Custodian #499495

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Posting Number20112024Position TitleCustodian #499495FTE1.00Position TypeStaffDepartmentCardinal Village OperationsJob Summary/Basic Function

Bargaining Unit: Custodians
This is a standard position description to be used for positions with similar duties, responsibilities, classification and compensation. Employees assigned to the position description may or may not perform all of the essential functions indicated in this position description.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Part I: Position Summary:
The school custodian plays an essential role in maintaining the building and physical plant, and supporting a learning environment that promotes health, attitude and pride of students. In addition to regular building maintenance functions, the school custodian provides direct support to classroom teachers in set up and maintenance of furniture and equipment. The school custodian also serves as a role model for students by displaying a professional, courteous, and helpful nature. Assists in campus security as necessary.

The District represents a diverse community with a population of approximately 40% students with diverse backgrounds. We seek an individual who has successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to strengthening community engagement and communication with the District’s diverse populations.

Part II: Supervision and Controls over the Work:
The school custodian receives day-to-day direction from the school administrator(s) and receives specific performance requirements from the supervisor for maintenance/custodial. The school custodian operates within district and school policies and procedures, and by applying acceptable custodial standards, Labor and Industry standards, and OSHA standards.

Part III: Major Duties and Responsibilities (depending on specific assignment, duties and responsibilities listed may include, but are not limited to the following):

1.Cleaning Functions:
a.Sweep, mop, vacuum, scrub, and refinish floors; clean, dust and polish furniture; wash windows and walls; clean restrooms; dispose of rubbish, change lights, etc.; make certain all areas of the building are kept in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition according to industry and/or district standards.
b.Pick up litter within the schools and on school grounds.
c.Assure safety during inclement weather to including shoveling, salting, providing slip protection on wet floors, securing against wind damage, snow removal from roofs, remove debris from down spouts when clogged, etc.
d.Applies cleaning chemicals according to established safety procedures.
e.Adheres to safety measures for cleaning, lifting, moving, and operating equipment.
f.Performs minor repair and maintenance as authorized by district maintenance staff.
g.Removes extraneous dirt/markings from interior and exterior vertical/horizontal surfaces (walls, doors, etc.).
h.Advise building principal/Maintenance Department on matters relating to mechanical equipment and/or building maintenance.
i.Performs minor painting to walls, rails, playgrounds and other areas of the school.
j.Keeps all equipment in a good state of repair and cleanliness.

2.Administrative Functions:
a.Initiate maintenance service requests according to district procedures. Follows-through to assure that maintenance is performed in a timely manner.
b.Maintains inventory and request cleaning supplies and materials needed to accomplish assigned tasks.
c.Maintains awareness of energy conservation and make suggestions of methods and procedures to consider energy.
d.Secures equipment and supplies and protects against pilferage, loss, theft, or abuse.
e.Required to follow Board policies and stay abreast of updates and changes.

3.Safety and Security:
a.Periodically inspects, or otherwise maintains awareness of, facility and equipment to detect and prevent injuries or damage.
b.Secures school building to ensure proper building security at all times. Lock, secure and code out building at end of shift.
c.Verifies that emergency equipment is maintained and repaired as need be.
d.Assists in implementing emergency planning and response.
e.Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Part IV: Minimum Qualifications:
1.Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

2.Graduation from high school or equivalent.

3.Must have completed an apprenticeship or the equivalent within the specific trade/craft area.

4.Must be trained in First Aid. CPR and defibrillator training may be required.

5.Ability to communicate and maintain good working relations with all District employees, vendors, contractors, and public entities.

6.Ability to work effectively in an environment with frequent interruptions requiring the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work while responding to interruptions and changing priorities.

7.Initiative and ability to work with minimal direction; sound judgment and decision making capabilities are essential.

8.Knowledge of state and local codes related to assigned trade/craft.

Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and a safe driving record and be able and willing to operate district owned vehicles.

Part V: Desired Qualifications:
1. Experience with and knowledge of: intrusion alarms, automatic fire alarm/sprinkler systems, HVAC systems and controls (computer controlled type experience preferred).

Part VI: Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, sit, move about, hear and speak. Noise level may be high when operating power equipment. Employee may be required to work in restricted spaces to include crawling and/or climbing as working at heights. Required to stand, be on feet, and move around for a full work shift.

Ability to work using ladders, scaffolding, mechanical lifts and district vehicles. Ability to spend most of the work-day standing, lifting, and walking. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds and move heavier materials using appropriate equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee is required to use properly use such safety equipment as is appropriate to the work to prevent injury to self or others.

Ability to communicate in person, by radio, electronically and over the phone. Ability to use computer equipment to complete reports, generate service orders, maintain inventories, etc.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials or illnesses during the course of their duties.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred QualificationsSecurity Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary$17,650.42Work Hours Posting Date10/22/2020Close Date11/05/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial InstructionsPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education have you obtained?
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Technical School Diploma or Certificate
    • Some College Credits
    • High School Diploma or GED
  3. * How many years have you worked as a custodian or janitor in cleaning commercial and/or educational buildings?
    • Less than one year
    • One to two years
    • Over three years
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * If you have a valid drivers license, what is the state and expiration date?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How many years of general computer experience do you have?
    • 5 years or more
    • 4 years
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year or less
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Certificate(s)




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    Posted: 10/24/2020
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