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2019-20 Custodian: Day shift

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description

Job Goal To provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient place in which to learn, play, and develop.


To perform cleaning work in school buildings according to schedule provided by Head Custodian/ Administrator/Facilities Director.  Positions assigned to the Custodian classification are distinguished from the Head Custodian classification by job duties that are basically limited to cleaning, some yard work, and light maintenance duties.


This position is year-round.


Essential Requirements:

  •   High School diploma or equivalent (some experience in school custodial work preferred.)
  •   18 years of age or older
  •   Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, and teachers
  •   Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  •   Ability to make minor repairs
  •   Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill, efficiency, and safety
  •   Knowledge of cleaning methods and the use, care and safety of cleaning materials and equipment
  •   Knowledge of requirements for maintaining school buildings in a safe, clean, and orderly condition
  •   Knowledge of the operation of a heating plant and equipment
  •   Familiar with handling and disposal of hazardous materials
  •   Perform physical requirements which may include:
  1. Requires moderate to extensive degree of physical stamina and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. and occasional lifting up to 100 pounds
  2. Ability to lift and move furniture, desks, shelving, staging, and cleaning supplies
  3. Requires ability to operate buffers, scrubbers, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, and other equipment
  4. Requires ability to climb ladders, stretch and bend to perform cleaning, repairs, painting, cleaning roof gutters, and drains
  5. Ability to walk to various locations within the school building and the grounds
  6. Ability to work primarily in a standing position
  7. Ability to work inside and outside with varying temperatures and conditions
  8. Possible exposure to bodily fluids in cleaning due to student injury or illness
  9. Ability to work primarily during evening hours when school is in session and change to daytime hours at other times of the year
  10. Ability to demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for students
  11. Such alternative to the above requirements as the School Board or the Administration may deem appropriate and acceptable
  • Clean areas of the school as assigned (i.e., classrooms, halls, offices, restrooms, cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, etc.) vacuum, mop, buff floors, wash windows, clean chalk/ whiteboards, dust, paint, replace light bulbs, make minor repairs, etc.
  • Sweep walks and entrances, and pick up debris and weed on the grounds, clean drains, gutters, and roofs
  • Wash, scrub, disinfect restrooms daily, and clean all sanitary fixtures, door panels, and drinking fountains daily
  • Clean up spills, pick up trash, respond to special requests for custodial services from faculty members with supervisor approval
  • Set up, take down, and move furniture, shelving, and partitions as assigned
  • Report safety, sanitary, and fire hazards to the proper authority
  • During the day shift perform routine grounds keeping duties as grass cutting, tree and shrub trimming, maintaining the school grounds in a safe and attractive condition
  • Clean and polish any metal works such as hand railings
  • Be responsible for locking doors and windows, turning out lights and securing building as assigned
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Check daily to ensure that all exit doors are open and all panic bars are working properly during the hours of building occupancy
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student and staff information
  • Assist in greeting and directing visitors to the appropriate person and location
  • Participate in complete cleaning and routine maintenance of buildings during the summer and winter breaks
  • Participate in in-service programs as assigned
  • Act as a friendly ambassador for the North Santiam School District
  • Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration.

North Santiam is a PBS District Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) focuses efforts on creating an environment that supports the educational environment.  PBS schools use school-wide and classroom positive reinforcement to promote expected behavior, teach behavioral expectations like academic skills, and use data-based information to guide intervention and management.


Primary Location District Wide
Salary Range $13.79 - 17.70 *2018-19 salary rates / Hourly
Shift Type Full Time
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