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Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

In the Division of Student Affairs and under the Residential Student Services Programs portfolio, Berkeley Dining is a self-operated dining program focused on culinary excellence, social responsibility and supporting the living/learning environment of our customers. With more than 12,000 meal plan holders, Berkeley Dining serves over 5 million meals per year in 14 facilities with a combination of residential "all you care to eat" dining, retail "a la carte" dining, training table, early childhood meal production and catering. Berkeley Dining services the campus seven days per week, seventeen hours per day employing 450 full and part time staff and approximately 400 Cal student workers across multiple locations.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2024


General Cleaning:

  • Appropriately disposes trash, compost, recyclables and other garbage from all dining service areas, cleans containers, trash collection areas and loading dock. 
  • Hoses out garbage rooms in units that have garbage rooms as needed. 
  • Sweeps, strips, mops, buffs, waxes and vacuums floors in laundry room, kitchen, dish room, serving line, offices, bathrooms, storerooms and docks. 
  • Cleans and maintains supplies in all dining service bathrooms. 
  • Cleans walls, baseboards, mats, drains and vents in kitchen and serving line. 
  • Cleans glass windows and doors. 
  • Cleans entryways and service lines. 
  • Spot cleans carpets. 
  • Washes pots, pans and utensils; puts clean items away. Washes steam jacketed kettles. 
  • Operates and maintains pot washing machine, floor scrubber, buffer, water vacuum, vacuum cleaner, steam jacketed kettles, dish machine, portable steam cleaner, mops and brooms. 
  • Cleans equipment: refrigerators, dish machine, trayveyor, kettles and pots. 
  • Works and directs staff in dish room and pot-washing areas. 
  • Power washes carts, docks, trayveyor and dish room. 
  • Assists in cleaning all food service equipment on a regular basis.
  • Safely uses cleaning chemicals.

Customer Service:

  • Maintains service and dining areas during meals periods. 
  • Cleans up spills, keeps floors clear of debris, removes trash. 
  • Maintains supplies of milk, soda syrup, CO2 and ice. 
  • Responsible for table and chair set up in dining rooms. 
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with our customers. 
  • Listen, and if possible resolves customers' needs and reports them to the manager and/or supervisor. 
  • Interact enthusiastically and pleasantly with customers and co-workers to ensure a positive interaction and outcome in every interaction. 
  • Responsible for practicing good stewardship with university and customer resources.

Other Tasks:

  • Completes daily, weekly and special projects. 
  • Assists in maintaining supplies and equipment. 
  • Assists in identifying and solving cleaning and safety problems. 
  • Puts away deliveries. 
  • Breaks down cardboard boxes as needed. 
  • Professional development and other duties as assigned.

General Cleaning:

  • Appropriately disposes trash, compost, recyclables and other garbage from all dining service areas, cleans containers, trash collection areas and loading dock. 
  • Hoses out garbage rooms in units that have garbage rooms as needed. 
  • Sweeps, strips, mops, buffs, waxes and vacuums floors in laundry room, kitchen, dish room, serving line, offices, bathrooms, storerooms and docks. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Experience maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in a high-volume kitchen/dining area.
  • Custodial cleaning operation experience, including experience in use of custodial equipment such as buffers and floor machines, power washers, blowers, and vacuum cleaners.
  • Knowledge of chemicals used in cleaning.
  • Knowledge of sanitation procedures.
  • Knowledge of healthy and safe work practices, personal protective equipment (PPEs), and SDS sheets.
  • Experience following directions related to job responsibilities and sanitation requirements.
  • Excellent customer service skills, which include ability to take customer requests in customer-friendly 
  • Must have basic English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and math skills related to the safe and 
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation
  • Basic skill to evaluate, trouble-shoot inquiries, establish priorities, follow plans and complete 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.


Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. 

  • The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $25.15 - $28.88, Step 8.0 – 15.0.  This is a non-exempt position, paid bi-weekly.
  • This is a full-time, Partial-Year Career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is on-site at the University of California, Berkeley.

Partial-year appointments are career appointments established with regularly scheduled periods during which the incumbents remain employees but are not at work. These scheduled periods during which employees are not at work are designated as furloughs and are unpaid. Such scheduled periods need not be consecutive in time. Furloughs are not to exceed a total of three months in each calendar year.   

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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.

Mandated Reporter

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.

Other Information

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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