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HELP WANTED: City of New Bedford is hiring for a Building Custodian position


PAY: $12.43hr – $17.42hr

Provides custodial and minor maintenance functions for municipal buildings. Cleans, dusts, sweeps, buffs and washes floors; washes windows; changes light bulbs; polices grounds; sweeps sidewalks; mows lawns; removes snow and ice; maintains custodial equipment; empties waste receptacles; operates low pressure heating and ventilating systems; orders custodial supplies; makes minor repairs to buildings, facilities, equipment, and heating, lighting, ventilation, and plumbing systems; performs related work in all assigned areas as required. Moves and sets up furniture and equipment.

High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred; any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work. Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance and minor repairs; some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions; skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule; ability to lift heavy objects, and walk and stand for long periods of time; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to establish effective working relationships.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Must possess an elevator operator license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or have the ability to obtain one within six months of the date of employment. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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