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Substitute Custodian
College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California
Date Posted 05/11/2021
Admin-Custodian - Janitorial
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Custodial Supervisor or Administrative Services Supervisor-CMC, perform routine custodial activities at an assigned school site or facility to maintain buildings, locker rooms and adjacent grounds areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition.

This is a pool of substitutes to be called on an as needed basis
Schedule will vary and be contingent on need
Salary is at a Range 6

Location will vary on need
Substitutes may work at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, or Palm Springs

Representative Duties:

  • Perform a variety of custodial activities; sweep, scrub, mop, wax and polish floors and vacuum rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices, workshops and other work areas; spot clean and shampoo carpets.
  • Clean classrooms, restrooms, showers, locker rooms, shops, cafeteria, offices and related facilities as assigned; sweep, mop and clean gymnasium floor; mop spills and remove gum and debris.
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains, sinks, toilets, showers and urinals; fill dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper and others items; clean mirrors, tile and windows; dust and polish furniture and woodwork.
  • Wash windows and walls; clean chalkboards and erasers and empty pencil sharpeners.
  • Lock and unlock doors and gates as appropriate; maintain security of assigned areas according to established guidelines; turn alarm system on and off.
  • Pick up paper, trash and debris around school grounds and in buildings; sweep and clean walkways and entrances; empty and clean trash and garbage cans; replace liners.
  • Operate cleaning equipment such as vacuums, buffer, carpet cleaner and sweeper and utilize mops, brooms and other related equipment.
  • Set up lecture hall for classes and events as required; move furniture and set up chairs, tables, bleachers and other facilities for special events and activities.
  • Assist with security during special events and activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year experience performing custodian duties.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
Basic methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial work and routine maintenance; proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies; proper lifting techniques.

Ability to:
Perform routine custodial activities at an assigned school site or facility to maintain buildings, locker rooms and adjacent grounds areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition; use cleaning materials, equipment and methods according to pre-determined standards; learn and apply knowledge of the schedules, procedures and use of equipment and supplies used in custodial work; learn appropriate safety precautions and procedures; maintain tools and equipment signed in clean working order and provide proper security; observe and report need for maintenance and repair; understand and follow oral and written directions; meet schedules and time lines; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing; move heavy furniture and equipment; climb ladders to replace lights; walk or stand for extended periods; bend at the waist, kneel or crouch; reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

Physical Demands:
Working Conditions: Environment : Indoor and outdoor work environment. Regular exposure to fumes, dust and odors. Evening or variable hours.

Hazards : Contact with cleaning agents and chemicals.

Full Time/Part Time:
Weekly Working Hours: other
Work Schedule & Hours:
Salary Schedule Range: Range 6
Specific Departmental Needs: One (1) experience performing custodial duties.

Posting Number: 18-582
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Interview Date: 01/31/2019
Posting Open Date: 12/19/2018
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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