Custodian (20180684)

Central Valley
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$2,868.00-$3,486.00 Monthly


2220 Hackett Rd. Ceres, 95307







Under general supervision, performs a variety of custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of assigned rooms, buildings, and related City facilities.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1.       Sweep, scrub, wax floors; vacuum and clean rugs and carpets; clean restrooms; empty and clean waste receptacles.

2.       Wash and dust windows, walls, and blinds.

3.       Perform minor maintenance and repairs on equipment or buildings such as replacing light bulbs, fixing doors, or minor painting.

4.       Unlock and lock entrances to buildings; check buildings for security.

5.       Inspect buildings for safety, fire, and sanitary hazards.

6.       Operate a variety of electrical cleaning equipment; maintain and order custodial equipment and supplies.

7.       Perform various tasks in moving or rearranging furniture, desks and other equipment; set up room for meetings.

8.       Answer general questions from the public and City staff.

9.       May assist in training less experienced staff.

10.    Perform related duties as required.

Ideal Candidate


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

·         Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls and fixtures.

·         Cleaning materials and disinfectants, equipment and tools used in custodial work.

·         Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

·         The operation of motorized vehicles and power equipment, vacuums, floor polishers, common hand and power tools, carpentry and electrical tools, mobile radio and cell phones, ladders and step stools

Ability to:

·         Use tools required in custodial and minor maintenance work, including electrical cleaning equipment.

·         Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

·         Perform moderately heavy manual work.

·         Work independently in the absence of supervision.

·         Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment.

·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


No experience is required. Custodial experience is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of a valid forklift certificate within one year of employment.


Benefits and compensation for this job classification are administered under the Miscellaneous Bargaining Unit Agreement.

Health: The City contributes toward the combined monthly premiums for medical, dental and vision a maximum of $710, $1,470 or $2,090, dependent on level of medical coverage enrollment. Employee contributions to health premiums are taken as pre-tax deductions. Employees eligible to waive medical coverage, receive $200 per month in taxable compensation. Carriers include: Anthem Blue Cross HMO, Anthem Blue Cross HDHP/PPO, Kaiser; Stanislaus Foundation Dental and VSP.

Voluntary Benefits: The City contributes $100 per month through a qualified Section 125 plan for the purchase of voluntary benefits (e.g. Life/AD&D, long-term disability, and FSA for daycare and unreimbursed medical expenses). Employee contributions to certain voluntary benefits are taken as pre-tax deductions. If the employee does not utilize the entire allowance for benefits, the City shall contribute the remaining balance to employee’s deferred compensation account, Retiree Health Savings or Health Savings Account, as applicable.

Other Benefits & Leave: The City provides an Employee Assistance Program; voluntary options for Deferred Compensation; 12 paid Holidays; sick and vacation leave.

Pension: The City requires employee membership in the Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association (StanCERA), as governed by County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 and Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). “Classic members” (currently or within the last six (6) months a member of StanCERA or subject to reciprocity with another eligible retirement plan) are enrolled in the City’s 2% @ 55 plan; final compensation at retirement is based on the single highest year. Non-classic or “new members” are enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, and employees are required to pay 50% of the normal contribution rate as prescribed by PEPRA, currently 8.5%, on a pre-tax basis; final compensation at retirement is based on the average of the three highest years.

The City also participates in Social Security, which has a mandatory 7.65% contribution for Social Security and Medicare.


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