Facilities / Grounds

Welcome to the Facilities & Grounds Department

The Facilities Department ensures a safe, effective and inspiring physical environment that supports and enhances teaching and learning at San Jose City College. We provide quality, professional and responsive custodial and grounds services to the college and visitors.

 

What Do Custodians Do?

San Jose City College Custodians clean over 500,000 square feet of space each day. This includes classrooms, offices, restrooms, laboratories, stairways, corridors, gymnasium, locker rooms, and common areas.
Custodians also:

    • Assist in emergency response (power outages, floods, etc.)
    • Move furniture and equipment
    • Set up facilities for non-classroom activities that enrich the college experience for our students, including student activities, board meetings, career fairs, and KinderCaminata
    • Set up and provide support for outside organizations who rent our facilities
    • Act as campus "ambassadors,” pointing lost students and teachers in the direction of their classrooms during those first weeks of every semester

 

What Do Groundskeepers Do? 

Our Grounds staff is responsible for planned improvements and routine maintenance of outdoor spaces including pruning, fertilizing, mowing, cleaning and keeping the grounds free of litter and graffiti.

Groundskeepers specialize in irrigation, chemical applications and tree maintenance. They take pride in tending the highly manicured lawns, perennial plantings and color variations that accent the campus creating a pleasing and safe environment.

Our Grounds team takes care of:

    • 60 acres
    • 13 parking lots, 2,005 parking spaces
    • Three sports fields
    • Landscaped acres
    • Landscaped islands with concrete curbs
    • Hundreds of trees and bushes
    • 250 garbage cans
    • Five entrance gates
    • Benches and picnic tables
    • Set up and support for outside organizations who rent our facilities
    • Serving as "ambassadors" pointing lost students and teachers in the direction of their classrooms during those first weeks of every semester
    • Pest management
    • Street sweeping
    • Horticultural
    • Landscape
    • Lawn maintenance
    • Tree and shrub maintenance
    • Plant and flower bed maintenance 

Custodial Services Request Form

Please complete this form to request moving of furniture and equipment.


If you are completing this form for someone else, please give the name and phone number of the person who Facilities Services can contact for additional information. In completing the below form, be as specific as possible so the problem can be easily located.

Definitions of priority choices:

Emergency - Any condition which left unattended may cause bodily injury or property damage; unbearable environmental conditions in any occupied area; loss of electrical, heating/cooling or water/sewage service to a building or a major portion of a building; loss of essential services or equipment in housing unit areas. Please call the numbers listed at the top of this page for an emergency.


Urgent/Breakdown - Repair required within two working days to provide essential services, prevent excessive property damage, correct unsafe conditions and cover emergency conditions which are not severe enough to be classified as immediate emergency work requests.


Priority - Same as urgent/breakdown except repair required within three working days.


Routine - All other requests are classified as routine and will be completed as soon as scheduling constraints and availability of resources will allow.

Facilities & Grounds Contacts

Joe Andrade

Facilities Manager
(408) 288-3159
Joe.Andrade@sjcc.edu

 

Custodial Supervisor
Vacant

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