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Laborer- College of Science & Engineering – (Work Location is Romberg Tiburon Center)
San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA
$39,996 a year
Working Title



College of Science & Engineering – Romberg Tiburon Center

Department Description

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies is San Francisco State University¿s marine and estuarine research facility. RTC is situated on a breathtaking 36 acre parcel of bay front property located just outside the town of Tiburon, California.

The Center’s location is an ideal setting for our scientists and students to conduct their research, much of which focuses on understanding the natural forces at work in the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding wetland environments. RTC research scientists are also studying natural phenomena in the open ocean; along California’s coastline and in remote locations such as the Ross Sea (Antarctica) and the Equatorial Pacific.

The Center is a close knit community of scientists and students working together to fulfill RTC’s mission of education and research.

Appointment Type*


Time Base*

Full time (1.0)

Work Schedule*

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range*

$3,333.00/Monthly ($39,996.00/Annually)
Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life’s Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University’s commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

Position Summary*

Under direct supervision, the Laborer is responsible for on-site cleaning, maintenance and grounds keeping duties at The Romberg Tiburon Center. Duties include, but are not limited to Custodial assistance, set-up & breakdown for events ant The Bay Conference Center, labor assistance for facilities, grounds maintenance and security system arming and/or disarming.

Minimum Qualifications*

Knowledge of common terminology, methods, practices, tools, chemicals and procedures related to laborer activities. Knowledge of safety, the ergonomics of physical labor and sanitation measures appropriate for laborer work. Ability to read write and speak English as needed for receiving training and work instruction; such as safety warnings and lists of tasks and conditional instructions.

Must be able to perform, proficiently, a variety of laborer tasks; operate all applicable tools and equipment including motor vehicles, power washer, leaf blower, lawn mower, manual and power tools; follow standard oral and written instructions and procedures; perceive locations on maps or floor plans; read and write at a level appropriate to the position to receive training and work instructions such as safety warnings, dispatch instructions to off-site locations, list of tasks and conditional instructions; knowledge of safety and the ergonomics of physical labor and sanitary work practices; and demonstrate the ability to learn additional laborer functions as job assignments change with circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in public higher education.

Experience working in a marine research laboratory setting.

Experience working in conference center operations.

Experience working in urban landscaping and maintenance, using power tools, saws and mowers

License/Certification Required

License/Certification Required
Fingerprinting is required for this position in compliance with Practice Directive 201.

Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and current Defensive Driving Certification if a vehicle is used to travel on official business.


Laborers are required to walk, lift, stand, push, pull, grasp, reach, kneel, twist and climb and to drive university vehicles. Ability to move heavy items in excess of 50 lbs. and perform activities involving manual labor including: clean grounds, move heavy objects, move furniture, pickup and delivery of materials, dig holes, and other duties.

Duties may involve indoor hazards, such as, working near materials such as laboratory chemicals, cleaning solvents and outdoor hazards such as poison oak and Round-up herbicide.
Laborers must be able to work in or out of doors in all weather conditions.

Expectations regarding working relationships and conditions include:
– Cleans, maintains and services work areas, materials, tools, and equipment used in performance of duties.
– Performs all work in accordance with safety procedures and instructions or training.
– Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
– Completes job tasks, related support tasks such as cleaning the shop, and emergency response assignments according to the priority In which they are assigned, understanding that specific duties can vary widely from task to task and day to day.
– Works various days and shifts, including weekends and evenings, as assigned to meet operational requirements.
– Coordinates work activities with the rest of RTC staff.
– Communicates with supervisor and colleagues verbally in person, in writing, and by telephone or radio to receive work assignments and any obstacles or opportunities encountered.

How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position. The online recruitment system will allow one file attachment for each submission.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

SF State is Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline

December 7, 2015

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other
component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.


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