clean mirrors and tile; unclog drains and toilets. E
  • Assist with picking up paper and other debris from school grounds, walkways and areas adjacent to school facilities; inspect roof tops and rain gutters as assigned; sweep concrete surfaces adjacent to school building; water landscaped areas as assigned. E
  • Replace light bulbs and tubes, clean chalkboards and erasers and empty pencil sharpeners; clean tables, chairs, walls, windows, blinds and floors. E
  • Lock and unlock doors and gates as appropriate; maintain security of assigned areas according to established guidelines; turn boilers and heaters on and off as necessary; set alarms as appropriate. E
  • Operate custodial equipment such as vacuums, mops, small hand and power tools, buffer/scrubber machines and other equipment as assigned. E
  • Report safety, sanitary and fire hazards to appropriate authority; report need for maintenance repairs to appropriate authority. E
  • Perform emergency shut off of major utility services; operate emergency generators as necessary. E
  • Prepare classrooms, multi-purpose rooms and other facilities or areas for special events or meetings as assigned; set-up and assemble chairs, tables and other furniture and equipment for special events and activities; clean up furniture, equipment and debris following these events. E
  • Move and arrange furniture and equipment; dust and polish furniture and woodwork; perform minor repairs to furniture and equipment as needed. E
  • Participate in the thorough cleaning and restoration of campus facilities during vacation periods. E
  • Remain on call for emergency custodial needs as assigned.
    Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized "E" which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    Employment Standards

    Knowledge of:

    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, secure and orderly condition.
    Appropriate safety and sanitary precautions and procedures.
    Proper lifting techniques.

    Ability to:

    Perform routine custodial activities at assigned school site(s) or other assigned District facilities.
    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.
    Observe and report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair.
    Perform minor non-technical repairs.

    Understand and follow oral and written directions.
    Observe health and safety regulations.
    Meet schedules and time lines.

    Education and Training:

    Completion of the eighth grade.

    Experience:

    Six months of recent full-time paid janitorial or custodial experience.

    OR

    Proof of enrollment in or successful completion of the Building Maintenance/Custodial Services class offered by the Long Beach School for Adults shall substitute for the required education, training and experience.

    Any other combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.
    Special Requirements

    Positions assigned to a cleaning crew at the Operations or Nutrition Services Branches require the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.

    Incumbents working on the Kitchen/Bathroom cleaning crew may be assigned to a weekend schedule.

    The Long Beach Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person's actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, religion, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer: Steve Rockenbach, Director of Employee Relations, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8220, and Title IX Coordinator: Kimberly Dalton, Director of Human Resource Services, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8108,

    SELECTION PROCEDURE:
    The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following: screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process. Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.

    The District provides excellent medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits as well as an income protection plan for eligible Classified employees.

    For more information regarding health benefits please visit:

    Classified employees earn paid vacation at the initial rate of 14 days for full-time 12 month employees (.055 hour for each hour worked) and receive increases after 5, 10, and 15 years of service for a total of 21 days after 15 years.

    12 month Classified employees earn 13 working days of sick leave each year which are accumulated indefinitely. Employees of other California school districts who have accrued sick leave may transfer it to LBUSD in accordance with the California Education Code.

    12 month Classified employees receive 14 paid holidays per year.

    01

    Completion of the following supplemental questions is required of all applicants. This is considered a test component in the examination process. An evaluation of candidates' responses will be made by a screening panel following the application deadline. A limited number of candidates who best meet the needs of the District will be invited to continue in the examination process. It is important that your responses are clear and concise. Responses that are incomplete or unclear will not receive credit. Your Work Experience in the application must also include all of your recent and relevant experience in order for your application and supplemental to be considered. For those questions to which you have no response, please indicate "no response".DO NOT refer the reader to your resume. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of completion of the required application or supplemental materials. Please answer by selecting "Yes" as confirmation that you read these instructions.
    • Yes, I have read the instructions.

      02

      This position requires:Education: Completion of the eighth grade or higher ANDExperience: Six months of recent full-time paid janitorial or custodial experience.ORProof of enrollment in or successful completion of the Building Maintenance/Custodial Services class offered by the Long Beach School for Adults shall substitute for the required education, training and experience. Please select how you meet this requirement.(This experience MUST be reflected in your application and work experience. Failure to provide this information clearly may disqualify you from moving forward with this recruitment)
      • I have six months or more janitorial or custodial experience.
      • I am enrolled in or completed the Long Beach School for Adults Building Maintenance/Custodial Services class.
      • I do not have the required experience.

