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Custodian - 990 Polk Street (Mon, 8am-4:30pm and Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Sun, 8am-2:30pm)


The custodian is responsible for the cleaning and housekeeping duties at designated TNDC sites. 


  • Maintain the general cleanliness of the building interior and exterior and adhere to the cleaning schedule for all the properties assigned.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Maintain trash removal systems including rotation of garbage receptacles and recycling.
  • Clean and vacuum hallways, common areas, sidewalks and individual units as necessary.
  • Attend required TNDC meetings.
  • Follow TNDC safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Wet, dust and clean windows.
  • “Bag & Tag” former resident belongings in vacant units.
  • Identify and report any problems in regards to maintenance, health, safety or security of the property to the General Manager.
  • Follow a schedule of preventative maintenance and perform additional cleaning and maintenance duties as needed.
  • Notify the General Manager or Maintenance Lead of any needed supplies or equipment.
  • Assist building maintenance staff with light maintenance projects.
  • Patch and paint walls as assigned.
  • Respond to building emergencies on after-hours on-call schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and skills:

  • Ability, willingness and sensitivity to work with a diverse, low-income population.
  • Sound judgment and good assessment skills.
  • Maturity, honesty, dependability, initiative and follow-through.
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions.
  • Ability and willingness to respond tactfully under pressure; cope under stress.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform medium to heavy work involving sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 75 pounds and climbing ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools and equipment necessary to perform janitorial work. 
  • Ability to operate a variety of cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to move objects, occasionally requiring exertion of considerable force.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands and fingers in performing janitorial tasks.
  • Visual acuity necessary to perform and inspect work and review work orders.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to use telephone and communicate with other staff.

Mathematical Ability:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide.

Judgment and Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to judge situations where supervisor's involvement is needed.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to repetitive tasks.

Language and Communication Ability:

  • Ability to comprehend and correctly use logs, work orders, timesheets, etc.
  • Ability to comprehend resident handbook and employee manuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and staff at all levels, residents, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in policy, methods, operations, etc. as they apply to property management operations and activities.

Environmental Adaptability:

  • Ability to work in an office environment and in and outside a variety of residential buildings.
  • Ability to work under hot and cold conditions.
  • Ability to work under conditions of moderate noise.


  • Ability to lift 75 pounds.
  • Knowledge of custodial practices and procedures including sanitation and universal precautions.


  • One year of janitorial experience.
  • Second language capacity.