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Custodial Worker 1 - Temporary

Marion County
Job Description

Custodial Worker 1 - Temporary



$16.76 - $22.46 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Part-time Temporary

Job Number



Business Services


Facilities Management

Opening Date


Closing Date




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This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #T485-2023-1, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

Marion County is looking for a dependable team member to add to our custodial team. We are seeking a detail-oriented, self-disciplined, responsible team member to help us clean, sanitize, and keep county facilities in overall good condition.  Custodial staff typically work 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., so if you are needing an alternative work schedule, take pride in your work, and are looking for a positive team environment, please consider joining us.  Shift differential of $0.75 per hour for work hours of 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Why Facilities Management? Custodial staff members are a critical part of the team who are committed to keeping the County’s facilities clean, safe, and functioning properly.  Marion County brings together facility maintenance best practices, customer service skills, and employee and management leadership to accomplish the County’s mission and vision and to make the most efficient and effective use of public resources.  If you are a person who is looking for an alternative work schedule, is conscientious, and has knowledge of the commercial cleaning industry, then Marion County’s Facilities Custodian is a good option for you.  
Why Marion County? With the support of the Marion County Board of Commissioners, our Custodial team does meaningful work in maintaining our facilities.  Best of all, on this Custodial team you will have plenty of opportunities to contribute, learn, and make a positive impact on our county.

The Department
The mission of the Business Services Department is to provide credible expertise, efficient processes, and quality delivery of services that provide safe, healthy, productive, and more resilient facilities for Marion County.
The work through the Facilities and Construction Management, Risk Management, and Administration support our department in achieving its mission by making wise investments today for a more viable future.

Information about Marion County:  Microsoft Word - The Community and the County ( (Download PDF reader)

The wage range for this position is $15.96 to $21.39 hourly with initial wages starting at $15.96 hourly.  This is a non-exempt, part-time, relief/on-call temporary job, which is eligible for overtime.

Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, buffs, strips, waxes, and vacuums floors
  • Extracts carpets
  • Operates and cleans various equipment, including power-cleaning equipment, such as buffers, scrubbers, and extractors
  • Cleans rest rooms and fixtures, including cleaning and disinfecting toilets, urinals, sinks, walls, vents and partitions; replenishes rest room supplies
  • Dusts and cleans offices where care must be taken that office papers and materials are not destroyed; removes surface dirt/dust on horizontal surfaces at a variety of heights
  • Cleans windows, mirrors and glass at a variety of heights
  • Empties trash and recycling on multiple floors in county buildings; disposes of trash and recycling in proper dumpsters
  • Prepares chemicals as per instructions using basic math skills to compute dilution ratios
  • Responds to customer special requests for removal of debris, clean up of spills, etc
  • Orders and puts away supplies
  • Attends various meetings; completes required training
  • Maintain building security; secures doors and performs periodic security checks to the various County buildings
  • Uses basic computer skills to check and update the work order system, complete time sheets, order supplies/laundry, schedule time off, and communicate with supervisor and coworkers via e-mail, etc.
  • Carries cell phone and makes sure it is operating properly every day.


Requirements for the Position


  1. Graduation from high school, or equivalent, and some experience with janitorial techniques; OR
  2. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
Some knowledge of cleaning methods and procedures; some knowledge of cleaning materials such as soaps, powders, waxes and polishes; ability to understand and follow simple instructions; good physical condition, strength and agility to perform manual tasks for extended periods; ability to work cooperatively with other employees; ability to work alone; ability to work evenings.

Bends, stoops, squats and twists; stands and walks for long periods of time; engages in repetitive work motions such as gripping, lifting and mopping; reaches above shoulders and head; climbs ladders and stairs; cleans surfaces at a variety of heights and angles; lifts and carries equipment and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.; pushes and pulls up to 75 lbs.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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