        03

        Please note the following: - You MUST attach proof of enrollment in or successful completion of the Building Maintenance/Custodial Services class offered by the Long Beach School for Adults for verification no later than the closing date of the posting. or within 3 days of the completion of the class. - Failure to submit your documents by the closing date of the posting will result in the disqualification of your application.
        • I am aware I must submit proof of enrollment in or successful completion of the Building Maintenance/Custodial Services class offered by the Long Beach School for Adults for verification no later than the closing date of the posting, or within 3 days of the completion of the class.
        • This does not apply to me

          04

          Positions assigned to a cleaning crew at the Operations or Nutrition Services Branches require the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Are you able to meet this requirement if assigned to the Operations or Nutrition Services Branches?
          • Yes
          • No

            05

            Incumbents working on the Kitchen/Bathroom cleaning crew may be assigned to a weekend schedule. Are you willing and able to work weekends?
            • Yes
            • No

              06

              Are you willing and able to perform heavy manual labor - (move or lift office furniture, chairs and tables for school activities, etc.) lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects weighing 15 - 38 pounds?
              • Yes
              • No

                07

                Are you willing and able to push and pull heavy objects (50 - 100 pounds or more) with the use of dollies or other equipment as assigned by the position?
                • Yes
                • No

                  08

                  Are you willing and able to collect garbage from various areas, haul garbage to dumpster and properly dispose of garbage, including waste such as diapers, needles, etc?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    09

                    Are you willing and able to work on HIGH ladders (up to 15 feet), to change light bulbs, etc?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      10

                      Are you willing and able to stand, reach, bend and stoop while washing walls, woodwork, doors, glass, etc?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        11

                        Are you willing and able to clean, sanitize, and maintain boy's and girl's lavatories/restrooms - wash stools, seats, spots on urinals, partitions, and doors; clean mirrors; sweep and mop floors?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          12

                          Are you willing and able to clear, and clean, drains, toilets, sinks and drinking fountains?
                          • Yes
                          • No

                            13

                            Are you willing and able to clean up vomit, blood, feces, etc. which may have strong odors and get rid of strong odors?
                            • Yes
                            • No

                              14

                              Are you willing and able to scrub, re-strip, re-seal and refinish floors; wash, wax and polish floors?
                              • Yes
                              • No

                                15

                                Are you willing and able to use strong industrial chemicals and cleaners which may have strong odors and require safe handling?
                                • Yes
                                • No

                                  16

                                  Are you willing and able to operate machinery - (shampooer, wet/dry vacuums, yard vacuums/blower, high/low speed buffers, etc.) and do performance maintenance to equipment as required?
                                  • Yes
                                  • No

                                    17

                                    Are you willing and able to deal with adults and children that may use abusive language and/or talk back to you?
                                    • Yes
                                    • No

                                      18

                                      Are you willing and able to perform ROUTINE and REPETITIVE tasks OVER and OVER again at a steady pace?
                                      • Yes
                                      • No

                                        19

                                        Are you willing and able to write reports or make written statements, accurately, on equipment repairs, safety problems, supplies that need to be ordered, inventory, work incidents, and emergency situations?
                                        • Yes
                                        • No

                                          20

                                          Are you willing and able to not share or discuss any personal or confidential information you may see or hear?
                                          • Yes
                                          • No

                                            21

                                            Are you willing and able to behave properly around students and not have personal contact with students at any time?
                                            • Yes
                                            • No

                                              22

                                              Are you willing and able to protect the security of district property by locking doors, closing windows, turning off machines, etc., and following all security procedures including control of the keys assigned to you.(doors locked, windows closed, machines turned off, etc.) and ensure security procedures are followed including control of keys assigned to you?
                                              • Yes
                                              • No

                                                23

                                                Are you willing and able to report break-ins, etc., to police and act as a witness, make statements, if required?
                                                • Yes
                                                • No

                                                  24

                                                  Are you willing and able to work night shift on a continuous basis, generally starting at 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and perform overtime, including weekends, if required?
                                                  • Yes
                                                  • No

                                                    25

                                                    Please note that substitute employees do not receive health and welfare benefits nor salary step advancements. Substitutes are paid at the flat hourly rate and work on an as-needed basis. I understand that working as a substitute is on an as-needed basis and I will not receive health and welfare benefits and will be paid at the flat hourly rate of $21.82. (Step A).
                                                    • Yes, I understand the above statement.

                                                      26

                                                      NOTE - VETERANS PREFERENCE CREDIT: Will only be considered if you include a copy of your DD214 with your application at the time it is turned in to the Personnel Commission. No late submission for Veterans Credit will be accepted.
                                                      • Yes, I understand.

                                                        27

                                                        I understand that exam segments may be conducted online and may require access to a computer with an internet connection and Google Chrome or Firefox browsers. The exam components may also require access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with internet connection and a video recording device. I understand that it is my responsibility to contact Personnel Commission immediately proceeding the exam invitation requiring such devices if I do not have access to the required technology.
                                                        • Yes
                                                        • No

                                                          28

                                                          PLEASE NOTE: All notices will be sent via email. Applicants must check their emails on a regular basis to find out their status on an application. Emails we send may be caught by spam filters and it is the responsibility of the applicant to check their spam/junk folder.All notices will be sent via email.
                                                          • I am aware all notices will be sent via email, and I must check my emails, including spam/junk folder, on a regular basis to find out the status of my application.

                                                            Required Question

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