City of Las Cruces, NM Lead Custodian in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Job Title:Lead Custodian

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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Nature of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

Perform and oversee janitorial work in the upkeep and cleaning of facilities, related equipment, fixtures, and furnishings. Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, and responding to customer issues. May also involve emergency situations, shift-work, work on holidays, weekends, nights, and standby status. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Work is performed primarily in an internal work environment with occasional travel to other facilities with exposure to all weather and traffic conditions; frequent exposure to hazardous chemicals and contaminants, dust, fumes, noise, and vibration of electrical/mechanical equipment. Protective clothing and equipment is available and required. Moderately heavy physical requirements; frequent standing, walking, balancing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, squatting, pushing/pulling, reaching from all levels, lifting, and carrying up to twenty-five (25) pounds and pushing/pulling up to one hundred-fifty (150) pounds.


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

Full-time; regular; non-exempt position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, schedules, assigns, and oversees work of staff to ensure completion of duties and that proper methods, precautions, materials, and equipment are used in performing functions and tasks.

  • Ensures adherence to established care and maintenance schedules to effectively maintain facilities, fixtures, furnishings, and equipment; utilizes various scrubbing, shampooing, cleaning, and buffing supplies, tools, and machinery to scrub, strip, mop, buff, wax, and shampoo floors and carpets; performs routine maintenance on equipment to assure safe and effective operation.

  • Provides performance feedback, trains, and instructs employees to meet established goals and objectives; participates in staff evaluations with designated supervisor to provide impartial feedback regarding performance; assures that staff maintain safety standards and adhere to policies and procedures for efficient and safe operations.

  • Performs inspections of facilities using established procedures and standards to identify issues, or areas, that need attention, or improvement; monitors and evaluates work to provide appropriate training and guidance; prepares various special, and recurring reports, forms, and documents to verify data and provide timely and accurate information.

  • Reviews, maintains, creates, and updates records, forms, and reports, and processes transactions in various automated systems, formats, and software to ensure data integrity, compliance, and adherence to internal controls, policies, and practices; tracks and maintains an accurate record of supplies to maintain appropriate levels of inventory and facilitate purchases.

  • Ensures the use of the appropriate protective equipment and various cleaning supplies and chemicals to clean, sanitize, and deodorize facilities to include offices, meeting spaces, break rooms, and restrooms.

  • Performs duties such as washes windows, collects and empties trash receptacles, dusts and cleans offices, meeting areas, furniture, and fixtures to ensure the upkeep, neatness, and sanitation of assigned facilities.

  • Performs general grounds keeping duties and cleans walkways and building entrances to keep them free of litter and debris.

  • Responds to and resolves various complaints, issues, and inquiries as authorized and in accordance with established policies and procedures; may transport, deliver, and stock inventory at various facilities as needed; may assist in moving office furniture and fixtures to prepare for and facilitate various meetings, events, and staffing relocations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

No specific educational requirement. Two (2) years of janitorial or custodial work experience is required. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.


Valid driver's license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

General knowledge of:principles, practices, techniques, and procedures used to effectively perform custodial work, general maintenance, upkeep of grounds and facilities, and employee supervision and training; safe and effective use of related chemicals, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment; related occupational and environmental safety and health hazards, environmental and safety regulations, procedures, and practices; principles, techniques, and practices of effective and respectful customer service and problem resolution; principles of record keeping and records management; business and personal computers and related software applications; City organization, operations, policies and procedures to effectively perform the required functions and duties of the position.

Ability to: perform a variety of duties and responsibilities timely and with accuracy to meet deadlines and to ensure achievement of goals and objectives; adhere to all applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the function of the position and department; use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures; safely operate associated tools, equipment, and motor vehicles; detect needed repairs and make necessary operational adjustments on equipment; navigate across even and uneven surfaces; follow established procedures, and oral and written instructions; read, understand, and comply with a variety of specifications, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations governing related activities and functions; use sound judgment in decision-making with routine operations; communicate appropriately and effectively orally and in writing; compile applicable information, maintain accurate records, review documents and extract relevant information; establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with employees and the public; use initiative and independent judgment within existing procedural guidelines to successfully meet established goals and objectives.

Skills in: efficient and effective use of related equipment, tools, and techniques required to successfully perform the functions of the position; maintaining complete and accurate records; effectively leading and managing staff and delegating tasks; performing related reading, writing, and mathematical calculations; using independent judgment and personal initiative; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, priorities, and demands.