Facilities Environment Technician III-DSS

at Orange County Government
Location Hillsborough, North Carolina
Date Posted September 24, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


General Description The Orange County Department of Social Services has an opening for a Facilities Environment Technician III.An employee of this classification is primarily responsible for providing leadership and training to assigned custodial staff and performing a variety of scheduled custodial services to maintain cleanliness of Department of Social Services (DSS) facilities. An employee in this position is responsible for assembling meeting rooms, maintaining the cleaning supply inventory, maintaining MSDS books, collecting and disposing of trash, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning restrooms, replenishing soap, toilet paper and towels and washing DSS fleet vehicles. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Administrative Officer II allowing for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work. This position serves as a leadworker, but does not directly supervise. Does related work as required. This is a safety sensitive position and participation in the Drug and Alcohol Program is required.Background Check is required. Examples of Essential Functions Examples of Essential Functions Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities. The employee may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned. A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned. Provides leadership, training and guidance to assigned team members on custodial assignments. Plans and documents staff members' activity on project work; ensures adherence to work schedule and collaboration in order to complete tasks successfully. Assembles, or conducts formal and informal visual inspections of assigned meeting space arrangements for meetings and events (i.e. setting up tables, chairs and equipment.) Performs manual labor activities, which includes moving furniture, boxes and/or equipment, climbing and working on ladders, and/or performing other related activities. Performs various custodial dutiesin offices, break rooms, hallways, stairways and conference rooms, which include, but are not limited to: cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and kitchen areas, polishing water fountains, cleaning windows and other glass surfaces, cleaning base boards, dusting and polishing furniture and other surfaces, cleaning window blinds, removing trash, replenishing soap and paper products, sweeping and mopping floors, scrubbing/polishing floors, stripping and waxing floors, vacuuming/spot cleaning/shampooing carpets, etc. Washes DSS vehicle fleet; transports vehicles to motor pool for servicing as needed. Installs soap, toilet paper and towel dispensers and replaces toilet seats as needed. Salts sidewalks and removes snow, as needed. Monitors cleaning supply inventory and notifies the DSS accounting division when supplies are needed. Reports observed custodial, facilities maintenance, and safety needs at assigned buildings (lights out, stained ceiling tiles, loose/damaged flooring, leaks, drips, etc.) to Supervisor; assists with building maintenance as requested. Measures the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to determine the level of cleanliness, by using the ATP meter; records results in relative light units (RLU's); calibrates the ATP meter before use and uses fresh swabs to ensure the integrity of measurements. Maintains MSDS books and updates as needed. Adheres to the department's safety rules and regulations. Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments. Performs other duties as required. Typical Qualifications FULL PERFORMANCE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Good knowledge of, and ability to follow departmental and County policies and procedures. Good knowledge of the safe and effective use of various cleaning chemicals. Skill with proper training in operating a variety of cleaning devices, such as a vacuum cleaner, floor care equipment, mop, and broom. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Ability to understand policies and procedures regardinggeneral safe work practices, and the proper use ofappropriate personal protective equipment. Ability to use equipment according to manufacturer instructions. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to deal with people tactfully and courteously, applying excellent customer service skills. Ability to establish and maintain working professional relationships with co-workers and County employees. Ability to complete work order documentation of work performed. Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, and e-mail and database software to maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct correspondence related to the work. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from High School or General Educational Development (GED) test equivalency AND three (3) years of experience in cleaning office and public buildings with at least one (1) year of experience in successfully leading/supervising the work of custodial staff. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. All offers of employment are conditioned upon successful clearance of a background check, Fitness-for-Duty assessment and pre-employment drug testing. Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared. Participation in the County's Drug and Alcohol Program is required. As with all positions with the Department of Social Services, this position may be required to serve in shelters in time of natural and man-made disasters including overnight and weekends. The duties assigned during this time may vary from your regularly assigned duties. Assigned duties will be at the discretion of the Social Services Director. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBLE HAZARDS Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of standing, walking, stooping, crawling, typing, talking, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, handling, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying, reaching and repetitive motions of the hands/wrist/feet that meet the fit for duty requirements. Ability to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, atmospheric conditions (wind, rain, ice/snow and humidity) for extended periods of time during the day or night. Must possess the visual acuity to visually inspect parts, use measurement devices, fabricate or assemble parts, perform extensive reading, inspect and analyze structures and drawings, perform mathematical equations, and operate a computer terminal. Must be able to work in close quarters, such as small-enclosed rooms, narrow passageways or confined spaces and other areas that could restrict free movement. Worker is subject to respiratory hazards (i.e. fumes, gases, chemicals, dust or dirt.) Worker is subject to exposure to hazardous materials including cleaning supplies. Worker is subject to potentially infectious bodily fluids (i.e. nasal discharge or vomit). Orange County is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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