County of Alameda

Janitor Floor Specialist, Detention Facilities (#7417)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Service Employees (004)
$30.14-$36.62 Hourly / $2,260.50-$2,746.50 BiWeekly /
$4,897.75-$5,950.75 Monthly / $58,773.00-$71,409.00 Yearly


Under general supervision, strips, waxes, refinishes and shampoos various types of floors in an assigned area in a secure, 24/7 detention facility (Juvenile Justice Center and Santa Rita Jail); may also be assigned to general janitorial duties; and performs related duties as required.


The classification of Janitor Floor Specialist, Detention Facilities is located in the General Services Agency, working in the county detention facility and reporting to a Janitor Supervisor II.  The class of Janitor Floor Specialist, Detention Facilities is distinguished from Lead Janitor, Detention Facilities in that the latter class has lead responsibility for a group of janitorial staff in detention facilities in addition to performing janitorial work.  The class of Janitor Floor Specialist, Detention Facilities differs from the Janitor, Detention Facilities classification in that the latter specializes in floor care.  The class of Janitor Floor Specialist, Detention Facilities is distinguished from Janitor, Floor Specialist in that the former reports to a supervisor who oversees a secure, 24/7 detention facility and may be assigned to that type of detention facility.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

  1. Sweeps, mops, buffs, strips, waxes and refinishes hard surfaces (e.g., concrete, tile, hardwood).
  2. Cleans carpets and upholstered surfaces by bonneting, shampooing and extracting.
  3. Cleans grout in bathrooms; cleans and disinfects restrooms and keeps them well stocked.
  4. Washes walls, fixtures, inside windows and window coverings.
  5. Requests or orders adequate supplies to complete work as needed.
  6. Turns out lights and leaves area ready for occupancy on a daily basis; empties waste baskets and disposes of trash; empties recycling and compost containers.
  7. Moves heavy furniture, arranges and rearranges office space, conference rooms, training centers and auditoriums; has general security of the building in which they work.
  8. May demonstrate proper floor care to incumbents of the Janitor, Detention Facilities classification.
  9. Lifts/operates powered floor cleaning equipment including, but not limited to, low-speed buffers, high-speed buffers, carpet extractors, bonnet machines, wet/dry vacuum, vacuum cleaners, air blowers, and ride-on equipment.
  10. Mixes and applies floor cleaning chemicals on necessary surfaces.
  11. Dusts and polishes wood surfaces and metal fixtures; dusts books and files.
  12. Cleans stairs, stairwells and entranceways to the curb; pressure washes patios, stairs, entranceways to the curb, balconies, and holding cells.
  13. Rakes litter in parking lot and cleans walk-off mats.




The equivalent of six months of full-time experience in the class of Janitor or Janitor, Detention Facilities in the Alameda County classified service.  



The equivalent of six months of full-time janitorial floor care experience that included carpet, tile or finished concrete.



The equivalent of six months of full-time janitorial experience in offices or an institution and completion of floor care training.  



A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.  

Special Requirement:  

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.  

May be assigned to work day, evening, night and rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.  


NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:    The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

  • Modern janitorial methods, materials and equipment, including the proper use of power-driven waxing and buffing machines, soaps, detergents, disinfectants, cleaning compounds, extractors, carpet machines and pressure washers.
  • Safety practices and procedures related to floor care.
  • Safety measures necessary in a secured facility.

Ability to:

  • Communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Perform repetitive tasks without continuous supervision.
  • Prioritize.
  • Work effectively and safely with a wide variety of people in a high security environment, which may or may not include the presence of inmates.
  • Correctly and safely use janitorial materials, products and equipment.
  • Lift and move items up to 50 pounds.
  • Learn basic computer skills.
  • Work with limited or no on-site supervision.


NewSpec 7417

IL:sa 05/08/2020

CSC Date: 09/09/2020


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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