Custodian I

County of San Diego
$17 - $18 Per hour CA City of San Diego Development Services Department, 1222 First Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, United States



See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities.

Custodian I positions sweep and scrub floors; wash windows and walls; polish, empty, and clean waste containers; vacuum and shampoo carpets; clean restrooms; maintain equipment and materials used on the job; set up and take down tables and chairs; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Employees in job classifications represented by AFSME Local 127 are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:

    4% effective 7/1/24 

    2% effective 1/1/25 

    5% effective 7/1/25  

  • In addition to the scheduled general wage increases, the following special salary wage increase is also scheduled to take effect for Custodian I:  
                       5% effective 1/1/25
                       5% effective 1/1/26

  • Eligible benefitted employees originally

      hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).

  • After gaining the requisite experience, Custodian I employees may be eligible for career advancement to Custodian II. 
  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time, and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Custodian I employees may be required to work weekends, evenings, and holidays for which they may receive additional pay.
  • Custodian I employees who operate commercial vehicles are required by California State Law, as a condition of employment, to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Prior to hire, a background check will be completed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and with former employers regarding drug and alcohol testing results.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
AGE:  18 years of age or older; except for high school graduates (or persons with GED equivalency) who are 17.
CITIZENSHIP:  You must be a United States citizen or have the current legal right to work in the United States.
LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of hire.

  • Paid custodian experience.


Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met.  Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days).  For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes applicable to this position, which may include the following: confirmation of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review and exam (which may include drug and alcohol testing); reference checks; and fingerprinting. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes, including a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All screening processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test result for alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, illegal drugs, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, or misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening or selection process, may constitute cause for disqualification or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an express or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Candidates must notify the Personnel Department of any change in their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, otherwise they may miss employment opportunities.


Rev. 8 – July 3, 2023 (Pay Notes Added)