Custodian - Floor Care Technician

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on August 2, 2022
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The Building Operations Section in the King County's Facilities Management Division is looking for dependable Floor Care Custodians who will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the floors in King County buildings and any other place where applicable. We are looking for reliable floor care experts who have the ability to work independently or in a team. This recruitment is an effort to fill several  current benefited career service vacancy and to create a list of competitive candidates to fill a variety of vacancies including short-term temporary positions throughout the year. Please note that placement on a list is not a guarantee of employment and a list may expire at any time.

This role will require being able to access secure facilities with vulnerable populations.  You will be required to pass an extensive background check.  

Applications will be reviewed weekly
ABOUT BUILDING OPERATIONS: The Building Operations Section provides custodial services, maintenance and building operations. Building Services is committed to providing high quality service to effectively and efficiently support and maintain buildings.
To learn more about FMD, visit our website
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
To learn more, please visit justice.aspx.

Job Duties

  • Restore various floors with specialized floor equipment. * Stripping and waxing floors with specialized floor equipment. Steam clean and extract carpets with specialized floor equipment.
  • Perform assigned maintenance to various floors utilizing specialized equipment. Perform custodial duties as assigned.
  • Ability to maintain assigned equipment and tools.
  • Safely operating equipment and County-owned vehicles.
* Specialized floor equipment may include shop vacuums, mops, scrubbing pads, scrapers, motorized burnishes and scrubbers, and various types of extraction machines.


Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • At least one year of demonstrated building maintenance, floorcare or custodial experience. Demonstrated skill operating specialized floor equipment. *
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic janitorial cleaning techniques and standards. Knowledge of basic cleaning chemicals and safety rules.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, and lift, carry, move or handle up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, report concerns / issues in a timely manner. Ability to assess flooring conditions, determine proper action steps and work through difficult projects in coordination with co-workers, Lead & Supervisor.
  • Identify various flooring types and their required maintenance or restoration. Demonstrated record of continuously reliable attendance.
*Candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skill operating floor equipment during a practical exercise.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Candidates must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to appointment or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner. Final appointment is contingent on passing a pre-employment physical examination, and a thorough Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention (DAJD) background investigation and a finger-print based criminal history check.
: This position is overtime eligible. Full-time positions work 40 hours per week. Normal work hours are Tuesday – Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. However, work shifts and hours may vary due to maintenance and project requirements.
Position varies by location; locations may include the King County Courthouse Complex (downtown Seattle), the Regional Justice Center (Kent), the King County Correctional Facility (downtown Seattle), and other outlying County-maintained buildings.
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 925.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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