Lead Rail Facilities Custodian

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on October 15, 2020
Summary

Metro Transit's Rail Division is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail service on a 20.4-mile route from the Angle Lake Station south of Sea-Tac Airport to the University of Washington Station, expanding to Northgate in early 2021. Plans and/or construction are underway extending the system to the north, east, south, and west.  Expansion over the next five years alone will include the addition of more than 20 stations and 40 miles of light rail track.  The light rail line is a critical part of the region's transportation network and carries more than 79,000 weekday daily riders.

Working as a member of a team, this position will perform regular and ongoing lead duties over Rail Facilities Custodians and maintain the cleanliness of the interior and exterior of Light Rail Operating Facilities.

Who May Apply:  This career service position is open to the general public. Additional consideration will be given to King County 587 Rail career service employees. This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future Career Service (regular) vacancies, and/or TLT vacancies, and/or Special Duty Assignments (King County career service employees only) that may occur over the next twelve months.


Forms and Materials Required:  An online King County application and completion of the supplemental questionnaire is required. 

Work Schedule:  This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. The workweek is normally 40 hours.   Work shift is subject to change and you may work a schedule of 4/10s or 5/8s depending on a seniority-based pick system.  A shift differential will be given for evening and graveyard shifts. NOTE: Current dayshift wage range: $28.88 2nd Shift: $30.32 3rd Shift: $31.05.

An Employer To Be Proud Of
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.
 
Great Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a generous benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).
 
If you have specific question regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
Troika Braswell
Sr. Talent Advisor
tbraswell@kingcounty.gov

 

Job Duties


Metro Transit's Rail Division is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail service on a 20.4-mile route from the Angle Lake Station south of Sea-Tac Airport to the University of Washington Station, expanding to Northgate in early 2021. Plans and/or construction are underway extending the system to the north, east, south, and west.  Expansion over the next five years alone will include the addition of more than 20 stations and 40 miles of light rail track.  The light rail line is a critical part of the region's transportation network and carries more than 79,000 weekday daily riders.

Working as a member of a team, this position will perform regular and ongoing lead duties over Rail Facilities Custodians and maintain the cleanliness of the interior and exterior of Light Rail Operating Facilities.

Who May Apply:  This career service position is open to the general public. Additional consideration will be given to King County 587 Rail career service employees. This recruitment may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future career service/and or temporary vacancies that may occur over the next twelve months.

Forms and Materials Required:  An online King County application and completion of the supplemental questionnaire is required. 

Work Schedule:  This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. The workweek is normally 40 hours.   Work shift is subject to change and you may work a schedule of 4/10s or 5/8s depending on a seniority-based pick system.  A shift differential will be given for evening and graveyard shifts.

An Employer To Be Proud Of
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.
 
Great Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a generous benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).
 
If you have specific question regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
Troika Braswell
Sr. Talent Advisor
tbraswell@kingcounty.gov


Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees.  We model and apply our equity and social justice shared values, behaviors and practices across all of the job duties listed below:

In addition to performing the full range of responsibilities of the Rail Facilities Custodian classification, incumbents in this classification will also perform the following duties:


• Prioritize, schedule and assign work for facility custodians; oversee
   and evaluate their work.
• Monitor the work-in-progress for Rail Facilities Custodians.
• Investigate and resolve citizen complaints. 
• Secure areas for safe cleaning.
• Clean the facility including shop areas, offices, hallways, surrounding surface areas, parking lot, stairways, elevators, and other portions of the facility.
• Mix and use cleaning chemicals and solutions.
• Strip, wash and scrub various types of floors, such as wood, linoleum, concrete and marble; vacuum and extract dirt from carpets; machine buff floors.
• Clean, stock and sanitize restrooms.
• Dust, wipe, wash and vacuum surfaces.
• Empty trash and recycle bins. Load and unload small equipment, debris and trash.
• Set up and arrange furniture for meetings and other events.
• Secure office and shop areas as directed.
• Operate pressure washers, blasters, and associated equipment.
• Prioritize emergency tasks in the absence of on-site supervision; respond to emergency calls as necessary.
• Plan, schedule and communicate activities with other trades and divisions; assist other trades as necessary.
• Request and stock various supplies.
• Clean glass and surface areas.
• Remove graffiti.
• Perform snow and ice removal.
• Operate company assigned vehicles.
• Perform other duties as required.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


