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Custodial Worker I

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $16.93 - $20.23 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0601-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Personnel Department

Job Summary
Providing a clean and safe environment for City workers and the public is at the top of Facilities Services' list of responsibilities. One way this is accomplished is through custodial services. Do you enjoy cleaning, or like the fairly routine schedule, the work environment, or prefer working nights? If this is you, please submit an application with the City of Salem for a full-time Custodial Worker I. Facilities Services has acquired additional square footage to maintain so we are hiring an eager, dependable person with attention to detail to join our team.

Work involves performing interior general and special cleaning, custodial, and minor maintenance duties of municipal facilities. Duties include vacuuming, sanitizing restroom fixtures, emptying trash, sweeping, mopping, light bulb replacement and other similar custodial duties. General work duties are performed with considerable independence. Work is performed during evening, early morning, and/or weekends. A typical shift is from 5pm - 1:30am. Overtime may be required at times. Exposure with safety precautions to moisture, dust, fumes, chemicals and refuse.

The best qualified applicants will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: knowledge of cleaning practices and light building maintenance, custodial related equipment and supplies; safety hazards, precautions and hazardous materials; ability to perform interior custodial and minor maintenance tasks without immediate supervision; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions; ability to maintain records; ability to exercise care in the use of cleaning materials for different types of building surfaces and in the operation of a variety of janitorial equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and members of the public; sufficient physical strength to withstand long working hours at custodial tasks; and dexterity to perform a variety of maintenance and cleaning tasks as listed above.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check and job fitness assessment.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver's license and meet the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Must pass a criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) clearance and Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) certification within 30 days of hire (clearance must be maintained throughout employment).
  • High school diploma or G.E.D., and two (2) years' experience in custodial work indicating ability to perform duties with a minimum of direct supervision, including cleaning or minor maintenance and upkeep of work area, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Preference points will be given to those with experience in a commercial or government setting, such as cleaning restrooms, vacuuming, mopping, disposing of trash, replacing light fixtures and special custodial projects.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Custodial Worker I or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .


Posted: 2021-03-22 Expires: 2021-04-23

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