Custodian Substitute
Pierce County Library - Tacoma, WA

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Custodian Substitute

Pay Grade: $14.01 per hour, FLSA non-exempt, Non-Union represented.

Schedule: Substitutes are used to fill in on a limited basis when regular employees are not available for work and may occasionally be brought in for special projects. Substitute positions have no guaranteed hours and are limited to working a maximum of sixty-five (65) hours total per month (no more than 40 hours in one week).

Application Requirements: In addition to completing the application , please also include a resume. Apply through this site no later than 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of routine custodial functions for the Pierce County Library System; cleans and maintains assigned buildings, facilities, and/or office areas; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Relationships:

Reports to the Custodial Supervisor; no supervisory responsibility is exercised.

Essential Functions:

Class specifications are intended to provide a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
  • Delivers high-quality, customer-focused services.
  • Disinfects, cleans, and maintains restroom facilities including toilets, urinals, sanitary containers, sinks, doors, mirrors, and fixtures; restocks paper products.
  • Cleans library, offices, work areas, meeting rooms, study rooms, coffee bars, and/or the staff lunch room.
  • Sanitizes drinking fountains, kitchen sinks, counter tops, microwaves, table tops, and desks.
  • Vacuums, sweeps, mops, and cleans hard surface floors; spot cleans carpets.
  • Dusts fixtures, furniture, and other hard surface areas.
  • Cleans internal and external building windows.
  • Empties trash cans and recycling bins; disposes of trash in outside holding bins.
  • May set-up and take down meeting rooms.
  • May assist with routine building maintenance tasks including changing light bulbs, cleaning exterior building areas, and monitoring parking lots.
  • Demonstrates punctuality.
  • Brings matters of public concern regarding waste, inefficiency, corruption, discrimination, and safety to the attention of Library Management.
  • Accurately communicates the Library’s policies to members of the public in all job-related contacts.
  • Positively reflects Pierce County Library’s mission, vision, and values to members of the public and to staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Knowledge of:
  • Custodial functions and custodial principles.
  • Regulations and standards governing custodial activities.
  • Custodial equipment and cleaning chemicals.
  • Occupational hazards and safety practices relative to custodial work.
  • Customer service standards and protocols.

Required Skill in:
  • Performing a variety of routine custodial functions.
  • Ensuring Library’s facilities are appropriately cleaned and maintained.
  • Safely operating custodial equipment and handling cleaning chemicals.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, and
  • Six months custodial experience; or
  • Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.

Licenses, Certifications, and Special Requirements:
  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.
  • Must pass local police and Washington State Adult/Child Abuse records check prior to hire.
  • Must be available to work on and an “on-call” basis and be able to work a variety of schedules on short notice including evenings and weekends.

Working Environment and Physical Requirements:
  • Work is performed in and around the Library facilities and involves exposure to cleaning chemicals, hazardous materials, bodily fluids, and infectious diseases.
  • Subject to standing and walking for extended periods of time, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing ladders, and lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Employee Assistant Program


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