Travis CountyAustin 78701
Full Time

Policies, practices, procedures and methods of janitorial/custodial functions. Applicable safety practices and regulations.

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Travis County
Full Time 1010 Lavaca St # 400, Austin, TX 78701, United States Apply before 9/30/2023 11:59


The Full-Time Custodian has a 90-day trial period. Full array of benefits after 90 days of employment. We offer comprehensive health insurance, a no-cost, on-site Health and Wellness clinic, longevity pay, paid vacations, sick time and personal holidays, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, public sector loan forgiveness, extremely generous retirement plan; not to mention a friendly, stable work-life balance environment. 

Performs custodial duties to keep County facilities clean and orderly. Cleans and maintains the appearance of offices, floors, restrooms and other facilities.


This is the first in a series of three custodial-related job classifications within the Maintenance job family. This classification is the beginning level custodial function responsible for basic cleaning of bathrooms and office areas and is distinguished from the Custodian Lead which functions as a working lead over other custodial positions. This classification may require work in secure facilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains floors by stripping, waxing, buffing and polishing hard surfaces.
  • Performs general cleaning, sweeps, mops, dusts, scrubs, vacuums, empties waste baskets and recycling containers. 
  • Cleans walls, windows, light fixtures and air supply/return registers.
  • Operates buffer, stripper, waxer, vacuum, and carpet cleaning machines.
  • Secures and locks buildings. Turns out lights in areas completed.
  • Operates cleaning equipment such as buffer, stripper, waxer, vacuum, and carpet cleaning machines.
  • Performs floor cleaning, tile, by scrubbing, shinning, cleaning and shampoo carpeted and non-carpeted areas.
  • Operates equipment to maintain hard floors of various types.
  • Responsible for removing spots from carpet, performing bonnet and extractions carpet cleaning.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms, including fixtures, mirrors, equipment, windows, floors and walls. 
  • Replenishes restroom supplies, unstops sinks and toilets.
  • May replace light bulbs and other similar replaceable items.
  • May move office furniture and other items, as required.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
One (1) year of custodial or manual labor experience;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Candidates are to successfully pass the criminal background checks 

Experience using floor stripping/waxing and buffing equipment to maintain hard floors of various types.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, practices, procedures and methods of janitorial/custodial functions.
  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.
  • Cleaning equipment, products, techniques, and standards.
Skill in:
  • Cleaning windows, dusting furniture, and unstopping toilets.
  • Operating cleaning equipment, such as buffers, strippers, waxers, vacuums, and carpet cleaning machines.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Understand and follow instructions and communicate effectively to perform the job functions, as required.
  • Safely and correctly operate cleaning equipment.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Manage time well and meet timelines.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, and the general public.
Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 50 pounds/carry up to 25 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to contact with hazardous waste, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects and rodents, and exposure to outside elements.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Hours: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM Monday through Friday, Working some weekends and holidays
Location: Various County Facilities
Department: Facilities Management Department
Criminal Background Check, Driving Record and Employment History Check Required
Applicants are required to successfully pass the background investigation, including CJIS and fingerprint clearance.