Custodian - Housing

Apply now Job no: 537152
Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Custodian

Classification Title: Custodian

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, April 2, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the lead work direction of the Lead Custodian and the general supervision of the Supervisor of Custodial Services, the Custodian works independently and side-by-side with a diverse team engaged in cleaning and doing tasks in residence hall buildings that include: hallways, lobbies, stairwells, rooms, studio and suite apartments, warehouse, shops, recreation rooms, kitchens, offices, restrooms, elevators, laundry room facilities. Cleaning tasks include: dusting, window washing, carpet cleaning, floor high speed and refinishing resilient floors and sealing cement floors, vacuuming, furniture polishing, spot cleaning of walls, refilling product dispersers, mop, scrub, sweep, sanitize and disinfect items and daily removal of trash and/or recyclables. External spaces include: entryways, sidewalks, stairways, swimming pool changing rooms and breezeways utilizing blowers, vacuums and power washers. Work assignments and areas of work may vary depending upon the department’s needs.

The incumbent is responsible for reporting unsafe and unsanitary conditions, secure buildings and areas.

The Custodian is part of a team of Housing staff members that perform excellent customer service and support the Housing mission and values.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,505 per month - $3,640 per month; commensurate with the candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,505 per month - $4,715 per month

Best-in-class Benefits: Click here to learn more

CSU Total Compensation: Click here to learn more

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeTemporary (Annually Renewable)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m. May include weekdays, weekends and holidays. Hours to be determined upon time of hire. Position works on-site.

Department Information 

Offering various and diverse living and learning experiences, the University Housing Services Office is an integral part of the educational mission of Sacramento State. As such, the office strives to create a welcoming and stimulating environment that prompts students to participate in co-curricular activities that promote life and leadership skills, social responsibility, and academic success. For more information: 

Facilities Management is the steward for the university buildings, infrastructure, grounds and landscape. For more information:

Minimum Qualifications 


Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to 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; use custodial systems such as those used to track work orders and two-way radios for communication; observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required; perform work involving regular physical activity; and establish and maintain cooperative work relationships. Some positions may require ability to move up to 50 pounds.


Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Required Qualifications 


  1. Ability to provide general cleaning and custodial care, such as restroom cleaning methods, materials and chemicals
  2. Strong customer service skills.
  3. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team in a diverse environment.
  4. Interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships.
  5. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to occasionally move (lift/carry) up to 50 pounds of equipment/supplies in a safe manner.

Work Schedule Requirements

  1. Ability to work weekends and shift work.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to perform floor and carpet care, such as restoration, high speed buffing, carpet extraction and spot cleaning.
  2. Six (6) months experience working as a custodian in an educational, hospital and/or commercial institution
  3. Ability to operate electric, gasoline-powered vehicles and forklifts.
  4. Working knowledge of basic computer programs to review work orders, record keeping, inventory and supply control.
  5. Working knowledge of troubleshooting, maintenance, and minor repairs/adjustments to standard custodial machines.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Applicant Login

Refine search

Work type


Northern California


Appointment Type
Bargaining Unit
Job Search Category/Discipline
Time Basis
Workplace Type (Exclude Inst Fac)