Wilson County, Tennessee

Classification Specification







The purpose of this classification is to perform manual work associated with cleaning and maintaining county buildings and conducting various errands. Duties and responsibilities include vacuuming and shampooing carpets, sweeping and mopping floors, dusting furniture, washing windows, cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash containers, ordering and maintaining supplies, running errands, performing general repairs, or performing other tasks as assigned. Assignment to Maintenance Department reports to Custodian Supervisor, assignment to Ag Center reports to Ag Center Director.



The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Vacuums, sweeps, mops, and/or scrubs, carpet or floor surfaces located in hallways, stairs, offices, restrooms, public rooms, elevators, storage rooms, or other areas; performs spot cleaning as needed.

Cleans, dusts and polishes furniture, equipment, artwork, fixtures, surfaces, walls, wood paneling, window sills, trim, baseboards, doors, cabinets, vents, and other surfaces; cleans office equipment, audio/visual equipment, and telephones.

Cleans, deodorizes and disinfects bathrooms; cleans mirrors; replenishes soap products and paper products.

Cleans and disinfects water fountains, telephones, or other public facilities.

Washes/cleans glass doors, windows, and blinds.

Cleans kitchen/breakroom equipment, such as coffeepots, coffee machines, ice machine, microwave, refrigerator, and dishware; cleans vending machines; replenishes soap products and paper products.

Empties and cleans trash containers; replaces trash liners in containers; picks up and disposes of trash from floor/ground areas; carries/transports trash to dumpster or other designated trash receptacle.

Operates/utilizes various equipment, tools, and supplies which may include a motor vehicle, vacuum cleaner, mop bucket, mop, broom, bucket, ladder, or cleaning supplies.

Performs basic maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment, and tools in operable condition; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Monitors inventory levels of equipment, cleaning materials, and supplies; initiates requests for new or replacement materials; stocks or distributes supply items.

Assists in maintaining security of buildings and premises; locks/unlocks various rooms; turns off lights, copiers, and other office equipment not in use.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, product information, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Assists with clerical activities as needed, such as processing outgoing mail, packaging records for storage, destroying obsolete records, or other tasks.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, county officials, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Assignment to Ag Center may involve the following additional functions:

Performs general work functions as assigned (e.g., cutting grass, trimming trees/brush, picking up litter and tires, installing hinges/door latches, spreading grass seed, painting cleaning etc.).

Performs basic building maintenance tasks inside and outside of facilities such as changing light bulbs; restocking kitchens, bathrooms, and janitorial closets with towels, trash bags, tissue paper, hand cleaner, etc.

Performs various tasks associated with grounds maintenance or roadside maintenance, such as mowing grass/weeds, edging landscaped areas, cutting down and removing trees/shrubs, cutting tree limbs, trimming shrubs and hedges, removing debris from ditches and right-of-ways, picking up debris/litter, spreading ground materials, digging holes/trenches, shoveling materials, placing/retrieving signage, loading/unloading trucks, or lifting/moving heavy materials.

Special carpentry and building projects by assignment.

Safety sensitive position subject to pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and random drug screens.


Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED; supplemented by 1 year previous experience and/or training involving custodial work and general maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data according to a prescribed schema or plan. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.

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Wilson County, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Signatures below indicate the receipt and review of this classification description by the employee assigned to the position and the immediate supervisor.