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Laborer - Temporary Commencement Laborer

Apply now Job no: 513005
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time

Classification:  Laborer
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $18.00 per hour
CSU Salary Schedule
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week TEMPORARY POSITIONS May 9 - May 27, 2022
FLSA:  Non-exempt 

Priority Screening Date:   April 17, 2022
Recruitment Status:   Open Until Filled


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students.  The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


The primary purpose of this position is to perform general, unskilled manual labor. Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Maintenance and Operations and day-to-day work direction of the Shipping & Receiving and Warehouse Lead and/or the Facilities Project Supervisor, the Laborer performs regular strenuous manual labor involving various types of work, related tasks or logical assignment to this classification.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Moving Services/Shipping and Receiving:

  • Move, transport, load and unload heavy objects such as furniture, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Use a motor vehicle to transport and deliver heavy or other items.

Facilities Support:

  • Clean assigned areas including such activities as removing construction debris; cleaning gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures; power washing assigned areas; sidewalks, entry ways, stairways, interior and exterior windows, roadsides, streets, and related areas; cleaning applicable equipment; and assisting in other cleaning projects.
  • Remove and haul waste and recyclables from areas of central aggregation.
  • Coordinate with facilities help center for work-orders from various campus department.
  • Assist crafts and construction workers by performing unskilled tasks such as preparing work areas, performing rough repair work, tearing down structures, patching pavement, performing pick and shovel work.
  • Assist in grounds maintenance, including such activities as pruning, trimming and spraying trees and shrubbery; removing undergrowth and debris; and using a spade, hoe, or rake to prepare or clean assigned areas.
  • Operate and perform basic preventive maintenance on appropriate hand and powered equipment and tools, supplies, and materials

Special Event Support:

  • Assist in campus event set-up.
  • Special events, and special clean-up sites.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds. Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


One year of experience performing general manual labor or working in a warehouse or shipping and receiving facility. Experience operating propane-powered and electric forklift, other materials handling equipment, pickup truck with power lift gate, and motor vehicles (one-half to two ton capacities).  Ability to: communicate in a professional manner; keep simple records and prepare simple reports; match names and numbers, and make arithmetical computations quickly and accurately; spell correctly; and apply safe methods for lifting and moving heavy supplies and equipment.  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse academic environment.

Ability to: use PeopleSoft or equivalent management information system and utilize modern shipping and receiving technologies. 


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury, illness, or death.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • Due to the nature of the work, this position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


Maintenance environment with a high level of background noise.  Position requires working indoors in university buildings, outdoors, and on campus grounds year-round, including during inclement weather.  Includes working in the presence of loud noise, vibration, dark and/or confined spaces, moving mechanical parts, dust, automobile exhaust and paint fumes.  Requires the use of a video display terminal and standard office equipment. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.


Position requires full range of motion to perform strenuous manual labor, including but not limited to, lifting and moving moderate sized equipment up to 50 pounds (moving up to 100 pounds is required rarely) with the use of moving equipment.  This position also requires sitting, standing, bending, climbing, reaching, pushing, pulling, applying force, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.


Employees who are not initially eligible upon hire date for CalPERS retirement membership are required to participate in the CSU Part-time/Seasonal/Temporary (PST) Retirement Plan in lieu of Social Security. Employees enrolled in this program contribute 7.5% of their gross wages, on a pre-tax basis, to a retirement account that is available after separation of employment.

CSUMB offers health or FlexCash benefits to employees in eligible positions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  There may be other benefits available dependent on appointment type.  Please refer to the CSU Voluntary Benefits Plans.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389 or All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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