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Part-Time Housekeeper

Building Maintenance | Caldwell, ID | Part Time

Job Description

This is a part time position, 19.5 hours per week, Monday thru Friday.  Starting salary is $10.00 - $12.00 per hour/DOE

General Statement of Duties

Performs routine custodial work in public buildings; performs related work as required.  

Classification Summary

The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform routine custodial and cleaning tasks in assigned areas of public buildings. The work is performed independently under the direct supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor; some employees in the Housekeeper position may direct or act as lead worker to community service or inmate workers. The principal duties of this class are performed in a public building environment and include use of electrically powered cleaning equipment and cleaning substances that may involve related hazards; some travel may be involved between job sites.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sweeps and mops floors daily, including public hallways and department offices, meeting rooms, and restrooms;
  • Vacuums carpeted floors daily;
  • Strips and waxes floors and shampoos carpets on regular maintenance schedule;
  • Dusts and wipes off surfaces daily;
  • Cleans and sanitizes restroom areas daily, including toilets, sinks, mirrors, privacy dividers, walls and floor areas;
  • Maintains supply levels in restrooms, including toilet paper, paper towels, and soap;
  • Washes walls, windows and surface areas;
  • Empties and cleans trash containers daily, including transporting bagged waste to outside trash receptacles.
  • Dusts and cleans air vents;
  • Cleans and polishes brass, mirrors, wood, and other special reflective and decorative surfaces;
  • Cleans spills, spot cleans carpets, and removes graffiti as needed;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • May serve as back-up for Housekeeping Supervisor;
  • May monitor and assign tasks to community service workers;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools and standard practices of cleaning and maintaining public buildings;
  • Preparation, use, and disposal of chemical cleaning agents;
  • Appropriate use of cleaning agent for varied surface types;
  • Safety procedures when cleaning and moving furniture and handling cleaning chemicals.

Ability to:

  • Work cooperatively and constructively with fellow workers and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality and quantity;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • buffers, shampoo cleaners and power washers;
  • Operate hand cleaning equipment including, but not limited to, brooms, dust and wet mops, dust pans, and dusters;
  • Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.                                                                           

Special Qualifications

  • Idaho driver’s license may be required for some positions;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

 Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, telephones, and safety warnings such as vehicle backup alarms and emergency warning sounds;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to distinguish dirt or marks on surfaces and move through unfamiliar buildings and rooms;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of cleaning devices including powered equipment, hand equipment and small objects, and to make adjustments to equipment;
  • Sufficient strength to lift objects up to 25 pounds, maneuver powered cleaning equipment such as vacuums and scrubbers, stand for periods of time up to three to four hours, and to adapt to and move between work stations and job tasks on a single shift;
  • Sufficient body flexibility, agility, and balance to perform cleaning operations which require repeated bending and stooping motions, including climbing and working on ladders;
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in areas with only artificial light, to work within a tightly enclosed area such as closets and small offices, to work while exposed to unpleasant odors and with allergenic substances such as cleaning solutions and dust; and to work in a custodial environment;
  • Sufficient attention to concentrate on tasks when distracted and to return to and complete tasks when distracted.

EOE Statement

Canyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions related to recruitment and selection are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.