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Douglas County  6620
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Pay Range GC10


This classification, as a regular and recurring part of the job, lead custodial employees in the day-to-day accomplishment of work in the maintenance and cleaning of Douglas County buildings and/or grounds; operates hand power tools and equipment. Leadworker performs the same work that is done by the group led and will serve as supervisor in the absence of supervisor.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. As leadworker, assist supervisor in planning the work schedule; distribute the day-to-day workload among custodians in cleaning of County buildings and/or grounds; IE: assign work; instruct workers in tasks and provide on-the-job training; maintain in touch with the progress of work and make adjustments in accordance with established procedure to assure timely completion of assigned work projects; estimate work completion times; resolve informal complaints. Regularly provides input to supervisor regarding employee work performance.

2. Participate in basic cleaning of County buildings which include: clean, mop, strip, wax and buff floors; shampoo carpets; wash windows, blinds, walls, ceilings; clean and disinfect restrooms, dust and clean furniture; receive and store supply stock keeping supervisor advised of supply levels and deliveries.

3. Operate power tools appropriate to accomplish work; perform basic maintenance and repair to equipment.


Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of cleaning methods, procedures, equipment and supplies used in custodial maintenance in an institution or on a large scale; considerable knowledge of safety procedures. Skill in: Safe operation of appropriate power tools and equipment. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; lead and motivate support staff and assure work performed within safety procedures; estimate time and materials for individual projects and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; maintain accurate records; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Two years progressively responsible work experience in custodial maintenance in an institution or on a large scale OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.


This classification works with supervision from a custodian supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedure; custodial maintenance reference material, and equipment manuals. Employee uses reasonable judgment in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an inside setting which requires bending, climbing ladders, gripping hands and fingers, hearing alarms, kneeling, lifting up to 34 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, walking and working with hazardous chemicals and materials. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions.

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