Company: Portsmouth Public Schools
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Classified - Position - Head Custodian
Job Number 3700208813
Open Date 08/24/2022
POSITION TITLE: HEAD CUSTODIAN REPORTS TO: ZONE SUPERVISOR
OVER-TIME STATUS: NON-EXEMPT PAY GRADE: 414
Performs custodial duties and monitors the work of custodians
engaged in maintaining the school plant in a clean and orderly
condition so that full educational use of it may be made at all
times. May train the custodial staff in cleaning procedures, the
use of equipment and oversee the implementation of safety
regulations. Must be able to work alternate shifts to include 2nd
- Organize, manage and assist the cleaning function of all usable
space in the school, to include classrooms, offices, laboratories,
clinics, bathrooms, lockers and showers, dining areas, storage
areas, mechanical rooms, halls and other common areas. Maintain
entrances, sidewalks, playgrounds, hazards and potential hazards in
parking lots and immediate perimeter around the school
- Supervise the activities of all workers engaged in custodial
activities in the school. Assign task as required, Check the
maintenance and proper utilization of supplies and equipment.
Maintain an inventory and recommend purchase of suitable cleaning
supplies, tools and equipment. Maintain accurate records. Ability
to calculate time for Payroll purposes.
- Train custodians and inspect work daily to insure proper
procedures are followed Sweep, mop, scrub, buff, strip and refinish
hard floors, Vacuum and shampoo carpet, wash walls, clean windows
and glass, trash removal, properly clean all areas of the
- Inspect the plant facilities to ensure heat, air conditioners,
plumbing and lighting is operating properly. Identify and report
existing or potential maintenance and safety problems via work
orders to be repaired.
- Receive, distribute and store school supplies and equipment,
secure and maintain storage spaces in accordance with fire
- Conduct training, counseling and performance evaluation of the
custodial staff. Resolve staff issues when they arise.
- Communicate with the school administration daily to receive
information and instructions on activities, set-ups and various
functions and events that the custodial staff is to support.
- Ability to effectively delegate work to all staff.
- Perform other related duties as required.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Custodial work requires the exertion of up to 20-40 pounds of force
occasionally, up to 15 pounds frequently, and a reasonable amount
of force daily to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling,
crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lift
grasping, and repetitive motions; visual accuracy is required for
determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the custodian is
subject to hazards and atmospheric conditions. There are frequent
interruptions, changing priorities, heavy duty lifting, and work in
inclement weather (rain, snow, sleet, hail, etc.). Work may require
climbing, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling and repetitive
motions of hands, fingers, arms, and legs. Work may require
climbing stairs/metal grate flooring. There is exposure to cleaning
chemicals, potential electrical hazards, and use of heavy duty,
high powered floor cleaning equipment. There is exposure to various
amounts of dust and dirt, bodily waste (i.e. urine and feces),
obnoxious odors, cleaning chemicals, heights (on occasion in excess
of 72"), potential electrical hazards, and use of heavy duty, high
powered cleaning equipment.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force
occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10
pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires kneeling,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, gripping,
feeling, and repetitive motions; hearing is required to perceive
information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required
use of measuring devices, operation of machines, and determining
the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to
extreme heat, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Possession of a high school diploma or GED. One year experience as
a Head Custodian or equivalent position or five years experience as
a custodian, preferably in a school environment. Previous
supervisory experience preferred. Experience with basic repair
techniques in electricity, plumbing, carpentry and general
maintenance necessary to keep the facility safe and healthy for
students and staff.
All applicants please submit an on-line application along with
copies of supporting credentials. Be sure to connect your
application to the advertised position.
PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Hourly Rate Range 19.45 min.
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