Custodian Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of a Facilities Supervisor, performs a wide range of custodial tasks of routine difficulty involving the use of cleaning equipment and materials and set up. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsible for locking, unlocking and securing City Hall, Annex I, Annex II, and other facilities as assigned.

Must deal with City staff and the general public in a positive and professional way.

Must have sufficient ability to deal with emergency plumbing or electrical conditions to prevent or reduce hazard to the general public and coworkers.

Sweeps, mops, polishes, strips, waxes, and vacuums.

Washes walls, windows, woodwork, and mirrors.

Cleans all restrooms and fixtures; checks and stocks supplies; ensures that all lavatory installations are working and reports those that need repair.

Cleans restrooms, washes windows, and dusts work areas.

Removes and disposes of all rubbish and trash in designated area.

Recycle items as required.

Takes trash to dumpsters.

Climbs ladders to change lamps.

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE    

High school diploma or GED preferred. Experience in janitorial or related custodial work and ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Valid Florida drivers license is required.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of building/office cleaning processes supplies.
    
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to read directions as provided on cleaning supplies.    

Ability to perform routine physical custodial duties without immediate supervision.

Ability to operate hand tools and power equipment.

Ability to work effectively with other employees.

Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice.

Ability to see, read, and write.

Ability to use small hand tools which require the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not exceed 8 hours consecutively.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time throughout the working day.

Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items which weigh up to 50 pounds over an uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.

Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to lift items (weighing no more than 50 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.

Have verbal and social skills to deal with elected officials, general public, supervisors and co-workers.
 
Must have reasonable judgement to determine appropriate times to conduct various jobs.




This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Revision Date - 5/29/03