Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, assigns, monitors, and reviews tasks performed by work crew and maintains cleanliness of Gateway Building, divisions, and stations. A Leader receives additional pay for each hour worked as stipulated by the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assigns, monitors, and reviews tasks performed by work crew
  • Trains new employees
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, including removing graffiti from bathroom walls using heavy-duty chemical cleansers
  • Sweeps and mops or scrubs hallways and stairs
  • Cleans, mops, and strips floors; operates buffing machines to wax floors
  • Lifts, moves, and empties trash and garbage containers; replaces discarded plastic bags with new bags
  • Cleans walls, windows, and ceilings
  • Dusts office furnishings
  • Operates vacuum cleaners and shampooing machines to clean carpets
  • Cleans and maintains tools and equipment used
  • Lifts, moves, and replaces emptied bottles of water with full bottles
  • Moves office furniture and other equipment as necessary to facilitate cleaning operation
  • Moves custodial equipment and supplies between or within Metro facilities
  • Notifies management of need for repairs
  • Operates Metro vehicles to transport equipment and supplies to various Metro locations
  • Operates forklift to move trash or supplies, as required
  • Leads employees by assigning work and provides training
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Methods, materials, equipment, and safety procedures utilized in custodial work
  • Leadership techniques

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Assigning, monitoring, and reviewing tasks performed by a work crew
  • Safely operating buffing, vacuuming, ceiling cleaning, and shampooing equipment
  • Communicating effectively with others
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Train other employees in custodial procedures of Metro
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Tolerate exposure to cleaning agents and fumes
  • Perform moderate physical labor
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 60 pounds
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • None required

  • One year of relevant full-time Metro experience performing custodial work

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Stockroom or warehouse
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Work on elevated surfaces or below ground level
  • Work on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Work in awkward or confining/enclosed spaces
  • Exposure to bodily fluids and waste
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals, solvents, and/or gases
  • Exposure to infectious material/diseases
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles

Physical Effort Required
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Crawling, crouching, squatting, stooping and/or kneeling
  • Bending or twisting at the neck, waist and/or knees
  • Pushing and/or pulling
  • Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs.
  • Heavy lifting or carrying 51 lbs. or more with assistance
  • Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction
  • Using equipment requiring high hand and finger dexterity
  • Safely use sharp objects and tools
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.