JobID 10579 : Substitute Custodian (#1970745)

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Job Type




JOB PURPOSE: To maintain the physical upkeep and cleanliness of school buildings, grounds and furnishings.
Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
1. Sweeps, mops, strips and waxes all floors; vacuums all rugs.
2. Keeps the building in clean and in order.
3. Cleans and disinfects restrooms and replenishes all required supplies.
4. Removes all trash, litter, and waste paper from building.
5. Keeps walks and entrance ways free from dirt, trash, and snow.
6. Secures building by locking doors and windows.
7. Paints areas assigned by the building Principal and/or the Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds.
8. Keeps an assigned building space clean and orderly.
9. Maintains proper care of equipment and materials used in work.
10. Moves furniture, sets up and assembles classroom furniture, makes special furniture arrangements as designated by the building Principal for special programs and activities of both the school and the community.
11. Performs any emergency custodial duties arising during the shift or on call-outs.
12. Performs minor building and related equipment maintenance and repair work such as:
      a. Replaces burned out light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
      b. Tightens mounting screws and replaces pencil sharpeners, soap and tissue dispensers.
      c. Repairs metal hall lockers by straightening and replacing doors; replacing hinges, locks, handles, bolts, rivets, nuts, coat hooks and shelves.
      d. Tightens and replaces loose nuts, bolts and screws on doors and hardware and handrails.
      e. Unplugs stopped up toilets and urinals with plumbers snake or plunger and have principal call maintenance if additional work may be required.
      f.  Re-glues or tapes loose carpet and/or floor vinyl.
13. Floating Custodian will alternate (float) between carried schools as directed by the Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds.
14. Other work may be assigned as required.

  1. Requires High School Diploma or Equivalent with at least two years apprenticeship training in a job-related area.
  2. Knowledge of current practices, procedures and techniques used in cleaning, sanitation and preservation of facilities.
  3. Knowledge of solvents, cleaning agents and detergents for proper application to appropriate surfaces.
  4. Knowledge of safety hazards and preventive maintenance.
  5. Able to use cleaning equipment such as electric buffers, floor scrubbers, wet and dry vacuums, shampoo machines, hand tools and other power equipment in the performance of routine cleaning.
  6. Able to follow orders and written and oral instructions.
  7. Able to work alone or as part of a custodial team.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Language Skills:   Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before parents, staff and students. Ability to communicate with professional personnel such as architects and engineers.
Mathematical Skill:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Problem Solving: Can identify and resolves problems in a timely manner.  Works well in group problem solving situations. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Student Service: Manages difficult or emotional situations in a positive manner. Responds promptly to student needs. Responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments. 
Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict and not blaming. Maintains confidentiality. Listens to others without interrupting. Keeps emotions under control and remains open to other ideas and tries new things.
Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive work environment.
Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics: Treats people with respect, keeps commitments and inspires the trust of others.  Works with integrity and ethically. 
Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and includes appropriate people in decision-making process. 
Planning/Organizing: Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure and treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures. Reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses equipment and materials properly.
Attendance and punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management directions and takes responsibility for own actions.  Keeps commitments.
Other Skills and Abilities:  Demonstrated ability to operate computers and related software.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.  May require outside duty and exposure to outside weather conditions.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
Ketchikan Gateway
Human Resources
333 Schoenbar Rd
Ketchikan, AK  99901



Posted By

Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

2610 Fourth Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6278
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$18,919 (USD)

State Average: $20,209 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 11%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.91

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 314