.50 FTE Custodian at Admin

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Position/PCN: Custodian at Admin Building

Position FTE: 0.50

Pay Grade: 3

Starting Wage: $17.31 for FY25

Days Per Year: 260

Shift hours: 6am to 10am

Class Summary: Under supervision maintains school facility (buildings, grounds, and equipment) in a safe, clean and orderly condition.  Performs minor maintenance on District buildings/equipment.  Informs Custodian Supervisor or Lead Custodian of problem areas requiring repair.  Participates in completing Custodian Supervisor’s requests for special projects or routine work.

Distinguishing Characteristics: 

Duty No. Essential Duties Frequency Band/ Grade
1 Cleans buildings and equipment in accordance with established building schedules to ensure a safe and clean environment.  Sweeps, mops, dusts, vacuums, removes trash, polishes, washes, waxes, strips and shampoos building floors.  Participates in scheduled summer major cleanup procedures. Daily A1
2 Performs minor maintenance on District buildings and equipment.  Replaces light bulbs, repairs lockers, broken desks and/or chairs, and bathroom fixtures.  Replaces ceiling tiles and baseboards.  Replace electric sockets and light switches when broken.  As needed A1
3 Ensures District buildings, grounds and equipment are operational and safe for daily operations.  Visually inspects areas for cleanliness, problems in need of repair, and determines what actions are appropriate to deter vandalism and other damage. Daily A1
4 Secures the building by unlocking/locking doors and gates, turning on/off lights, and keeping sidewalks and entry-ways free of snow and debris. Daily A1
5 Sets up and takes down equipment (e.g. tables and chairs) for lunchroom preparations, scheduled and/or special events, evening meetings or other building usage.  Monitors student behavior during recess, class intermissions, lunch breaks, and school activities.  Contacts the appropriate individual (i.e. Principal for unusual behavior.) Daily A1
6 Informs superior or appropriate personnel of cleaning supplies and replacement parts needed for daily operations.  Assists in stocking the building with necessary supplies. Daily A1
7 May be required to interact with teachers, students or the general public; perform evening and weekend security and equipment checks on buildings and grounds; assist and/or train custodial substitutes. As needed A1
8 Delivers mail and supplies to teachers, classrooms, etc.  Check in all incoming mail and freight during summer months.  Inventory all custodial machines.  Repairs broken doors and carpets, assists in repairing sinks and bathroom fixtures.  Assists in locating and curing jams and toner problems with copy machines. Daily A1
9 Schedules bell change times and the clocks.  Assists in locating fire alarm source when alarms are pulled and assists in resetting alarm system.  Changes filters, checks computer for alarms, checks boilers.  Operates fan units, if needed, and repairs minor problems associated with it. As needed A1
10 Performs other related custodial functions as directed. As needed A1

Knowledge:  Previous education, training, work or life experience which provides reasonable evidence of the successful performance of the tasks listed.  Basic knowledge of cleaning compounds/chemicals.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):  High School Diploma.
Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):  A valid Alaskan Driver's License.
Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand -strength to graps tools and climbs onto ladders.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails and custodial or school machines. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 53 pounds such as salt and bulk furniture. The employee will push/pull items such as tables, bleachers, scrubbing machines. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Heavy Work: 
  • Lifting/carrying a maximum weight of 53 pounds (lbs.) occasionally (less than 33% of the time, or 1-100 times per day to move objects
  • Pushing a maximum force of 50 ft./lbs. to move objects
  • Pulling a maximum force of 50 ft./lbs. to move objects
  • Dynamic Lifting Criteria

Floor to Knuckle -- LBS
12” to Knuckle: 53 LBS
Knuckle to Shoulder: 25 LBS
Shoulder to Overhead: -- LBS

 Post offer/pre-placement examinations are utilized by MSBSD to create a safer working environment for employees.  MSBSD requires such examinations for all applicants who have been conditionally offered employment in designated job categories. An examination may include a medical examination and physical fitness or agility tests.  In addition, during the examination, training may be provided to increase body awareness during work activities to prevent cumulative trauma and reduce injuries.
For the candidate that receives a conditional offer of employment for this posted position, that offer is conditioned on:
*The candidate’s cooperation and cooperation and participation in the WorkSTEPS evaluation program at least 3 days before the anticipated start date; 
*Completing a release authorizing MSBSD, WorkSTEPS, and the licensed WorkSTEPS testing facility to conduct the post-offer examination and share information; and
*The candidate’s successful completion of the WorkSTEPS evaluation program demonstrating you can safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.  


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Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

501 N Gukana St , Palmer, AK 99645

At the following locations

Administration Building

501 North Gulkana Street , Palmer, AK 99645