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Requisition Number: 
Custodial Services
Job Status: 
To clean and perform custodial maintenance for all building facilities and to perform specific support duties for other departments.
Duties and Responsibilities: 

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform daily and weekly routine cleaning and custodial maintenance on building facilities.
  • Remove trash and collect recyclables from all designated areas in the Garden.
  • Set up and take down props and equipment and clean up from special events, classes, shows, parties, symposia, etc.
  • Receive, document, and distribute deliveries from specified dock areas to all areas on the grounds.
  • Pick up and deliver various items from all buildings on grounds and storage areas off and on the grounds.
  • Undertake special cleaning projects including cleaning carpets, waxing floors, scrubbing walls, and cleaning glass.
  • Remove snow and use ice melt on sidewalks, porticoes, driveways, stairways, pedestrian entrances, and classroom trailers (to be performed in designated areas).
  • Must be able to accept occasional overtime duties.
  • Assist the manager of Custodial Services in other areas as required.

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • High school diploma
  • Three years of custodial experience a must, five years of custodial experience desired
  • Ability to understand English
  • Ability to operate cleaning equipment
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Chicago Horticultural Society
  • Knowledgeable in operation of scrubbing equipment and light repair desired
Physical Demands: 
Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
Why Apply?: 

Come work in a setting that is like no other as you support our mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. Take the first step toward being one of the employees who make the Garden one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Apply today. Please note that applicants who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of personnel so classified.