Custodian, Building Maintenance

Career Purpose

Under moderate supervision, performs semi-skilled routine custodial duties in city buildings and facilities requiring physical dexterity, replace supplies and perform other related work as necessary.


  • Sweep, mop, scrub, wax and buff floors, hallways, stairways and restrooms. Vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  • Collect and remove waste paper and trash from offices, halls and restrooms. Wash walls, windows, mirrors, light fixtures and drinking fountains.
  • Dust, clean and maintain furniture, fixtures, windowsills and railings.
  • Replace light bulbs and minor painting
  • Clean and disinfect toilets, washbowls and urinals. Replenish towels, tissues, soaps and other restroom supplies.
  • Maintain the security of buildings at all times. Secure doors and windows during non-business hours. Turn lights on and off. Lock and unlock doors.
  • Assist in loading, unloading and moving of supplies, equipment and furniture up to 50 pounds.
  • Report needs for building repairs. Keep supervisor informed as to supply status.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Six months janitorial experience
  • Knowledge of modern and efficient janitorial methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in general building maintenance and custodial work.
  • Ability to operate and maintain vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers, polisher, carpet cleaner and other necessary custodial equipment.
  • Possess a valid class D drivers license and acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to work extended hours or evening, night or weekend shifts. May be required to return to work in emergency situations.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
Closing Date
Career Type
$790.40 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization

How To Apply ?

Option 1: Online - Adobe PDF

Note: You need to have Adobe Reader Installed on your device to submit the application online. Download or complete the attached application.

Option 2: By Mail

Return all completed application material to :

Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Application material must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the closing date (postmark alone is insufficient). The closing date is listed on the job announcement or the application material.

Option 3: In Person

The Human Resources Department is located on the 2nd Floor inside City Hall.

Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501