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Custodian/Substitute Custodian

Title
Custodian/Substitute Custodian
Description
POSITION: Custodian/Substitute Custodian

DATE OF POSTING: October 13, 2020

DEADLINE: Until Filled

REPORTS TO: Building Principal – Immediate Supervisor
Director of Support Services/Superintendent – General Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. High school diploma or successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test requirements.
2. Knowledge of school facilities and ability to service them.
3. Knowledge of cleaning supplies and equipment.
4. Knowledge of minor maintenance tools.
5. Demonstrates positive attitude, interest and motivation.
6. Ability to speak, write, and read.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Custodian is responsible for the day to day care necessary to ensure the upkeep and safety of all district facilities and equipment as assigned by the individual building principal, designee or director during the school year and summer months. Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Performs minor maintenance routinely as needed or directed.
2. Performs daily inspection of buildings and grounds, taking corrective action when possible.
3. Informs Principal or supervisor of needed supplies and equipment.
4. Assumes responsibility for the general safety, including fire safety of the building.
5. Assumes responsibility for the general security of the building.
6. Performs emergency repair, cleaning services, and grounds maintenance as necessary.
7. Agrees to fulfill performance in location(s) assigned, with a positive attitude and a willingness to work in team cooperation with other custodians and staff.
8. Assists in snow removal.
9. Assists with general mechanics in remodeling and renovation work.
10. Replace broken windows when possible.
11. Reports to work on time and fulfills the hours required by the district.
12. Accounts for the time-on-task and reports to the Principal when leaving or returning to the building at all times.
13. Complies with local, state and federal regulations and policies.
14. Sets up tables, chairs, and special equipment for a wide variety of meetings, programs, seminars, and other similar events.
15. Attends in-service training and professional development as assigned to upgrade skills and stay informed of regulations and performance needs.
16. Adheres to the daily and weekly breakdown of tasks as assigned by the building principal.
17. Follow the chain of command at all times.
18. Performs duties after normal working hours when emergency situations arise.
19. Perform other tasks as may be deemed appropriate and necessary by the supervisor(s).

PERFORMANCE TRAITS:
Aptitudes – ability required to understand oral and written instructions. Motor coordination required to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet when cleaning. Visual ability to discriminate between clean and unclean, broken and unbroken, unrepaired and repaired. Sense of smell to detect odors and discern. Auditory skills capable of hearing equipment operate properly.

Interests – pride in work by keeping facilities clean and properly working.

