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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 678I
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services

Class Series Concept

Positions in this occupational category perform a variety of custodial, housekeeping, and general maintenance functions to maintain the cleanliness and care of state agencies’, facilities, and institutions. 


Positions in this level work under general supervision.  Positions perform routine housekeeping and custodial duties. 

Typical Work

Cleans various buildings, offices, rooms, institutional and non-institutional facilities; 

Cleans and sanitizes showers, restrooms, toilet facilities; keeps them properly supplied with toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and other items; 

Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors, walls and woodwork; dusts furniture and equipment; empties and cleans ash trays and wastebaskets; polishes furniture and metal fixtures; washes windows; vacuums rugs, curtains and furniture;  

Performs minor maintenance and repair work, such as unskilled painting, cleaning furnace flues, oiling furnace motors, sharpening tools and replacing faucet washers or toilet tank floats;  

Empties wastebaskets, trash, and recycle containers;  

Sets up and takes down equipment and furnishings; 

Maintains inventory of equipment and products.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a valid Washington State Driver's license and a minimum age of 18. 

Class Specification History

New class, replaces 5020 Custodian, 5033 Carpet Cleaner, 83190 Custodian; effective January 1, 2006.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 26 to 27.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.