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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Maintenance
Job Title: Custodian
Salary: $9.86 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:     Custodian

Department:        Maintenance

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Facilities Operation Manger, the custodian performs a variety of routine custodial tasks involving the care and cleaning of County building interiors, and minor maintenance work in an assigned area. Primary responsibility is for the use of proper methods, materials, and equipment in performing assigned duties, and otherwise attending to the neatness and sanitation of buildings or equipment.  Work closely with Facilities Operation Manager as part of the building and grounds team.  Takes initiative to work independently to accomplish tasks without direct supervision or oversight.  Completes minor maintenance repairs as directed by supervisor.

 

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

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Base Rate:  $9.86 per hour

Date Opened:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Date to Close:  Open Until Filled

Hours:  Generally, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Overtime may be required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:

High school diploma or G.E.D. and three to six months related experience or training required.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Performs a variety of routine custodial tasks involving the care and cleaning of County building interiors, and minor maintenance work in an assigned area.

Operates power-driven machinery, such as automatic scrubbers, vacuum sweepers, carpet shampoo machines, and buffers.  Works with cleaning fluids and chemicals using normal, routine, protective equipment to clean, sanitize, and deodorize break rooms, restrooms, and offices.

Follows safety practices and sanitary procedures; proper lifting techniques; rules, regulations, and procedures to properly dispose of cleaning fluids, and chemicals.

Reads, listens, interprets and applies directions/instructions from individuals, manuals, and labels; particularly on the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products.

Performs basic math; reads and follows instructions; and understands multi-step written and oral instructions.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all employees, officials, and the public and to communicate effectively verbally or in writing is required.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

          Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

          Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants and/or employees with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation to perform the position’s functions.  Requests should be directed to the Human Resources Director.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


 

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title:  Custodian

  Grade:  10

  Reports To:  Facilities Operation Manager

  FLSA:  Non-Exempt

  Department:  Maintenance

  Modified Date:  01/2017

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Facilities Operation Manger, the custodian performs a variety of routine custodial tasks involving the care and cleaning of County building interiors, and minor maintenance work in an assigned area. Primary responsibility is for the use of proper methods, materials, and equipment in performing assigned duties, and otherwise attending to the neatness and sanitation of buildings or equipment.  Work closely with Facilities Operation Manager as part of the building and grounds team.  Takes initiative to work independently to accomplish tasks without direct supervision or oversight.  Completes minor maintenance repairs as directed by supervisor.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Operates power-driven machinery, such as automatic scrubbers, vacuum sweepers, carpet shampoo machines, and buffers;
  • Uses common tools, such as a hammer, screwdriver and/or ladder to make minor repairs.
  • Moves paper products and janitorial supplies from one place to another using a hand truck;
  • Moves janitorial supplies and trash cans weighing up to 320 pounds, a distance of 50 feet, to/from stock rooms and disposes of trash in proper containers;
  • Cleans offices, windows, blinds/window coverings, mirrors, light fixtures, breakroom areas, and drinking fountains;
  • Works with cleaning fluids and chemicals using normal, routine, protective equipment to clean, sanitize, and deodorize break rooms, restrooms, and offices;
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, and waxes floors, baseboards, and walls; Vacuums, shampoos, and removes spots from carpets. Buffs floors as needed;
  • Polishes furniture and woodwork. Cleans and polishes brass;
  • Dusts and cleans offices, including dusting books, cabinets, shelves, and furniture;
  • Sweeps steps and sidewalks adjacent to buildings;
  • Cleans, sanitizes, deodorizes, and replenishes supplies in restrooms;
  • Sets up tables and chairs in preparation for meetings, conferences, and events;
  • Assists in moving office and building furniture and equipment;
  • Replaces light bulbs and air conditioning filters;
  • Maintains inventory of equipment, materials, and supplies, and requests replenishment of supplies when needed;
  • Maintains storage areas of cleaning equipment, materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner in order to ensure the safety of staff and the public;
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with public, contractors, staff and co-workers;
  • React productively to interruptions and changing conditions;
  • Independently performs and prioritizes work assignments to meet needs of organization;
  • Demonstrates tact, courtesy, and respect in communication and interaction with public, staff, and co-workers;
  • Empties and properly disposes of trash and recycling;
  • Cleans ash trays and cigarette receptacles;
  • Cleans/maintains entrance way, sidewalks and stairwells to buildings;
  • Delivers products to offices as needed;
  • Knows location of all fire extinguishers;
  • Maintains and keeps in good repair all janitorial equipment;
  • Provides maintenance/care of memorials;
  • Maintains landscape of facilities, to include mow lawns, water, plant, and weed flower beds, etc.;
  • Provides general maintenance to interior/exterior of facilities, to include painting, caulking, etc.;
  • Assists with snow removal, maintenance of walkways and parking lots;
  • Washes and folds laundry;
  • Performs basic plumbing repairs such as unclogging sinks or toilets;
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

  • None.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Materials, methods, and practices essential to the proper cleaning of buildings;
  • Cleaning materials and disinfectants, equipment and tools used in custodial work;
  • Operation and care of electric sweepers, wet/dry vacuum cleaners, mop wringers, washing machines, brooms, mops, cleaning fluids, waxes, and other cleaning materials, supplies, and equipment;
  • Established policies and procedures to respond to questions and requests for service;
  • Necessary safety precautions associated with cleaning materials, supplies, and equipment;
  • Providing quality customer service.

SKILLS IN:

  • Following safety practices and sanitary procedures; proper lifting techniques; rules, regulations, and procedures to properly dispose of cleaning fluids, and chemicals;
  • Prioritizing and performing multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Maintaining tools and equipment in clean, working order;
  • Using cleaning materials, equipment and methods according to pre-determined standards;
  • Using related tools and machinery;
  • Taking initiative to accomplish tasks.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Use tools required in custodial and minor maintenance work, including electrical cleaning equipment;
  • Be self-motivated and work independently in the absence of supervision;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, in fluent English both orally and in writing;
  • Read, listen, interpret, and apply directions/instructions from individuals, manuals and labels; particularly on the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products;
  • Perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, coworkers, and representatives from other County departments and the general public.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Possess a valid Kansas Driver’s license.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.;
  • three to six months related experience or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.;
  • six or more months related experience or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is very active and routinely requires standing, walking, reaching, bending, kneeling, rotating/twisting, stretching, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing;
  • Frequent use of hands and vision to make repairs as needed;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds;
  • The employee must frequently push/pull carts, stock, or equipment weighing 320 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.
  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include ability to comprehend instructions/directions, to discern or detect changes in equipment, machines, etc.
  • Specific smelling abilities required by this job include ability to detect unpleaseant or noxious odors, gases, or fumes.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals;
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and explosives;
  • This job operates in a professional office environment which requires frequent interaction with members of the general public.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.



Vacancy Number: FR2017-32

Open Date: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: