Placer Employment Opportunities

Custodian - Senior

Recruitment #2021-11104-01


Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn.   For more information about Placer County, please visit


The Department of Facilities Management currently has a vacancy for a Senior Custodian. This position will be responsible for performing routine janitorial services and providing support to other County custodians and janitorial vendors.


Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.


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


This is the advanced journey level class in the Custodian series.  Employees within this class are distinguished from the Custodian II by the performance of facility use coordination duties.


Receives direction from a Supervising Custodian and/or management and supervisory staff.

Exercises technical and functional supervision over custodial staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Train and lead assigned custodial staff.
  • Perform facility use coordination duties such as scheduling facility use, maintaining usage calendar, responding to public inquiries, and accepting and receipting fees. 
  • 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 on 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.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training 

One year of responsible custodial experience performing duties similar to a Custodian II with Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls and fixtures.
  • Cleaning materials and disinfectants, equipment and tools used in custodial work.
  • Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations.
  • 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 reports and work papers; stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist  while performing cleaning or general facility maintenance activities; use telephone and make written record entries; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Train, assign, and review the work of assigned maintenance staff.
  • Learn Placer County Internal Control Manual and cash control policies and procedures.
  • Maintain calendars, logs, schedules, and related facilities use records.
  • Make simple mathematical calculations.
  • Use a variety of equipment, materials, and tools, including electrical cleaning equipment, required in custodial and minor maintenance work.
  • Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment.
  • Perform heavy manual work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Obtain information through interview and to deal fairly and courteously with the public.
  • Work assigned shifts.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


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:



Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Selection Plan

Tentative Recruitment Timeline:

Week of 5/17/2021 - Minimum Qualifications Screening

Week of 5/17/2021 - Training and Experience Rating

Week of 5/24/2021 - Eligible List Established

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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