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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Building Attendant
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City of Cleveland Heights | Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

DEPARTMENT: Community Center Non-Exempt

SUMMARY: Incumbents perform manual tasks involving the custodial care, cleaning, and minor maintenance of City buildings. Incumbents use proper methods, materials, and equipment to clean and maintain buildings and equipment in a neat and sanitary condition.


The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.

  • Exhibits a service orientation toward customers and maintains productive working relationships
  • Participates in the accomplishment of organizational, departmental, and workgroup goals and objectives
  • Cleans, dusts, and polishes furniture, equipment, fixtures, surfaces, walls, wood paneling, window sills, trim, doors, cabinets, vents, and other surfaces; cleans office equipment, tables, and telephones; cleans glass doors, windows, and blinds; cleans white boards and bulletin boards; cleans, deodorizes, and disinfects bathrooms; cleans mirrors and showers; replenishes soap products and paper products; cleans kitchen/break room equipment such as coffee pots, coffee machines, microwave ovens, refrigerators, dishware, and vending machines; empties and cleans trash containers; replaces trash liners in trash containers; picks up and disposes of trash from floor/ground areas; carries/transports trash to Dumpster or other designated trash receptacle
  • Vacuums, sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, waxes, and shampoos carpet or floor surfaces; spot cleans as needed
  • Maintains exterior areas around buildings, which may include sweeping mats or walkways, hosing sidewalks and entryways, emptying ashtrays/urns, and picking up and disposing of debris/litter from grounds
  • Performs general tasks, maintenance tasks, and manual tasks associated with work activities, which may include moving furniture/equipment, assembling equipment, setting up rooms for meetings/events, folding/stacking tables and chairs, and loading/unloading materials
  • Performs building maintenance such as checking fire extinguishers, changing light bulbs, troubleshooting basic plumbing or electrical problems, installing fixtures, and unstopping commodes; performs other general laborer type work
  • Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, refilling fluids, cleaning equipment, refueling vehicles, or cleaning work/storage areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment
  • Assists in maintaining security of buildings/facilities; locks/unlocks buildings/offices as appropriate; turns off lights, copiers, and other office equipment not in use
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, schedules, delivery receipts, chemical guides, material safety data sheets, mixing instructions, equipment operating manuals, policies, procedures, handbooks, reference materials, manuals, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate
  • Monitors inventory levels of equipment, cleaning materials, tools, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new or replacement items; stocks and distributes supply items
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level




Knowledge of:

  • Basic maintenance principles
  • Basic mathematical concepts
  • Applicable tools and equipment
  • Safe work practices, including proper use of cleaning chemicals

Skill in:

  • Performing manual labor
  • Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment
  • Operating small hand and power tools and other related equipment
  • Performing routine maintenance and repair activities
  • Using a computer and related software applications

Ability to:

  • Perform routine custodial activities
  • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Participate in teamwork productively
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction


High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Ohio commercial driver license.


The work environment and 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.


Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, fumes, odors, dust, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, and travel.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location