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Custodial Worker I


Keeps buildings in clean and orderly condition.  Performs heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish.  Duties may include notifying management of need for repairs and cleaning debris from sidewalk.  Utilizes knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.  Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.  Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.  Works under direct to general supervision.  Typically reports directly to a Custodial Supervisor or Custodial Manager while working under the oversight of a Custodial Worker III.  May report directly to a Custodial Worker III.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Service, clean, or supply restrooms
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming
  • Gather and empty trash
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems
  • Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment
  • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures
  • Steam clean or shampoo carpets
  • Clean spills and other hazards with appropriate equipment
  • Move furniture, equipment, or supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks
  • Clean debris from sidewalk

Education and Experience

Completion of ninth (9th) grade

Licensure and Certification

Driver license may be required (if duties dictate)


  • Works under direct to general supervision
  • Does not directly supervise others

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