Building Maintenance Custodian – Public Works Department

at County of Humboldt
Location Eureka
Date Posted January 28, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified

Description

DEFINITION

NOTE: This recruitment is open until filled. County Human Resources reserves the right to close this recruitment at any time. Applications will be collected and forwarded to the department on a weekly basis until the position is filled.

Under general supervision, independently performs custodial, cleaning and basic maintenance work in County buildings and adjacent grounds; performs related work as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the second working level class in the custodial series. Duties are normally performed without immediate supervision in an assigned area. This class is distinguished from Custodial Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory level responsible for all custodial activities throughout the County. This class is further distinguished from Custodian and Senior Custodian classes in that the work of the two latter classes is conducted in the County Courthouse complex and may not involve the building maintenance elements. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

* Performs minor building maintenance on assigned buildings such as changing light bulbs, replacing soap dispensers, and repairing faucets, urinals and plumbing valves.
* Inspects and adjusts boilers, drain tanks and performs minor maintenance on boiler and heating systems.
* Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and polishes floors; sweeps and vacuums rugs; spot cleans carpets.
* Dusts and polishes furniture and woodwork.
* Empties, cleans and lines waste receptacles and disposes of trash.
* Washes doors, windows, walls, ceilings, venetian blinds, furniture and light fixtures.
* Cleans and disinfects restrooms; restocks restroom supplies as necessary.
* Moves office furniture and equipment and may make minor repairs; reports the need for maintenance and repair.
* Strips, seals and buffs floors.
* Closes windows, turns off lights, and locks doors to secure buildings; turns on building security systems and inspects for correct operation.
* Keeps basic records of work performed, timesheets, etc.
* Observes safe working practices, including maintaining storage areas in a safe condition.
* Corrects or reports any safety or fire hazards.
* Follows label instructions to mix and dilute cleansers, disinfectants and stripping agents to ensure proper strength for use.
* Uses a variety of custodian tools, equipment and supplies; maintains equipment and materials in proper condition.
* Reports unauthorized persons and other security problems
* Sets up meeting rooms and rearranges furniture.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

* Principles, practices and tools of routine building maintenance.
* Proper cleaning methods, and the safe usage of cleaning materials, disinfectants, custodial tools and equipment.
* Use and minor maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in janitorial work.
* Safety practices and equipment related to the work.

Skill in:

* Performing routine building maintenance and repair work.
* Understanding and following written and oral instructions.
* Completing custodial assignments independently without immediate supervision.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

* Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to maneuver equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
* Must be able to work evening shifts, standby, and overtime as necessary.
* Possession of a valid California driver's license may be required.

Desirable Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

One year of experience in janitorial or custodial work.

WORKING CONDITIONS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CalPERS Retirement

* Tier I: Prior to 7/5/2012:
* Tier II: Post 7/6/2012:
* Tier III: Post 1/1/2013:

Selection Procedure

The County's Human Resources system operates by a set of rules and procedures which ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job. Jobs are filled through competitive examinations. A complete online application is required for this position. All application materials will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based on the application materials submitted, will be invited to a written and/or oral examination, or an evaluation of education and experience.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at well in advance of the examination for assistance.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

How to Apply

A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications may only be submitted online through the County's automated application system at no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing.

It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.

Please read the job requirements section of the announcement. Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process. Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores. The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. Scores will be provided in writing only.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment.

OTHER EXAMINATIONS: Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation.

LICENSES: Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses. Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver's license.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period. This is normally six months, but may be up to one year. All designated safety employees serve a one year probationary period.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: It is the County's intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990. If you are offered employment you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States. For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.