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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 2, 2021
Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs. The department of Housing Operations, Maintenance, and Environment (HOME) is under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Housing & Dining Operations, which is an area in Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP). RSSP provides student housing, residential programs and dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, as well as childcare services for students, faculty and staff. The Grounds unit in HOME maintains all exterior landscape and most hardscape at RSSP facilities including Family Housing in Albany, CA.
Pick up, sort and dispose of trash and debris throughout the assigned areas.
Clean areas around trash dumpsters and recycling containers.
Collect trash and recycling that has not been properly sorted.
Remove and dispose of abandoned furniture, appliances or other property left outside.
Properly tag items for removal at a later date.
Empty and wash out exterior trash receptacles and replace liners.
Collect, sort, label and store common hazardous waste (i.e. motor oils, tires, batteries, paints, C.R.T's, etc.).
Collect, load and deliver metals to metal recycler.
Remove unauthorized posters and graffiti from various surfaces.
Sweep and power wash hardscapes and playground equipment
Set up and clean outdoor furniture such as picnic benches and tables.
Locate, install or remove various barricades and signs as directed.
Operate gasoline powered equipment such as walk-behind mowers, line-trimmers, edgers and blowers, as well as diesel powered tractor with rotary mower.
Rake and sweep leaves and debris from grounds.
Dig and pull weeds.
Move mulches, soils and sand with shovels and rakes.
Plant and install landscape materials.
Inspect grounds and building landings for raccoon, cat or dog feces, remove and record. Assist with removing homeless campsites.
Police creek corridors and remove litter, abandoned property (homeless campsites, etc.) and debris.
Empty trash cans.
Clear creeks of obstacles for flood abatement.
Able to identify types of refuse, recycling and hazardous waste in trash stream and sort accordingly.
Salary & Benefits
This is an hourly paid (non-exempt) position with stepped rates.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.