The Arc of Hilo

Biohazard Technician



Department:   Commercial Services

Job Status:   Full Time/Part-Time/Casual/On-Call

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Reports To:   Commercial Services Supervisor


Amount of Travel Required:   Frequent Local

Work Schedule:   Monday - Sunday

Positions Supervised:   Worker l




Respond to and clean up biohazard waste incidents as needed.  Inbetween incidents, individual will also support fellow co-workers in performing janitorial duties: cleaning, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, etc. to keep buildings clean and in an orderly condition. The Jr. Vocational Instructor must also aid to teach, train, support, and mentor employees and participants with disabilities. 





Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

  1. Performs biohazard cleaning services including but not limited to:
    1. Wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE and/or HAZMAT suits), including respirators and other safety equipment as necessary
    2. Handling various products and tools, including hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals
    3. Responding to clean-up requests in a timely manner
    4. Cleaning and sanitizing incident locations by removing blood and various types of bodily waste
    5. Properly containing and disposing of any contaminated materials.
    6. Maintaining and submitted logs of biohazard cleanups
    7. Monitoring stock levels of PPE and requesting additional supply as needed
  1. Performs janitorial services including but not limited to:

a.       Cleaning and sanitizing all bathroom surfaces.

b.      Cleaning offices, emptying trash, replacing liners, dusting surfaces, and wiping walls.

c.       Removing trash and recyclables from buildings and transporting to appropriate bins.

d.      Cleaning floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and vacuuming.

e.       Sweeping sidewalks and lanai area(s).

f.       Cleaning windows, louvers and screens

g.       Cleaning and polishing water fountains

h.      Removing cobwebs and dust

i.        Strip/Wax/Shampoo Carpets/Floors

j.        Restocking all supplies

k.      Keeping work vehicles clean and organized

  1. Assist Vocational Instructor to complete or perform contract work.
  1. Use and maintain janitorial equipment as directed.
  2. Provide input to Vocational Instructor regarding the condition and maintenance of equipment.
  3. Participate in the overall safety, health and well-being of participants. 
  4. Adhere to all policies and procedures. 
  5. Treat all persons with respect.
  6. Refer all inquiries to the Vocational Instructor
  7. Performs job responsibilities accurately, timely and in a professional manner.
  8. Attend required meetings and training sessions.
  9. Maintain compliance with The Arc of Hilo’s Employee and Safety Handbook.
  1. Perform other job related duties as assigned by the Vocational Instructor or other designated person.





Education : High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience :  Basic janitorial experience helpful. 

Other Requirements

Must complete biohazard training course and obtain certification.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds.  Must be able to maintain an acceptable criminal abstract from the State of Hawaii, as determined by the company. Must be able to maintain Protective Services Central Registry clearances from Adult Protective Services (APS) Central Registry and Welfare Services (CWS) Central Registry. Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certificates.  Must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening and maintain annually a current TB clearance.


Physical Demands



F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)

Reach Outward

F (Frequently)

Reach Above Shoulder

F (Frequently)


N (Not Applicable)


N (Not Applicable)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

F (Frequently)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


12 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

13-25 lbs

F (Frequently)

26-40 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements


Offices & Buildings


Employee Signature:____________________ Date: ______________


Approval Signature:_____________________ Date: ______________



The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

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