Custodian

  • TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Nov 06, 2019
Custodial and Janitorial

Job Description

Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

FTE: 1.0

Hours per day: 8.0

Salary Level:

Union/Days per year: Custodian 260 work days, 12 month

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.

Additional Information: Great news, Tacoma Public School District is hiring Custodians right now. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply today.

Summary:
This position performs custodial maintenance duties including dusting, mopping, finishing and buffing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning and restocking restrooms to assure clean and sanitary conditions in a building.

Responsibilities:
1. Sweeps, mops, strips, and polishes floors; vacuums and spot cleans carpets; empties wastebaskets into dumpsters; cleans and empties trash cans; dusts and cleans working surfaces, walls, cabinets, furniture, fixtures, etc.; cleans and sanitizes rest rooms and kitchen including sinks, toilets, stalls, and dispensers; restocks supplies as needed; locks doors after cleaning areas.

2. Replaces light bulbs and makes minor repairs to building.

3. Washes windows and mirrors; sweeps sidewalks, stairs, and areas outside of building.

4. Moves and arranges equipment and furniture for a variety of school activities; sets up tables and chairs; moves packages; cleans premises.

5. Reports building and equipment conditions and failures requiring repair or preventive maintenance.

6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; maintains custodial supply rooms and equipment in a clean and orderly manner; performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies.

7. Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

8. May oversee and/or assist with snow removal activities; assists in maintaining building exterior and grounds during inclement weather to ensure proper protection and safety.

OTHER JOB DUTIES

1. Attends staff meetings to maintain current knowledge of safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the equipment in the building.

2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

CONDITIONS

Work involves considerable heavy physical work, including heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; required to use power equipment in cleaning processes; may be required to work in confined spaces and/or climb ladders; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; works requires exposure to chemicals, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Minimum Qualifications
Other information:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience
High school graduation or equivalent and one year of experience in custodial work preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of custodial operations and related equipment.
Skill in minor mechanical and equipment repair.
Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
Ability to understand verbal instructions.
Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment.
Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to the work.
Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects using proper equipment and safety precautions.
Ability to understand written and verbal communications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Ability to perform heavy physical labor.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Pre-employment physical examination and medical history and criminal background check.
Washington State Driver's License required.

Job Locator Number: D19-02

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, afergus@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, jbell2@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250