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Employer: Riley County
Division: Custodian
Job Title: Custodial Worker I
Salary: $13.08 Hourly

Job Description:


Job Title:



Public Works

Division: Custodial

Reports To:

Custodial Manager


Pay Grade:



Full Time

FLSA Status:





PURPOSE: Ensures the Courthouse Plaza facilities are maintained in a manner which provides a clean and safe environment for employees and the general public.  This employee will perform custodial duties and assist in special projects by following verbal and written instructions in compliance with established guidelines.


Performs custodial tasks which include sweeping, dusting, moping, rinsing, stripping and waxing


of floors, polishing, vacuuming and spot cleaning of carpet, cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, emptying trash, wiping down walls, cleaning interior windows and cleaning glass entry doors.


Ensures restrooms are cleaned and sanitary by following prescribed cleaning procedures and supplies are replenished.


Meets daily with the Custodial Manager Responds to emergency situations such as water leaks, flooding, overflowing restroom fixtures and accidents.


Reports damage to buildings, furnishings and equipment to the Public Works office Prepares meetings rooms and outside locations for meetings and special events. Assists in policing of paper, glass and miscellaneous waste on the Courthouse Plaza grounds, empties outside trash receptacles and takes trash to dumpster.


Assists with the removal of all recyclable materials from office areas and the transporting of these materials to the local re-cycle center.


Assists in the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks by shoveling snow and spreading ice melt.


Provides regular and predictable attendance and fosters a cooperative work environment. Participates in special cleaning projects. Attends meetings and training. Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.




General: Employee is required to provide and carry a personal cell phone and will be reimbursed as per the County’s cell phone policy. Position may require occasional overtime that will be outside normal work hours which may include weekends.


License(s)/Certificate(s): Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must pass a criminal background check to work in all buildings.


Experience: Any combination of experience, education or training which provides the following knowledge, skill and ability: Minimum of one year previous custodial experience in an office


environment is required. Experience in operating a computer is required. Experience with custodial practices and equipment in an office environment is required.


Skills: Excellent organization and communication skills, both oral and written are required. Requires initiative. Knowledge of how to safely use cleaning supplies and chemicals. Knowledge of appropriate personal protective equipment when using cleaning chemicals, working with the threat of blood borne pathogens and the disposal of residual chemical products. Ability to deal tactfully with people. Ability to be able to multi-task with work interruptions. Ability to read and comprehend written instructions. Ability to write or print legibly. Ability to perform independently on the basis of current procedures.


Supervisory Responsibility:





Physical Demands:


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.  The employee must be capable of regularly lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision. Physically able to lift and bend on a continuous basis and climb a ladder to perform some duties.


Work Environment:


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 exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Approved: Date: (Supervisor)


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Vacancy Number: RL2019-03

Open Date: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: