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Janitor (Open)

The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2021. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $17.75 - $23.55 per hour.

This position is part of the Civil Service Basic Union Contract represented by Council 5 of AFSCME.  

Routine janitorial maintenance work at an assigned County facility.
 Distinguishing Features of Work:An employee in this class performs a variety of tasks to ensure the cleanliness, sanitation, safety and security of County facilities. Duties include cleaning facilities, maintaining equipment and making minor repairs. The work is performed under the direction of assigned supervisory staff.
 Work Environment:These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Balance, grasp/handle, stand, walk and vision. FREQUENT: Lift and carry up to 10 pounds; reach, rotate trunk, stoop/bend, works alone, outside. OCCASIONAL: Push/pull up to 10 pounds, climb stairs, crouch/squat, customer/public contact. RARE: Lift up to 20 pounds, lift/carry up to 40 pounds, push/pull up to 55 pounds, climb step ladders, crawl, kneel, reach above shoulder, sit.
 Selection Process:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Pass/Fail):
  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Six (6) months full-time paid verifiable experience in custodial, janitorial, building maintenance or closely related work.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
Supplemental questionnaire will be 100% of the scoring process:
Points will be awarded based on the applicants answers to supplemental questions 10-15.

Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage may time out after 30 minutes. It's recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes may result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.   

  • June 1, 2021 - Applicant screening will begin.
  • Week of June 14, 2021 - Supplemental question scoring to be completed
  • Week of June 28, 2021 - Interviews to be conducted
The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:
  • Veteran: DD214 noting character of service
  • Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
  • Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
Please refer to Minnesota Statute 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.

Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County are subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete a twelve month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.