Substitute Custodians

Posted: Continuous 2012-04-17
Closes: April 30, 2012

Temporary Substitute Custodian Openings


Helena School District # 1 is accepting applications for temporary substitute custodian positions.  Duties include but are not limited to: cleaning and preserving designated areas in assigned school(s) and assisting with seasonal grounds work.  Qualifications include: high school diploma or equivalent; 1 to 3 months experience or training; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the district.  These positions are employed on an as needed on-call basis.   Hours of employment vary; however, these positions may be employed up to 40 hours per week.  Rate of pay is $10.16 per hour. 


Initial application deadline for receipt of completed District online application,  cover letter and resume is April 30, 2012.  Applications are accepted until all available positions are filled.   EEO employer  



HelenaPublic Schools

Position Description


Job Title:             Building Maintenance/Custodian

Department:       Maintenance

Reports To:        Building Administrator and/or Custodial Supervisor

Prepared Date:       Spring 2010




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assists in maintaining seasonal grounds work (snow, lawn) etc.

Cleans and preserves designated spaces, equipment etc. in the building.

Restocks disposable items and assists with inventory control.

Performs ongoing preventative maintenance and minor repair on plumbing, custodial equipment, building structure and hardware.

Performs minor electrical maintenance and repairs.

Performs light maintenance as needed.

Assists the visiting public utilizing school facilities with directions within the building and in obtaining and setting up needed equipment and/or materials.

Maintains building and grounds security by closing the building each school day and during special events, if needed.





QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the District.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before small groups or employees of the District.



Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.






Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.  The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools and climb onto ladders.  The employee frequently will bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this position.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails and unloading trucks.  Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 100 pounds such as bulk furniture.  The employees will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, bleachers, and scrubbing machines.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and will occasionally work outdoors.  The employee will regularly work near or with moving mechanical parts and equipment.  The employee may occasionally be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays.  The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.





The information contained in this position description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Helena Public Schools

55 S. Rodney St
Helena, MT 59601
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