This is routine manual work in the custodial care of public institutional buildings and surrounding grounds. Depending on the department, employees in this class may be assigned to work as a laundry worker. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a higher level custodial or other supervisor.




Custodial Assignment:


Mops and scrubs floors; waxes and polishes floors and furniture; dusts furniture; cleans and polishes brass; cleans lavatories and replaces lavatory supplies; disposes of waste paper; wipes walls down and spot cleans walls; climbs step ladders to reach and clean elevated areas.

Cuts grass, trims hedges, shovels snow, sweeps and cleans walks, and assists in keeping outside premises in an orderly condition; replaces light bulbs; makes simple repairs to buildings and equipment; repairs and adjusts cleaning equipment; reports damage to structures and equipment; reports damage to structures and equipment that require repairs; moves furniture and equipment; delivers supplies; runs errands; serves as guard or night watchman as an incidental assignment.


Laundry Assignment


Handles soiled/clean laundry in accordance with established departmental procedures, including but not limited to counting and sorting incoming and outgoing laundry; checks attached laundry slips; notes discrepancies; sorts soiled clothing by hand; washes, presses and folds laundry by operating washing machines, extractors, dryers, flatwork ironers and folding machines; presses garments with a steam press unit or hand iron; returns folded laundry to proper sorting and/or storage areas; folds dried clothing by hand; may keep records of laundry operations.


Both Assignments


Performs related work as required.






               the materials, methods, practices and cleaning solutions used in custodial cleaning operations if required by assignment

               the operation and care of vacuum cleaners, scrubbing machines, polishing machines and other janitorial equipment if required by assignment

               the operation of laundry machines including washers, tumblers, steam presses, and flatwork ironers if required by assignment

               necessary safety precautions




               understand and follow simple oral and written instructions

               make minor repairs and adjustments to building fixtures and equipment

               exercise care in the use of cleaning materials for different types of building surfaces

               work in a standing position under conditions of high temperature and humidity if required by assignment

               learn the operation of laundry machines including washers, tumblers, steam presses, and flatwork ironers if required by assignment

               learn the safety precautions necessary in laundry operations if required by assignment

               work harmoniously with fellow workers and others

               read and write English


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/12.)


Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade.

Six months of experience performing custodial work, such as mopping and scrubbing floors, waxing and polishing floors and furniture, and related duties or performing laundry work in a commercial or institutional laundry .

Or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.




Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


Class Established - 1/53

Spec. Revision: CSC - 6/02; Ad. Board - 9/02

Latest Spec. Revision and Consolidation with 7D20 - CSC - 12/11; Ad. Board - 1/12