Union Elementary School District - AZ
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
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 environment.
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.
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 procedures.
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
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 illness.
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses
Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability
Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances
Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade
Non Exempt 4
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