Facilities Assistant

Application Deadline: 2022-12-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Facilities Assistant

LOCATION: Facilities

SALARY: $15.37-$16.95/Hr.

STATUS: Full time


WORK HOURS: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm


Performs custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of County facilities and grounds. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, cleans offices, washes windows, cleans hard floors and carpets, decontaminates biohazards, mows and treats lawns, and removes snow. Provides non-skilled assistance to Facilities Technicians and skilled trades employees.


1. Performs custodial services to County facilities consisting of general cleaning, dusting, dust mopping, cleaning windows, cleaning restroom fixtures and counters, cleaning and sanitizing biohazard-contaminated surfaces or furniture using universal precautions, and restocking restroom supplies. Ensures sufficient supplies are at each location serviced.

2. Performs hard floor and carpet care consisting of vacuuming, dust mopping, floor refinishing, carpet extracting, and upholstery cleaning.

3. Performs basic grounds maintenance consisting of snow removal and lawn care, using various types of power equipment including shovels, spreaders, walk-behind snow throwers, riding snow throwers and plows, push mowers, riding lawn mowers, and line trimmers.


1. Provides non-skilled assistance to Facilities Technicians and skilled trades employees in performing preventative maintenance, new installation, or repairs of building equipment, systems, or structures.
2. Performs basic maintenance on custodial equipment including equipment cleaning and replacement of worn parts following proper maintenance procedures.
3. Resolves problems with cleaning equipment.
4. Moves furniture and office equipment.
5. Changes light bulbs and tubes, and performs minor repairs to buildings and furniture.
6. Communicates with coworkers and supervisors regarding emergencies, training needs, missing work, and work assignments.
7. Uses common tools, equipment, machines, and cleaning products and materials normally encountered in custodial work
8. Applies knowledge of security protocols while performing work.
9. Demonstrates appropriate behavior, attire, attitudes, and social interactions.
10. Applies quality assurance processes while performing work.
11. Completes assigned work orders timely and submits completed paperwork promptly.
12. Responds appropriately to greetings and requests by County employees and the public.
13. Participates in on-call rotation for weekend, holiday, and after-hours snow removal.
14. Performs other related duties as may be assigned.


1. Reports to Maintenance Supervisor.
2. Works with other Facilities employees, other County employees, and the public.


1. High School diploma or equivalent.
2. A minimum of two years’ work experience performing custodial services, including experience in hard floor and carpet care.
3. International Sanitary Supply Association or International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association certification is desired.
4. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.


1. Knowledge of general custodial practices.
2. Knowledge of hard floor and carpet care.
3. Basic knowledge of building and equipment maintenance.
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills including listening skills.


1. Ability to lift 50 pounds or less several times per shift.
2. Ability to work from a standing or walking position throughout the shift.
3. Ability to climb and work from a ladder.
4. Ability to perform light manual labor involving frequent bending, stooping, and occasional climbing.
5. Ability to push, pull, and manipulate maintenance equipment.
6. Ability to work outside in various climatic situations especially snow.
7. Ability to use standard office equipment including telephone, computer, printer, photocopier, and scanner.
8. Ability to travel to other County departments and locations.
9. Ability to withstand the odor and appearance at biohazard cleanup sites.


Deadline Note: Recruitment will be ongoing