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Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.   (O'Net 37-2011.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Airport Attendant, Alley Cleaner, Alley Worker, Attendant, Brass Cleaner, Brass Polisher   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 10.03   $ 11.05   $ 13.13   $ 16.13   $ 19.05   $ 13.99  
    Yearly $20,860   $22,990   $27,300   $33,550   $39,620   $29,100  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 10.10   $ 11.03   $ 12.90   $ 15.43   $ 18.23   $ 13.55  
    Yearly $21,020   $22,950   $26,840   $32,090   $37,920   $28,180  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 10.00   $ 11.12   $ 13.42   $ 16.92   $ 21.00   $ 14.55  
    Yearly $20,790   $23,130   $27,920   $35,190   $43,690   $30,270  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.94   $ 11.00   $ 13.07   $ 16.32   $ 18.89   $ 13.86  
    Yearly $20,680   $22,890   $27,180   $33,940   $39,290   $28,830  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 5,118 5,326 0.4% 123
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Administrative and support services 37.6%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 18.5%
    Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations 5.5%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 4.0%
    Real estate 3.5%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
     
  • Service, clean, or supply restrooms.
     
  • Gather and empty trash.
     
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
     
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
     
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
     
  • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
     
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
     
  • Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
     
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2006
     


    Knowledge
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2006
     


    Skills
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    Abilities
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  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2006
     


    Work Activities
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  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2006
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2006
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Chimney Sweep Fire Safety Division
    Vermont Department of Public Safety
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
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  • Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2006
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 
     

     
     
     
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