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Laborer/Custodian - Police

City of Bloomington

City of Bloomington

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Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024


This is a semi-skilled level of routine cleaning work and utility maintenance work performed in and around the public buildings. Work involves the performance of manual labor and various tasks related to the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the public facilities. Assignments are performed in accordance with established procedures under general supervision. Specific instructions are received on new work assignments or special cleaning/maintenance problems. Work is normally subject to inspection upon completion for compliance with instructions.

Examples of Duties

(These examples may not include all of the tasks and/or knowledge which may be expected of the employee, nor do they cover all of the specific duties which may be required.)

Sweep, mop, wax, polish floors, wash windows, walls, woodwork, and venetian blinds and dust in offices, halls and storerooms; clean bathrooms and replenish towels and paper; empty wastebaskets; clean and maintain water fountains; change light bulbs, fuses and breakers.

Cut and water landscape plantings; shovel snow, sweep walks; spread salt on sidewalks around public facilities.

Set up room for public meetings, including set up and arrangement of chairs and tables, turn on lights and clean rooms after meetings.

Perform general maintenance, simple carpentry, mechanical and painting of public facilities premises and lots as required.

Gather recycle paper daily as directed and remove to central location for pick up; keep garage clean and free from debris and safety hazards.

Adjust heating and air conditioning controls; report on building facility or equipment needing repairs.

Pick up and deliver mail; move books and furniture as required; maintenance of flag and flag pole.

Performs related work as required.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of safe practices in the operation of manual and power tools, and handling materials used in general maintenance work.

Knowledge of cleaning materials, methods and equipment used in janitorial work.

Knowledge of the operating hazards involved and safety precautions necessary when using cleaning materials, tools and equipment.

Knowledge of current computer and/or electronic systems, techniques and requirements being utilized for specific application in the department.

Skill in the use and care of maintenance tools, hand tools, equipment and instruments related to maintenance.

Ability to learn assigned general duties readily and to adhere to prescribed departmental routines.

Ability to undertake responsibilities of some variety with initiative and judgment.

Ability to work independently under limited supervision.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to handle confidential material on a routine basis in an atmosphere of loyalty and trust.

Ability to effectively communicate technical data both orally and written.

Ability to adapt to changing situations and/or priorities.

Ability to manage functions, resolve conflict and work harmoniously with Department Heads, public officials, employees, outside professionals and the general public.

Skills in the use of two-way radio communication systems.

Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform assigned tasks.

Prefer experience or training in building maintenance.

Possession of a Valid Illinois Drivers License.

Education Completion of high school or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills.

Supplemental Information

Transportation to various maintenance facilities for normal vehicle maintenance, auto body repair, cleanup, detailing and other repair and/or maintenance.

Transportation of mail and packages to and from postal facilities and the city public buildings.

Transportation of bio-hazard exposed uniforms to cleaning facility.

Maintenance of vehicle fire extinguishers.

Prefer experience in fleet operations.

Knowledge of safe vehicle operations.

Pass background test, including criminal, personal and credit history check, etc.

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