Environmental Technician

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Starting Salary is $14 per hour.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Responsible for completing duties in a correct and timely manner to maintain safe, clean, atmosphere in the administrative offices and other secure areas at the Peoria County Jail. 

DIMENSIONS:

Administrative area of County Jail including offices, conference rooms and locker rooms for approximately 30 command and administrative staff. 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the cleaning of Jail administrative offices, such as: sweeping, dusting, emptying trash, dust­ mopping and wet mopping.  Wash windows and screens, at least twice a year, or as needed. Responsible for cleaning bathrooms, offices, conference and meeting rooms, furniture and kitchen area. Vacuums carpet in offices and other rooms. Shampoos and removes stains as needed. Responsible for removing black marks or spots from walls and floors as needed. Empties all trash from the offices and other administrative areas. Completes repair slips for items needing repaired by maintenance.  Assists with pest and rodent control by spraying for ants and emptying and resetting mouse traps. Attends in-service trainings and meetings as required by the facility. Other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED highly recommended.  Ability to read and comprehend English and ability to communicate effectively in writing. Knowledge of Jail policy and procedures for dealing with on emergency or natural disaster preferred. Previous experience at a county jail or other correctional facility preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Incumbent is continually exposed lo dust, dirt, and odors. Required to do daily work with various cleaning agents and work in areas having dirt. Frequently exposed to safety hazards such as: electrical appliances, wet floors, spills, and cleaning chemicals. Frequent noise consisting of radio traffic, intercom, security and safely devices. Occasional exposure to the fire bell evacuation. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Incumbent is required to engage in the following movements while performing job duties: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing and walking. Position also requires repetitive motions with grasping skills for wringing out mops, mopping, sweeping, and dusting. Incumbent exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to l O pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to stand on feel for over 3 hours at a time. Hearing and speaking ability sufficient to carry on a conversation with other individuals in person. Visual ability sufficient to read and complete written correspondence. Performs tasks requiring independent knowledge in a