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#TP97470 Temporary (Service and Trade)

Filing Deadline: Fri 2/1/2019

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


Temporary Employment Services (TES) places employees in departments that have temporary staffing needs. TES has current openings for a variety of service & trade positions. Typical positions include but are not limited to: Groundskeepers, Laborers, Custodians, Sr. Custodians, Drivers, Animal Technicians, Building Maintenance Workers, Warehouse/Storekeepers, Lab Helpers and Lab Assistants.

TES offers a variety of assignments, and an excellent benefits package, as well as opportunities for skill enhancement and exposure to career opportunities at UCSD. Hours, salary, and locations vary by assignment. Most positions are M-F between 6:00 am and 4:30 pm, although all shifts and part-time positions are sometimes available.


Skill requirements vary by position and typically include:

  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance/repair functions.

  • General labor experience.

  • Commercial custodial/janitorial experience.

  • Cleaning and general maintenance duties for a variety of facilities at various campus locations.

  • Cleaning and animal care in scientific and/or laboratory environments;

  • Driving trucks, vans and other vehicles to transport passengers and deliver equipment and supplies.

  • Working in storehouse using palette jack, loading and unloading materials, inventory, and stocking.


  • A background check is required.
  • Certain assignments may be assigned to work in morgues, gross anatomy labs, and in vicinity of biohazard/radioactive labs.
  • Applicants must be able to travel to various UCSD locations as needed.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$16.80 /hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri, Weekends Possible