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Custodian - 072919 - 00423

at Rutherford County

Pay: up to $11.75/hour
$11.75 - $
Posted: 8/25/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2523521

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The purpose of this classification is to perform manual work associated with cleaning and maintaining county buildings and conducting various errands. Duties and responsibilities include vacuuming and shampooing carpets, sweeping and mopping floors, dusting furniture, washing windows, cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash containers, ordering and maintaining supplies, running errands, performing general repairs, or performing other tasks as assigned. Reports to Custodian Supervisor.

Examples of Duties

Vacuums, sweeps, mops, and/or scrubs, carpet or floor surfaces located in hallways, stairs, offices, restrooms, public rooms, elevators, storage rooms, or other areas; performs spot cleaning as needed.
Cleans, dusts and polishes furniture, equipment, artwork, fixtures, surfaces, walls, wood paneling, window sills, trim, baseboards, doors, cabinets, vents, and other surfaces; cleans office equipment, audio/visual equipment, and telephones.
Cleans, deodorizes and disinfects bathrooms; cleans mirrors; replenishes soap products and paper products.
Cleans and disinfects water fountains, telephones, or other public facilities.
Washes/cleans glass doors, windows, and blinds.
Cleans kitchen/breakroom equipment, such as coffeepots, coffee machines, ice machine, microwave, refrigerator, and dishware; cleans vending machines; replenishes soap products and paper products.
Empties and cleans trash containers; replaces trash liners in containers; picks up and disposes of trash from floor/ground areas; carries/transports trash to dumpster or other designated trash receptacle.
Operates/utilizes various equipment, tools, and supplies which may include a motor vehicle, vacuum cleaner, mop bucket, mop, broom, bucket, ladder, or cleaning supplies.
Performs basic maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment, and tools in operable condition; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
Monitors inventory levels of equipment, cleaning materials, and supplies; initiates requests for new or replacement materials; stocks or distributes supply items.
Assists in maintaining security of buildings and premises; locks/unlocks various rooms; turns off lights, copiers, and other office equipment not in use.
Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, product information, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Assists with clerical activities as needed, such as processing outgoing mail, packaging records for storage, destroying obsolete records, or other tasks.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, county officials, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Must work hours as scheduled.
Completes work at assigned work station as determined by supervisor.
Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
Additional Functions for Floor Custodian:
Sweep and mop the floors in of the public restrooms, courtrooms, and hallways, nightly in assigned building.
Maintain the floors by Stripping, waxing and buffing them as needed.
Shampoo carpet or floor surfaces located in hallways, stairs, offices, restrooms, public rooms, storage rooms, or other areas.
Operate/ utilizes equipment such as vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers, low and high speed buffers, burnishers, carpet extraction machine and any other equipment necessary as necessary.
Clean floors and carpets in other buildings as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by 1 year previous experience and/or training involving custodial work and general maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver's license. 

Supplemental Information

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data according to a prescribed schema or plan. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.
Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.
Tasks: Sweeping, mopping, walking to county offices and bank
Surface: PVC tile, sidewalks, restroom tiles
Estimated Total Hours: __7__ Maximum Continuous Time: __7.5__
Tasks: Paperwork, etc.
Estimated Total Hours: __.5__ Maximum Continuous Time: __1.5__
Weight        Hourly         Daily           Weekly            Monthly            Never
<10 lbs           6                  X                     
11-25 lbs        5                   X 
26-50 lbs       3                   X     
51-75 lbs       2                   X                                                
76-100 lbs     1                   X                                              
>100 lbs        30mins         X                                                                                   
Objects: Carts, supplies, boxes
Tasks: Light exchange, dusting shelves
Device: Ladder (short or tall)
Height: 6' and up
Frequency: a weekly task
Tasks: Everything
Frequency: All
Tasks: Stacking, cleaning
Hands Used:  RIGHT     LEFT    BOTH X
Distance    Direction   Frequency    Duration    Avg. Weight
0-20"                                    X  
21-36"             X   
Exposure to: Yes/No
Hot Temperatures: Yes
Cold Temperatures: Yes
Sudden Changes in Temperature: Yes 
Noise: Yes
Fumes: Yes
Cramped Quarters: Yes 
Cold Surfaces: Yes
Hot Surfaces: Yes
Sharp Edges: Yes
Vibration: Yes
Fluorescent Lighting: Yes 
Computer Monitor Screen Glare: Yes
Inside Building__90__% of time
Outside __10__% of time
Does Job Require: Yes/No
Crawling: Yes 
Jumping: Yes
Lying on Back: Yes
Lying on Stomach: Yes
Twisting: Yes
Sweeping/Mopping: Yes 
General Cleaning: Yes
Handling Trash: Yes 
Type of Use: Yes/No/Frequency
Keystrokes: Yes
Grasp: Yes
Fine Motor i.e: writing, twisting hands or wrist, etc: Yes