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Custodian - Lakewood University Place and Steilacoom Branches

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Pierce County Library System

University Place, WA

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Job Description

Custodian - Lakewood, University Place, and Steilacoom

Pierce County Library System


Pierce County Library System offers a compensation program which recognizes qualifications and experience relevant to each position. The starting pay is established typically within the hiring range below based upon the experience of the individual hired into the role. Our compensation package also includes annual increases for each additional year of experience and tenure in the role, up to the maximum (current year maximum outlined in pay grade range below). Eligibility for overtime is exclusive to positions which are FLSA status non-exempt below.

Position Classification:


Hiring Range:

$15.28 - $17.71

Pay Grade Range:

$15.28 - $20.53

Position Status:

Regular, Part-Time

Union Status:


Hours Per Week:



Schedule includes travel time for start at Lakewood, then to Steilacoom and finishing at University Place. Schedule is Saturday - 7am - 7:15 pm; Sunday - 7am - 5:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change.

Closing Date:

5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of routine custodial functions for the Pierce County Library System; cleans and maintains assigned buildings, facilities, and/or office areas; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is the entry-level position in the Custodial job series. Positions at this level work under close supervision and perform basic custodial tasks.

Supervisory Relationships:

Reports to the Custodial Supervisor; no supervisory responsibility is exercised.

Essential Functions:

Delivers high-quality, customer-focused services.

Disinfects, cleans, and maintains restroom facilities including toilets, urinals, sanitary containers, sinks, doors, mirrors, and fixtures; restocks paper products.

Cleans library, offices, work areas, meeting rooms, study rooms, coffee bars, and/or the staff lunch room.

Sanitizes drinking fountains, kitchen sinks, counter tops, microwaves, table tops, and desks.

Vacuums, sweeps, mops, and cleans hard surface floors; spot cleans carpets.

Dusts fixtures, furniture, and other hard surface areas.

Cleans internal and external building windows.

Empties trash cans and recycling bins; disposes of trash in outside holding bins.

Sets-up and takes down meeting rooms.

Assists with routine building maintenance tasks including changing light bulbs, cleaning exterior building areas, and monitoring parking lots.

Demonstrates punctuality and regular and consistent attendance.

Brings matters of public concern regarding waste, inefficiency, corruption, discrimination, and safety to the attention of Library Management.

Accurately communicates the Library’s policies to members of the public in all job-related contacts.

Positively reflects Pierce County Library’s mission, vision, and values to members of the public and to staff.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Knowledge of:

Custodial functions and custodial principles.

Regulations and standards governing custodial activities.

Custodial equipment and cleaning chemicals.

Occupational hazards and safety practices relative to custodial work.

Customer service standards and protocols.

Required Skill in:

Performing a variety of routine custodial functions.

Ensuring the Library’s facilities are appropriately cleaned and maintained.

Completing work orders in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental standards.

Safely operating custodial equipment and handling cleaning chemicals.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent, and six months custodial experience; OR any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.

Licenses, Certifications, and Special Requirements:

A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.

Must pass local police and Washington State Adult/Child Abuse records check prior to hire.

The ability to work evenings and weekends on a rotating schedule and to adapt to schedule changes on short notice is required.

Working Environment and Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in and around the Library facilities and involves exposure to cleaning chemicals, hazardous materials, bodily fluids, and infectious diseases.

Subject to standing and walking for extended periods of time, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing ladders, and lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds


Sick Leave

Medical, Dental, and Basic Life Insurance

Long-Term Disability


State Retirement System

Employee Assistance Program

Employees have an opportunity to participate in the Tax Sheltered Annuity Program and the Deferred Compensation Program.

Additional life insurance for the employee and family is available through payroll deduction.

Job Location

University Place, Washington, United States

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Pierce County Library System

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