Custodian II

Johnson County

Iowa City, IA Cleaning & Maintenance / Municipal & Government $18.04 to $ hourly
Under general supervision, performs manual and custodial work; inspects work of other custodians, and assumes lead responsibilities as directed. Assigned to clean and upkeep various County buildings.
Knowledge of:
 Materials, methods, and equipment used in custodial work such as vacuums and buffers
 Safety regulations and standards relating to custodial maintenance
 English language to include basic grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation
Ability to:
 Perform a variety of routine manual tasks in the care, cleaning, and general maintenance of buildings and equipment
 Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner
 Maintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriate
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and members of the public
 Be detailed-oriented while performing duties
 Organize and prioritize multiple tasks
 Use a computer for the purposes of e-mail and Internet
 Understand, follow and interpret basic instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, and schedule form
 Have clarity of speech, hearing, and writing which permits effective communication
 Handle low to moderate levels of stress and meet deadlines appropriate to the position
 Perform light to moderately heavy manual cleaning tasks
 Occasionally perform moderately heavy manual labor for extended periods
 Stand, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, twist, reach, and crawl
 Work while standing for extended periods
 Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull up to 75 pounds
 Have sufficient vision which permits light production, review of materials in hard copy form, and adequate performance of duties in a safe and appropriate manner
 Have sufficient manual dexterity to perform routine cleaning duties and make handwritten notations
 Have sufficient personal mobility to occasionally complete field work at various county facilities
 Occasionally work outdoors in all weather conditions
 Manage own time and work independently to complete daily duties
 Lead workers ensuring compliance with work policies, procedures, and safety standards
 Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime as needed

High school graduate or equivalent AND one (1) year of custodial/maintenance experience OR any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Special requirements: Valid driver’s license and insurable under county liability coverage. Safe driving record.
SPECIFIC DUTIES: to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
 Develop and implement work methods and procedures designed to achieve efficient operations.
 Meet periodically with custodial staff to review status of various elements of facility services including quality control.
 Sweep, mop, scrub, strip, wax, and polish floors in hallways, lobbies, offices, etc.
 Wash sinks, mirrors, shelves, windows, walls, and blinds.
 Clean and sanitize restrooms and replace supplies.
 Dust and wash furniture and fixtures.
 Help move furniture and other heavy objects. Prepare rooms for meetings as requested.
 Vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets.
 Empty wastebaskets / ashtrays.
 Carry out and properly dispose of garbage / trash and compost.
 Collect, sort, and dispose of recyclable materials in appropriate location.
 Perform routine maintenance on cleaning equipment.
 Notify supervisor of inventory and maintenance needs.
 Occasionally perform routine grounds work, including picking up trash and shoveling snow.
 Secure and open facilities as needed.
 Assist in training new employees.
 Perform duties at other County buildings as needed.
 Participate in training and work related meetings as requested.
 Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreement and safety practices.
 Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.

Starting salary $18.04 plus excellent benefits. To apply and learn more about this position, please visit our website at Online applications are accepted through January 21, 2019.  Resume and cover letter preferred.


Job ID: 67010

Posted 20 days ago

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