Employment Opportunities

Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Library seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to perform custodial needs for the Library. The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value that a library brings to its community. The Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone.

The 2023 starting salary is $20.3605 per hour. The online application is available on the City of Waukesha's website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

Schedule may include mornings, afternoons, and some evenings and weekends. Schedule flexibility is essential.

Please attach your resume and a
letter of interest to the online application.
Deadline to apply: 4:30 PM, Friday, October 13, 2023

Explore the City's benefits here: 2023 Benefits Guide

The Position: Under the general direction of the Administrative Services Manager, the individual in this position will be responsible for the following:

  1. Cleans floors, bathrooms, windows, walls, hallway fixtures, etc., vacuums and shampoos rugs; dusts, cleans and polishes office equipment and furniture.
  2. Collects, recycles and/or disposes of wastepaper and refuse; destroys confidential information as directed by incineration.
  3. Sweeps and shovels snow and debris from walkways and driveways.
  4. Cares for grounds and shrubbery adjacent to Library.
  5. Maintains, replenishes and issues cleaning and related supplies and equipment.
  6. Performs minor maintenance and repairs including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc.
  7. Monitors and adjusts heating and cooling requirements in building with aid of computer program.
  8. Performs routine maintenance of heating and ventilating equipment.
  9. Replaces light bulbs and batteries as needed.
  10. Notifies supervisor of need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, ventilating and other equipment.
  11. Sets up and takes down chairs, tables and equipment in the program room and for programs.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and 1 – 3 years of experience in commercial cleaning and custodial work, with experience in repair of heating and air conditioning equipment, plumbing and electrical work preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skill

  • Knowledge of building maintenance, cleaning practices and procedures, carpentry, plumbing and practical electricity, the operation and care of heating and ventilating systems, the operation, care and use of power floor scrubbers, hand and power tools, and other equipment and supplies used in general cleaning, maintenance and repair work, approved materials needed to be effective in large scale cleaning and maintenance, and occupational hazards and the practices and techniques used to avoid or minimize risks.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions, establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public, work independently with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload, work with cleaning compounds, detergents, chemicals, and other solutions, and perform continuous physical effort, occasionally of a strenuous nature, and sometimes under adverse weather conditions.
  • Skills in oral and written communications and the use of cleaning supplies and equipment.

Physical Demands: Work is performed mostly indoors; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of cleaning supplies and office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, prolonged visual concentration and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently be exposed to adverse weather and other unpleasant conditions such as heat, cold, wetness and humidity; dim or bright lights, dust, odors, noise, vibrations, toxic agents, chemicals and electrical currents. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and sometimes in excess of 50 pounds.

The City of Waukesha is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Miscellaneous Employment Information

Please note that the Library does not maintain a resume file or applicant list and can only accept employment applications when a position has been approved and posted.

Waukesha Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.