Janitor, Local 922

Branch Ave PLNT Facil, MD
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Full Time

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate

  • No prior work experience required.

  • A valid driver license issued from District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia or from jurisdiction of residence

  • N/A

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


The janitor is responsible for cleaning rail stations and support facility offices. Work responsibilities include cleaning rail station platforms, elevator interiors, escalator panels, and public restrooms; and cleaning support offices and restrooms. The janitor cleans exterior areas of rail stations and support facilities, including sidewalks, ramps, dome tops and bus bays/loops. Janitors are also responsible for systemwide cleaning of biohazardous waste in rail stations and support facilities.

  • Cleans interiors of rail stations, support facility offices, and other designated areas in accordance with Authority (WMATA) requirements and industry best practices. Removes trash and debris; sweeps, mops, and strips floors; vacuums and operates floor waxer to buff, wax and polish floors. Cleans ceilings, walls, doors, vents, glass, furniture, overhead fixtures; cleans entire restrooms including the fixtures, walls, and floors, and re-stocks restrooms.
  • Cleans and organizes cleaner's rooms and storage supply rooms. Organizes boxes, material, hand trucks or other industrial equipment in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Cleans exterior areas of rail stations and support facilities, including bus shelters/windscreens, rail station shelters, bus lanes and bus loop shelters, garages, parking lots, ramps, sidewalks and cigarette ash trays.
  • Performs special tasks such as removing graffiti and gum, cleaning elevator interiors and escalator panels, cleaning up bodily fluids and disposing of biohazardous waste. Supports WMATA's emergency response efforts during operational emergencies and severe weather events. Operates snow removal machines and other required equipment/tools during severe weather events

  • Performs tasks and assignments according to WMATA's established safety practices and maintenance guidelines and attends required training classes.
  • Provides helpful, correct information to patrons when they ask for it.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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