• Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial
  • Salary: $15.26 - $21.55 Hourly USD

Job Description


Make a difference in your community.
Become a part of the Kitsap County team!
Do what you love while serving the citizens where you live.

Kitsap County Facilities Maintenance Department is excited to announce new openings for positions with our in-house Custodial crew! The Custodial crew is responsible for the care and maintenance of county-owned and/or occupied public buildings.

Facilities include:
  • Main County campus
  • Kingston and Silverdale Sheriff's offices
  • Public Works Road Sheds
  • Public Works Annex
  • Coroner's Offices
  • County Jail visitation/reception area
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Givens Community Center
Kitsap County currently has three openings for the 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. shift.
This shift is subject to change post-COVID.

Summary of position:
Incumbents in the Custodial position will be responsible for all aspects of custodial service in and around assigned buildings. The ideal candidate will be able to work relatively independently with general instructions. Our new team members will have excellent interpersonal skills and be effective in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships across all departments and levels in the County, as well as in interactions with the public. Must be able to perform general custodial duties to include spot cleaning carpets and furniture, sanitizing restrooms, and mopping and waxing floors. Must be able to safely operate power equipment and tools needed to perform the duties of the job.


  • High School diploma or GED and
  • Six months general custodial experience
  • One or more years commercial/industrial custodial experience.
  • Custodial experience in public/heavy traffic buildings.
  • One year experience in floor care
Driving Requirements
  • The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and prior to employment must submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and must maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
    • Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle.
Criminal Conviction Standards:
  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, and access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which will include fingerprinting.
    • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements (Exclude if none required)
The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment physical to determine eligibility to perform the essential functions of the job.
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • The duties in this position are generally performed inside but will require some outside work which may expose incumbent to inclement weather
  • An employee in this class may be required to assist in loading, unloading, and moving of supplies, equipment, and furniture (up to 50 pounds)
  • Work also requires exposure to hazardous chemicals and biohazardous material
  • Responsible for safe and proper used of chemicals and must use all assigned PPE
  • Work involves duties using power equipment and requires the use personal protection equipment
  • Physical hazards may occur when working with power scrubbers, buffers, waxers, power tools, climbing on ladders, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time
  • The employee must be willing to work the assigned shift and in all County buildings, including the Jail and the Coroner's office.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Custodian/Floor tech duties include maintaining the overall cleanliness of the site including polishing floors, stripping and waxing floors, vacuuming, extracting, and encapsulating the carpets.
  • Scrub tile and grout
  • Maintain interior areas to include offices, lobbies, hallways, entrances, stairwells, and other public areas (Café).
  • Remove trash & recycling and replenish supplies such as; paper towels, toilet paper, soap, seat liners, and hand sanitizer.
  • Outside work may be assigned, including window washing, trash removal, and rounds & grounds.
  • Sweep, mop, scrub, strip, wax and buff floors, hallways, stairways, and restrooms
  • Vacuum and clean carpets
  • Collect and remove waste paper, trash and recyclable materials from offices, halls, and restrooms
  • Wash walls, interior windows, mirrors, light fixtures, and drinking fountains
  • High and low dusting, clean, and maintain furniture, fixtures, window sills, and railings
  • Clean and disinfect toilets, wash bowls, and urinals and all common touch areas
  • Replenish paper towels, tissues, soaps, and other restroom supplies
  • Assist in loading, unloading, and moving of supplies, equipment, and furniture up to 50 pounds
  • Follow infectious control practices including hand washing techniques, standard precautions, and isolation techniques
  • Maintain the security of the building at all times, including securing doors and windows.
  • Assist visitors and members of the public to promote good safety and public relations practices
  • Report the need for building repairs or safety issues such as clogged sinks, toilets, drains, etc.
  • Report equipment and product needs to supervisor


Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME 1308. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.

This posting is open until the positions are filled.
First screening of the applicants will take place the week of 12/28/2020.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map