King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Housekeeping / Janitorial
Posted on June 10, 2022
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We are seeking a full-time Custodian to perform a variety of cleaning tasks in public and staff areas at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA.  Primary duties include picking up trash, emptying trash cans, floor care, cleaning tile, cleaning restrooms, locker rooms and kitchen facilities.  Additionally, this position is tasked with cleaning windows and doors, restocking supplies, event setup and tear down, and cleaning balconies and banquet hall facilities and delivering customer service during large events and programs.
The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center (WKCAC) maintains one of the most active competition schedules in the country. These all-day competitions include high profile televised national and international events that have a lasting impact on King County’s image in the region and country.
In addition to the aquatic sporting events, WKCAC is open to the public for team training, lap swims, family swims, and swimming lessons. WKCAC also has a banquet hall available for weddings, parties, and company events.
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Who is Eligible:  This position is open to all qualified applicants.  King County and the Parks and Recreation Division values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.
To learn about the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan click here.
Work Location:  King County Aquatics Center, 650 SW Campus Dr., Federal Way, WA 98023, Washington 

Work Schedule:  This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. The full-time position works 40 hours per week.  
The  work schedule is:                                           
       Sat      7:00am-5:30pm                                                
       Sun     7:00am-5:30pm                                                        
       Mon    11:00am-9:30pm                                                
       Tue     11:00am-9:30pm                                                  

Job Duties

  1. Perform heavy-duty cleaning and related maintenance work during highly participated sporting events and banquet hall functions. 
  2. Clean and maintain stadium seats, concourses, corridors, stairways, rooms, and large gathering spaces. 
  3. Safeguard exterior sidewalks, patios, and stairwells; using blowers and pressure washers as needed.
  4. Help stage gathering spaces; move furniture and crowd control stanchions; and assemble facility tents.
  5. Perform high volume trash management, including collecting recycling and compost. 
  6. Clean, sanitize, stock, and maintain large public restrooms and locker rooms.
  7. Respond to spills and biohazardous incidents; clean and disinfect area and equipment; properly dispose of contaminated waste.
  8. Clean and restock large caterers’ kitchen, hospitality rooms and food concession eating area during and after service times.
  9. Clean glass windows; clean and disinfect fixtures and surface areas throughout the facilities.
  10. Launder facility towels, linens and lost and found items.
  11. Provide first aid and CPR; direct the public during emergencies and evacuations.
  12. Perform maintenance and minor repairs of custodial heavy equipment.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.
  14. Carry and operate a two-way radio; operate public address system as needed.
  15. Promote good relationships with public and user groups.
  16. Complete work assignments efficiently using initiative, problem-solving skills, and good judgment.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  •  Knowledge of and experience with basic janitorial cleaning techniques and cleaning products.
  • Experience in the use and care of cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to operate floor scrubber, floor buffer, and other applicable cleaning equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to positively interact with a variety of people in a diverse work environment.
  • Skill in prioritizing and efficiently completing tasks simultaneously with the ability to adapt to changes in workload demand.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, using discretion, patience, etiquette, and professionalism.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to operate a computer to complete timesheets, read and respond to email, and perform some administrative tasks.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to swim 25 yards is very desirable
Necessary Requirements:
Possess and maintain current American Red Cross certifications in:
 First Aid
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Bloodborne Pathogen. 
  • If you do not possess at the time of hire, must obtain certifications within 90 days of hire.
 An offer of employment will be contingent upon successful passage of criminal background check, reference check, and a pre-employment physical.

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities.  The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.

Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County application 
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position 
  • Responses to supplemental questions  
Union Representation:
This position is represented by Service Employee International Union, Local 925
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Delores Venters at or (206) 477-1678

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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).

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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.

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 able to work days, evenings and weekend shifts?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND 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. AND 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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