Head Custodian (Temporary)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Head Custodian

  Purpose Statement

         The job of Head Custodian is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with

         specific responsibilities for maintenance services with specific responsibility for maintaining facilities in safe

         operating condition; addressing immediate operational and/or safety concerns; assisting skilled trades;

         and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site.

         This job reports to Assigned Administrator

  Essential Functions

        Arranges furniture and equipment for the purpose of providing adequate preparations special events.

        Assists skilled maintenance workers and others with projects (e.g. grounds and landscaping, completing

        specific tasks, etc.) for the purpose of completing projects in a safe, efficient manner.

        Builds items (e.g. counters, temporary partitions, etc.) for the purpose of modifying and/or adapting

        facilities to specific needs.

        Cleans floors, sidewalks, inside and outside building, gym, playground, athletic field (e.g. pick up papers

        and debris, wax, trash disposal, dust mop, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and clean


        Coordinates with assigned lead and/or supervisor and other trades for the purpose of completing projects

        and work orders efficiently.

        Inspects restrooms, drinking fountains, ceiling tiles, building for the purpose of determining immediate

        maintenance and repair needs and/or recommending removal of fire, safety and/or health hazards.

        Installs system component parts, classroom and office equipment, and facility components (e.g. lighting,

        heating and ventilating systems, alarms, plumbing, security, electrical panels, etc.) for the purpose of

        providing a safe and workable environment.

        Maintains and completes minor repairs on a variety of tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring

        proper operating conditions.

        Opens campus and prepares for staff and student arrival. (e.g. unlock doors and gates, turn on necessary

        lighting, put sign out when needed, raise flag, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a safe environment for

        students and staff.

        Participates in meetings, workshops, trainings, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or

        gathering information required to perform functions.

        Performs a variety of maintenance activities (e.g. carpentry, painting, glazing, etc.) for the purpose of

        completing projects within established time frames.

        Prepares written materials (e.g. repair status, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities

        and/or conveying information.

        Repairs a variety of building system components (e.g. minor plumbing repairs, etc.) for the purpose of

        ensuring a safe working condition.

        Requests equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of

        items required to complete the necessary installation and/or repair.

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        Responds to emergency situations during and after hours (e.g. alarms, emergency cleaning work, etc.) for

        the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.

  Other Functions

        Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

        functioning of the work unit.

  Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

     SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job

     conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

     operating equipment used in skilled trades, power and hand tools, etc.; adhering to safety practices; handling

     hazardous materials; and planning and managing projects.

     KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios;

     understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand complex, multi-step

     written and oral instructions.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions

     of the job include: standard methods, materials and tools used in assigned skilled trade; and safety practices and


     ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is

     required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and

     operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of

     individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may

     be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent

     interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to

     satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; developing effective working

     relationships; displaying mechanical aptitude; and working under time constraints.


     Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information

     and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the

     organization’s services.

     Work Environment

     The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:

     significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching,

     and/or crawling and some fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 75% walking, and 20% standing.

     The job is performed under temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or


     Experience:           Job related experience is required.

     Education:            High school diploma or equivalent

   Certificates and Licenses

   Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability


  Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance


   FLSA Status                                                                                 Salary Grade

   Non Exempt                                                                                          4


Posted By

Union Elementary School District (AZ)

3834 S. 91st Ave. , Tolleson, AZ 85353

At the following locations

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3834 South 91st Avenue , Tolleson, AZ 85353