Temperament – enjoys working around people, ability to perform repetitive duties of cleaning restrooms, classrooms, offices, lawn and recreation areas etc.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
Generally stored within the building in which the custodian is assigned. A partial list and approximate weights are as follows:
Chairs stacked – 60 lbs.
Tables – 50 lbs.
Wet/dry vacuums – 58 lbs.
Commodities – 10-25 lbs.
Buffer – 103 lbs.
Floor Wax 5 gallon – 46 lbs.
Upright vacuum -26 lbs.
Ice Melt – 50 lbs.
Lawn Mowers – 60-90 lbs.
Paper Towels – 28 lbs.
Tissue Paper – 36 lbs.
Edger – 61 lbs.
Tumbling Mats – 30-40 lbs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
I. SITTING TASKS
a. Sitting is an occasional but essential requirement of the job up to 33% of the time
b. Driving/riding in truck
c. Equipment repair/maintenance
d. Duties performed during sitting are: moving supplies; hauling trash; changing parts and/or replacing part of equipment
II. WALKING TASKS
a. Walking is a continuous requirement of the job over 66% of the time
b. Mopping
c. Sweeping
d. Duties performed during walking are: sweeping concrete, linoleum, carpeted and hardwood surfaces; mopping concrete, linoleum and hardwood surfaces; shampooing carpets; and stripping and waxing floors.
III. STANDING TASKS
a. Includes all tasks while standing and walking.
b. Dusting, waxing, cleaning, buffing, shining, scraping, etc.
c. Shoveling, raking, cutting, etc.
d. Scrubbing, wiping, scouring commodes, urinals and sinks.
e. Duties performed during standing are: Clean, dust, wax, buff, shine all surfaces, shovel snow, clean, scrub, scour, wipe commodes, urinals and sinks, clean fixtures walls, corners, entrances, baseboards, windows, window sills, mirrors, pictures, picture frames, furniture, etc.
IV. SPRINTING/RUNNING
a. Sprinting/running is an occasional but essential requirement up to 33% of the time
b. In case of emergencies – machinery or equipment failure; personnel or student injury
V. FLEXIBILITY
a. Continuous bending or twisting of the neck
b. Continuous bending or twisting of the trunk
c. Continuous squatting, stooping or kneeling
d. Continuous movement of arms, trunk and legs
e. Reaching forward or above the head is an occasional to continuous requirement
VI. ACTIVITIES
a. Hand and grip strength is a continuous job requirement
b. Manual dexterity is continuous to perform jobs/tasks
c. Physical strength is continuous to perform jobs/tasks
VII. USE OF ARMS AND HANDS
a. Continuous requirement
VIII. LIFTING OF 10-25 POUNDS
a. One hand occasional
b. Both hands frequent
c. Above knees continuous
d. Above waist frequent
e. Above shoulders occasionally
IX. LIFTING OF 26-50 POUNDS
a. Both hands
b. Above knees continuous
c. Above waist frequently
d. Above shoulders occasionally
X. LIFTING 51-76 POUNDS
a. Both knees
b. Above knees continuous
c. Above waist frequently
d. Above shoulders rarely
e. Examples: tables, stacked chairs, mats, buffer, wet/dry vacuum, salt (ice melt), floor wax, mower, and edger
XI. LIFTING 76-90 POUNDS
a. Both hands
b. Above knees occasionally (EX: mower, mats, supplies, commodities)
c. Above waist occasionally
d. Above shoulders rarely
XII. PUSHING AND PULLING
a. Chairs, desks, tables
b. Broom, mop, vacuum, buffer
c. Janitor’s cart
d. Examples of items over 50 pounds that are pushed or pulled – Stacked chairs, bleachers, tables, mats (tumbling & floor) and mower
XIII. CARRYING TASKS
a. Supplies, materials, paint, wax, chemicals, ice melt
b. Chairs, tables, desks
c. Bags of trash
XIV. WORKING CONDITIONS
a. Working conditions are the physical surrounding of a worker in a specific job: indoor and/or outdoor
b. The following are the essential working conditions of the job:
1. Communication with others is a continuous function
2. Use of Senses (feel, see, smell & hear) is a constant job requirement
3. Flexibility, strength, and dexterity is a continuous requirement
4. Common sense and intelligence is a continuous requirement
5. Being dependable, cooperative and punctual is a continuous requirement
6. Responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of self and others is a constant job function
7. Multiple demands from several people is an occasional but essential requirement of the job
8. Extended work hours is an occasional but essential requirement
9. Exposure to gases, fumes, sprays, odors is a continual job requirement
10. Exposure to chemicals, solvents, and cleaners is a continual job function
11. Risk of minor injury is an occasional but essential hazard
12. Risk of major injury is a rare but essential hazard
XV. PHYSICAL ABILITIES/ACTIVITIES
a. Physical abilities and activities of the job are the physical abilities and sensory perceptions that are essential to the job
b. Vision
1. Reading signs, labels, directions are continuous job tasks
2. Color discrimination necessary for job functions
3. Depth perception is an essential quality for job performance
c. Hearing
1. Continuous ability to detect sounds
2. Continuous ability to determine location of sounds
3. Continuous ability to determine differences of sounds
d. Speech/Communication
1. Continuous job function (oral and written)
XVI. USE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
a. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) essential to the job – lumbar support belt and rubber gloves
XVII. USE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT
a. Climbing shall be done only with the aid of a two-step or larger ladder

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: As approved by the Superintendent

SALARY: As per district salary schedule

EVALUATION: Performance evaluation will be conducted by the building Principal and/or Director of Support Services

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Classified Application
2. Letter of Interest
3. Resume

SUBMIT APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION TO THE FOLLOWING:
Las Vegas City Schools
Human Resources Department
Custodian Vacancy
901 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone (505) 454-5700

Las Vegas City Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status or handicap in compliance with federal and state laws. This job description identifies general responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed. This document is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, program/curriculum changes, and unforeseen events.
Contact Las Vegas City Schools
Phone: 505-454-5700
Fax: 505-454-5712

901 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701