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- Position Overview
The primary function of an employee in this position is to perform routine custodial and cleaning tasks in assigned areas of County buildings on an assigned shift. The principal duties are performed in a public building environment including the use of electrically powered cleaning equipment and cleaning substances that may involve related hazards.
The margin for error in this position may be substantial as it is imperative to prevent the spread of diseases and aid in the care of inmates and staff as defined in Hart vs. Hill and Hill vs. Penzone.
- Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
A minimum of one (1) year of full-time custodial/janitorial, maintenance, cleaning or closely related work experience. This position requires the ability to communicate in English effectively orally and in writing.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Training with the exception of Arizona driver's license to be provided on-the-job: FEMA NIMS - IS100 AND 700; OSHA training; ADP payroll training; PREA training. Must possess or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license. Prior to hiring, the Sheriff's Office requires that all candidates successfully pass a polygraph examination and an extensive background review.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Janitorial chemicals.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), HAZMAT, Arizona safety and health law regulations.
- Various computer programs.
- Procedures related to the mixing of chemicals as well as materials used in custodial work
- The operation of commercial janitorial equipment (i.e., vacuum cleaner, wet/dry vacuum, floor machines, mop, and mop wringer).
- Maintaining logs and records.
- Communicate effectively in English (verbal and written).
- Learn effective operation of powered cleaning equipment and occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Transport and deliver documents and packages between MCSO facilities.
- Maintain cleanliness and safely operate a county vehicle.
- Follow routine verbal and written instructions.
- Be self-motivated and be able to think and work independently.
- Work effectively and safely in a high security environment, which may or may include the presence of sentenced and non-sentenced inmates.
- Supervise working inmates assigned to custodial duties, both inside and outside the secured jail perimeters.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Three (3) or more years of custodial work experience. Experience working in a corrections/detention type of environment.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
OSHA training or knowledge.
Position may require contact with inmates depending on assignment; must be willing to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and rotating shifts/weekends as MCSO is a 24/7 operation.
The following environments described are only representative of how the essential job tasks are currently performed or envisioned. As such, in order to accommodate a disability or limitation, the essential job tasks may be performed in ways other than described on these pages.
- Frequently indoors and constantly outdoors.
- Frequently exposed to temperatures of 90 degrees or higher. May experience temperatures below 40 degrees.
- Constant exposure to chemical, fumes, smoke and dust.
- Occasional exposure to wet, damp and confined areas.
- Frequent use of stairs or ladders.
- Rare encounters of unprotected heights, high noise level, dim and bright lighting.
- Sitting, standing, walking
- Driving a vehicle
- Speaking, hearing, seeing, reading
- Distinguishing colors
- Bending/kneeling, reaching, twisting, climbing
- Wearing protective gear
- Lifting floor to waist fifty (50) pounds
- Lifting waist to shoulder fifty (50) pounds
- Lifting shoulder to overhead fifty (50) pounds
- Carrying a weight of five (5) to ten (10) pounds for a distance of 50 feet
- Pushing/pulling a weight of fifty (50) pounds for a distance of 50 feet
- Frequent interruptions, time pressures
- High volume of work
- Handling multiple or complicated tasks, and frequently changing or unscheduled tasks
- High level accuracy and frequent decision making
- Constant concentration/vigilance
- Teamwork, working in close proximity with others
- Constant public contact
- Constant overtime with approval and rotating shifts
- Frequent emergencies
- Rarely traumatic subject matter encounters
- Rarely working in isolation
- Rarely dangerous environment
- Essential Job Tasks
- Ensures the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of the County facilities to include jails, visitor areas, high-traffic, common, and employee areas.
- Works with cleaning fluids, chemicals, cleaning agents or similar solutions using only standard protective equipment to maintain County facilities.
- Operates, maintains and performs minor repairs to power-driven custodial equipment.
- Maintains the safekeeping of keys used to lock/unlock secure areas to be cleaned.
- Keeps and maintains work logs and records.
- Inventory all cleaning supplies and equipment on a periodic basis.
- Makes recommendations for purchases to management.
- Coordinates and participate in training program for custodial personnel.
- Inspects assigned work areas.
- Analyzes field problems and develops proactive solutions.
- Safely operates a county vehicle.
- Performs ad-hoc projects as required.
- Provides exemplary customer service.
- Works effectively and safely in a high security jail environment, inmate housing and holding areas.
- Must be willing to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and rotating shifts and weekends.
- Be present at work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled and/or assigned by the supervisor.
- Selection Procedure
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.