Job Posting: Custodian I

Prison Industry Authority

Custodian I

$2,530.00 - $3,166.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Position is subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing pursuant to 2 CCR ยง 599.960

***Prior to applying for any 
Custodian vacancy, you must first attain list eligibility by taking the exam via the Internet at , click Take the Custodian Online Multiple-Choice Examination***


Under the supervision of the Custodian Supervisor I and direction of the Custodian II (Healthcare Facilities Maintenance), the incumbent performs the required janitorial services in keeping an assigned office, building, or area clean and orderly; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property, may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates and other related work.   Employees having regular, direct responsibility for work supervision, on-the-job training, and work performance evaluation of at least two inmate workers who substantially replace civil service employees for a total of at least 120 hours per pay period. This pay differential may also apply to employees having direct supervisory responsibility over incumbents who meet the conditions stated above. Employees must have valid, approved medical clearance. Performs the following duties while supervising/directing inmates and civil service employees providing janitorial services:  sweeps, scrubs, mops, and waxes floors; vacuums rugs and carpets; cleans, dusts, and polishes cabinets, furniture, and woodwork; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans stairways, escalators, elevators, hallways, rest rooms, offices, and lobbies; cleans ceilings, walls, window shades, light fixtures, interior glass partitions, and venetian blinds; assists in moving and arranging furniture and equipment as required; polishes metalwork; turns out lights and locks doors and windows; refills lavatory supply dispensers; replaces light globes and tubes; operates scrubbers, buffers, and other equipment and machinery; as required.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably able to maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.  Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property. Persons appointed to positions in this class are required to wear a personal alarm and must carry a whistle always while on the worksite.

Safely use and care for equipment and supplies; safely use manual and/or electric cleaning equipment; keep accurate inventories; follow directions; learn and perform routine custodial tasks; work courteously and cooperatively with others; safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; identify and resolve complex issues as it relates to custodial functions; utilize acceptable work habits and meet established standards; and communicate effectively.

Ability to, in departments with inmates or mental health patients: All of the above and maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons committed; prevent escapes and injury of these persons, to themselves, to others, and to property; maintain security of work areas and work materials.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Custodian I
$2,530.00 - $3,166.00 A

Position may receive a $190.00 per month Institutional Worker Supervision Pay (IWSP) Differential

# of Positions:
Work Location:
Solano County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Hours May Vary
Work Week:
Work Days May Vary

Special Requirements

Employees new to CALPIA will be required to attend New Employee Orientation (NEO) prior to starting work within an institution or Central Office. NEO is seven days (56 hours), and will be conducted at the Green Valley Training Center in Folsom, CA. Any questions or concerns regarding NEO training can be addressed during the interview process.

Please indicate the classification and position number in the 'EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING' section of your application, failure to provide this information may result in elimination from the hiring process.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Prison Industry Authority
Attn: Human Resources
560 E Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources
560 E Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Drop off location is non-operational on weekends and holidays.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website:


Information on the benefits and protections provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act can be found on the CalHR website at

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
HFM Task Force Unit
(916) 358-1789

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Coordinator
(916) 358-2696
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


California Medical Facility
Healthcare Facilities Maintenance
1600 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687 

Personal Leave Program

NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions of salaries is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.