Building Service Worker - Hereford High School

Posted 19 days ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


JOB TITLE:          Building Service Worker

DEFINITION:       Under general supervision, performs building cleaning and facilities maintenance work.  Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Selects appropriate equipment and supplies; sweeps and cleans floors in shops, classrooms, offices and corridors. 
  • Uses brooms, brushes, mops, power operated scrubbing machines, vacuum cleaners, buffers, shampooers, wet vacuums, liquid waxes & degreasers, dust absorbers and other custodial supplies.
  • Collects and disposes of trash, scrap, and garbage and recycles materials.
  • Unloads school supplies, delivers to proper storage area and positions on shelves or storage racks.
  • Moves heavy furniture, office and shop equipment and other items, which might necessitate the lifting of heavy or bulky articles.
  • Maintains lavatories in clean and sanitary condition.  Sweeps, mops and scrubs floors, walls and partitions, cleans and deodorizes washbasins and other lavatory facilities.  Refills towel, tissue, soap containers, etc.
  • Washes and cleans windows, light fixtures, ventilators and other items, and replaces light bulbs/tubes and filters, which may necessitate climbing in excess of twenty-five (25) feet.
  • Cleans and polishes desks, chairs, tables, cabinets and other office or classroom equipment. 
  • Cleans shop areas, removing grease and oil from equipment, following preventive maintenance procedures when disposing of waste and scraps. 
  • Assists cafeteria personnel by cleaning, mopping, and waxing cafeteria floor, by cleaning chairs and tables or by lifting cartons or sacks of food or cafeteria supplies.
  • Participates in snow removal program by shoveling snow, or spreading chemicals, sweeping or as otherwise directed
  • Makes rounds of facility to check fire alarms, boilers, HVAC equipment, doors, and windows.
  • Identifies situations in which emergency shut-off of electrical and mechanical equipment is required and shuts off equipment when appropriate. Reports emergencies to appropriate school and Physical Facilities department staff.
Makes repairs to equipment and materials, consistent with individual talents.
Operates HVAC equipment under the direction of the Building Operations Supervisor.
Performs other duties of similar scope and complexity as requested.
Education, Training and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Experience with communicating information and ideas so that others will understand.
Licenses and Certificates:
  • Requires the ability to read and write.  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Ability to use and care for building service equipment and supplies according to written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with teachers, students, other employees, and the general public.  Good human relations and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of school systems safety, procedural, and policy guidelines and applicable safety regulations.
  • Responsible for assigned work only but requires judgment when deviating from schedule to emergency situations.
  • Requires frequent intervals of considerable physical effort to lift and empty containers of trash, move furniture and unload and load supplies. Requires frequent lifting, carrying, and pushing of heavy equipment and materials. Requires frequent bending, stooping and crouching.
  • Exercises care while operating power equipment to prevent injury to others; may be responsible for damage to cleaning equipment through improper use.
  • Employees in this classification are designated as Essential-As-Needed Personnel and are required to work when schools and/or offices are closed during adverse weather conditions or any other emergency when contacted and directed to do so.
Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

SALARY:   Regular Rate: Grade 02 on the AFSCME Pay Scale  $15.50 to $16.55 per hour
                    Substitute Rate: $15.50
Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS).  Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references).  The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted.  Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools.  Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration. 

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (per COMAR) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $109.  An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:  EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937).  There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students.  Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).
Contact Information
Phone: 443-809-7872


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Baltimore County Public Schools

6901 N Charles Street, Building E , Towson, MD 21204

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17301 YORK ROAD , PARKTON, MD 21120