Job Title: Custodian
Under the general direction of the site administrator, senior or head custodian, within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures, perform routine cleaning and custodial services at an assigned site; maintain the general cleanliness of the school; set up rooms for meetings and clean up afterwards; provide site security where necessary.
Examples of Duties
Participates in the cleaning and custodial functions at the school site; ensures that all sidewalks, corridors and parking areas are swept, windows washed, floors stripped and waxed, as needed; restrooms mopped, scrubbed and disinfected daily; drinking fountains cleaned daily; pick up papers and debris; rakes and sweeps appropriate areas; washes walls, cleans chalkboards; moves and arranges furniture and equipment in classrooms, office and meeting rooms; vacuums rugs and carpets; replaces light bulbs and tubes; makes minor repairs, as needed; sets up rooms for meetings and special activities including night, educational, and civic meetings and athletic events; raises and lowers the flag; locks and unlocks doors, gates and windows; assists with summer maintenance work under the direction of the Custodial/Transportation Supervisor; reports any damage to buildings and grounds to head/senior custodian or principal; requests cleaning and custodial supplies and equipment, as needed; works with student helpers at the school site; participates in available training in order to meet new technology standards; performs other duties as required.
Training and Experience: Any combination of experience and training which would indicate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed herein.
Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent; some experience with custodial work preferred. Bilingualism may be required.
Knowledge: Knowledge of modern cleaning methods, materials, tools and equipment; safe use and operation of equipment and chemicals used in custodial work; safe working methods and procedures; care and maintenance of custodial and building equipment and tools.
Abilities: Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; use common everyday cleaning equipment; perform manual work associated with cleaning duties; work independently; meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties; establish and maintain co-operative relationships with those contacted during the performance of required duties, including school personnel, students, parents and the community; maintain regular attendance..
Physical Effort/Work Environment: Visual ability to read handwritten or typed documents and instructions; ability to conduct verbal conversation; hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels); sit, stand, stoop, kneel, bend and walk; climb slopes, stairs, steps and ladders; push and/or pull a variety of tools and equipment weighing up to 50 or more pounds; lift up to 50 or more pounds frequently; carry up to 50 or more pounds frequently; may sustain heavy physical effort for 8 hours; exhibit full range of motion for shoulder external rotation and internal rotation, shoulder abduction and adduction, elbow flexion and extension, shoulder extension and flexion, back lateral flexion, hip flexion and extension and knee flexion. Ability to work in a safe and effective manner in the following: at various elevated heights on ladders, scaffolding, rigging, roofs and in restricted spaces, with a variety of chemical agents without allergic reaction; demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to perform fine motor skills during custodial maintenance procedures and operate both manual and power hand tools, operate a variety of powered industrial vehicles, equipment and tools commonly associated with janitorial, custodial and minor building maintenance services; work in indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to weather extremes including, but not limited too: heat, cold, humidity and rain.
Licenses and Certificates: A valid Class C California Driver's License with evidence of appropriate insurance may be required in addition to a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate.