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Job Specification


Under direction of a Crew Supervisor, M/W Building Maintenance Workers or
other supervisor in a state department, institution, or agency, may be assigned
to work with mechanics, carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and 
steam fitters in the trades as a helper; cleans and maintains offices, furniture, 
building, and grounds, and makes minor repairs; does other related duties as 

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.  A 
particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job 
specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


Inspects and determines cleaning and maintenance work to be done and 
materials needed for such work.

Sweeps, washes, cleans, and waxes floors, in washing windows and woodwork, 
and in other work involved in the cleaning of offices, halls, living quarters, 
cafeterias, classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, kitchens, lavatories, 
dormitories, and other units.

Dusts, waxes, and polishes, desks, tables, chairs, office equipment, and other 

Collects and disposes of waste papers and refuse, sweeps sidewalks, and 
removes papers, refuse, trash, and weeds from outside grounds.

Cleans washrooms, toilets, sinks, and other fixtures in lavatories and kitchens and 
sees that clean towels, tissues, and soap are available.

Rearranges and relocates office furniture, records, and supplies.

Dusts and cleans venetian blinds.

Cleans, places, and replaces window and door screens.

May assist in erecting and dismantling metal and wood scaffolding.

May assist in firing boilers.

May assist in snow removal.

Periodically checks fuel and housekeeping supplies.

Collects, counts, and sorts laundry.

Sees that doors are kept locked at the end of the work day.

Washes blackboards.

Sees that damaged appliances, equipment, and supplies are reported and/or 

Oils, greases, and does other work involved in maintenance of fans, vibrators, 
and deep therapy, infrared, and ultraviolet lamps.

Replaces electric light bulbs and fuses.

Repairs locks, window cords, venetian blinds, faucets, and other equipment.

Paints walls, woodwork, and ceilings.

Obtains, stores, safeguards, records, and properly uses department equipment, 
materials, and supplies.

Makes simple reports.

Keeps records.

In the Department of Human Services may be required to undergo Fire Training 

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
recording and information system used by the agency, office, or related units.



Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only 
if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform 
essential duties of the position.


Knowledge of problems and methods of inspecting and determining the cleaning 
and maintenance work to be done and the materials needed.

Knowledge of routines and methods effective in large scale cleaning and 
maintenance work.

Knowledge of problems encountered and materials, tools, and procedures used 
in washing, waxing, vacuuming, and polishing tile, cement, linoleum, and other 
floors and woodwork, furniture, and fixtures.

Knowledge of proper use and minor adjustment of sweepers, vacuum cleaners, 
floor waxers and polishers, and other equipment.

Knowledge of general safety precautions to be observed.

Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions, and to 
learn quickly from oral and written explanations and from demonstrations.

Ability to work harmoniously with associates, superior officials, and with patients as 
well as members of the general public.

Ability to clean and wash windows, venetian blinds, blackboards, and floors, to dust 
desks, chairs, tables, and other furniture, to wax and polish floors, to clean and wash 
toilets, sinks, and other lavatory fixtures, and to do other work involved in the cleaning 
of offices, halls, living quarters, cafeterias, classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, 
lavatories, and other buildings.

Ability to keep an assigned building, ward, units, or area in a clean, sanitary, and 
orderly condition.

Ability to obtain, store, safeguard, and properly use equipment materials and supplies.

Ability to observe safety precautions and to recognize and report potentially hazardous 

Ability to make simple reports.

Ability to keep records.

Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information 
systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to 
perform the duties of this position.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be 
considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the 
essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known 
limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer 
undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.