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
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
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.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.