Job Code: 00004223
Building and Operation Group: Custodial Series
CLASS TITLE: Custodial Worker
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under supervision, performs extensive cleaning and professional custodial
duties in the maintenance of the interior and exterior of Chicago Public Schools’ buildings and facilities and
performs related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Cleans, sweeps, mops, and scrubs floors inside and outside of classrooms, offices,
stairways, corridors, and lobbies; strips, re-waxes, and buffs floors using heavy-duty electric scrubbers and
polishers; vacuums and shampoos all carpeted areas with vacuum equipment; cleans and disinfects lavatory
areas including sinks, showers, urinals, and toilets using appropriate disinfectants and chemical solutions;
refills toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towel dispensers in lavatories; cleans, dusts, and polishes all types
of surfaces and furniture in classrooms, offices, and all other areas of the school building; damp wipes
surfaces of chalkboards; empties waste baskets and other refuse containers to dispose of trash; lifts and
moves furniture, office equipment, and draperies; places boxes and equipment in storage areas; cleans the
interior and street-level exteriors of windows; shovels snow and spreads salt either manually or with snowblower
equipment; operates power equipment or hand tools to cut and trim lawns and shrubbery; waters
and fertilizes lawns and stores hoses in proper manner; cleans and stores equipment and supplies after each
use; removes litter and debris from building floors and property grounds; operates refuse compactor; raises
and lowers flags at appropriate times; removes graffiti markings from walls and other surfaces; sets up tables
and chairs in auditorium or hall or other meeting rooms.
Training and Experience: Graduation from high school, or GED equivalent, supplemented by at least one year
of custodial work experience, ability and willingness to perform the work, or an equivalent combination of
training and experience.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Some knowledge of the basic methods of building cleaning and
housekeeping and basic grounds and landscape maintenance; knowledge of the proper operation of powerdriven
equipment and hand tools. Some skill in using power-driven tools and equipment.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 25 to 50 pounds of
force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of
those for Medium Work.
Environmental Conditions: Activities occur year-round inside and outside of buildings and facilities.
Candidates interested in this position should visit www.jobs.cpsturnaround.org