CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies


The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Summary Job Description Tasks
Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk. Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
Service, clean, and supply restrooms.
Gather and empty trash.
Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.
Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
Steam clean or shampoo carpets.
Set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffolding to prepare facilities for events, such as banquets and meetings.
Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment.
Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.
Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers, and snow shovels, and spread snow melting chemicals.
Clean laboratory equipment, such as glassware and metal instruments, using solvents, brushes, rags, and power cleaning equipment.
Spray insecticides and fumigants to prevent insect and rodent infestation.
Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing, and electrical systems.
Drive vehicles required to perform or travel to cleaning work, including vans, industrial trucks, or industrial vacuum cleaners.
Mow and trim lawns and shrubbery, using mowers and hand and power trimmers, and clear debris from grounds.
Clean and restore building interiors damaged by fire, smoke, or water, using commercial cleaning equipment.
Clean chimneys, flues, and connecting pipes, using power and hand tools.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Adjustable hand wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
Aerial manlifts Manlift or personnel lift
Air compressors Air compressors
Carpet shampooers Carpet cleaning equipment
Claw hammers Hammers
Cordless drills Power drills
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Dry mops Dust mops
Equipment dollies Dollies
Extension ladders Ladders
Floor buffers Floor polishers
Floor strippers Floor scrapers
Floor waxers Floor polishers
Forklifts Forklifts
Hand files Files
Hand trucks Hand trucks or accessories
Hedge trimmers Hedge clippers
Industrial vacuums Vacuum cleaners
Insecticide sprayers Hand sprayers
Personal computers Personal computers
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Portable scaffolding Scaffolding
Power floor scrubbers Floor scrubbers
Power grinders Power grinders
Power mowers Lawnmowers
Power saws Power saws
Protective ear plugs Ear plugs
Push brooms Brooms
Ratchet wrenches Ratchets
Ride-on industrial vacuum cleaners Vacuum cleaners
Safety glasses Safety glasses
Safety gloves Protective gloves
Scissor lifts Scissor lift
Snow blowers Snow blowers
Snow shovels Shovels
Snowplows Snowplow attachments
Steam cleaning equipment Pressure or steam cleaners
Step ladders Ladders
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Wet mops Wet mops
Window squeegees Squeegees or washers
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
Alternate Job Title(s)
Airport Attendant
Alley Cleaner
Alley Worker
Brass Cleaner
Brass Polisher
Building Attendant
Building Custodian
Building Maintenance Custodian
Building Maintenance Superintendent
Building Maintenance Technician
Building Superintendent, Cleaning, Painting, Maintenance
Building Superintendent, Custodian, Janitor, Maintenance
Camp Attendant
Camp Tender
Campground Cleaning Attendant
Care Taker
Carpet Cleaner
Casino Porter
Change House Attendant
Chimney Sweep
Chore Worker
Cleaning Custodian
Cleaning Handyman
Cleaning Laborer
Cleaning Porter
Cleaning Technician
Cleaning and Maintenance Worker
Coach Cleaner
Commercial or Institutional Cleaner
Custodial Aide
Custodial Engineer
Custodial Laborer
Custodial Maintenance Worker
Custodial Worker
Day Worker
Dormitory Keeper
Dry Boss
Dry House Attendant
Dry House Worker
Dry Man
Duct Cleaner
Environmental Specialist
Fixture Relamper
Floor Cleaner
Floor Polisher
Floor Scrubber
Floor Sweeper
Floor Tech (Floor Technician)
Floor Waxer
Floors Buffer
Furnace Caretaker
Furnace Operator
Hall Cleaner
Handy Man
Head Cleaning Porter
Heavy Duty Custodian
Helper, Maintenance, Cleaning
Hired Man
Hired Worker
Home Restoration Service Cleaner
Hospital Cleaner
Hydroelectric Plant Maintainer
Industrial Cleaner
Industrial Plant Custodian
Industrial Sweeper-Cleaner
Janitor Caretaker
Janitor Cleaner
Janitor Custodian
Janitor Helper
Janitor and Cleaner
Janitorial Assistant
Janitorial Maintenance Worker
Joss House Keeper
Labor Custodian
Laboratory Equipment Cleaner
Lamp Replacer
Latrine Cleaner
Lead Janitor
Light Bulb Replacer
Light Fixture Servicer
Maintenance Aide
Maintenance Assistant
Maintenance Worker
Marble Cleaner
Metal Polisher
Multi-Story Window/Building Exterior Cleaner
Odd Jobs Day Worker
Office Cleaner
Office Sweeper
Operational Service Worker (OSW)
Paper Cleaner
Patch Worker
Plant Custodian
Pool Cleaner
Power Washer
Project Crew Worker
Sanitation Worker
School Custodian
School Janitor
Scrub Woman
Station Cleaning Porter
Swimming Pool Servicer
Tobacco Sweeper
Utility Person
Utility Porter
Utility Worker
Venetian Blind Cleaner
Venetian Blind Cleaner and Repairer
Venetian Blind Washer
Wall Cleaner
Wall Washer
Wallpaper Cleaner
Washhouse Worker
Window Cleaner
Window Washer
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Custodial
Benchmark Title: Janitor
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