• Custodian

    Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
    Posted Date 4 months ago(7/13/2018 6:33 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Pueblo of Jemez is a federally recognized sovereign Native American nation in central New Mexico with a 2014 population of 3,719.  The Pueblo of Jemez government provides services to its citizens and protects them. It ensures that proper infrastructure are set up and well maintained for the people to be happy, safe and healthy. Current operations include health and human services, education services, police protection, emergency medical services, judicial services, public works, natural resources management, social services, housing and community development - most of which are funded by federal and state governments compacts, contracts and grants.


    The Jemez Comprehensive Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive primary care and preventive care and hosts a medical clinic, dental clinic, optometry clinic, pharmacy, radiology services, mental health and substance abuse services and several community health programs.


    As part of the Facilities team, the Custodian performs standard custodial and cleaning duties in buildings, facilities and adjacent grounds.


    • The Custodian sweeps, mops, scrubs, and polishes floors; sweeps, vacuums and spot clean carpeted areas. Dusts and polishes furniture and woodwork; dusts counters, windowsills, window blinds and similar fixtures.
    • Empties, cleans and lines waste receptacles and disposes of trash.
    • Washes doors, windows, walls, ceilings, window blinds and furniture; polishes metalwork; cleans lighting fixtures.
    • Cleans and disinfects restrooms; restocks restroom supplies as necessary.
    • Closes windows, turns off lights, and locks doors to secure buildings.
    • Reports the need for maintenance or repair of facilities to the appropriate supervisor; corrects or reports any fire or safety hazards and places barriers in public areas.
    • Maintains equipment, materials and supplies in proper condition.
    • Observes safe working practices, including maintaining storage areas in a safe condition.
    • May set up meeting rooms and rearrange furniture.
    • May drive a Pueblo motor vehicle to specified work sites.
    • Requisitions materials, supplies and equipment; ensures adequate supply inventories.
    • Maintains a variety of records; makes periodic and special reports of work performed.
    • Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
    • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    Education and Experience:  High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED.


    Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

    Valid New Mexico Driver’s license.
    CPR & First Aid certification within four (4) months of date of employment.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Knowledge of:

    • Proper cleaning methods, and the safe usage of cleaning materials, disinfectants, custodial tools and equipment.
    • Use and minor maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in custodial work.
    • Basic shop mathematics.
    • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
    • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
    • Basic records management principles and practices.

    Skill in:

    • Safely using and maintaining hand and power tools related to the work.
    • Reading and interpreting standard plans, schedules and instructions.
    • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
    • Preparing basic records and reports of work performed.
    • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
    • Performing custodial tasks.


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