Reports To:  Principal or Head Building Operator


Position Purpose:   To provide the upkeep, maintenance, cleanliness, safety and security of the building for a safe, clean environment.    




Physical/Emotional Requirements:  (The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day.) Reading, speaking, hearing, manual dexterity, bending/stooping, walking, reaching, pushing/pulling, climbing, kneeling. Position is rated as a Level 4 - lifting/carrying 50-100 lbs occasionally, 25-50 lbs frequently, and 10-20 lbs continuously. Individuals employed at the high school and middle school level are eligible for employment if a score of 3 or 4 is accompished on the physical capacity test. Individuals scoring a 3 are limited to Level 3 medium work unless assisted - 20-50 lbs lifting/carrying occasionally, 10-25 lbs frequently and up to 10 lbs continuously. Failure to comply with physical limits established by physical capacity test will result in disciplinary action for unsafe practice. This physical requirement revision was requested and approved by the Worker Compensation Committee on 11-17-15.


Elementary custodians will be required to meet the Level 4 lifting requirement.


Performance Responsibilities: 

  1. Respond to requests for services in a timely and courteous manner
  2. Perform maintenance and/or repair tasks in accordance with appropriate standards and procedures
  3. Complete and ensure the completion of a variety of work assignments
  4. Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of building interiors, including floors and carpeting, walls, furniture, window glass, mirrors, ceilings and similar areas
  5. Ensure routine maintenance is performed on such items as lights, equipment, filters, furniture, ceiling tile, and similar areas
  6. Report any unsafe condition or needed building repair to the Head Building Operator
  7. Ensure requisitioning and maintaining the proper supply of custodial materials and equipment
  8. Respond to supervisors in a courteous and helpful manner
  9. Prepare reports and maintain records as assigned
  10. Ensure building is open and secure at the proper times
  11. Assist in snow removal or other related duties as assigned
  12. Accomplish, in a safe and efficient manner, assigned tasks such as sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, waxing, polishing, emptying waste receptacles, cleaning restrooms and water fountains, washing windows and walls, replacing light bulbs and filters, setting up and removing school equipment and furniture, making minor building repairs, and performing preventative maintenance
  13. Properly operate and care for equipment and ensure those supervised do also
  14. Consult with supervisor about various job and personnel problems
  15. Maintain confidences on personnel matters
  16. Demonstrate professional image through appearance, language, and work ethic
  17. Perform related duties as assigned.


Terms of Employment:

12 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Classified Personnel.


Significant associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.