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#TP109406 Sr. Custodian (Night Shifts)

Extended Deadline: Wed 6/30/2021

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego 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 offers a variety of assignments, an excellent benefits package, as well as opportunities for skill enhancement and exposure to career opportunities at UC San Diego. Hours, salary, and locations vary by assignment.

TES has current openings for Night Custodians. Assignments typically last 3 - 6 months or less. Compensation: $18.49 /hour. Available shifts are - Sunday-Wed 5:00PM - 3:30AM , Monday-Friday 4:30PM - 1:00AM, Tuesday-Sat 8:00PM - 4:30AM, or Thurs-Monday 8:00PM - 4:30AM

Building Services provides window washing, floor and surface cleaning, sanitization and general maintenance to campus facilities using environmentally safe and sustainable cleaning methods.


  • Dust mops, sweeps, damp mops, wet mops, buffs and spray buffs hard and resilient floors. Strips, seals and finishes floors. Operates vacuum cleaners, wet/dry vacuums, floor scrubbing machine and buffer.

  • Clean stairs, hallways, corridors, walls, moldings, boards, outside steps, terraces, roof decks, window sills and other designated areas.

  • Clean venetian blinds, grills, intake and exhaust vents, light fixtures, elevator interiors, tracks and front.

  • Clean doors, partition glass, showers, glass panels, inside and outside windows at ground level; polishes metal fixtures and handrails.

  • Clean and disinfect restrooms, fixtures, mirrors and replenishes soap and paper goods.

  • Empty and clean ashtrays and urns, wastebaskets and other receptacles. Maybe required to pickup, lift and dump containers into dumpsters that are 4 ½ feet above ground level.

  • Dust, clean and/or wax cabinets, desks, furnishings, conference tables, wall wood paneling and other woodwork.

  • Cleans chalkboards and/or whiteboards, erasers and maintains supply of chalk in chalk trays.

  • Clean surgical/clinical areas according to established standards. Dust horizontal surfaces, empties trash and soiled linen, polish metal surfaces, mop floors between surgical cases, clean office areas.

  • Conduct on the spot cleaning inspections in surgical suites, correcting discrepancies immediately. Wear appropriate cleaning gowns, gloves, masks, etc.

  • Lock unoccupied areas/offices after cleaning. Secure custodial and storage closets, making sure doors are locked and equipment and supplies are stored properly.

  • As assigned, haul, load and/or set up chairs, tables, podiums, flags and bunts for special functions


  • Must be able to start working immediately after employment offer.

  • Must be willing to work varied schedules, nights and weekends.

  • Six (6) months of experience performing cleaning in a custodial cleaning operation or large multi-facility environment.

  • Experience operating wet/dry vacuums, floor scrubbers, polishers, and carpet cleaners, and/or steam extractors to perform comprehensive floor care including, but not limited to: stripping, waxing and buffing hard and resilient floors as well as shampooing carpeted areas.

  • Experience with disinfection, sanitation and cleaning methods required of public restrooms, surgical and/or clinical laboratories.


  • Background check is required.

  • Applicants must be available for one or more of the following night shifts:

    • Sunday-Wed 5:00PM - 3:30AM
    • Monday-Friday 4:30PM - 1:00AM
    • Tuesday-Sat 8:00PM - 4:30AM
    • Thurs-Monday 8:00PM - 4:30AM
  • Applicants must be able to travel to various UC San Diego 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
$18.49 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Nights, 8 hrs/day, variable