Head Custodian @ Auburn Elementary
- Auburn, KS
Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.
Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.
TITLE: Head Custodian/Elementary
REPORTS TO: Building Principal and/or Maintenance Supervisor
JOB GOAL: To provide all students with a physical learning environment that is safe, clean, attractive, pleasant, and smooth-functioning.
1. Is responsible for the planning, performing, and supervising of others in accomplishing the duties listed below.
2. Keep building and premises, including sidewalks, driveways, and play areas, neat and clean at all times.
3. Regulate heat, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to provide temperatures appropriate to the season and to ensure economical usage of fuel, water, and electricity.
4. Shovel, plow, and/or sand walks and steps as appropriate.
5. Check daily to ensure that all exit doors are unlocked and all panic bars are working properly during the hours of building occupancy.
6. Raise the United States and Kansas flag at or before 8:00am on each school day, and lower it at or after 3:30pm.
7. Clean classrooms daily and dust furniture and woodwork.
8. Clean corridors after school each day, and/or during the day when their condition requires it.
9. Scrub, hose down, and disinfect toilet floors daily and clean all sanitary fixtures and drinking fountains daily.
10. Wash all windows on both the inside and outside at least twice each year and more frequently if necessary.
11. Keep the grounds free from rubbish.
12. Perform such yard keeping chores as grass cutting, tree trimming, etc. to maintain the school grounds in a safe and attractive condition.
13. Keep all floors in a clean and attractive condition and in a good state of preservation.
14. Clean all chalkboards at least once a week.
15. Make minor building repairs.
16. Report major repair needs promptly to the principal.
17. Maintain, on a regular schedule, all motors and other mechanical equipment requiring scheduled servicing.
18. Report any damage and/or vandalism to school property immediately to the principal.
19. Remain on the school premises during school hours, and during non-school hours when the use of the building has been authorized and attendance is required by the principal.
20. Assume responsibility for the opening and closing of the building each school day and for determining, before leaving, that all doors and windows are secured, security systems activated, and all lights, except those left on for safety reasons, are turned off. (This duty may be delegated)
21. Keep an inventory of supplies and equipment, and requisition needed replacements through the principal far enough in advance so that they may be delivered in such time as will not hinder the custodian.
22. Conduct an ongoing program of general maintenance, upkeep, and repair, including replacement of bulbs, tubes, filters, etc.
23. Move furniture or equipment within buildings as required for various activities and as directed by the principal.
24. Comply with local laws and procedures for the storage and disposal of trash, rubbish, and waste while wearing necessary personal safety equipment.
25. Clean all filters--furnaces and/or air conditioner, at least every 30 days, or as required.
26. Conduct periodic inspections and tests of all electrical installations in the school to ensure their safe condition.
27. Assign, supervise and inspect the work of custodial personnel, and personally perform the more difficult cleaning operations.
28. Cooperate with city and state inspectors involved in health, fire, and safety.
29. Perform routine janitorial duties as required.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 8 hours/day, 12 months/year (benefits-eligible)
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Building Principal and Maintenance Supervisor
1. High school graduate, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
2. Good knowledge of maintenance methods, materials and equipment and ability to use them economically and efficiently.
3. Ability to understand and follow simple verbal and written directions.
4. Extensive janitorial experience, some of which shall have been at the level of the position.
5. Some experience as a semi-skilled handyman.
6. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
8. Ability to get along well with others.
9. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.
1. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. The amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
2. Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. The amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
3. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
4. Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
5. Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
6. Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
7. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
8. Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
9. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
10. Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
11. Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or rug objects in a sustained motion.
12. Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
13. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing/keyboarding or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handing.
14. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
15. Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
16. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
17. Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
18. Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/ or fingers.
19. Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
20. Visual Acuity--This is a minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work for janitors, sweepers, etc.
21. The worker is subject to all environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
22. The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
23. The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
24. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
25. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.