Company: City of Ontario
Location: California City
Posted on: September 21, 2022
The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept
only the first one hundred (100) applications from applicants
meeting the position's qualifications guidelines.
Do you have a background in janitorial work or building
maintenance? Do you take pride and enjoy maintaining a clean
environment? The City of Ontario's Public Works Agency has an
excellent opportunity for a Custodian to join their dedicated team
in making sure that City buildings and facilities are well cleaned
and maintained. Under Supervision, the Custodian performs
semi-skilled custodial duties replacing supplies and performing
modern and efficient janitorial methods and techniques.
The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent service in teamwork,
communication, and responsiveness. The successful candidate will be
able to work extended hours including evenings, nights, or weekend
shifts and possess knowledge and experience in the proper use of
appropriate chemical practices as well as have the ability to
review and understand written safety precautions. Additionally, the
successful candidate will be role models for the City's Approach to
Public Service - Commitment to the Community, Achieving Excellence
Through Teamwork, and Doing the Right Thing the Right Way - and
emulate the qualities of a 5 Tool Player - Leader, Thinker,
Operator, Communicator, and Public Servant.
Background Check Requirement
As part of their duties, the Custodian may be assigned to work in
the Ontario Police Department facilities. As a result, employment
in this position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a
background investigation conducted by the Ontario Police
Department. This background investigation will include the passing
of a polygraph test. Candidates may be disqualified from further
consideration during the background investigation for a variety of
reasons including but not limited to: an excessive number of
traffic citations and/or collisions; arrests and/or convictions; a
history of illegal substance abuse; poor credit history (factors
include bankruptcy, foreclosures, liens, repossessions, and
recency); or thefts from a previous employer. For clarification of
any of the above disqualifying reasons, please call Police
Department Background Unit at (909) 408-1820. The following list
describes some areas that are covered in the background
- Your relatives, references, and acquaintances are asked to
comment on your suitability for this position.
- The information supplied regarding your educational history is
examined and verified.
- You must list a history of your residences.
- Your work history and experience are examined with regard to
your dependability, relationships with fellow workers,
trustworthiness, and general job performance.
- Military service records are subject to verification.
- The background investigation considers your management of
personal finances (however, being in debt does not automatically
- Your criminal, driving, and insurance records are evaluated.
Facilities Maintenance Department
The Facilities Maintenance Department is responsible for providing
a clean, safe, and professional working environment for the public
and City staff to enjoy. This includes maintenance of 40 City-owned
buildings including police, fire, community centers, and general
government facilities housing city staff. They are also committed
to serving the public by maintaining approximately 11,000 street
lights, 4 community swimming pools, 24 parks including parking lot
lighting, concession stands, park benches, drinking fountains,
contract administration, Facilities Maintenance Projects, and
Capital Improvement Projects.
The City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland
Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and
volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a
progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens
and to the business community. The City provides a full range of
services to the community including; Police, Fire, Management
Services, Community Life & Culture, Community Development, Economic
Development, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, Public Works and
the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City's team is staffed
with approximately 1,200 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and
talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing
excellent service to the community.
We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing
the City's website. A few useful links are also listed below:
Approach to Public Service (Core values for City of Ontario
OntarioCityEmployees.org (Information about City of Ontario
employee benefit plans)
The Ontario Plan (The City's Comprehensive Business Plan for
Examples of Essential Functions
The essential functions typically performed by the Custodian
include the following:
- Cleans and maintains buildings using applicable equipment,
tools, and cleaning agents.
- Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, kitchens and eating areas.
- Stocks restroom facilities with supplies such as soap and paper
products; performs minor repairs of dispensers.
- Replaces light bulbs throughout facilities.
- Cleans and maintains equipment; keeps custodian closet
organized; inspects work areas and makes routine repairs or reports
major maintenance needs.
- Sweeps, mops, vacuums, dusts and cleans offices and other work
- Collects and properly disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous
- Strips, waxes and polishes floors; shampoos and deep-cleans
- Recycles paper, boxes, and newspapers.
- Completes daily time sheet, work order requests and supply
High school diploma or recognized equivalent.
One year of janitorial or building maintenance work.
Valid California Class C driver's license and acceptable driving
record at time of hire and throughout employment.
Ability to work extended hours and evening, night, or weekend
shifts. May be required to return to work in emergency situations.
Ability to move and lift equipment of 50 pounds or more.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to successfully complete a
background investigation conducted by the Ontario Police
How to Apply
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top of this
announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position
using governmentjobs.com you will be prompted to create a new user
account, otherwise log in with your user name and password. Your
application and responses to any supplemental questions will be
used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is
suggested that your application include the following:
- List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates
that you qualify for the position.
- List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years,
beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if
applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).
- Separately list each position held, including different
positions with the same employer. A resume may be attached to your
application but will not substitute for the proper completion of
your application. Applications that are not properly completed may
Applicants are required to submit required certification(s) or
other required documentation as outlined in the Qualifications
Guideline section of this bulletin. Please use the attachment
function found on the City's online application to attach copies of
the requested certification(s) or other documentation. Failure to
attach required certifications may result in the rejection of your
application. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you
have any questions regarding the application process.
Your application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job
qualifications. It is important that your application show all the
relevant education and experience you possess. List all periods of
employment, beginning with your most recent or present employer
(including, if applicable, all employment with the City of
Ontario). List any experience that may help you to qualify for the
position. List separately each position held, including different
positions with the same employer. Resumes may be included but will
not substitute for the employment history section. Failure to
complete these sections may result in the rejection of your
To complete your application for this position you will be prompted
to respond to supplemental questions. This information will be used
as part of the application screening and selection process and is
designed to help you present your qualifications for this position.
This may include a selection step in which your application and
supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters
familiar with this position.
Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial
information may result in disqualification from the selection
process. Your responses should be consistent with the information
provided on your application.
Please provide succinct, concise, descriptive, and detailed
information for each question. If you have no experience, write "no
experience" for the appropriate question.
Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring
Department will communicate with you. Please check your email
account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any
emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from
the City of Ontario will come from "@ontarioca.gov" or
"governmentjobs.com." If you change your email address after
submitting your application please visit governmentjobs.com and
update your profile.
If you have any additional questions regarding the application
process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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