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
Winter and Spring Break Duties
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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