Janitorial Specialist

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Starting rate: $16 per hour

This position is responsible for janitorial duties performed at various sites across the agency according to established routines and procedures and is repetitive in nature. Work may require lifting of heavy objects and working in inclement weather. 


  • Perform the duties of a janitor to include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and polishing furniture, washing walls and windows, collecting, and removing waste, cleaning restrooms, and replacing restroom supplies.
  • Maintain building security such as, unlocking and locking site entrances along with disarming and rearming alarm system.
  • Report any safety issues to Janitorial Supervisor.
  • Assist Facilities Manager with any required tasks.
  • Moves furniture, equipment, and supplies as needed to maintain a high level of cleanliness. 
  • Maintains a supply inventory and recommends custodial purchases to the Janitorial Supervisor.
  • Travels to different sites and locations.
  • Removal of snow & light salting in common walkway areas, entry & exit doors, as well as path to dumpster (applicable to evening shift ? 4pm-midnight)
  • Follows safe work practices.
  • Keeps up to date with required and related agency trainings on Relias or in person. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) & at least 6 months of cleaning experience
  • Knowledge of basic janitorial equipment and commercial cleaning techniques.
  • Use basic maintenance equipment such as, but not limited to, vacuum cleaners, and twist & fill station.
  • Strong ability to work independently.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Adhere to standard safety and precautions.
  • Interact in a professional and respectful manner with all employees and clients.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. (snow removal, furniture/office supply movement, etc.)
  • Valid NYS Driver's License. 
  • Must have accredited NYS Defensive Driving course; or obtain within 15 days of hire. 
  • Must maintain active NYS Defensive Driving course every 3 years, upon expiration. 
  • Must send updated copies of vehicle inspection, registration, and insurance cards to Human Resources upon expiration.