FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
JOB TITLE: CUSTODIAN
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under direct supervision, performs general
custodial work in the maintenance of assigned school campus;
performs related work as required. Reports to the
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs the cleaning of all facilities and
grounds on site, cleaning from ceiling to floor, inside and
outside of buildings and portables.
Performs interior cleaning, including
sweeping, mopping, stripping and waxing hard floors; vacuuming
and cleaning carpet; cleaning break areas and associated
appliances, drink machines, etc.; clearing tables; dusting
surfaces; cleaning glass surfaces; cleaning and sanitizing
restrooms and stocking supplies, etc.
Removes trash from buildings.
Sweeps and otherwise maintains exterior
walks and entrances; cleans exterior matting, windows,
Moves furniture and other fixtures as
needed; assists with setting up / tearing down tables, chairs,
etc., for meetings and special events as necessary.
May perform routine groundskeeping work in
the maintenance of the school campus, performing such duties as
mowing grass, planting shrubs / trees / flowers, trimming trees
and shrubbery, watering plants, removing weeds, removing trash
and debris, etc.
Notes and reports major building / grounds
maintenance needs to supervisor.
Secures facility on a daily basis; turns off
lights in unoccupied areas and reports energy management policy
offenses to supervisor.
May take down flag on a daily basis.
Requisitions supplies and materials as
needed to perform assigned duties.
Maintains accurate and complete records of
work completed and materials used.
Performs all duties in compliance with
District and department policies, procedures and standards of
quality and safety.
Receives and responds to concerns,
complaints and inquiries in areas of responsibility.
Operates floor buffers, vacuums, carpet
shampooers, and other cleaning equipment, mowers, blowers, weed
eaters; uses various cleaning supplies and chemicals, hand
tools, lawn and garden tools; operates general office
Interacts and communicates with various
groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor,
co-workers, District / school administrators and staff,
students, and the general public.
Attends training, meetings, etc., as
necessary to maintain and enhance job knowledge and
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires high school diploma supplemented by
some custodial experience, or an equivalent combination of
education, training and experience that provides the required
knowledge, skills and abilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Requires medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping,
crouching, stretching or lifting all of the time and also
involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a
recurring basis, or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in
the use of fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving very
close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily
observable, functional, structural, or compositional
characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious
standards) of data, people, or things.
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people
to convey or exchange information. Includes the receiving of
information and instructions from supervisor.
Requires the ability to read work orders, technical
instructions, schedules. Requires the ability to prepare
routine records with the proper format. Has the ability
to speak before others with poise, voice control and
Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to
carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or
diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several
concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
Requires the ability to learn and understand principles and
techniques; to make routine independent judgments in absence of
supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary
occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and
interpret received information.
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to
follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to
communicate effectively and efficiently with co-workers and the
Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply
and divide, to determine percentages and decimals and to
determine time. Must be able to use practical
applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and
Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length,
width, and shape.
Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in
using custodial equipment; to operate motor vehicles.
Requires the ability to handle a variety of items,
control knobs, switches, hand tools, cleaning equipment and
tools, etc. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot
: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades
: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving
and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to
performing under stress when confronted with emergency
situations or tight deadlines. Worker may be subject to danger
or risk to a slight degree.
: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking:
expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words;
hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Knowledge of Job:
Has knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of
the School District as they pertain to the performance of
duties of the Custodian. Has the ability to learn, comprehend
and apply regulations, procedures and related information. Has
knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment associated
with custodial maintenance work and basic groundskeeping work.
Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the industry. Is able to operate equipment and
use tools efficiently and safely. Has the ability to offer
assistance to co-workers as required. Has the ability to learn
and utilize new skills and information to improve job
performance and efficiency. Has the mathematical ability to
handle required calculations. Is able to read and interpret
various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the
job. Is able to prepare simple records with accuracy and
in a timely manner. Has knowledge of the terminology used
within the department. Knows how to maintain effective
relationships with personnel of other departments,
professionals and members of the public through contact and
cooperation. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency
situations. Is able to perform work effectively despite
occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions,
including temperature extremes, wetness/humidity, machinery
hazards, skin irritants, toxic agents, disease, dirt, dust,
odors, electrical currents, etc.
Quality of Work
: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising
duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial
action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas
of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication
and interaction with internal and external entities with whom
the position interacts.
Quantity of Work
: Performs described Essential Functions and related
assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce
quantity of work which consistently meets established standards
: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.
Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with
directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures.
Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the
technical, human and conceptual areas.
: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to
policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and
tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management
with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm
: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and
self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and
accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be
accomplished, and initiates proper and acceptable action for
the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and
: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of
responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they
occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or
assists in identifying alternative solutions to issues or
situations. Implements decisions in accordance with
prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a
minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice
where appropriate and researches issues, situations and
alternatives before exercising judgment.
: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and
strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.
Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of
results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor
communications, variance with established policies or
procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to
encourage and improve cooperation intra- and
Relationships with Others
: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and
co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining
high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains
cooperative and courteous relationships inter- and
intra-departmentally, and with external entities with whom the
position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles
requests, suggestions and complaints in order to establish and
maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of
maintaining a positive image.
Coordination of Work
: Plans and organizes daily work routine.
Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance
with sound time-management methodology. Avoids
duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of
completion of work elements and establishes a personal schedule
accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions
and discussions on time. Implements work activity in
accordance with priorities and estimated
Safety and Housekeeping
: Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping
standards. Ensures such standards are not
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an
employment agreement or contract. Management has the
exclusive right to alter this job description at any time