Civic Auditorium Custodian II - Park and Rec Department

Job Details

Category: Full-Time
Status: Closed
Posted: Oct 11, 2023
Close: Until Dec 1, 2023

Custodian II is responsible for keeping the Civic Auditorium and grounds clean and orderly. The Custodian prepares the building and grounds for public and private use, performing regular maintenance tasks and repair of all equipment. Flexible schedule including weekend and evening availability for events as scheduled at the Civic Auditorium.

At the direction of Custodian I, duties include but are not limited to the following:

Performs and assists others in daily clean up and janitorial duties, including sweeping and mopping, setting up and tearing down tables and chairs for meetings and events, and post event clean up.

Cleans and sanitizes public restrooms and replenishes supplies; cleans spills; cleans tables and drinking fountains. Empties trash cans and garbage.

Cuts grass, trims hedges, and removes snow and ice on the exterior walkways and properties assigned to the Civic Auditorium.

Available for weekends and evening events as scheduled at the Auditorium.

Opens and closes, locks and unlocks Auditorium as needed. Enforces rules of usage of the Auditorium and makes appropriate reports of usage or unusual happenings to management.

Performs routine repair and maintenance tasks on plumbing, electrical, and equipment such as lawn mowers and snow blowers.

Operates lawn mowers, string trimmers and other lawn maintenance equipment and tools. Operates floor scrubber, wax stripper, mops and brooms.

Performs routine maintenance to lights on catwalks 30-feet above floor. Climbs ladders in excess of fifteen feet to perform routine maintenance tasks.

Ability to work courteously and tactfully with customers and employees, work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule, use equipment and tools properly and safely, and read and interpret labels on chemicals and supplies.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.  The employee is occasionally required to complete tasks from a ladder in excess of fifteen feet (15’), routine maintenance of spotlights on catwalks, i.e., clean, inspect, adjust and change light bulbs, hang and remove decorations and be able to operate and perform tasks on the Genie lift.  The duties of this job require heavy lifting, frequent bending, and walking.

Meets the above physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties, and performs other tasks as assigned.

High school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) and three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Applications and/or resumes will be accepted at, or in person at Human Resources, 801 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 45350.

Generous benefit package, competitive wages, employee/dependent clinic, 16 paid Holidays. The City of La Porte is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

The City of La Porte is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.