Laborer-City Building

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POSITION:                                       Laborer                                              

DEPARTMENT:                                Mayor's Office/Building Operations

LOCATION:                                     City Building

WORK SCHEDULE:                         7:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m., M-F

JOB CATEGORY:                             LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)

SALARY:                                          $26,014.50-$28,905.00

STATUS:                                          Full-time

FLSA STATUS:                                Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship. 

Incumbent serves as Laborer for the Building Operations department, responsible for maintaining and cleaning Municipal building and grounds.



Performs daily preventive maintenance checks throughout the building and grounds, including HVAC, elevator, air compressor, boiler, bathroom fixtures, and automatic doors. Secures Municipal Building at end of shift.

Performs general cleaning duties, including emptying trash containers, dusting and polishing furniture, washing windows and doors, while wearing proper PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to prevent the spreadof any transmittable diseases, i.e. Covid 19.

Maintains floors, including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and buffing.  Shampoos carpets as needed.

Cleans restrooms and restocks soap and paper supplies as necessary with proper disinfecting to prevent the spread of any transmittable diseases, (i.e. Covid 19).

Disinfecting high touch surfaces throughout the City Building according to CDC Guidelines to prevent the spread of any transmittable diseases, i.e. Covid 19.

Completes basic maintenance duties throughout building and grounds, including changing light bulbs, repairing light switches, replacing ceiling tiles, and repairing faucets, toilets and shower fixtures.  Paints walls/doors as needed. 

Repairs and/or replaces office furniture and fixtures, such as door locks/hinges, filing cabinets, desks and chairs. Hangs pictures for office staff as requested. 

Maintains walkways surrounding building, including picking up trash and removing snow and ice.  

Updates inventory of equipment scheduled for auction, moves furniture, repairs broken windows, cleans drain traps in boiler room, strips and waxes floors and stocks copiers with paper as necessary. 

Performs related duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED. 

Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of basic janitorial, carpentry, plumbing, safety and sanitation requirements for assigned areas of responsibility. 

Ability to safely operate a variety of tools and equipment, including hammers, screw drivers, wrenches, drills, power saws, air compressor, grinder, sander, shovel, rake, mop, broom, vacuum, floor stripper/buffer, hedge trimmer, snow and leaf blowers, and bucket truck. 

Ability to physically perform custodial duties, including standing, walking, moderate to heavy lifting, pushing/pulling objects,reaching, bending, crouching/kneeling and handling/grasping/fingering objects. 

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and on several tasks at the same time. 

Ability to understand, memorize, retain and carry out oral and written instructions.  

Ability to read/interpret detailed specifications,equipment manuals and label directions for correct mixing and use of cleaning supplies. 

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities. 

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety,drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. 

Ability to provide public access to or maintain department information and records according to state requirements. 

Possession of a valid driver's license and demonstrated safe driving record.



Incumbent performs duties according to supervisor and a flexible, customary routine following standard operating policies and procedures.  Incumbent must have supervisor’s permission to deviate from standard operating procedures.  Errors in work are primarily detected or prevented through standard safety procedures and notification from supervisor. 

Incumbent reports directly to Building Supervisor.



Incumbent lifts materials and supplies of moderate to heavy weight and performs most duties while standing or walking at will.  Strain is not prolonged and effort is exerted for short to moderate periods of time, usually in connection to such duties as clearing snow and ice from walkways.


Incumbent performs duties in an office building and outdoors, involving sitting/standing/walking at will, pushing/pulling objects, reaching, bending, crouching/kneeling, hearing sounds, and handling/grasping/fingering objects. Incumbent is exposed to toxic chemicals, dust, fumes, excessive noise, moving parts, extreme weather conditions and heights normally associated with maintenance duties.  Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others.

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