Iowa Department of Transportation Custodial Worker in Ames, Iowa

Salary $26,416.00 - $37,419.20 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-01235

Closing 12/16/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Don Johnson (515) 239-1774

Job Description

Are you a motivated professional interested in a career in a fast-paced environment with great benefits, flexible work hours, and a family friendly attitude? Do you desire to serve as a member of the custodial team of professionals working collaboratively with department customers completing a wide variety of custodial cleaning services on the Ames Complex? If so, then this is a position for you!What you'll need:

  • Passion and commitment to excellence.

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management, employees, customers, and a wide variety of individuals.

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude.

  • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

  • Ability to successfully operate custodial equipment in a safe manner.

  • Ability to safely use all cleaning supplies in the manner they're meant to be used.

What you'll do:This position serves on the custodial team in the Office of Support Services within the Iowa DOT Ames complex. This team is responsible for building cleanliness; sweeping, vacuuming and cleaning carpets, mopping and buffing tile floors, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash receptacles, and changing light bulbs. The team is also responsible for clearing snow away from door entrances. The ideal custodian candidate should have knowledge on how to complete common custodial task, types of supplies used associated with a task, and how to use custodial equipment. Also, be physically fit in-order-to carry and push equipment, and lift garbage bags which could weigh up to 60 pounds. Assist in DOT Mail Center when required.You will also be responsible for:

  • Knowledge of equipment, cleaning supplies, and safe operation of them.

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work.

  • Safely able to climb, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop and twist and perform duties using appropriate tools and equipment within safety standards.

  • Safely driving vehicles and walking over uneven ground.

  • Lifting/lowering garbage bags weighing up to 60 pounds.

  • Using an iPad and 2-way Radio for communications, as well as operate computers to access programs/applications

  • Displaying high standards of ethical conduct. Refraining from dishonest behavior.

  • Displaying a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail, and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.

  • Following policy, cooperates with supervisors, and aligns behavior with the goals of the organization.

  • Fostering and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust, group identity and team spirit throughout the organization.

  • Exchanging information with individuals or groups effectively by listening and responding appropriately. Able to understand and follow verbal and written directions/instructions given in English.

Where you'll work:

  • A 60+ person team of professionals with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional and varied services to support all DOT employees every day.

  • Interesting, valuable and complex projects are regularly developed by our staff providing service and benefit to DOT employees and visitors.

  • Excellent benefits package - insurance, retirement, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, etc.

  • Work schedules are based on 40-hour work week with a flexible work schedule.

  • Competitive Salary with Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • Free Parking

  • Training and professional development opportunities / CEU's

  • Safety equipment, PPE, vehicle for work travel provided

  • An environment where communication, team work, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.

Software and other systems used: Microsoft Office 365, Asset Works, Workday, and other proprietary DOT softwareMust possess and maintain a valid Iowa Driver's License

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from high school or HSED (GED).2) A total of one year of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where one year of full-time experience in commercial building maintenance or housekeeping equals one year of education (maximum of four years).

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