Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision, cleans and maintains the orderliness of City building facilities; performs related work as required.
These classifications are progressively staffed with the Custodian I as the entry level position. Custodian I incumbents are eligible to progress to the II level after 12 months of successful performance and upon completion of the department training plan. As employees progress into the higher level classification, they are expected to work more independently and at a higher level. At the Custodian II level, incumbents may plan and supervise the work of Custodian I employees.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Sweeps, mops, and waxes resilient and non-resilient flooring.
- Vacuums and cleans carpets.
- Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, and metal work.
- Empties and cleans waste recycling receptacles.
- Cleans mirrors and glass in windows, doors, and display cases.
- Cleans and disinfects surfaces and fixtures in restrooms, kitchens and defrosts refrigerators.
- Monitors quantities of materials and supplies used and replenishes them or orders as needed.
- Completes routine records such as work orders.
- Sets up and transports audiovisual, tables, chairs and other equipment for meetings using written diagrams to various locations.
- Performs minor building maintenance.
- Maintains and performs minor repairs and adjustments to assigned equipment.
- Secures the City's buildings and facilities by turning off the lights, locking all doors and windows, and setting the alarm system.
- Operates clothes washer and dryer to launder cleaning rags.
- Demonstrates proper cleaning procedures and techniques to other employees as assigned.
- Closes and secures designated parking areas for special events and activities as assigned.
- Maintains simple records and performs minor computer tasks.
- Reads and interprets directions and sketches.
- Drives a city vehicle as assigned by supervisor.
- At the Custodian II level, may plan and supervise the work of subordinate employees.
- Performs vacation and temporary relief as necessary.
- Performs related work as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Methods, techniques, materials, tools, equipment, and terminology used in custodial work.
- Safety principles and practices.
- Principles of customer service.
- Use of hazardous chemicals common to custodial work.
- Principles of customer service.
- Use and properly operate assigned tools and equipment, including a computer.
- Work effectively at remote locations without direct supervision.
- Follow oral and written instructions, including written diagrams.
- Read, understand and follow Material Safety Data Sheets and other related documents.
- Perform manual work either indoors or outdoors.
- Work above the ground on ladders or platforms.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Read, write and understand English to follow safety precautions and procedures.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships and contribute to a cooperative team effort.
Education and Experience Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from the 12th grade or equivalent.
Experience: At least six months of custodial or building maintenance experience.
Experience: Upon successful completion of the training plan established by the department and at least 12 months with the City of Escondido at the Custodian I level, incumbents are eligible to progress to Custodian II.
License/Certificate and Other Requirements - Incumbents must possess a valid Class “C” California driver’s license at the time of application. Must work overtime when required. When assigned, works nights, weekends and holidays. In addition to the above, Essential Duties require the following physical, environmental and communication demands:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein 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 job functions.
Environment: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors at City offices and facilities. Exposure to extreme heat and humidity; temperature swings from indoors to outdoors; extreme noise; vibration; moving mechanical parts; electric shock; fumes and odors of cleaning solutions; dust and toxic substances found in chemicals and cleaning solutions.
Physical: CONTINUOUS walking, reaching and handling; lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 10 pounds. FREQUENT standing, stooping, kneeling and crouching; reaching at and above shoulder height; pushing/pulling, twisting at waist; strong power or pinch grasp; upward and downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck; lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds; pushing/pulling of objects up to 10 pounds. OCCASIONAL sitting, climbing, balancing, crawling and fingering of objects and equipment; lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling of objects weighing up to 100 pounds; lifting and pushing/pulling of objects over 100 pounds with assistance only.
Communication: VISION to see in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to see areas being cleaned, perform maintenance on equipment, prepare work orders and related paperwork and see Material Safety Data Sheets of toxic materials and chemicals.
Revised: February 2007