Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $29,120.00 gross per year
  • Gainesville


Minimum Qualifications
Completion of the eighth grade and the ability to follow oral and written instructions; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy #6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position.Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background investigation are required prior to employment.

Position Summary
This is manual and semi-skilled work maintaining County buildings and equipment in the Facilities Management Department.

An employee assigned to this classification performs manual work involving a variety of tasks to maintain cleanliness in Alachua County Buildings.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through reports and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification may be required to report to work.

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Performs heavy cleaning duties in Alachua County Buildings such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, removing rubbish and replenishing supplies.

Performs heavy cleaning in break room and kitchen areas in Alachua County Buildings by vacuuming, sweeping, stripping, mopping, and/or waxing/polishing floors, dusting, cleaning and sanitizing sink and work surfaces.

Conducts routine and periodic carpet extraction.

Maintains meeting and locker rooms to be ready for occupation.

Maintains entrance ways, exits, sidewalks, selected parking lots and high traffic areas.

Conducts energy-savings and maintenance inspection checks; report shortcomings to supervisor.

Maintains checklist and daily inspection log of work performed and other routine reports.

Performs minor maintenance in building such as replace light bulbs, air filters, minor painting, tighten or adjust office doors, closures and hardware as required, unclogging lavatories and/or replacing valve, and replacing broken switch plates on receptacles.

Observes and reports need for repairs to supervisor.

Provides building maintenance services in support of the County's Disaster and Recovery Plan.

Serves as custodian for lost and found items.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Extensive knowledge of materials, supplies, equipment and methods on maintaining carpeted and hard floors.

Extensive knowledge of the use of various types of equipment, tools and cleaning materials used in the janitorial industry.

Some knowledge of material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Some mechanical knowledge of toilet equipment hardware.

Skill in caring for various types of flooring.

Skill in carpet extraction.

Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.

Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to cleaning equipment.

Ability to recognize obvious safety hazards.

Ability to communicate in writing through simple logs and reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and the public.

Ability to make repairs on toilet equipment.

Ability to maintain floors.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; talk or hear; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather); and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather).

The noise level in the work environment usually ranges from moderate to loud.

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