Cerritos College — Custodian (Culinary Arts) FT 10 month position

Custodian (Culinary Arts) FT 10 month position

Salary: $42,323.88 – $50,731.56 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Culinary Custodian-21
Closing: 9/21/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Culinary Custodian-21
Division: Health Occupations

Closing Date:
This position will close on September 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

This is a unique full time 10 month custodial position which focuses predominantly on work in the kitchen classroom environment. Custodial cleaning also involves washing dishes/pots/pans and managing ware storage. Current ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate or obtains a ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate within the first 30 days of employment. Failure to obtain the Food Handlers Certification Card could be grounds for termination.
College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu

Department Profile
The Cerritos College Culinary Arts department is an educational training program that teaches professional cooking and baking to a diverse student population in an industrial kitchen and educational restaurant/cafe/banquets. The custodians are an important part of the culinary team and assists our faculty and students by providing support services during instructional and non-instructional periods. Some responsibilities during instructional periods include but are not limited to delivery of and pick up dishes from student work surfaces, washing and drying dishes, pots and pans and other supplies, storing clean wares in appropriate areas. During non-instructional periods, some responsibilities include but are not limited to the custodian provides a deep clean and sanitation not appropriate during instructional periods, mopping and/or using a floor scrubbing machine and cleaning of other kitchen surfaces/areas (walk-in refrigerators and freezers, storerooms, and floor drains).

Distinguishing Career Features
The Custodian is a service level position requiring the ability to organize work routines to cover assigned square footage, use available tools and equipment, and replenish supplies.

Performs custodial services to clean, sanitize and do light maintenance of campus classroom, multi-use, office, or related facilities.

Job Duties

Unique Duties and Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibilities are, but not limited to,
  • Washing, rinsing, and sanitizing of commercial cooking equipment used in the production and service of food for various outlets. This includes cooking equipment such as pots, pans and utensils.
  • Cleaning and maintaining commercial cooking equipment and the facility in accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Health regulations and standards with inspections bi-annually. This will include floors, walls, ceilings, ventilation hoods along with various pieces of commercial cooking equipment.
  • On a regular or seasonal schedule, performs detail cleaning of commercial ovens, stoves, reach-in refrigerators, deep fryers, grills, mixers and high dusting of windows, inside/outside walls and ceilings, ventilation grills, hood ventilation, mirrors, ledges and other related items.
  • Periodically oil or polish woodwork, paneling, wood furniture, and metal fixtures
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Cleans, removes graffiti, dusts, and disinfects restrooms including floors, stalls, toilets, urinals, and fixtures. Removes trash and waste. Cleans trash receptacles and replaces liners. Replenishes soap and paper products.
    • Cleans public entry and use areas including, but not limited to hallways, stairways, elevators, and meeting rooms. Cleans and disinfects drinking fountains, door handles, and door push plates and elevator tracks
    • Sweeps and mops hard floors and baseboards, spot cleaning, and removing gum, as necessary and wet mopping on a regularly scheduled basis. Vacuums, removes gum, and performs spot cleaning to carpeted areas.
    • Performs regularly scheduled cleaning of classroom, laboratory, and office areas including, but not limited to furniture, fixtures, pencil sharpeners, boards.
    • On a regular or seasonal schedule, performs detail cleaning and washing of desks, tables, counters, furniture and fixtures, high dusting of windows, inside/outside walls and ceilings, mirrors, ledges, bookshelves, and other related items. Periodically oils or polishes woodwork, paneling, wood furniture, and metal fixtures.
    • Rearranges, moves, and sets furniture and equipment in place, according to established instructions and seating arrangements. May participates with others to assemble furniture, removing from and properly disposing of packaging materials.
    • Sets up and takes down seating and equipment for events, including theater and gymnasium use. Sets up special equipment such as barriers, benches, bleachers, floor mats, and other equipment.
    • Isolates and stabilizes malfunctioning fixtures and refers conditions to others for repair.
    • Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
    • Secures internal and external entry and exit doors, ensuring that windows and lights are locked and off.
    • Gives information and directions to visitors, assists with opening and closing of facilities, and community access centers.
    • Mixes and applies chemicals, acids, and other cleaning aids with appropriate ratios for cleaning and safety.
    • Ensures that secondary containers for cleaning and other products are properly labeled and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for assigned area(s) are up to date. Initiates orders for supplies needed for building maintenance.
    • May check and record fire extinguishers for proper functioning.
    • May be required to strip and refinish hard flooring surfaces, bonnet and extract carpet, and scrub and disinfect ceramic tile surfaces. May maintain safe and clean walkway and grounds that surround assigned buildings.
    • May perform cleaning and sanitizing of floors and fixtures in cafeteria/snack bar areas.
    • Inspects equipment used on a regular basis for function and servicing. Makes minor adjustments and reports major repairs using the work order system.
    • Documents work activities, inspections, unanticipated occurrences, and MSDS sheets.
    • Assists with emergency situations, by helping students exit buildings. May stand-on-duty for an assigned location until relieved.
    • Raises and lowers flags according to proper protocol.
    • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 1 year custodial experience
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Current Servsafe Food Handlers Certificate or obtains a Servsafe Food Handlers Certificate within the first 30 days of employment. Failure to obtain the Food Handlers Certification Card could be grounds for termination.
    Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
    At least six (6) months of experience in commercial foodservice within the last 5 years. Knowledge of and/or certificates in cleaning methods/handling of chemicals in a commercial/ industrial food environment.
    Knowledge of and experience with Department of Health Services (DHS) standards for cleaning and sanitation and safety regulations and chemicals used in a commercial/industrial food environment.
    Chemical Training Certificate(s)
    OSHA Training
    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Training (HACC)

