Janitor/Building Maintenance Worker I (Health Center)

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Janitor/Building Maintenance Worker I

Job Type





NE5 (9.86 - 13.8)


Clinic Maintenance


Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Janitor/Building Maintenance Worker I performs assigned janitorial/custodial work inside and outside for both the Washoe Tribal Health Clinic and the Washoe Family Healing Center including, but not limited to building maintenance, painting and overall general repairs. Maintains confidentiality, within the confines of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED plus one year experience which included janitorial or maintenance tasks, or combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Must be HIPAA certified annually.

  • Must complete training in Universal Precautions within three (3) months of employment and recertify as required.

  • Preference to qualified Indians will be given.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and waxes floors.

  • Dusts and polishes furniture; cleans offices.

  • Washes windows, walls, and mirrors.

  • Cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes restrooms; replaces soap and paper products.

  • Unclogs lavatories.

  • Empties and cleans waste receptacles and ashtrays.

  • Disposes of trash appropriately.

  • Vacuums and shampoos carpets.

  • Strips, waxes, and buffs floors.

  • Cleans vents and light fixtures.

  • Replaces light bulbs.

  • Assists in moving office furniture.

  • Maintains equipment and custodial supplies and replenishes as needed.

  • Cuts weeds, rakes leaves, and removes litter from grounds.

  • Maintains entrances, steps, walkways, and parking lots.

  • Cleans snow and ice from parking lots, walkways, entrances, and steps.

  • Trims and prunes trees and bushes at ten feet and below.

  • Performs painting and minor maintenance and repairs.

  • Checks fire extinguishers and eye wash stations.

  • Sets up tables and chairs in various meeting rooms as requested.

  • Adjusts heating, lighting, sound systems, and water valves in buildings as requested.

  • Attends and participates in meetings and planning sessions.

  • Informs supervisor of any defects or repairs needed in buildings or on grounds.

  • Observes safety rules and maintains a safe environment.

  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.

  • Performs job duties under the confidentiality requirements of HIPAA.

  • Receives, logs and completes work orders as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices.

  • Knowledge of basic keyboarding, email systems and Internet.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to safely use cleaning products and safely operate cleaning equipment.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.

  • Ability to learn the methods of cleaning and caring for buildings, grounds, and equipment.

  • Ability to learn the particular methods, materials and equipment ordinarily used in cleaning, maintenance, and repair of Medical/Dental health care facilities and Tribal buildings.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment.

  • Ability to work with hand and power tools in a safe manner.

  • Skill in the use of cleaning tools, chemicals, cleaners, and disinfectants.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle; sit, climb, or balance; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Exposure to fumes or airborne particles may occur, and the incumbent is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work is rarely required.