Job Title: Custodian

Department: Public Works

Job Description:

Purpose of Position

            This job consists of routine work to maintain the cleanliness of an assigned facility and grounds under the supervision of the Director and/or Assistant Director of Operations. 

The duties listed below 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 the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Cleans buildings by sweeping, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, sealing, buffing, dumping trash cans, vacuuming, washing surfaces etc.
  • Moves and stores furniture and equipment
  • Removes snow and ice
  • Requires extensive walking, stooping, pushing, carrying, climbing, bending and lifting
  • Other duties as assigned

Examples of Work

  • General building maintenance
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Dust
  • Wash windows
  • Scrub Walls
  • Clean furniture
  • Fill dispensers
  • Move furniture
  • Empty trash cans
  • Floor maintenance – pick up trash, remove gum, vacuum, sweep, dry and wet mop, scrub, wax and buff
  • Outdoor maintenance – pick up lawn debris, shovel snow, etc.
  • Operate cleaning equipment – vacuum cleaner, scrubber, buffer, wet and dry mops, brooms

Job Context

            The Custodian position is a full-time and permanent position of the Utility Department. The immediate supervisors for this position are the Assistant Public Works Director and the Public Works/Operations Director. The work hours for this position are regular hours, year-round, occasionally requiring the applicant to work more than regularly scheduled hours. This position rarely requires night work, or shift work, and the applicant will rarely be on call. This position is 75% indoors with 25% outdoors. The applicant of this position must have a valid driver’s license and completed high school or completion of a GED.  The stress level associated with this position is low.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety
  • Knowledge of operating instructions for cleaning equipment and accident prevention 
  • Federal and State statutes concerning the work of the department
  • General functions and operations of municipal government
  • Safety devices and protective equipment
  • Operations and supplies related to the job

Skills and Abilities

  • Prioritize daily work flow
  • Working knowledge of cleaning materials and equipment
  • General cleaning of buildings and grounds
  • Well motivated
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to learn and practice acceptable cleaning methods
  • Positive attitude
  • Work well within public
  • Work as a team member with other employees
  • Meet specified or required deadlines
  • Work autonomously when necessary
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions
  • Deal with others in a professional manner
  • Correct any conditions within the building or grounds that may be hazardous
  • Develop, implement, and follow departmental and City procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

FLSA:                         Non Exempt

REPORTS TO:         Operations Director Public Works, Assistant Public Works Director,

SUPERVISES:          N/A

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