    Supplemental Information
    Knowledge and Skills
    The position requires a basic knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial care and routine facilities maintenance. Must have a basic knowledge of work hazards and safe work techniques, including lifting procedures. Requires knowledge of use and application and proper safety precautions with chemicals and cleaning agents. Requires basic knowledge of common building repairs. Requires sufficient reading and writing ability to read work instructions and document work activity onto standardized forms. Requires basic arithmetic to make measurements. Requires sufficient human relations skills to exercise courtesy when dealing with others.

    Must be able to observe all safety precautions and procedures. Requires the ability to operate custodial tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, vacuums, floor care equipment, and restroom cleaning equipment. Requires the ability to learn and be certified to use a forklift. Requires the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks and to determine when to refer more complex maintenance requirements to a supervisor. Must be able to follow oral and written directions and read MSDS sheets. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively. Must be able to learn and apply College policies and procedures within a reasonable period of time. Must be able to attend materials awareness Custodian Page 3 and blood borne pathogens exposure training within a reasonable period of time. Requires the ability to work productively and cooperatively with others.

    Physical Abilities
    Incumbents must be able to function effectively indoors and outdoors engaged in work of primarily an active nature. Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness to engage in strenuous physical labor. Requires near visual acuity to write, to read directions and product labels, and to observe environmental conditions. Requires sufficient hearing and speech for ordinary communication, to hear sound prompts from equipment, and to determine if equipment is functioning properly. Requires manual and finger dexterity to write and to clean and make minor repairs. Requires the ability to lift (from overhead, waist and floor levels, max. 50 lbs.), carry (max. 50 lbs.), push, pull, bend, squat, reach (from low, level, and overhead), and twist and turn head and trunk to clean and to remove trash, move furniture and equipment. Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

    Licenses and Certificates
    May require a valid driver's license.

    Working Conditions
    Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant health and safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of materials that include waste and blood born pathogens.

    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Grade 23 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($3,526.99 -$4,227.63/month).

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security

    Conditions of Employment
    This is a full-time, 10-calendar month classified position, (August to May).
    Hours of employment are: The work hours are assigned by the department and require flexibility depending on instructional schedules and catering/banquet events.

    Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.

    Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process. Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
    Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

    ** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
    Application Procedures
    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

    Required Documents needed to apply
    Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Cover Letter
    2 Recommendation Letters
    Letter of Occupational Experience
    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Letter of Professional/Occupational Experience means written confirmation of experience, issued and signed by a Human Resources or Payroll representative on company letterhead that attest the dates of employment, description of duties, and whether or not the employment was full-time. (If employment was less than full-time, include an accounting of the number of hours you were employed.)

    To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3695808/custodian-culinary-arts-ft-10-month-position

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-ce370508bbc64a42961dc5b1f270a23b

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