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Creston Community School District Custodian in Creston, Iowa


Dept/Div: Building and Grounds FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate manual work cleaning and caring for school buildings and grounds, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Facilities Manager.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Sweeps, vacuums, buffs, strips, waxes, and dust mops assigned areas.

  • Removes trash from rooms and buildings and puts it in containers and dumpsters.

  • Scrubs and cleans toilets including mirrors, wash basins, urinals, commodes, slop sinks, etc.; fills tissue, towel, and soap dispensers; disinfects as needed.

  • Dusts furniture, walls, windowsills, and other woodwork.

  • Washes windows, walls, and woodwork.

  • Moves furniture as required; sets up and organizes rooms for activities.

  • Secures windows and classroom doors daily and checks alarms.

  • Repairs equipment, classroom materials, light bulbs, paper towels, and bathroom assemblies.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    General knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment; general skill operating cleaning and maintenance equipment and materials; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; ability to read; ability to display thoroughness and cleanliness while maintaining appropriate workload; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, and third-party contractors.

    Education and Experience

    High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Physical Requirements

    This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work has no physical activity requirements; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

    Special Requirements

  • Chemical safety, MSDS, or cleaning training or experience preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Iowa.