County of Contra CostaMartinez 94553
Full Time +

Formalized institutional cleaning equipment repair training Janitorial specific safety training.

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Institutional Services Worker

County of Contra Costa
Full Time, Permanent Contra Costa Health Services, 50 Douglas Dr #310, Martinez, CA 94553, United States


*** Open Until All Positions Are Filled***This recruitment may close at any time, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
Why Join Contra Costa County Health Services?
The Contra Costa County, Health Services Department is the largest department of County
government, employing more than 4,250 individuals. We strive to:
  • Deliver high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all.
  • Provide an integrated system of health care services, community health improvement and environmental protection.
  • Anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
  • Work in partnership with our patients, cities, and diverse communities, as well as other health, education, and human service agencies.
  • Encourage creative, ethical, and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs.
The Environmental Services Division is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in working as Institutional Services Worker – Generalists at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. Individuals in these positions perform a variety of janitorial services in the County hospital, helping to ensure a safe environment to deliver quality healthcare to all.  
We are looking for someone who:
  • Organized and Effective at Time Management. You will carry out tasks that require you to be smart with your time management.
  • Honest and Safety Conscious. You will work with products and chemicals that require
  • you to practice caution with.
  • Hardworking. You will provide a safe and sanitary workplace for customers and
  • employees.
  • Positive and Respectful. You will work alongside internal staff and the public and you are expected to be respectful to all.
  • Reliable. You will need to collaborate with a team and be dependable.
  • Knowledgeable of cleaning products. You will need to know the proper methods of storing and handling commercial cleaning chemicals.
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Sweeping, wet mopping, and vacuuming floors
  • Buffing floors using electrical buffing equipment
  • Washing and cleaning face bowls, commodes, bathtubs, and other bathroom fixtures
  • Replenishing paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, and light bulbs
  • Dusting, cleaning, and disinfecting all furniture, equipment
  • Spot cleaning and disinfecting walls and woodwork
A few reasons why you might love this job:
  • You will have the opportunity to work with diverse and amazing co-workers.
  • You will work independently, while also following safety procedures.
  • You will have opportunities for growth.
  • You will have the opportunity to make a difference in our patients' lives.
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • You may have to work within a residential treatment facility.
  • You may have to work weekends, holidays, or special occasions.
  • You may have to work on swing or graveyard shifts.
  • You have to respond quickly to urgent situations.
Competencies Required:
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Manual Dexterity: Using senses, hands, and fingers in manipulating objects quickly and efficiently
  • General Physical Ability: Using strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination
  • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and
  • safety hazards
  • Environmental Exposure Tolerance: Performing under physically demanding conditions
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
To read the complete job description, please click . Candidates may remain active on the eligible list to be considered for future openings, for up to 6 months.
Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required at the Specialist and Lead Levels.

Either one (1) year full-time or its equivalent experience in the class of Institutional Services Aide in Contra Costa County or one (1) year of full-time or its equivalent institutional cleaning or food service experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Formalized institutional cleaning equipment repair training
  • Janitorial specific safety training
  • California Food Handlers Certificate
  • Bloodborne pathogens Training
Selection Process


 Application Filing and Evaluation: 

Applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.


Training & Experience Evaluation:

Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  (Weighted 100%)


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next available testing date, which are tentatively scheduled to occur every 2-3 weeks.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

CONVICTION HISTORYAfter you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
 DISASTER SERVICE WORKERAll Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

 It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.