Janitor-Day Shift – Ho-Chunk – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

Summary

Serve as Janitor in support of Custodial Services, cleaning center-wide buildings at US Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Duty assignments are received from the Custodial Supervisor or Management, and the incumbent is expected to work independently performing daily work assignments in accordance with established procedures. Additional guidance is achieved through training, in accordance with Company and US Courts policies and guidelines. Work is evaluated through interdepartmental inspections to ensure contract compliance, observation of work performed, the appearance and condition of the facility assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Utilize chemicals to maintain hygienic and aesthetic conditions within restrooms, sanitize commodes and restroom fixtures, replenish paper products, soap, toilet tissue and supplies; and clean water fountains.
  • Dusts, cleans and polishes furniture, wood and metal work; cleans blinds; washes glass, walls, and mirrors.
  • Wash walls and door glass, and entrance glass.
  • Utilize 6-foot ladder to re-bulb fluorescent light fixtures.
  • Sweep, mop, scrub and/or polish floors.
  • Utilize a vacuum cleaner to vacuum carpet.
  • Collects and disposes of all trash refuse; removes recycle paper, plastic and aluminum drink cans from containers; changes bags and transports to assigned disposal area.
  • Police exterior of the building, within 5 feet, to remove debris and cigarette butts; empty cigarette butt containers.
  • Utilize a company truck, vacuum, various mops, dust pan, brooms, mop bucket and wringer, buffer, cart and other related custodial equipment to perform essential job functions.
  • Communicate with personnel in assigned facilities.
  • Observe maintenance and cleanliness deficiencies, and report safety concerns and malfunctions in buildings for minor maintenance repair to the Custodial Office.
  • Order cleaning supplies and paper products; restock inventory supplies in
  • janitor closet. Practice energy conservation, utilizing supplies wisely and turning off lights in vacant rooms.
  • May have to drive a company vehicle, which requires possession of a valid state driver’s license Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition buildings, facilities, and trailers.
  • If assigned to the Stripping Crew, responsible for removing chairs, boxes, coat racks, etc. from floors to accomplish stripping and refinishing tile. Must be capable of handling a buffer and be able to empty full wet/dry vacuum.
  • Other duties as needed

Competencies

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Supervisory Responsibility:
None required for this position.

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily inside, except when taking out refuse, policing building exterior, or driving to other facilities. Work exposes the employee to hazards associated with chemicals, minimal body fluids, and traffic hazards. Protective equipment is issued by the Company and must be utilized with common tasks, such as gloves, safety glasses and back support belt.

Physical Requirements:
Work requires the physical ability to climb 8-foot ladder to change light bulbs; push, pull and lift up to 25 pounds (trash cart, mop bucket and wringer, dust mop, push broom, vacuum cleaner, wet-dry vacuum, buffer). Bending, stooping and reaching overhead will be required to dust, wash glass, walls, mop, sweep, and clean restroom fixtures. Work also requires the ability to lift and carry heavy trash bags; and stand and walk for extended periods of time.

Qualifications:

  • Follow directions well and held accountable for supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the customer, co-workers and supervision; and communicate by following oral and written directions.
  • Work requires the ability to read and write; with some janitorial experience.
  • A valid Alabama driver’s license, proof of vehicle registration and current insurance is required to access the base.
  • Must be capable of producing negative results from drug screen; and pass a security background check by Homeland Security.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is an on-call position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.

Experience

  • Knowledge of cleaning materials, methods, equipment and procedures; and how to utilize cleaning materials effectively.
  • Ability to perform manual work while cleaning buildings and facilities; and lift and move heavy furniture and trash bags.
  • Ability to work independently, while performing essential job functions.

Education

A high school diploma or GED or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Follow directions well and held accountable for supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the customer, co-workers and supervision; and communicate by following oral and written directions.
  • Work requires the ability to read and write; with some janitorial experience.
  • A valid Alabama driver’s license, proof of vehicle registration and current insurance is required to access the base.
  • Must be capable of producing negative results from drug screen; and pass a security background check by Homeland Security.
  • Training may be required for this position; however, the Contracting Officer’s Representative must approve all training prior to the commencement thereof.

Security Clearance

Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a Public Trust security clearance

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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