Pima County

Tucson, Arizona, United States

5938 - Custodian I

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description


Salary Grade: 1

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $15.75 - $18.51 Per Hour
Full Range: $15.75 - $21.26 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

Custodian I for the Pima County Adult Detention Center, performs custodial tasks in buildings, offices, or other facilities.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Cleans rooms, furnishings and equipment;

Washes and disinfects equipment and furnishings with detergent and germicides;

Sweeps, vacuums, mops, strips and buffs floors;

Cleans and disinfects rest rooms and kitchens, including sinks, tile trim, countertops, toilets, bathtubs and other fixtures;

Cleans, dusts and polishes furniture;

Changes bed linen, removes dirty linen, replaces with clean linen and cleans beds;

Empties wastebaskets and picks up trash;

Disposes of hazardous waste and contaminated materials using approved disposal methods;

Maintains & stocks lavatory supplies;

Ensures control of cleaning materials in designated sensitive areas;

Moves and sets up furniture and equipment;

Reports need for major repairs to supervisor;

May make simple building and equipment repairs (such as changing light bulbs);

May clean passenger vehicles, utility vehicles and heavy equipment.


Knowledge of:

  • practices and methods of cleaning equipment, rooms and furnishings;
  • appropriate techniques for identifying and disposing of hazardous waste and contaminated materials;
  • appropriate use of cleaning equipment and materials, including toxic chemicals;
  • basic infection control techniques.

Skill in:
  • using cleaning tools, equipment and materials;
  • performing manual cleaning tasks;
  • understanding and following oral and written instructions;
  • communicating effectively with supervisors, co-workers, staff, patients and visitors.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates the minimum knowledge and skills.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Some positions in this classification may require an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) regular Clearance Card at the time of appointment. Some positions require a valid Arizona Class D driver license at the time of application. Failure to obtain/maintain the required licensure/certification shall be grounds for termination.

Special Notice Items: Some positions may be assigned to with the Sheriff's Department in a jail/detention center and may be required to engage in direct inmate contact. Department of Labor Regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that some positions in this category may have a moderate risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. In accordance with OSHA and Pima County guidelines and regulations, Hepatitis B vaccine, tuberculosis screening, and respiratory protection training, safety equipment, and personal protective clothing will be provided.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.