Janitor/Custodian Position

May 2, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for cleaning and grounds projects for the Borough of Penns Grove. Positions may be indoors to maintain the interior of the borough hall and other borough properties or rented spaces, outdoors to maintain the exterior, or a mixture of both. This position reports to the borough business administrator, pending approval from borough council.

HOURS AND PAY:
$12 / hour for 10-15 hours a week. Must be available during business hours.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous custodial experience preferred.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs a variety of cleaning/maintenance duties as assigned including but not limited to sweeping, mopping, shampooing, dusting, polishing, trash disposal, replacing light bulbs and window cleaning.

  • Informs Supervisor of needed supplies.
  • Maintains all cleaning solutions in accordance to OSHA requirements for hazardous chemicals.
  • Removes trash from premises and assists in emergency cleaning.
  • Ability to properly utilize new equipment and follow safety procedures prior to using this equipment.
  • Maintains friendly and professional attitude.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appropriate level of sanitary and cleaning supplies for assigned areas.
  • Inspects all assigned areas daily and reports all cleaning and maintenance discrepancies to Supervisor.
  • Ensures all safety precautions are followed while performing work.
  • Maintains working relationship with building staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appropriate level of sanitary and cleaning supplies for assigned areas. Maintains assigned equipment in good working condition.
  • As applicable, cleans restrooms: Sweeps and mops floors. Refills all dispensers such as hand towels, toilet paper & hand soap. Cleans toilets, urinals, sinks, mirrors & counters.
    Empties/removes trash. Reports any discrepancies or deficiencies to supervisor.
  • Ability to properly utilize new equipment and follow safety procedures prior to using this equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Capable of working extended hours, to include evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.
  • Able to see well enough to read faint or partially obscured writing or printing, with corrective lenses if needed.
  • Must be able to speak English in a clear and understandable voice so that various types of communications may be conducted with people of various levels of education and capabilities, to include the exchange and receipt of information over the telephone.
  • Position involves sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, shoving, lifting, carrying and moving objects that can weigh up to 50 lbs. This movement can occur throughout the day. Must also be able to climb several flights of stairs if necessary.
  • This position will alternate between working indoors in a controlled climate and with proper lighting, to an outdoors setting with variable climate and lighting.
  • Must be able to interact with all types of individuals, be mentally alert, detail oriented, and with good reasoning skills.
  • Must be able to work in small and confined spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Must have finger dexterity for typing/using a keyboard.

Environmental Requirements:

  • Must be able to work on more than one assignment at a time with frequent interruptions, changes and delays. Must be able to remain focused and work effectively, efficiently, and cheerfully under such circumstances. For safety reasons, employee must remain alert to working conditions and aware of
    safety, health, and environmental concerns.
  • Must be able to work effectively and cheerfully in an environment which may be stressful due to adversarial situations resulting from the proper performance of duties.

Download Application (PDF)

Complete the application and return to Business Administrator Sean Brown via email at . You may also return in person at the address below.

Sean M. Brown, MPA
Business Administrator & Economic Development Coordinator
1 State Street
Borough of Penns Grove, New Jersey
(O) 856-299-0098 Ext. 116
(M) 856-381-9245
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