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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


$16.04 – $21.50 Hourly

$2,781.16 – $3,727.02 Monthly

This is a full-time, benefitted position


Under general supervision, to perform a variety of general cleaning, janitorial work and routine duties in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and maintenance duties; and to perform other duties as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Performs a variety of cleaning duties such as sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing floors; cleans and vacuums rugs and carpets; cleans hallways, lobbies, restrooms, and offices; cleans ceilings, walls, blinds, and light fixtures; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans and disinfects restrooms; replenishes supplies; may wash windows; may move and arrange furniture and equipment; turns out lights and locks doors and windows; replaces light bulbs and tubes; operates scrubbers, buffers, waxers and other equipment and machinery; requisitions supplies as needed; replaces florescent and incandescent lamps; cleans lighting fixtures and reflectors; moves and relocates office furniture and equipment; performs minor tasks in carpentry, painting, electrical and plumbing work in addition to grounds maintenance work ; may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Cleaning supplies and equipment.
Proper methods used in cleaning work.
Basic hand tools and equipment used in routine building maintenance and grounds keeping work.
Basic methods and tools of the painting, plumbing, carpentry and masonry trades.
Safe work practices.
Ability to:
Clean and care for an assigned area and equipment.
Follow oral and written instructions.
Read and write at a level required for successful job performance.
Recognize and locate conditions which require maintenance and repair.
Use and care for tools used in work assignments.
Learn and perform a variety of general maintenance and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of County buildings, facilities, and associated equipment.
Learn to estimate time and materials for maintenance assignments.
Learn to recognize and locate conditions which require maintenance and repair.
Work on own initiative without close supervision.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Previous work experience in custodial and building maintenance work is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Supplemental Information

Frequently stand and walk for extended periods on uneven terrain and on slippery surfaces; stoop, kneel, and crouch to pick up or move objects, office equipment, and furniture; ability to crawl through various areas requiring movement on hands and knees; physical ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance; physical ability to lift and move heavier objects with assistance; some exposure to communicable disease; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected vision and hearing to normal range; verbal communication; uses vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, buffers,  waxing equipment, and basic hand tools and power equipment; operate an automobile.
Work is performed in building and outdoor environments; work is performed in varying temperatures; some exposure to controlled and hazardous substances such as cleaning solvents and chemicals, dust, and gases; exposure to communicable disease; some contact with staff and the public.
Salary Information
Custodian/Maintenance Worker
$2,781.16 – $3,727.02* / Month
$16.04 – $21.50* / Hour
* The rate of pay of a county employer shall correspond with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G respectively, which denote the various steps in the salary range.   Steps “F” & “G” steps are based on longevity:  “F” step is upon completion of seven years of continuous service and 2.5 years at “E” step, “G” step is upon completion of 10 years of continuous service and 3 years at “F” step .  Trinity County Code  Section 2.60.410


NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 16.04
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 21.50