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KA05 - Building/Grounds Specialist I

Band 1  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs custodial, housekeeping or groundskeeping duties to keep buildings or grounds in a clean and orderly condition.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class includes employees who function as first-line supervisors of a group of custodians or as groundskeeping crew leaders.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Cleans offices, rooms, hallways, lobbies, rest rooms, elevators and stairways.
Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors.
Vacuums rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture.
Makes up beds and dusts furniture and fixtures.
Disposes of trash and waste.
Mows lawns, rakes leaves and keeps grounds free of debris.
Plants, fertilizes, trims and waters lawns, flowers, shrubbery and trees.
Maintains supply, leave and timekeeping records.
Leads a crew of groundskeepers or custodial workers.
Serves as a first-line supervisor of a small group of custodial workers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of how to properly carry out custodial, housekeeping or groundskeeping tasks.
Knowledge of safety practices relevant to the area of employment.
Skill in the use of cleaning or gardening handtools.
Skill in the safe operation of power cleaning or gardening equipment.
Ability to follow instructions.
Ability to keep accurate written records.
Ability to guide and train other employees.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require a commercial driver's license.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

There are no minimum training or experience requirements for this class.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

There are no minimum requirements for this class. Some positions may require a commercial driver's license.

8051 Housekeeper

8052 Groundskeeper

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb and work from ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry weights of 50 lbs. or greater, a distance of 20 feet, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry weights of 100 lbs. or greater, assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to materials weighing 50 lbs. or more, from ground level to truck beds, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to control movement of power operated equipment, i.e. polishers. (Frequent)
Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use. (Continuous)
Ability to push/pull carts, mowers, etc. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Some positions require ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Some positions require successful completion of DHEC certification as a commercial pesticide applicator.


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