Job Description / Essential Elements:
Under direction, performs routine cleaning work and light maintenance in schools, offices, or other buildings.
To perform a job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assumes responsibility for building security; cleans and dusts interior and exterior of buildings to include walls, windows, mirrors, furniture, woodwork, window ledges, doors, drinking fountains and hand railings; empties and cleans waste containers; washes, scrubs and disinfects rest rooms and shower rooms; keeps restrooms supplied at all times; sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes, polishes, shampoos and/or vacuums concrete, linoleum, tile, wood and carpeted floors in offices, rooms, classrooms, warehouse and other locations; maintains equipment used in course of work; initiates routine maintenance schedule; assists in maintenance projects; assembles and/or makes minor repairs or adjustments to furniture; monitors and makes minor repairs to electrical plumbing, heating, air conditioning and other building systems; assists in moving or rearranges chairs, tables, desks, file cabinets, cartons, records, audio-visual and other equipment; removes recycled waste paper to central storage area; replaces light bulbs and globes; reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards; responds to emergency calls by fire or police departments, or other agencies on weekends and evenings and takes necessary action as appropriate; maintains radio communications with site office at all times while on duty; assists in maintenance of stock inventory; may work from a prepared work schedule; performs other job-related tasks as required and complies with Monterey County Office of Education Board Policies and Administrative Regulations.
Picks up and hauls refuse to city/county refuse yard; performs minor preparation and painting of exterior and interior walls, doors and offices as needed; in emergencies and under direction assists in warehouse in absence of warehouse worker drives fork lift while performing warehouseman tasks. Inspects and maintains playground equipment and toys; picks up food service supplies and equipment and delivers to
school(s), returns food service equipment to place of origin; delivers equipment and supplies to staff; maintains grounds by sweeping walks and driveway, mowing, raking, watering, trimming lawns, weeding, pruning shrubs, fertilizing and spraying, picking up refuse from the ground, and cleaning gutters; may be assigned to more than one school facility.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone and radio, and operate cleaning and grounds maintenance equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone or radio conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, and on the telephone or radio; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead and climb; step up and down including climb ladders; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, district, from school site-to-site), drive a vehicle and respond to emergency situations; operate a forklift; physical strength sufficient to lift 50 pounds and 100 pounds with assistance; physical stamina sufficient to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; physical tolerance to be exposed to dust pollen specific agents/chemicals, cleansers, foul smells; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
Education and Experience
• Any combination of education, training and experience that
demonstrates competency in reading, writing, math and
• Work experience in the custodial field
• Any combination of experience and training that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
• Modern cleaning methods and equipment and the use and
care of cleaning materials and equipment
• The uses and effects of various toxic cleaning substances
• Appropriate use of custodial tools and power equipment
• For Head Start and Special Ed. sites: Appropriate use and
care of grounds keeping tools and equipment
• Demonstrate and apply safe work practices and procedures
to avoid injury to self and others
• Use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency
• Understand and follow a work schedule including tasks
assigned at multiple sites
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work including the severely
disabled, parents, and the public
• Communicate effectively in the English language both orally
and in writing
• Perform moderate to heavy physical labor
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
• Ability to possess an appropriate California driver’s license
and provide evidence of insurability
• For MCOE Facility: Operate a forklift and become forklift
certified if required