Job Opening

Job TitleCustodian
EmployerCity of Fairbanks
Job LocationFairbanks
Wage & Benefits$28.79  + Benefits Per Contract
Job Details


The Custodian position is responsible for performing manual work in the care, cleaning, and minor maintenance of City buildings. Work is primarily done manually, although certain tasks require the use of janitorial equipment such as scrubbers, waxers, and buffers. Employees in this position are expected to function independently in maintaining an orderly cleaning schedule of City buildings. Additional assignments at this skill level and lower skill levels can be assigned by a supervisor during the regular work schedule or on an emergency basis. Work is reviewed through inspection of assigned buildings and areas by a supervisor for cleanliness of the buildings. Work is also reviewed for the quantity of work performed during scheduled activities and for the cleanliness of the equipment and supply storage area. The custodian will be required to work on a shift basis as scheduled by the supervisor.


 1) Sweep, mop, strip, wax and polish floors using hand or power equipment.

 2) Vacuum carpets.

 3) Dust, vacuum and polish furniture.

 4) Collect and empty wastebaskets.

 5) Clean mirrors, light fixtures, windows, walls and drinking fountains.

 6) Clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish towels, tissues and soap.

 7) Report all building deficiencies to supervisor; perform minor maintenance of equipment.


 These factors will be the basis for selecting those qualified candidates to be interviewed. Candidates hired must satisfactorily demonstrate these factors during a prescribed probationary period for continued employment:

 1) Knowledge to institute and maintain an orderly schedule for routine cleaning and minor maintenance of all buildings and facilities.

 2) Use housekeeping implements and electrical or manual floor scrubber/polisher and vacuum cleaner effectively and safely.

 3) Understand and execute oral and written instructions.

 4) Perform moderately heavy tasks.

 5) Work in an environment with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

 6) Establish and maintain effective working relations with supervisors, fellow employees, and the general public.


 Persons applying for this position must have the following:

1) 18 months experience as a full-time custodian/janitor of a commercial office building with 20 or more offices.

 2) This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

 3) While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. .

 4) Ability to acquire and maintain APSIN Clearance for access to areas with security clearance.

 5) Possess and maintain a valid State of Alaska driver’s license throughout the duration of employment.

NOTE: This is a temporary position starting now through 8/30/24 (at minimum). The schedule is Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information on how to apply, interested qualified applicants may contact Kim Brandenburg in Fairbanks Dispatch at 907-450-6123 or

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