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Part-Time Custodian

Company: Fort Osage R1 School District
Location: Independence
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Purpose Statement

The job of Custodian is done for the purpose/s of providing custodial and maintenance services in and around district facilities; ensuring an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for students, staff and visitors; performing a variety of special cleaning operations; and assisting in preparing facilities for classroom activities and campus events.

This job reports to Head Custodian and/or Building Principal

Essential Functions

  • Assists with site snow removal and grounds maintenance for the purpose of ensuring access and safety.
  • Attends unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Cleans assigned facilities and/or grounds (e.g. classrooms, offices, gym, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, water fountains, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment.
  • Informs students and other site personnel for the purpose of providing information and direction regarding activities, safety issues and/or proper maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Monitors students and staff in an around work areas (e.g. halls, multipurpose rooms, lunch room, restrooms, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of preventing injuries and ensuring site safety.
  • Operates a variety of machines and equipment (e.g. floor polisher, carpet extractors, buffers, pressure washers, wet-dry vacuums, etc.) for the purpose of completing maintenance duties in a safe and timely manner.
  • Performs summer maintenance (e.g. strip/wax floors, moves furniture, painting, pull weeds, etc.) for the purpose of completing and/or facilitating summer construction.
  • Prepares site for daily operations (e.g. opening gates, raising flags, sweeping walkway, yard clean-up, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring facilities are operational and hazard free.
  • Replenishes classroom and rest room supplies (e.g. paper towels, soap, light bulbs, ceiling tiles, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring adequate quantities for daily use.
  • Responds to inquiries from staff, students, parents, and/or visitors (e.g. service requests, takedown and set up of furniture and equipments, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, taking appropriate action and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, snake removal, vandalism, alarms, green/red/yellow code spills, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action or notifying appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Secures facilities and grounds (e.g. doors, gates, alarms, lights, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss and/or potential liability.
  • Supports other site maintenance staff (e.g. grounds, trades, etc.) for the purpose of completing site custodial activities. Other Functions
    • Delivers a variety of items (e.g. supplies, packages, furniture, etc.) for the purpose of distributing materials to the appropriate parties within site.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
      Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

      SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in industrial maintenance including electrical cleaning equipment, common tools, etc.; and adhering to safety practices.

      KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: methods of industrial cleaning; safety practices and procedures.

      ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific Ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; working with constant interruptions.


      Responsibilities include: working with immediate supervision; providing information and/or advising others; Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to impact the organization's services.

      Work Environment

      The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling some climbing and balancing frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 75% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment. .

      Experience: Job related experience is not required.

      Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

      Clearances: Criminal Background Clearance

      FLSA Status: Non Exempt


Keywords: Fort Osage R1 School District, Independence , Part-Time Custodian, Other , Independence, Missouri

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