Airport Custodian


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Located in Redmond, OR

POSITION TITLE: Airport Custodian
EMPLOYEE GROUP: Union / Represented


This recruitment is for an Airport Custodian that will be filling a night-shift position.



Performs custodial duties to maintain the Airport Terminal, Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) building, and general facility maintenance of terminal grounds and vehicle parking lots.




Cleans floors and carpeting; washes interior and exterior windows and glass doors; sanitizes all restrooms; picks up and removes trash; cleans furniture; dust all surfaces high and low; washes walls and pressure wash sidewalks on a weekly basis.


Performs outdoor cleanup tasks on Airport property, including all vehicle parking areas; right-of-way on Airport roads, terminals, and SRE building grounds. Performs minor building maintenance as required. Performs winter maintenance duties at the terminal. Remove snow from sidewalks; sand walks when icy conditions occur; monitor icy and unsafe road conditions at the terminal and report conditions to the supervisor; and sweep sand from walks after storms. Promotes an effective, responsive, and value-based organizational culture.


Champions the values of the City and Airport through example and accountability. Work is reviewed through results achieved, meetings, spot checks of work in progress, and an evaluation of results achieved. Performs baggage handling system reset when bag jams occur in the baggage screening area.


Security knowledge, responsibilities, and active participation are mandatory requirements due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. Security responsibilities and training will be provided. Employee accepts and acknowledges responsibilities upon issuance of a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge.


May be required to drive City vehicles from one area of the Airport to another, or other City buildings, for custodial duties, snow removal, training, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.



Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands;

Able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events; changes approach or method to best fit the situation.


Attendance & Punctuality – Consistently at work and on time: arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; understands and applies the principles of quality customer service; response to customer needs and requests for service and assistance; solicits customer feedback to improve service.


Dependability – Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes and supports a harassment-free environment.


Ethics – Treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values.
Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on cooperatively resolving conflict; maintains confidentiality; actively listens to others without interrupting; conveys a positive image of the City and its services; keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others; ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens and gets clarification; Response well to questions; participates in meetings; demonstrates group presentation skills.


Planning & Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time resources efficiently; plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.


Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position; inspires respect and trust; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Safety and Security – Observes and ensures others observe safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses and ensures others use equipment and materials properly.


Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectively and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.



Mandatory Requirements:

High school diploma, or GED equivalent, plus twelve (12) months of verifiable work experience in both commercial custodian work and commercial facilities maintenance.


Must have knowledge of supplies, materials, and equipment used in commercial custodial work and commercial facilities maintenance.


Must be able to successfully pass and maintain continuous successful FBI and TSA background checks.


Understand and execute complex oral and written instructions; express ideas and convey information effectively, orally and in writing; maintain confidentiality; deal effectively with frequent interruptions and several situations at one time; establish priorities and organize own workload; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public and private offices, and the general public; and effectively use business telephone etiquette.


Must be able to engage with and follow all security requirements.


Special Requirements/Licenses:

This position may require the use of City vehicles. Possession of, or required to obtain within thirty (30) days from date of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
Must have a safe driving record.


Desirable Requirements:
For desirable requirements to be considered, one must have met the minimum requirements noted above:
- Two (2) years or more verifiable custodian and facilities maintenance work experience in an airport environment
- Three (3) years or more verifiable commercial custodian and facilities maintenance work experience
- Eighteen (18) months or more verifiable work experience in a City/County government setting



Work is performed as part of a work crew often without direct supervision after the assignment of duties. The employee generally works under the indirect supervision of the Operations and Maintenance Manager and the direct supervision of the Airport Facilities Supervisor person, who gives instructions and specific objectives, and reviews work on specific projects for accuracy and adherence to standards.




This position is not a supervisory position. Employees may assist in direction, guidance, or training in operational procedures to other employees.




The physical demands represent 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 manual duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arm; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds and occasionally team lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities required by this job include the ability to hear audible alarms and two-way radio transmissions.


Hand power tools, heavy custodian floor maintenance equipment, paint equipment, ATV (4-wheeler) for sanding walks, small snowplow, and a power broom for snow removal on sidewalks and areas around SRE and Terminal buildings, mobile radio, and aviation radio. Also, Kubota tractors, backpack blowers, and pressure washers will be used. This position requires the use of City vehicles.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high and precarious places, and is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain maintenance duties when noise levels may be loud.


Employees in this position are required to work in areas or around equipment that may meet or exceed the OSHA Hearing Conservation sound level. Employees in this position will participate in the City of Redmond Hearing Conservation Program.
This position will require nights, weekends, and holidays.


This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed but does not include other occasional work which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment to the position.


Please call Natasha Now at 541-389-1505. We are interviewing and hiring for this position immediately. 


Express Office: Bend
61379 South Highway 97
Bend, OR 97702
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