Fairless Local Schools

Custodian - 5hr. (afternoons) (78)

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TitleCustodian - 5hr. (afternoons)
Posting ID78


5 Hrs. per day/260 day 





Title:                     CUSTODIAN                                                                                                             


Reports to:           Building and Grounds/Maintenance Supervisor and Head Custodian


Job Objective:     Performs custodial duties to protect and preserve buildings, grounds, equipment, and furnishings.  Keeps the building and grounds/maintenance supervisor and/or head custodian informed about emerging issues.


Minimum         ·   High school diploma or GED.  Post-secondary training in a trade is desirable.

Qualifications: ·   Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, etc.).

  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Ability or willing to learn how to use technological equipment that supports job functions.
  • Skill/experience in boiler operations, preventive maintenance, and basic repair procedures.
  • Knowledge about building systems (e.g., HVAC, fire suppression, security, communication, etc.).
  • Ability to read and comply with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Holds or is qualified to obtain a pesticide application license if needed.
  • Ability to respond to building and/or service emergencies.


Essential              The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to

Functions:            enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.


  • Performs custodial duties.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.  Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs.
  • Provides for the regular and orderly removal of trash.  Washes, strips, and waxes floors.  Sanitizes and re-supplies toilet rooms.  Cleans furniture, fixtures, walls, and windows.
  • Anticipates and replenishes consumable supplies to avoid work schedule interruptions.  Helps with the receipt of deliveries.  Inspects packages.  Verifies quantities.  Complies with safety and environmental regulations.  Ensures that supplies are labeled and stored safely.
  • Cleans, moves, and arranges furnishings, supplies, and equipment as directed.
  • Performs minor repairs that do not disrupt the routine work schedule.  Avoids disrupting building activities except during emergencies.
  • Deals with unexpected situations (e.g., accidents, equipment failure, etc.).  Follows approved safety procedures to clean up injuries involving chemicals, solvents, blood, body fluids and/or body tissues.  Participates in occupational safety and health training programs as directed.
  • Monitors, regulates, and inspects HVAC equipment as directed.  Helps prepare boilers and other equipment for annual inspections, maintenance activities, and/or shutdown.
  • Performs routine grounds keeping activities (e.g., mows grass, trims trees/shrubs, etc.).
  • Maintains playground areas and equipment as directed.
  • Assists with snow removal operations as directed.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance activities (e.g., lubricates moving parts, replaces filters, cleans equipment, adjusts/replaces belts, changes oil, prepares items for storage, etc.).
  • Promptly documents all injuries that require medical attention.
  • Prepares and submits reports, records, and inventories as directed.
  • Picks-up and delivers equipment, materials, and other supplies as directed.
  • Checks daily schedule to find out if a school activity requires preparation or clean up.
  • Helps deal with unexpected circumstances or pressing district needs as directed.
  • Monitors building conditions.  Immediately reports suspected problems and/or unsafe conditions (e.g., unusual odors, discolorations, noises, leaks, etc.).
  • Anticipates and prepares for fire, health, and safety inspections.  Monitors safety equipment (e.g., electrical, lighting, alarm systems, etc.) as directed.  Maintains clear routes for emergency egress.
  • Takes appropriate action to protect district equipment and property.  Ensures that assigned buildings and job sites are secured at the end of the day.  Responds to emergencies as needed.
  • Helps manage district security.  Assists rental groups as directed.  Directs visitors to the office.
  • Reports discipline problems, vandalism, graffiti, and other related concerns.

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  • Takes precautions to ensure safety.  Monitors situations that may indicate a problem.  Works with staff to manage or eliminate risk factors.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.


Abilities               The following personal characteristics and skills are important for the successful performance

Required:             of assigned duties:


  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work/learning environment.
  • Models professional and ethical conduct.  Assumes responsibility for decisions and conduct.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Prepares accurate and timely paperwork.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.


Working               Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances

Conditions:          and factors that may not be predictable.


  • Duties may require balancing, bending, climbing, crouching, kneeling, reaching, standing, working at various heights, and in confined spaces.
  • Duties may require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties may require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties may require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties may require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties may require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Potential for exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, odors, and wet floors.
  • Potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Potential for interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.


Performance        Job performance including duties assigned by the superintendent are evaluated according to

Evaluation:          policies/contractual agreements adopted by the Fairless Local School District Board of Education.


                        The Fairless Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.  This job description identifies general responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed.  This document is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, and other unforeseen events.


Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationFairless Local Schools District Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/26/2022
End Date06/02/2022

Job Contact

NameValerie WilesTitleTransportation/Facilities Coordinator