Help Wanted: Otero County Part-Time Custodian

Description: Otero County is accepting applications to fill a Part-Time Custodian position. Complete Job Description Below...

Published: 03/05/2024
Byline: SECO News

Help Wanted: Otero County Part-Time Custodian


We have the following position just opening for Otero County:

Otero County has one (1) opening for a Custodian. The position is part time.

Perform a variety of skilled and unskilled tasks in the custodian care and maintenance for the Otero County Grounds and Building.

Graduation from a high school or GED, and 1 year experience.

Post-offer employment physical and drug screen required. 

Pay Range $15.29 to 16.39/per hr. 

Applications can be picked up at Workforce Center in La Junta.

Position is open until it is filled.

Job Description Details:


"Part-Time Custodian" 

Grade: 102 


General Statement of Duties: 

Performs a variety of skilled and unskilled tasks in the custodian care and maintenance of the Otero County grounds and buildings. 


Works under the day-to-day supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor. 


None generally. May supervise useful public service workers. 


1. Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes, polishes, and buffs halls and office floors, etc. 

2. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and replenishes supplies cleans spills; cleans drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc. 

3. Dumps ash cans and garbage and reline cans with liners. 

4. Changes light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. 

5. Washes windows, walls, metal and woodwork. 

6. Maintains lawns, trees and shrubs around buildings and grounds. 

7. Maintains clear, dry walkways and sidewalks during winter, and free of debris the rest of the year. 

9. Picks up litter from around buildings and grounds. 

10. Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance and repairs such as floor covering, plumbing, mechanical, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work. 

11. Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed. 

12. Maintains security of keys and confidentiality of contents of County buildings. 

13. Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building maintenance. 

14.Operates a vehicle to run errands. 

15. Performs any and all other duties as assigned. 


Education and Experience: 

(A) Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent and 

(B) one (1) year of related experience, or 

(C) any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

(A) Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs; Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions. 

(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment. 

(C) Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule; ability to perform manual labor, lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and other departments; ability to work effectively with the public; ability to work under varying weather conditions. 


Valid Colorado State Driver's license. 


Floor buffers, mops, broom, dusting equipment, riding lawn mower, hedge trimmers, string trimmer, snow blower, and hand and power tools. 


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. 

This position requires strenuous manual labor to include lifting up to 100 lbs. moving furniture, sweeping and mopping floors, mowing lawns, shoveling snow, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, and climbing or balancing. 

Requires dexterous use of both hands. Requires corrected vision and hearing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work outdoors in wet, cold, hot and humid weather conditions. 


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. 

Employment is contingent upon the applicant passing a pre-employment medical physical and mandatory drug test. 

Verification of any combination of driving record, criminal history and/or workers' compensation history. 

No medical inquiries will be made or workers' compensation information gathered until after a conditional job offer has been given to the applicant. 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

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