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Janitor - Grounds Worker 


Job Summary:

The Janitor/Groundman is responsible for the overall cleanliness, upkeep and safe operation of Fred Finch Youth Center facilities (owned and leased), including, but not limited to landscaping and custodial.

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Position Requirements



1. Education: High School Diploma or GED.

2. One year of grounds maintenance, janitorial or housekeeping experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

3. Valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

4. Ability to drive vans and light trucks safely.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening and their application processes.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

7. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers and staff and to develop helpful relationships with the participants we serve.

8. Basic computer skills and/or demonstrated aptitude to use computer-based technologies i.e. CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number MAI-19-00004  
Location FFYC - Oakland  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.

FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


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