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GENERAL SERVICES-RESD-BUILDING AND PROPERTY MGT BRANCH

Title:  LEAD CUSTODIAN
Salary: $2,252.00 - $2,737.00
Posted: 12/10/2012

Job Description:
Please put RPA #4655 on your application. **The Department of General Services is subject to the Personal Leave Program 2012/2013
(PLP 2012/2013), effective July 1, 2012 for 12 consecutive pay periods through June 2013 pay period.
The salary reduction is 4.62% less the base salary rate shown above.
SELECTION CRITERIA - The selection criteria will be in the following order: • This position is subject to the Post & Bid requirements for Bargaining Unit 15. • Bidders (DGS employees) must file their bid requests for this position by the “Post & Bid File By” date above with the contact person listed on the JOB using the Post and Bid Reassignment/Transfer Request form (OHR-R15L). The employee with the greatest amount of continuous seniority in the class shall be selected over other employees and notified of start date. If no eligible bidders accepts job offer, then
• SROA/Surplus employees are encouraged to apply. • Transfers, reinstatements, re-employments, Out-of-Class or recruitment from the DGS employment list may be considered after the Post & Bid process is cleared. Consideration may be given to applicants who are on the DGS employment list or on another department’s employment list. Transfer of list eligibility (TOE) must meet the DGS criteria (performance/oral/written) in order to transfer the eligibility from the other department’s list to DGS’ employment list. Eligible candidate must be in a reachable rank (1-3) in order to be considered for appointment. • Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled. Under the direct supervision of the Office Building Manager II, the incumbent is responsible for the completion of all building custodial services, including safety, property and employee development in the San Jose Alfred E Alquist State Office Building. The Bay Region, San Jose Management Unit, Alfred E Alquist State Office Building is located at 100 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113. The San Jose Management Unit (San Jose) occupies four buildings for total of 171,887 square feet. The Alfred E. Alquist State Building is a full-service, three-story, low-rise building that occupies approximately 130,000 square feet. The partial service buildings are: EDD Building, located at 297 W. Hedding Street, San Jose is a one-story low-rise building, approximately 23,387 square feet, and the CHP is located at 2020 Junction Street, San Jose is a one-story low-rise building, approximately 6,500 square feet of office space. DUTIES Acts as a lead by directing the workload of custodial staff in order to clean and maintain buildings by following published guidelines including the State Administrative Manual, Department of General Services, Building and Property Management (BPM) manuals, Real Estate Service Division (RESD) and BPM strategic plans, and the Excellence in Public Buildings Initiative and published industry standards (i.e., BOMA). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The incumbent applies sustainable (procedures intended to create an effective/efficient job product within shifts and/or to use environmentally safe and friendly [green] products) work to uphold efficient and effective individual and team job performance and best practice facility maintenance, cleans common interior and outside areas to maintain high level of cleanliness needed as a result of day use by occupants and/or visitors. Operates systems or equipment such as a freight or passenger elevator to travel throughout the building(s) to assigned work areas. Operates upright, canister, wet/dry, backpack or outside vacuum cleaners, pressure cleaners and other equipment and machinery, including but not limited to, trash compactors, balers, etc.: Performs custodial work by assisting with cleaning and custodial tasks as required in order to ensure a clean building environment in accordance with BOMA and BPM standards and guidelines: • Empties indoor and/or outdoor trash receptacles and changes liners as needed to maintain a clean and hazard free work environment. • Vacuums and cleans carpets and/or upholstery using appropriate cleaning solutions and equipment. • Cleans and maintains hard floor surfaces and/or natural stone floors to restore luster, harden and protect the finishes using various cleaning equipment and cleaning products strictly following manufacturer’s recommendations and established departmental and/or Cal-OSHA standards and policies for building preservation and/or public, tenant, employee health and safety. • Cleans and dusts hard surfaces (i.e. countertops, office furniture, doors, walls, windowsills, baseboards, grout, toilets, sinks, restroom fixtures, elevator tracks, etc.) using various tools and cleaning products. • Replenishes paper towels, paper cups, toilet paper, toilet seat covers, and soap dispensers in restrooms, and employee break rooms. In order to lead custodial staff in accordance with Department of Personnel Administration and State Personnel Board laws and rules, Bargaining Unit Agreements guidelines, DGS policies and guidelines and Worker’s Compensation and Cal-OSHA guidelines: • Discusses performance with supervisor and assists with training using BPM appraisal forms. • Encourages staff participation in departmental training for upward mobility purposes. • Recommends corrective action to supervisor to improve performance following the Department’s Constructive Intervention process. In order to maintain supply, products, tools and equipment inventories following Procurement, SAM, BPM, DGS guidelines and