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Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 17 days ago
Job Role
Janitor, Facilities Maintenance
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Other

Job Description

TITLE: Janitor

ORGANIZATION: Conservation Society of California

DEPARTMENT: Janitorial

REPORTS TO: Janitorial Manager


TYPE: Regular

STATUS: Full-time: 

RATE: Hourly


Under the direct supervision of the Janitorial Manager, the Janitor performs all necessary janitorial duties as required. The Janitor performs these duties at one or more designated areas. Upholds the mission and values established the Conservation Society of California (the “Zoo”) and adheres to policies and procedures as set forth by the Zoo.


  1. General office maintenance, including, but not limited to: trash removal; dusting; cleaning and re-stocking supplies in restrooms, break-rooms; sweeping and mopping floors; vacuuming; windowwashing; buffing floors; stripping and waxing floors; carpet cleaning.
  2. Utility work as directed by supervisor including, but not limited to moving furniture, assisting inloading, unloading and distribution of supplies, servicing of lobbies and high public use areas,servicing complaints and performing special cleaning.
  3. Ensure daily cleaning assignments are completed and that routine checks are conducted/completed tomaintain cleanliness throughout Zoo.
  4. Maintain supply and equipment inventory as directed and keep janitor closets clean and orderly.
  5. Complete and submit accurate time/log sheets; work adjusted schedules and/or overtime as required.
  6. Maintain a safe working environment and report any unsafe conditions to supervisor. Report accidents,and any out-of-order equipment in the buildings (e.g., leaking or broken fixtures) to supervisor and/orMaintenance Dept.
  7. Read and follow label instructions on chemicals/cleaning materials, follow proper operating instructions for powered equipment, and wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  8. Operate powered equipment typically used in janitorial operations; performing simple preventivemaintenance on equipment as needed or directed.
  9. Drive Zoo cart or other Zoo vehicles as directed.
  10. Demonstrates superior customer service with customers, both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, visitors, customers, etc).
  11. Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, the Conservation Society of California’s mission, vision,value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards,and the code of behavior.
  12. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

 Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to approximately 50 lbs.

 Ability to operate powered equipment normally found in janitorial operations.

 Ability to organize work and follow cleaning schedules.

 Ability to work around the public.

 Ability to work as a member of a team

 Able to bend and twist, lift, stand, kneel, sit, walk, bend, stoop and speak regularly and for long

periods of time (8 hour shifts or more)

 Must have a current California Driver’s License and maintain a good D.M.V. Driving Record (that

satisfies the Zoo’s Insurance Carrier). Must be able to drive relevant Zoo vehicles (janitorial cart,


2) Minimum educational level:

 High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D

3) Experience required:

 1 or more years of solid janitorial experience preferred.

 Knowledge of total hard floor care and carpet care preferred.

 Knowledge of general office maintenance preferred.


Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being

performed the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel for this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be required to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.


Email your resume and cover letter to , along with:

 2 Professional references preferred

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject --

failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for


You may also download an application by going to our

website (under "Employment" , where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form . You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance

(Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with

your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls! We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those

applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the

status of your application.


Open until vacancy filled

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