Custodian - Temporary

WV Department of Agriculture
Guthrie, WV
United States
Job Description
Job Title:            Custodian - TEMPORARY (4 pm - 12 am shift

Division:            Administrative Services - Building and Grounds 

Headquarters: Guthrie Agricultural Center, Charleston WV

FLSA Status:     Non-exempt

NOTE: Temporary Employees are not eligible for benefits and cannot exceed one thousand (1,000) hours worked in a calendar year.

Nature of Work:

Under general supervision, the Custodian provides general upkeep, sanitation, and maintenance of building facilities and grounds.

Examples of Work:

  • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day including taking out trash, tidying furniture, and dusting surfaces.

  • Sweep and mop floors.

  • Vacuum and shampoo carpet.

  • Clean desks and furniture.

  • Wash and sanitize all restroom areas and surfaces.

  • Wash and sanitize any kitchen or common-use areas.

  • Wash and polish windows.

  • Restock disposables (e.g. soap, paper products, etc.).

  • Log and communicate any maintenance needs that may need to be addressed by day shift staff.

  • Maintain outer premises including watering plants, mowing lawns, and cleaning entrances.

  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows, and setting alarms.

  • Undertake seasonal custodial duties including snow removal, treating walk ways, and raking leaves.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Stand and walk for long durations and use hands to clean. Reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel, and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally climb and work from ladders while cleaning or replacing light bulbs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances.

  • Knowledge of proper procedures when disposing of waste.

  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices.

  • Ability to stand/walk for long durations and lift 100 pounds.

  • Ability to climb, kneel, and crawl as necessary by assignment.

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instruction.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

Experience: One-year full time experience as Custodian.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license is required.

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment law enforcement background investigation, including DMV records.

  • Must maintain a positive image of the Commissioner, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, and the State of West Virginia.

                        This description is subject to review and revision at the discretion of the Commissioner and designees.

                                              West Virginia Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity employer