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Lead Custodian

Opening Date: October 8, 2021
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title:  Lead Custodian
Salary/Wage: $17.92/hr.
Tribal Level: 16
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202146

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.


This position provides direction to and is part of a team that is responsible for complete custodial services for all Tribal facilities in the Siletz area.


High school diploma or GED and 6-months experience in a custodial, maintenance, or related field   – OR – one year experience in a custodial, maintenance or related field. Experience in: Custodial and maintenance duties sufficient to effectively clean and maintain tribal buildings. Ability to: Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills, and be able to shift assignments based on priorities established. Read labels on cleaning solvents and adhere to stringent safety requirements.  Must be able to work independently. Operate hand and electrical tools necessary for custodial and basic maintenance activities (i.e. floor cleaning machines, etc.). Be flexible to meet any changes in work requirements and schedules. Get along well with co-workers and public. Other: Must be physically able to safely and efficiently perform the duties of the position. Must be able to lift heavy items, and stand and move about for long periods of time. Must possess First Aid and CPR certification, or ability to acquire certification within 6 months of hire. Employee must be able to work early morning or late night hours, and occasionally on weekends.


Plans and oversees all custodial work, maintaining a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency as directed by the Public Works Supervisor (supervisor). Ensure buildings and property is secure during shift and report incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor. Assist supervisor in purchasing cleaning supplies/equipment. Schedule clean up and repairs as directed by supervisor. Performs various cleaning and light maintenance activities in all Siletz Tribal facilities. Meet the custodial specifications for each tribal facility, which includes:  dusting furniture; mopping, scrubbing, waxing and buffing floors; vacuum and shampoo carpets; empty wastebaskets and properly dispose of waste; cleans walls, windows, and blinds; wash coffee cups and coffee equipment; and dust ceiling fixtures; Performs aseptic cleaning in various medical rooms as directed in procedural guidelines; Dispose of hazardous waste material, and adheres to all proper procedures when collecting, boxing, handling, and transporting hazardous materials. Know proper procedures for shutting off utilities in emergency situations, which includes knowledge of shut-off points for water, electricity, oxygen, and nitrous oxide to provide direction to repair people. Sort recyclable material. Takes inventory, maintains storage areas, and replenishes supplies. Keep restrooms in clean, orderly, sanitary conditions.  Clean, disinfect, and deodorize bathroom fixtures.  Ensure restrooms are properly stocked with the necessary supplies. Notify Maintenance Supervisor of any damage or repair work needed; or safely hazards. Secure facility upon completion of duties. Assist Public Works Supervisor in planning annual budget for Custodial program. Other duties as assigned.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.