CUSTODIAN Town of Christiansburg Department of Public Works Code 43140
JOB SUMMARY The Custodian is to perform general janitorial and light maintenance work in the care of Town buildings and grounds.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Primary Duties • Sweeps, mops, strips, scrubs, buffs, waxes, and vacuums floor surfaces; spot cleans carpeted areas; schedules floor work to ensure least possible disruption of work routines in buildings • Cleans and sanitizes restroom areas, fixtures, and water fountains; replenishes paper supplies and soap as necessary; performs minor repairs on lavatory and plumbing fixtures; maintains related logs and documentation • Cleans office areas, windows, walls, air ducts, woodwork, blinds and light fixtures; dusts desks, ledges, and windowsills • Performs routine maintenance and upkeep; replaces light bulbs; polishes brass; paints wall; pressure washes sidewalks; reports faulty equipment to superior • Collects and empties trash in and around buildings and parking lots; deposits collected refuse in proper receptacles; deposits recyclable material in proper receptacles • Assists with preparing for and cleaning up from classes, programs and special events and projects; sets up and puts away tables, chairs, stage tents, sound equipment, etc. • Performs a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties (i.e. mows grass, clears leaves, tree limbs, and other debris from grounds, pressure washes sidewalks and patios, removes snow and ice from parking lots and walkways, etc.) • Follows safety procedures, reports unsafe activities and conditions, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; places safety cones, markers, or signs to alert employees/citizens of work areas, wet floors, or other potential hazards • Monitors inventory levels of equipment, cleaning materials, tools, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new or replacement items; stocks or distributes supply items • Performs general maintenance tasks as necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, refueling vehicles, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning project work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports fault equipment • Reports problems such as water leaks, power failures, electrical problems, malfunctioning equipment, property damage, or other potential problems involving building operations; takes basic correction action as appropriate; reports problems to appropriate personnel • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to requests for service or assistance • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, time sheets, supply lists, work logs, or other documents • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, invoices, work orders, product safety information, mixing instructions, equipment operating manuals, procedures, handbooks, reference materials, manuals, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate • Operates a motor vehicle, various scrubbers, buffers, vacuums, pressure washer, hand tools, lifts, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions • Performs other duties as required
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT • Motor vehicle • Various scrubbers, buffers, vacuums • Pressure washer • Hand Tools (i.e. hammer, screwdriver) • Lifts • Other equipment as necessary
JOB CONTEXT The Custodian will perform tasks that require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Scheduled/unscheduled overtime may be mandated as circumstances and workload dictates. Essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, fumes, hazardous materials, heights, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
WORK PERFORMANCE The Custodian is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Personnel Handbook. Work performance is reviewed utilizing the Town’s employee performance review program following first 6-month introductory period. During this introductory period, the employee must demonstrate a strong understanding of all that the job requires.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education and experience • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent; supplemented by six (6) months experience in cleaning and light building maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Licenses and Certification • Valid, Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet/maintain Town insurability requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge: Upon Hire • Various cleaning methods • Various cleaning equipment • Basic building maintenance Skills and Abilities: Upon Hire • 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. • Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established policies, procedures and standards • Start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions • Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information • Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring • Carry out detailed but routine written and oral instructions and involves routine work according to clearly prescribed standard practices, with some latitude for independent judgment • Exercise judgment in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by well established procedures or sequences • Some tasks may require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals; some tasks may require the ability to communicate orally
SAFETY The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that is necessary for the health and safety of all employees and citizens. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening problem immediately and in other cases immediately inform the employee’s supervisor.
DISCLAIMERS The job description is: • Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title. • Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. • Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job with or without notice at any time.