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Custodian (Part-Time)

City of Dubuque

1 Positions

ID: 33636

Posted On 05/25/2023

Job Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Under general supervision, the Custodian will keep the Municipal Services Center facility in clean and orderly condition; perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish; tend furnace and boiler; perform routine maintenance activities; notify management of need for repairs; and perform other duties as assigned. Duties may occasionally involve carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values problem solving and the development of partnerships; the ability to work effectively as a member of a team; and the desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and team work.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work in this class involves responsibility for performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the cleaning and minor maintenance of the Municipal Services Center facility, parking ramps and lots, and grounds. Assignments are received in the form of oral and written instructions from the Public Works administrative team who may inspect work while in progress and upon completion.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Clean facilities or sites; building walls or flooring; equipment or supplies; furniture or fixtures; equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order; and work areas.
  • Monitor building premises to ensure occupant or visitor safety.
  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.
  • Prepare chemicals for work application.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities.
  • Select equipment, materials, or supplies for cleaning or maintenance activities.
  • Operate manual and power tools.
  • Decorate indoor or outdoor spaces.
  • Move furniture.
  • Maintain work equipment, machinery or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Treat facilities to eliminate pests.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Paint surfaces.
  • Record time; and information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Measure distances or dimensions.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Load and unload trucks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Equipment Maintenance - Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

Manual Dexterity - Holding or moving items with your hands.

Arm-Hand Steadiness - Keeping your arm or hand steady.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age; and
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training in custodial/janitorial work, building and grounds maintenance; or
  • Education and experience equivalent to 1 year of experience.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid state driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Additional years of experience in custodial or janitorial work or building maintenance.

FLSA STATUS: – Non-exempt

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  Employee shall establish their principal place of residence within thirty (30) miles of their place of employment as soon as practicable after appointment, but within two years of appointment.

 

Primary Contact

214881

City of Dubuque Human Resources Department

Human Resources Department, Human Resources Department

563-589-4125

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Fax

humanresources@cityofdubuque.org

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Job Details

Categories

Housekeeping/Janitorial
Maintenance/Repair

Location

Dubuque, IA

Job Type

Employee

Full/Part

Part Time

Pay/Salary

$21.62-$24.45


Qualifications

Experience

1-2 Years

Company ID

931

Job REQ #

# Positions

1

Start Date

20230525

End Date

20230529

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About the Company

Whether at City Hall or out on city streets, our employees serve our residents, businesses, and visitors every day. Join the City of Dubuque team to be part of a high-performance organization dedicated to the community and to delivering excellent municipal services. We are input-oriented, see problems as opportunities, search for creative solutions, and work as a team to accomplish goals and build partnerships. At the City of Dubuque, your work is meaningful and supports the community.

The City of Dubuque values its employees and offers competitive salaries and benefits such as:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance Coverage
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Longevity Pay Starting After 6 Years of Service
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Paid Time Volunteering

With positions in over 30 departments and divisions, your perfect career fit is waiting for you at the City of Dubuque. Ready to join our team? Visit www.CityOfDubuque.org/Jobs.