City of Las Cruces, NM Building Attendant in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Job Title:Building Attendant

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 03/26/18 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Salary:$10.83 Hourly

Job Type:Full-time Regular

Location:700 N. Main St., Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Performs the custodial/janitorial functions in maintaining a clean environment and performs minor building maintenance on assigned City buildings and facilities.

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, nights, weekends, and responding to customer issues. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Position functions primarily indoors with frequent exposure to industrial cleaning chemicals and building dusts. Noise and vibration of electrical/mechanical equipment occurs frequently. Protective clothing is available and must be used. Position is moderately physical requiring lifting from all levels, carrying up to 25 pounds occasionally, pushing/pulling up to 25 pounds frequently, pushing/pulling 150-pound carpet shampooing machine occasionally, climbing ladders, and balancing.


Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Full-time; regular; non-exempt; union-represented position

This recruitment process will be used to fill a vacant position in the Public Works Department but may be used to fill other vacancies within the City of Las Cruces.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs custodial and janitorial duties within assigned City buildings, empties trash cans, dusts and cleans offices, including dusting books, cabinets, shelves, and furniture and otherwise attending to the neatness and sanitation of buildings or equipment

  • Scrubs, strips, mops, buffs, and waxes floors using power-driven machines; washes windows; shampoos rugs using shampooing machine; operates vacuum sweeper; uses cleaning fluids, chemicals and protective equipment to clean, sanitize, and deodorize facilities; provides general maintenance and repair of small equipment; picks up custodial supplies when necessary.

  • Sweeps walkways and building entrances; performs general clean-up of grounds; uses common tools, such as a hammer, screwdriver and/or ladder to make minor repairs.

  • May transport equipment in a City vehicle to and from various City facilities; organizes furniture and equipment for a variety of City functions held at assigned City facilities; provides support to City staff in the implementation of special events held at assigned City facilities.

  • Responsible for daily opening and locking of facilities; may perform security functions in the absence of the contracted vendor and during special events.

  • Performs routine maintenance on buildings, such as electrical, plumbing, minor painting, etc.

    Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to a high school diploma PLUS six months of experience in custodial work and minor building maintenance. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.


Valid driver's license may be required for designated positions. If applicable, position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

BasicKnowledge of: Cleaning methods, materials, and equipment; proper handling and mixing of cleaning chemicals; safety procedures and OSHA regulations; City policies and procedures; the operation and care of electric sweepers, wet/dry vacuum cleaners, and minor building maintenance equipment.

Ability to: Read and understand written instructions and procedures; prioritize work and maintain accurate records; follow oral instructions; perform the physical requirements of the position; establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers.

Skills in: Safe operation of cleaning and minor building maintenance equipment; small equipment repair.