Custodian - Buildings and Grounds

Classification Title


FLSA Status


Base Pay

12.45 / HR



The purpose of this job is to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for both staff and clients of the County Judicial system and Health Department.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Provides daily cleaning of bathrooms, kitchens, offices, work areas and locker
  • Empties waste baskets, ashtrays, coffee grounds and debris, Cleans baskets and changes liners as necessary. Removes trash and empties paper recycling
  • Vacuums, sweeps or mops office and hall floors. Scrubs floor grout, cleans carpet and restores hard wood floors as necessary.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture, baseboards, file cabinets, window ledges, mirrors and other fixtures.
  • Cleans and disinfects sinks, stools and other fixtures. Cleans and polishes drinking fountains.
  • Stocks rest room with towels, tissue and soap.
  • Keeps cleaning cart supplied with wax, soap, toilet cleaner, towels and other
  • Utilizes snow blower and shove! to remove snow and ice from walkways and spreads salt on icy surfaces.
  • Changes light bulbs and furnace filters.
  • May do minor repairs, which includes hanging boards, hooks, frames, changing lights, installing door stops, etc..
  • Assists in moving books, supplies and other items.
  • Assists with grounds maintenance such as weeding, raking leaves and similar tasks.
  • Maintains exterior of building.
  • Secures all doors and windows prior to departure.
  • Performs related work as required.


Required Education and Experience Education: High School diploma or equivalency

Experience; No Experience

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the
    required skills, knowledge and abilities

Required Licenses or Certifications N/A


Knowledge of:

  • Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Hard wood restoration
  • Carpet extractors and cleaning chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Personal protection equipment
  • OSHA requirements
  • English grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • Legal terminology and court procedures
  • Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

Skill in:

  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate
    working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction,
    multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments

Ability to:

  • Read and understand directions
  • Understand measurements
  • Use various tools and machine to clean floors
  • Determine product safety on various surfaces
  • Manage and identify correct keys
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Follow safety rules and regulations
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries


The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment

Seldom or Never

Sometimes or Occasionally

Frequently or Often

Office or similar indoor environment




Outdoor environment




Street environment (near moving traffic)




Construction site



Confined space




In the community (homes, businesses, etc.)




Warehouse environment




Shop environment




Other (Lock up)




Seldom or Never

Sometimes or Occasionally

Frequently or Often

Individuals who are rude or irate



Individuals with known violent backgrounds




Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)



Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)




Moving mechanical parts




Fumes or airborne particles



Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste




Loud noises (85+ decibels)










The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The position involves very heavy physical demands, such as exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.


Please send resume and application to:

Tim Neeb - Supervisor
Barry County Buildings and Grounds
220 W. State Street
Hastings, MI  49058
(269) 945-1293