industry standards: • Determines supply, product, tool and equipment needs according to system specifications. • Gathers prices and makes comparisons using catalogs, the Internet, and vendor and supplier prices and estimates. • Recommends appropriate purchases according to comparisons. • Completes and submits requisition and obtains manager/supervisor approval as dictated by purchasing guidelines. • Assigns staff or personally performs weekly inventory by doing a physical and visual shelf count. • Records inventory count in Microsoft Office and/or Maximo database. Maintains a safe and healthful environment for the benefit of all employees and the public, under the direction of the Office Building Manager II and BPM Environmental Safety and Health Unit (ESHOP), in compliance with laws and regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety Training (AB 2189), Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP and SB 298), Workers’ Compensation (Title 8 and SB 198), by promoting the health and safety programs as follows: • Attends training in the handling of hazardous materials and use of environmental safeguards. • Participates in and/or leads team in executing the plans for Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption, and Hazardous Materials and Waste Manifest. Responds to service requests or emergencies as submitted by tenants or other BPM staff by following BPM guidelines and reports to supervisor when appropriate to ensure delivery of quality service. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS Support duties include communicating with building staff in person or via cellular telephone, 2-way radio, or other electronic devices, and taking appropriate action in response to service needs. May attend with, lead, or instruct other BPM team members in on-going safety training conducted locally. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Methods, materials, chemicals, disinfectants, and equipment used in cleaning offices and public buildings; sanitation and safety measures used in the operating, cleaning, and care of equipment and work areas; use of purchase orders for custodial supplies and equipment. Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; give on-the-job instruction in custodial practices; keep inventories and make requisitions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • The incumbent will be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C in order to drive self, supplies and/or equipment from one job site to another while driving a State vehicle in order to perform the duties of the Lead Custodian in San Jose. • The incumbent will be required to pass the Department of Justice background and/or fingerprint checks in order to work in the San Jose Alfred E Alquist State Office Building and other restricted security access floors/buildings located in San Jose and in the San Francisco Bay Region. • The incumbent will be required to take a medical examination and must be approved by the State Personnel Board. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Education equivalent to completion of the eighth grade. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • Ability to organize time efficiently and set effective priorities. • Ability to display good interaction skills. WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES: WORK ENVIRONMENT • Work in low-rise (6 floors and lower) to high-rise (7 floors and higher) office-building environment. • Wear unaltered BPM supplied shirts according to current policy. • When working in the interior of the building you may need to use passenger or freight elevator to get self, equipment or supplies from one floor to another floor. • Work involves exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, and loud noises. • Work environment involves some exposure to hazardous chemicals or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. • May work outdoor (parking lots) in all weather conditions, including rain, heat and cold. • Work on surfaces which may be slippery or uneven. • Work in public-accessed areas. • Work in noisy areas or with noisy equipment or machinery. • May require ability to work overtime. • May be required to work at any building location is the Bay Region. PHYSICAL ABILITIES • Typical work activities involve frequent and prolonged periods of standing, walking extended distances, bending, stooping, kneeling or squatting while performing duties. • Reach or stretch by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. • Requires physical work, lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. • May climb ladders or stairs. • Wear most frequently used safety equipment during the performance of duties, including but not limited to, latex gloves or other protective gloves, face mask when working around heavy dirt or dust and ear plugs while working around noisy equipment or machinery. MENTAL ABILITIES • Read, write and understand English in order to follow and enforce safety procedures. • Understand written and verbal communication in English. • Read, write and understand English in order to follow instructions on manufactures label for use of and/or mixture of products. • May need to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions or decimals.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Lead Custodian - RPA 4655 308 - 470 - 2003 - 001
Location County
San Jose SANTA CLARA
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
12/28/2012 http://www.dgs.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Building & Property Mgmt Branch
100 Paseo De San Antonio #106
San Jose, 95113
David Omosheyin, Bldg. Mgr.
(415) 703-2936

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