• Three year of professional cleaning/janitorial experience.
• One year of professional lead experience.
• Skill in providing leadership and direction to others.
• Skill in planning and coordinating work.
• Knowledge and skill of basic janitorial cleaning techniques.
• Experience operating and maintaining associated types of cleaning equipment.
Knowledge of basic safety rules and applicable OSHA laws.
• Knowledge in the proper use and disposal of cleaning chemicals.
• Basic oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow verbal instructions.
• Skill in reading, following and safely handling cleaning supplies per manufacturer's instructions.
• Skill in dealing proactively and sensitively with customers.
• Skill in performing multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to perform repetitious job tasks.
• Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
•Skill in learning new methods and ways of doing work.
• Skill in problem solving; analytical skills required to solve common problems.
•Valid Washington State Driver's License.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:  Must be able to constantly lift, carry and move objects of less than 25 pounds and may be required to move heavier objects.  Assistance is available when lifting over 50 pounds.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

SELECTION PROCESS:  Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications.  Candidates presenting evidence that they meet or exceed the qualifications noted above may be invited to participate in a panel interview and onsite testing.  Employment offers will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed physical examinations and reference checks.  May also involve a driving abstract review.   

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work may be performed from indoors and outdoors and in inclement weather. 

UNION MEMBERSHIP:  This position is represented by ATU, Local 587.

Classification Number: 9103400

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.

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.

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 your 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.

01
Are you applying to this position as a 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.
02
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
03
Are you a current King County Rail Employee?
  • Yes
  • No
04
Do you currently possess a valid Driver's License? Please indicate if you ALSO hold a Class A or Class B CDL license. Check all that apply.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Class A CDL/Permit
  • Class B CDL/Permit
  • I do not have a Driver's License
05
In the last five (5) years, has your driver's license been revoked or suspended?
  • Yes
  • No
06
If your license has been suspended in the last five years, please indicate why below: (Check all that apply)
  • Moving Violations
  • Unpaid Parking Ticket(s)
  • Unpaid Traffic Ticket(s)
  • I have not had my license suspended
  • Other
07
If your license has been suspended in the last five years, please indicate how many times it has been suspended here: (regardless of reason)
  • One time
  • More than once
  • My license has not been suspended
08
Do you have any of the following violations on your driving record in the last five years? (Select all that apply)
  • Reckless or Negligent Driving
  • DWI/DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
  • Hit and run incident
  • Vehicular Homicide or Vehicular Assault
  • Open Container Violation
  • More than one at-fault accident
  • None of the above
09
How many years of experience do you have in professional janitorial cleaning?
  • No experience
  • Less than one year
  • One to two years
  • Two to three years
  • Three years or more
10
Please tell us where and when you obtained the experience listed above, and your job title. If you have any special training or expertise in any of these areas, please take the opportunity to tell us about it here. (If none, enter N/A)
11
Do you currently have one year of recent professional lead experience?
  • Yes
  • No
12
If yes to the question above, describe your experience providing leadership and direction to others. Also, list your employer(s) and job title. If none, state N/A.
13
Do you have experience operating and maintaining associated types of cleaning equipment?
  • Yes
  • No
14
If you answered yes to the above question, briefly describe your experience. Also list your employer(s) and job title. If none, list N/A.
15
Do you have knowledge of the proper use and disposal of cleaning chemicals?
  • Yes
  • No
16
If you answered yes to the above question, briefly describe your experience. Also list your employer(s) and job title. If none, list N/A.
17
Indicate which of the tasks you've completed in your professional working experience. Check all that apply.
  • Mix and use cleaning chemicals and solutions
  • Set up and arrange furniture for meetings and events
  • Operate pressure washers and blasters
  • Removal of graffiti
  • None of the above
18
Are you willing and able to work any shift?
  • Yes
  • No
19
Are you willing and able to work overtime, if needed?
  • Yes
  • No
20
If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? If you check the "YES" box, you will be contacted for additional information. (This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation only).
21
I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
  • Yes
  • No
22
I have read the job announcement and understand the duties and requirements for this position. I also understand that the provisions of the job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. I further understand that any employment offer may be subject to successful completion and results for drug and alcohol background check, pre-employment physical, drug testing, reference checks, driver's record evaluation, and criminal history checks. Having applied for employment with King County, I give my consent that any person, firm or organization listed hereon is authorized to furnish King County with reference material concerning my character, past employment or any other information requested. I hereby authorize the full release of my employment and work record to the Transit Division of King County for the purpose of evaluation and consideration for employment including, but not limited to, specific reasons and details regarding my resignation and/or termination, attendance and punctuality, infractions or any disciplinary actions I may have received, and disclosure of all performance evaluations for the previous ten (10) years. I agree to hold current or former employers harmless from any claim or action based upon the release of information or documentation relating to my employment record. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information. By checking this box and completing by name in the field below, I provide my consent for King County Metro Transit to obtain the above referenced information.
  • Yes
  • No

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