Teaching qualifications

Guardian (3 positions available) – Lookout Local Santa Cruz


DEPARTMENT: Facility planning and plant operations

LOCATION: Aptos, California

THE APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES: Mar 28, 2022 11:59 p.m. Pacific


Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity-focused community? Cabrillo College faculty provide quality programs and services to students that support their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world one student at a time!

This full-time (40 hours per week), 12 month per year, custodian position, individually or as a team member, performs custodial and cleaning duties in specific College buildings and adjacent grounds; secures buildings and facilities; assistance with setting up and taking down furniture and equipment for events; and performs assigned related duties.

the ideal the nominee will share Cabrillo’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student body. Cabrillo College enrolls approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multiethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% Native American or Alaska Native and 0.18% Pacific Islander. Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility the College has for the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

As a classified staff member of Cabrillo College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives.

EXAMPLES OF FUNCTIONS: The tasks listed below are only intended to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific job statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to that class.

  • Cleans, disinfects and maintains assigned buildings, classrooms, offices, washrooms and other facilities.
  • Cleans and disinfects toilets and their facilities, including sinks, urinals and toilets; washes windows, mirrors and walls; cleans and disinfects showers as assigned; restocks toilet supplies; disinfects and installs dispensers.
  • Sweeps, vacuums, mop, waxes, strips and polishes floors; vacuum cleaners and carpet shampoos.
  • Dust and polish furniture, woodwork, fixtures and equipment; cleans desks, tables and counters; cleans and polishes metal works.
  • Empty and clean the trash cans.
  • Operate custodial cleaning equipment and use custodial materials and supplies safely and efficiently.
  • Secures assigned buildings; locks all doors and windows at the end of the working day or after evening classes; locks and unlocks the doors.
  • Sweeps sidewalks, stairs and concrete surfaces; pick up debris on campus.
  • Maintains accurate records, files and logs.
  • Meets with supervisor to review work on a regular or semi-regular basis as directed.
  • Complete daily activity reports as required.
  • Participates in special projects such as pressure washing windows and moving and organizing furniture, supplies and equipment.


  • Replaces light bulbs and may perform minor non-technical repairs to buildings and facilities; reports maintenance and repair needs and assists others in making necessary repairs.
  • Raise and remove chairs, tables, bleachers, stages and other furniture and equipment for events, classes and sports games; clean the theater.
  • Helps fight pests.
  • Respond to radio emergencies.
  • Operates a forklift according to training and certification.
  • Performs assigned related duties.

Education and experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is eligible. A typical way to acquire the knowledge and skills would be:

  • One (1) year of custodial experience AND
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff WHERE
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge of:

  • Basic methods, materials and equipment used in on-call work.
  • Operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Alarm codes needed to secure buildings.
  • Proper measuring and mixing of cleaning chemicals.
  • Organization and layout of campus buildings/facilities.
  • Occupational Hazards and Standard Safety Practices.
  • Applicable regulations and laws regarding the use and disposal of various hazardous materials.
  • Basic English.
  • Basic computer operations.

Skills and abilities to:

  • Complete guard missions independently without immediate supervision.
  • Use and maintain tools/equipment used in custodial work.
  • Perform assigned minor maintenance repairs.
  • Accurately prepare and maintain basic records.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Maintain appropriate physical condition to perform assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


  • A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district auto insurance program may be required in some assignments.

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $3,376 to $3,908 per month; maximum initial placement of the salary step on the classified salary grid is step 4. Full-time mission (40 hours per week), 12 months per year. Monday to Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with evenings and weekends as needed. Start of planned position as soon as possible, pending Governing Board ratification. Salary is pro-rated based on the start date of the assignment.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term and vision insurance (optional) provided on a cost-share basis on a pre-tax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see benefits link on the HR web page for more information.

Application process:

  1. Request completed
  2. Answer additional questions

Please Note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date listed above.

For the attention of candidates: Only complete applications with the required documents above will be examined by the committee. Application materials do not required (including references and cover letters) for this position will be do not to be seen again. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, date of birth, age, and gender from your job application. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the candidate. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. An educational demonstration/presentation may be part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be by email, as well as by accessing your candidate profile.

Conditions of employment: Selected applicants who receive a conditional job offer are required to submit TB clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their ID social security upon hiring (for payroll purposes).

EEO STATEMENT: Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No one may be refused employment because of their ethnic origin or race, colour, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion , marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, status or protected veteran status.

ACCOMMODATION: Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to complete the hiring process should notify Human Resources at [email protected].