Placer County

Custodian - II (#11101)

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$18.58-$23.22 Hourly / $3,220.53-$4,024.80 Monthly / $38,646.40-$48,297.60 Yearly

Custodian - I (#11105)

$16.86-$21.05 Hourly / $2,922.40-$3,648.67 Monthly / $35,068.80-$43,784.00 Yearly


DEFINITION

To perform a variety of custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of assigned rooms, buildings and related County facilities.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Custodian I
This is the entry level class in the Custodian series.  This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.  Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Custodian II
This is the full journey level class within the Custodian series.  This class is distinguished from the Custodian I by the assignment of the full range of duties.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

This class is distinguished from the Senior Custodian in that the latter performs facility use coordination duties and exercises technical and functional supervision over custodial staff. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Custodian I
Receives immediate supervision from a Supervising Custodian and may receive technical and functional supervision from management and supervisory staff.

Custodian II
Receives general supervision from a Supervising Custodian and may receive technical and functional supervision from management and supervisory staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Sweep, mop, wax, buff and scrub floors; vacuum and clean carpets; clean restrooms; empty and clean waste receptacles.
  • Dust, wax, wash and polish furniture and woodwork; wash windows, walls, and blinds; polish metal work.
  • Clean and dust books and shelves; move and arrange furniture and equipment.
  • Perform minor building maintenance or repairs of custodial related equipment.
  • Inspect buildings for safety, fire and sanitary hazards.
  • Operate a variety of electrical cleaning equipment; maintain custodial equipment and supplies.
  • Unlock and lock entrances to buildings; check buildings for security.
  • May train and lead assigned custodial staff.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer services.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is typically performed in indoor and outdoor environments with variable temperature conditions. May require travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. Depending on area of assignment, additional background clearance with the Department of Justice (DOJ) may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Custodian I

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Some general labor experience is desirable.

Training:
Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Custodian II

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of experience performing duties similar to a Custodian I with Placer County.

Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Custodian I

Knowledge of:

  • Cleaning materials and disinfectants, equipment and tools used in custodial work.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
Ability to:
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; identify and locate supplies and equipment; identify and locate cleaning and maintenance issues; interpret work assignments; remember tasks and daily assignments; and explain cleaning and maintenance issues to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing work papers; stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist while performing cleaning or general facility maintenance activities; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Learn how to use a variety of equipment, materials and tools required in custodial work.
  • Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment.
  • Perform heavy manual work.
  • Work assigned shifts.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Custodian II

In addition to the qualifications for the Custodian I:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls and fixtures.

Ability to:

  • Use a variety of equipment, materials, and tools, including electrical cleaning equipment, required in custodial and minor maintenance work.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Length of Probation:

All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.

Bargaining Unit:

General


CLASS: 11101; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 10/7/2020;
CLASS: 11105; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 10/7/2020;