MUSCATINE COUNTY Custodian in MUSCATINE, Iowa

JOB SUMMARY: Cleans and maintains assigned County buildings and assures all necessary custodial tasks are completed on a daily basis and in a timely manner.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Cleans bathrooms including scrubbing and cleaning urinals, toilets, mopping the floor, emptying the trash, wiping the mirrors and cleaning the sinks; replaces all paper products including soap, toilet paper and hand towel as necessary.Empties the trash, vacuums the floor and cleans all rooms and facilities; sweeps and mops floors; shampoos carpets; strips and waxes floors; cleans ash trays.Dusts and cleans window ledges, furniture, hallways, elevators, stairs, closets, shelves and storage areas; washes walls, windows and furniture; polishes desks and railings as necessary.Replaces all light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; reports any unusual circumstances to supervisor.Notifies supervisor of any stock that is low; receives, unloads and stores supplies.Maintains grounds; mows grass; trims hedges; pulls weeds; shovels snow; may spread insecticide.Touches up paint after repairs or damage; hangs pictures.Performs minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry work without close supervision.Assists in window washing and replacing blinds.Exercises initiative, or as directed, performs additional duties to meet the needs of the organization.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION REQUIREDHigh school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of a body of standardized rules, procedures or operations requiring considerable training and experience to perform the full range of standard assignments and resolve recurring problems. Skill, acquired through training and experience, to operate and adjust varied equipment for purposes such as performing numerous standardized tests or operations.DECISION MAKINGFor both one-of-a-kind and repetitive tasks the supervisor makes specific assignments that are accompanied by clear, detailed, and specific instruction. The employee works as instructed and consults with the supervisor as needed on all matters not specifically covered in the original instructions or guidelines.COMPLEXITYThe work consists of repetitive tasks that are clear-cut and directly related. There is little or no choice to be made in deciding what needs to be done. Actions to be taken or responses to be made are readily discernible. The work is quickly mastered.SCOPE & EFFECTThe work involves the execution of specific rules, regulations, or procedures and typically comprises a complete segment of an assignment or project of broader scope. The work product of service affects the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services.SIGNIFICANCE AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTSCommunication to obtain, clarify, or give facts or information regardless of the nature of those facts. Contacts are with individuals or groups from outside the employing organization in a moderately unstructured setting. The contacts may be with members of the general public, as individuals or groups. The contacts are not established on a routine basis, the purpose and extent of each contact is different and the role and authority of each party is identified and developed during the course of the contact.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe work requires physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, climbing or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately (11lbs up to 50lbs) heavy items such as computer equipment. The work may require specific, but common physical characteristics and abilities such as above average agility and dexterity.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work involves risks or dis