• Riverside, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial Public Safety
  • Salary: $35,520.00 - $43,272.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside is now accepting applications for the position of Custodian to fill a current vacancy in the Police Department. Successful candidates must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or any upcoming vacancies within this classification.

Custodians under general supervision, perform a variety of manual tasks in cleaning and otherwise maintaining buildings, grounds, and related fixtures and equipment; and perform related duties as required.

Work Performed

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Sweep, mop, wax, and polish floors; wash walls, woodwork, and windows; vacuum and shampoo carpet.
  • Pick up litter, lawn, and shrub trimmings and sweep walkways around buildings; empty trash barrels, sweep entryways and carports.
  • Clean restrooms and replenish supplies; dust, polish, and move furniture; empty wastebaskets.
  • Wash windows and showcases; polish metal fixtures; change light bulbs, starters, and fuses.
  • Receive and store supplies; move materials within building; request order and reorder of custodial supplies.
  • Operate, adjust, and lubricate mechanical heating and air conditioning equipment; perform minor maintenance on plumbing fixtures.
  • Perform other maintenance including minor carpentry and painting as assigned.
  • Inspect, clean and maintain the grounds and fixtures in the downtown pedestrian mall and other downtown areas including alleyways, and the City Hall breezeway.
  • Power wash front entrance of City Hall, other City buildings, and breezeways; power wash and polish granite monuments, benches and other fixtures such as lighting and bollards.
  • Clean spills or remove debris from main mall, building walkways, and alleyways; perform minor electrical maintenance by fixing broken lights; inspect landscaping, identify any problem areas and report to management.
  • May operate a mini-sweeper in the performance of the duties.


Recruitment Guidelines:

Education: Completion of the eighth school grade.

Experience: At least six months of experience in janitorial or custodial work.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience working as a custodian in a secure facility or law enforcement agency.

Conditions of Employment:
  • The current vacancy is in the Police Department and will work within various Police buildings. Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

Selection Process

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

IMPORTANT: Appointment is subject to successful completion of an in-depth pre-employment background investigation, medical/physical examination, and drug and alcohol test; and may be subject to polygraph examination, and/or psychological examination As part of the background investigation, all claims of education and experience made in the employment application process, as well as other information submitted, will be verified.

NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list. Some candidates may be disqualified indefinitely due to the results of their background investigation.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.


Job Address

Riverside, California United States View Map