Goverment Jobs
December 11, 2019
Multiple Locations In King County, Washington
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Transit Facilities Specialist- Lead (Transit Custodian- Lead) maintains the cleanliness of various stations, elevators, escalators, plazas and industrial facilities. In addition to performing thefull range of responsibilities of the Transit Facilities Specialist II classification, Lead functions include identifying, scheduling, coordinating, planning, assigning, overseeing and evaluating the work of other Transit Facilities Specialist II (Transit Custodian II) crew members. They assign and oversee work, train personnel and perform related administrative duties.

Special Duty Assignment

Who may apply: This position is open to career service ATU 587 Transit Facilities Specialist (Transit Custodian II) employees in the Metro Transit Division only. This recruitment will be used for a current vacancy and may be used to establish an employment list for future vacancies.

Forms and materials required: An online King County application and completion of a letter of interest is required.

Work schedule: This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. The workweek is normally 40 hours, on a day, evening or graveyard shift. Work shift is subject to changeand you may work a 4/10s or 5/8s depending on the needs of Metro.

An Employer To Be Proud Of
King County Metro Transit

King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this public transportation industry. This is an exciting time for King County Metro Transit, which recently received the 2018 award for the best large transit agency in North America.

Great Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a generous benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Troika Braswell, [email protected]

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees.In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

  • You will prioritize, schedule and assign work for Transit Facilities Specialist II (Transit Custodian II) crew.
  • Oversee and evaluate the work of Transit Facilities Specialist II (Transit Custodians II) and monitor work in progress
  • Resolve citizen complaints
  • Secure areas for safe cleaning
  • Clean and provide litter and trash pick-up at stations, platforms, plazas, right-of-ways, and various industrial facilities
  • Load and unload small equipment, debris, and trash
  • Mix and use cleaning chemicals and solutions
  • Empty trash and recycle bins
  • Operate pressure washers, floor scrubbersand associated equipment
  • Clean, stock and sanitize restrooms and elevators
  • Dust, wipe, wash and vacuum surfaces
  • Request and stock various supplies
  • Clean glass and surface areas; remove graffiti
  • Respond to emergency calls as necessary and prioritize emergency tasks in the absence of on-site supervision
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate activities and work with other trades; assist other trades as necessary
  • Perform snow and ice removal
  • Operate company assigned vehicles
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • One year of recent professional industrial cleaning/janitorial experience
  • Right-of-way certified
  • Knowledge of basic janitorial techniques
  • Knowledge in the use and care of cleaning equipment
  • Knowledge of basic safety rules and applicable OSHA laws
  • Knowledge in the proper use, mixing, and disposal of cleaning chemicals and solutions
  • Basic oral and written communication skills including the ability to understand and follow directions
  • Skill in reading, following and safely handling cleaning supplies per manufacturer's instructions
  • Skill in dealing proactively and sensitively with customers
  • Skill in performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse
  • Skill in learning new methods and ways of doing work
  • Skill in problem-solving and analytical skills required to solve
    common problems
  • Knowledge of and compliance with applicable safety standards and requirements
  • Skill in providing leadership and direction to others
  • Skill in planning and coordinating work
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Skill in performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Skill in communicating effectively with staff at all levels

The most competitive candidates will have the following desirable qualification:

  • Experience and skill in forklift and/or aerial lift operation.

Necessary special requirements:

  • A valid Washington State Driver's License and an acceptable driving record. A five year complete driving abstract will be evaluated.
  • Forklift, Aerial Lift, and First-Aid/CPR certifications must be acquired within 90 days of hire date (training will be provided by employer).

Physical requirements:

  • Constantly lift, carry and move objects of less than 25 pounds
  • Lift and move up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Move up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Work at heights reaching up to 40 feet
  • Walk continuously throughout the workday
Supplemental Information

Working environment: Must be able to work from high places using mechanical lift devices; work is performed both indoors and outdoors and in inclement weather.

Selection process: Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview Employment offers will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed physical examinations, reference checks and a driving abstract review.

King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values--we are one team, we solve problems, we focus on the customer, we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people, we lead the way, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native Americans and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Union membership: This position is represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587.

Class code: 9103300

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs

For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you a current King County employee?

  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the above question, please state your current classification and where you currently work?

    Do you possess a valid Washington State Driver's License?

    • Yes
    • No
    In the last 5 years, has your license been revoked or suspended?

    • Yes
    • No
    Do you have any of the following violations on your driving record in the last five years? Select all that apply.

    • Reckless or negligent driving
    • DWI/DUI - driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
    • Hit and run incident
    • Vehicular homicide or vehicular assault
    • Open container violation
    • More than one at-fault accident
    • None of the above
    How many years of professional cleaning/janitorial experience do you possess?

    • No experience
    • Less than a year
    • One to two years
    • Two to three years
    • Four years or more
    For any experience indicated above, list the employer where you obtained the experience and your job title (be sure to include this information under the work experience section of your application) If none, state N/A.

      Indicate which of the tasks you've completed in your professional career. Check all that apply.

      • Prioritize, schedule and assign work
      • Oversee and evaluate the work of subordinate crew members
      • Monitor work in progress
      • Investigate and resolve citizen complaints
      • Provide training to staff
      • None of the above
      Do you have experience using, mixing and disposing of cleaning chemicals and solutions?

      • Yes
      • No
      Do you have experience and skill in forklift and/or aerial lift operation?

      • Yes
      • No
      Are you willing and able to work from high places?

      • Yes
      • No
      Are you able to work overtime if needed?

      • Yes
      • No
      Are you willing and able to work any shift (day, swing and graveyard) and non-standard hours if needed or required?

      • Yes
      • No
      If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation for the testing process only.

      • Yes
      • No
      I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.

      • Yes
      • No
      I have read the job announcement and understand the duties and requirements for this position. I further understand that any employment offer may be subject to successful completion and results from reference checks and driver's record evaluation. Having applied for employment with King County, I give my consent that any person, firm or organization listed hereon is authorized to furnish King County with reference material concerning my character, past employment or any other information requested. I hereby authorize the full release of my employment and work record to the Transit Division of King County for the purpose of evaluation and consideration for employment including, but not limited to, specific reasons and details regarding my resignation and/or termination, attendance and punctuality, infractions or any disciplinary actions I may have received, and disclosure of all performance evaluations for the previous ten (10) years. I agree to hold current or former employers harmless from any claim or action based upon the release of information or documentation relating to my employment record. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information. By checking this box and completing my name in the field below, I provide my consent for King County Metro Transit to obtain the above-referenced information.

      • Yes
      • No

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