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City Of Watsonville | Watsonville, CA
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Job Description


City of Watsonville $2,882.25-$3,862.52 per month. Filing deadline: Thursday, March 8 at 5:00 pm.


Within a framework of standard policies and procedures, to perform general cleaning and custodian functions in and around assigned City buildings; and to perform other duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the entry and journey level classification in the custodian series.

Incumbents are assigned to work in and around various City buildings and facilities, and are responsible for keeping assigned areas clean, maintained and orderly. This classification is distinguished from the higher level class of Lead Custodian by the latter’s responsibility for coordinating and supervising the work of a custodial crew.

Supervision Received:

Receives general to limited supervision from the Lead Custodian.

Examples Of Essential Duties: – Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Performs general janitorial and custodian functions at assigned City areas.

Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes and buffs floors.

Cleans, vacuums, and shampoos rugs and carpets.

Cleans, dusts, and polishes walls, furniture, woodwork, and office equipment.

Washes, scrubs, mops, and disinfects restrooms.

Cleans and polishes metal work such as door panels and handrailings.

Empties and cleans waste containers, picks up paper and other refuse on grounds in immediate area of assigned buildings.

Assists in moving or rearranging chairs, tables, desks, furniture, and other equipment.

Cleans light fixtures and replaces light bulbs and tubes.

Observes for and reports needed repairs of buildings and equipment.

Operates cleaning equipment such as vacuums, floor cleaning and polishing machines, scrubbers, etc.

Locks and unlocks doors and gates to ensure security of buildings and related areas.

Delivers and picks up supplies and mail as assigned.

Maintains an accurate schedule and record of work performed.

Reports facility misuse/damage to supervisor immediately.

Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

May provide initial training for new employees.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

The safe and appropriate uses of cleaning materials and equipment.

Proper methods, materials and procedures used for cleaning purposes.

Ability to:

Safely and effectively use and apply cleaning materials and equipment.

Names of successful candidates who do not receive a job offer will be placed on the Employment List to fill future Part-time Custodian vacancies. 

Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Work independently, often with limited supervision or direction.

Perform heavy manual labor, including moving furniture and custodial equipment, and lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds, such as garbage and recycling containers, furniture, and custodial supplies and equipment.

Perform tasks which require manual dexterity, such as repairing and cleaning equipment; perform tasks which require coordination and balance, such as changing light bulbs while standing on ladder.

Identify areas in need of cleaning and perform cleaning as appropriate.

Read, understand and apply written instructions, including work procedures, product labels, material safety data sheets, and equipment instruction manuals.

Understand and follow verbal instructions.

Climb stairs.

Maintain simple records, such as logs and timecards.

Follow safety procedures; identify and report safety hazards.

Work with chemicals, strong unpleasant odors and fumes.

Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Perform routine, repetitive work, to completion.

Special Requirements:

May require availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and emergencies, as needed.

Work on top of four story floor sealing roofs.

Work off tall ladder.

No fear of heights.

Drive parking lot cleaning equipment. (Training provided)

Pressure washer.

Small repairs. (Training provided)

Painting and floor sealing. (Training provided)

Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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