JobID 952 : Seasonal Snow Removal (#1155954)

Job | Posted 7 months ago

Job Title:           Custodian Grounds (Seasonal/Temporary Positions) 

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Ability to perform basic mathematical skills, such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication to determine weight, volume and distance.
  3. Ability to read write and interpret rules, reports and procedure manuals as required when performing assignments.
  4. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking to others so they will understand both orally and in writing.
  5. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work.
  6. Ability to work independently and/or as a team to complete tasks and meet goals.
  7. Ability to recognize problems, determine causes, and take appropriate action for resolution.
  8. Ability to take direction and respond to requests in a courteous and helpful manner.
  9. Knowledge of how to safely use, post notice, and dispose of chemicals.
  10. Ability to work independently and/or as a team to complete tasks and meet goals. 
  1. Experience in grounds/lawn care, snow removal or related experience.
  2. Knowledge of fire and safety codes.
Reports to:     Director of Buildings and Grounds
Job Goal:
Under the supervision of the Director of Building and Grounds, this position is responsible for performing grounds work in assigned locations.  Responsibilities may include basic lawn care (mowing, landscaping, general maintenance), and snow removal (operating large plow trucks, shoveling snow, applying salt to surfaces). 
Performance Responsibilities:
Duties may vary by season
  1. Plant, trim, spray, mow, weed, sweep, rake, cultivate, plant, dig, water, shovel snow, remove ice, spread salt, and other related functions of a grounds keeper.
  2. Possess the ability, experience and necessary training to operate machinery such as mowers, trimmers, blowers, skid-steer loaders, etc.
  3. Ability to maintain lawn mowers and other landscaping equipment.
  4. Operate various types of equipment including frontend loaders, power mowers, saws, sprayers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, blowers, hand pruners and pole straws.
  5. Operate light or medium weight trucks and tractors, and attachments used to maintain grounds as needed.
  6. Assist in preparing specified grounds areas for special events as directed by Director.
  7. Move and arrange furniture as required.
  8. Remove debris from driveways, garages, bus loading areas, and entrances to buildings.
  9. Assist building custodians in the set-up/removal of chairs and tables for special events.
  10. Fill in for other shift custodial absence as required by Administration.
  11. Request repair work as discovered and report needs immediately for maintenance.
  12. Keep equipment clean and neat.
  13. Perform minor adjustments and repairs as needed.
  14. Follows the chain of command as required.
  15. Reports to work each day neat and clean.
  16. Works in all types of weather conditions.
  17. Regular and reliable attendance.
  18. Manages ones’ own time efficiently.
  19. Attend in-service training and school meetings as directed.
  20. Demonstrates a positive attitude, loyalty, cooperation, teamwork, attendance and safety.
  21. Maintains good public relations with students, parents, faculty and community.
Physical Demands:
  1. Must be able to work with interruptions frequently during a work shift.
  2. Must be capable of walking/standing constantly.
  3. Must be capable occasionally of lifting up to 50 pounds to waist level.
  4. Must be capable of carrying 40 pounds up 13 steps as many as 50 times per month.
  5. Must be capable occasionally of carrying 25 pounds at waist level for a distance of 100 feet.
  6. Must be capable occasionally of climbing 8 steps of a portable ladder.
  7. Must be capable occasionally of climbing 12 steps of a fixed ladder and setting foot on roof.
  8. During winter months, must be capable of operating a single-stage snow thrower, snow truck, or other equipment; or shoveling snow, as assigned by director.
  9. Must be capable frequently of squatting for up to 2 minutes at a time.
  10. Must be capable occasionally of bending over for up to 3 minutes at a time.
  11. Must be capable occasionally of pushing folding chair portable cart requiring 70 pounds-force, then lifting folding chairs weighing 5 pounds from two-tier portable cart to floor.
  12. Must be capable of using hand tools requiring a grip force of up to 15 pounds.
  13. Must be capable of working in extreme temperatures, humid and dusty environments.
Note:  The physical demands described above represent real life tasks an employee may need to perform as part of the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While the frequency may be low, the above stated physical demands may be required during the course of a daily work shift.  Tasks that have physical demands that exceed the above stated limits should only be performed with sufficient manpower or material handling equipment.
  1. Safety glasses, rubber toed shoes/boots, no open toed shoes or sandals, street clothes.
  2. Rubber gloves, boots, face shield, general purpose/protective gloves, ear protection, and respirators provided based on job duties.
Terms of Employment:
  1. Seasonal/Temporary Employment
  2. Hours as assigned by Director of Building and Grounds.
The statements of this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.  These statements are not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.
It is the policy of the Southeast Polk Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), genetic information (for employment), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact, Joseph M. Horton, Associate Superintendent, Affirmative Action Coordinator, Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator, Southeast Polk District Office, 8379 NE University Ave., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327, (515) 967-4294,  Inquiries or grievances may also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Region VII Office of Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.


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Southeast Polk Comm School District

8379 NE University Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,304 (USD)

State Average: $12,236 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 5%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.24

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 213