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CUSTODIAN

 

General Statement of Duties

Performs responsible custodial work in the care and cleaning of County buildings.

 

Distinguishing Features of Duties

The employee in this position performs a variety of routine housekeeping duties in County offices and buildings.  Work involves responsibility for several County Facilities.  Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures, supplemented by instructions on new or unusual assignments.  The worker exercises independent judgment and initiative in determining the level of cleaning required for an area and in following product directions. The employee is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, fumes, odors and dust.  Tasks involve continuing physical effort requiring efficient performance of duties.  Work in the cleaning of buildings is subject to the final standards of OSHA blood borne pathogens. Courtesy is required in contact with the public.  Work is performed under supervision and is evaluated through reports, conferences, observation and feedback.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Cleans and services rooms, halls and stairways

Sweeps, mops and scrub floors; vacuums carpet

Dusts, polishes and washes woodwork, fixtures and furniture

Empties and cleans trash receptacles; disposes trash

Maintains bathrooms in a sanitary condition; cleans toilets, sinks, mirrors, floors; fills tissue, towels and soap dispensers

Notifies supervisor of supply needs; maintains supplies at each location in neat order

Locks and unlocks doors

Puts up supplies, order supplies or reports needs to supervisor

Washes walls, windows, shelves and mirrors

Sweeps sidewalks; picks up outdoor trash

Drives to various County building locations

Reports items requiring repair

 

Additional Duties

Performs related duties as required

 

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment

Skill in the use of assigned tools and equipment

Ability to identify cleaning needs and address with appropriate methods and supplies

Ability to perform manual labor requiring continuous physical effort

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Ability to observe and report needs for maintenance and supplies

Ability to deal courteously with the public

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisor and other employees

Ability to make records of routine work activities

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, hearing and repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects

Must possess visual acuity to recognize areas requiring cleaning and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work performed.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from high school and experience in building cleaning work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

 

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