North Little Rock School District (learn more)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3258802
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: April 13, 2020

Job Description


The Custodian is responsible for keeping assigned building(s) clean, safe, functional, and secure in accordance with prescribed codes and established district policies and standards. A custodial worker must maintain all assigned building(s) in a state of operational excellence such that they present no interruptions, distractions, or obstacles to the education program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform regular custodial duties in assigned area(s) of building(s).
  • Accept instructions from head custodian/supervisor verbally or in
  • Provide services as necessary to support curricular and extracurricular events and
  • Maintain inventory of custodial/ maintenance supplies and
  • Restock disposable custodial/ maintenance items and provide head custodian/supervisor with inventory usage
  • Clean and preserve designated spaces, equipment, furniture, etc. in the building(s).
  • Assist visiting members of the public who are utilizing the
  • Maintain work-related records and prepare work reports as
  • Project a positive image for the schools' district with his / her team, whenever the public, guests, or visitors are in the
  • Work closely with the head custodian/supervisor and/or building administrator(s) to be prepared for scheduled evening activities and unscheduled events as
  • Maintain building and grounds security by opening/ closing the building each school day and during special events as directed.
  • Identify and schedule work to be performed during summer, winter, and spring
  • Accept other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities /Administration or his / her
  • Perform other job-related tasks not mentioned above as assigned by the Building Principal and/or Custodial Supervisor


Daily Duties

  • Check daily activities schedule to see if any special equipment must be set
  • Perform general clean up—any and all incidents as they
  • Inspect entrances and sidewalks for damage, clutter/dirt, malfunction, or other
  • Vacuum all entrance mats, outside mats, and clean sidewalk up to 10 feet from
  • Wet mop inside of entrances if wet or in bad
  • Sweep all stairways
  • Machine vacuum all carpeted corridors, walkways, and 10 feet in from doorway of each
  • Clip all carpet sprigs as
  • Remove all spots from
  • Extract soiled areas on carpets as
  • Remove gum from the floors
  • Dust mop and sweep corners of all tiled classrooms and adjacent   
  • Wet mop if needed.
  • Spot vacuum all classrooms, offices, and other carpeted Pick up any paper left on the floor.
  • Make sure rooms appear
  • Empty all trash cans (rinse or wash if needed).
  • Put all trash in
  • Remove all marks from walls and lockers
  • Replace defective light bulbs as
  • Wash all main entrance
  • Thoroughly clean all surfaces in
  • Clean all drinking
  • Lock all doors as directed by the director of facilities/administration or his / her designee and lock all outside doors as soon as daily activities are
  • Close and lock
  • Clean all equipment after use (e.g.,  mop buckets and custodian’s service sink).
  • Hang up brooms, dust mops, and wet Do not stand them against a wall.
  • Clean and straighten janitor’s
  • Keep shelves and supplies in neat order and stocked with
  • Turn in any items or articles found to the Lost and Found
  • Check the entire area for vandalism and report to the director of facilities/administration or his / her
  • Assist other employees with cleanup after large activities (e.g., after a basketball game).
  • Accept other duties as

Weekly Duties

  • Sweep under all entrance mats (both inside and outside).
  • Dust mop and sweep out corners of all the tiled areas that are not covered under daily
  • Vacuum all carpets thoroughly in all classrooms and work areas according to
  • Wet mop tiled areas. Wax, if needed.
  • Wash all desktops, chairs, and furniture according to schedule.
  • Dust everything in rooms and corridors according to schedule.
  • Make sure all lockers are dusted and marks
  • Wash all hallway door
  • Clean cove molding and edges
  • Wash display case glass, if needed.
  • Check the furniture once a week for breakage and either repair it or report it to the head custodian/supervisor
  • Check all playground equipment for damage or unsafe conditions and inform Plant Service of repair needs
  • Accept other duties as assigned


Monthly Duties

  • Vacuum or clean all intakes and exhaust ventilating louvers in the ceiling of every
  • Clean out all storage rooms.
  • Accept other duties as


Winter and Spring Break Duties

  • Light-scrub and re-wax all hard tile floors. Strip, if
  • Extract carpeted rooms as
  • Extract entrance
  • Lightly dust all
  • Wash all
  • Wash inside of all
  • Scrub floors and clean all walls and partitions in
  • Make sure all sinks, urinals, and stools are cleaned (in, under, and around).
  • Accept other duties as


Summer Duties

  • Wash all windows inside and
  • Wash all desks (including teachers) inside and
  • Wash all walls as
  • Remove all dirt from lights and high-dust
  • Wash all doors and Pay special attention to lock assembly.
  • Scrub all floors and re-wax, strip if
  • Thoroughly vacuum all carpeted areas and
  • Completely clean all fixtures, furniture, ceiling, walls, and
  • Accept other duties as



Working Conditions


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that a custodian encounters while performing the essential functions of the 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, including during both hot and cold weather. The employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment. The employee may occasionally work with 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.



Equipment Used

The custodian should expect to move, operate, and clean various manually powered brooms, mops, vacuums, dusting tools, and snow shovels, as well as mechanically powered waxing and buffing equipment. He/she will be expected to climb and work from ladders as necessary. The custodian will also handle and apply chemical cleaning agents, some of which may be toxic if mishandled. All custodial staff will undergo training about equipment and chemical use.


General Qualifications

To be eligible for employment as a custodian, a person shall demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to complete the assigned work efficiently. The person must be able to operate, maintain, and make adjustments to various types of equipment, as needed.

Moreover, the individual must be adaptable to working around children and possess skills for maintaining school buildings in a manner acceptable to the general health and safety standards of school buildings.  He/she must also  develop a basic understanding of the following areas: board of education policies and administrative regulations, school public relations, the role and function of public schools in the community, safe operation of mechanical equipment, and the importance of developing constructive working relationships with supervisors, fellow workers, students, the general public, and visitors to the school.


Educational Requirements, Credentials, and Licenses

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, skills, 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). Two years or equivalent experience in the custodial Basic computer knowledge; knowledge of building layouts, systems, and controls.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standard situations.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements that must be met by a custodian to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 give and receive oral and written instructions. 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 frequently uses hand strength to grasp tools and rungs of ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, including cleaning supplies, pails, and bags/boxes.

Occasionally the employee will lift or move up to 80 pounds, including bags of salt and furniture. The employee will sometimes push or pull items such as tables, bleachers, scrubbing machines, etc. This job requires close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Support Staff > Custodian
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    North Little Rock School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 2400 Willow Street
    • North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

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