• Houston, Texas
  • Aug 12, 2022
Full Time Custodial and Janitorial
  • Salary: $15.00 - $15.45 Hourly USD

Job Description


Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division/Section: Bush Intercontinental (IAH) - William P. Hobby (HOU) / Terminal Management-Custodial Services
Workdays & Hours: * Varied (Shift work, including rotation, weekends and holidays) subject to change*

The Custodial Services team throughout the Houston Airport System serves a wide scope of internal and external customers and tenants including, but not limited to enhance the customer experience and meet industry standards by cleaning and appearance. The mission of the team is to WOW passengers by executing a "can do" attitude and respond quickly to meet and exceed their expectations by maintaining facilities that are worthy of Skytrax 5-Star ratings in cleanliness, appearance, and function. The team is expected to interface with airport customers using the core values of the organization (Integrity, Courtesy and, Respect).
The purpose of the Custodian is to clean and maintain terminal facilities with a friendly demeanor and an eye for detail to enhance the guest experience and meet "opening day fresh" standards to ensure a safe and clean environment. Builds long term relationships with airlines, tenants and other customers based on trust and commitment by proactively responding to guest's concerns. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."

The essential functions on the Custodian will include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing commercial janitorial services by cleaning and maintaining multi-unit and single restrooms, trash removal, cleaning hard surface floors, window cleaning, vacuuming, and shampooing carpeted areas, furniture dusting and polishing, and emergency response biohazard cleaning services.
  • Operating a large variety of cleaning equipment, machines, tools, and two-way radios.
  • Monitoring inventory control of cleaning supplies.
  • May perform other duties related to maintenance as requested; furniture moving and unloading.
  • Operating city vehicles to and from work locations may apply.
The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds). Required to stand for very long periods of time and/or of walk on rough surfaces on a routine basis. There are routine discomforts from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air conditions. The position may involve routine exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions. Requires the ability to make simple gross motor responses within large tolerances.


Very fundamental levels of the ability to read, write and follow simple oral instructions as might normally be acquired through up to 8 years of formal schooling.

No experience is required.



**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Preference will be given to applicants with commercial cleaning services experience in a large facility. Prior experience in the area of custodial maintenance is highly desired. Bilingual/multilingual skills and a valid drivers license is a plus.


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade - 4

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: .

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (281-233-1858).

If you need special services or accommodations, call 281-233-1858 (TTY 7-1-1). If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying. For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please visit:

EOE Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national.
Closing Date/Time: 11/10/2022 11:59 PM Central

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