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The work involves responsibility for directing and supervising the cleaning and maintenance operations of one or more school buildings in a large school district. The work is primarily administrative work with little direct contact with the routine cleaning functions but the employee may participate in the more difficult maintenance functions. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior. Supervision is ordinarily exercised over a substantial number of subordinate custodial employees. This position involves 24 hour a day responsibility. Does related work as required.


Assign, supervises and reviews the work of subordinate custodial personnel engaged in the cleaning, maintenance

and minor repair of one or more school buildings in a large school district.

Schedules work of subordinates in the best interest of cleaning and maintenance needs, without disrupting the efficiency of school operations.

Inspects buildings, grounds and equipment for safety and cleanliness.

Performs routine inspections on district assets and prepares reports as required.

Reports necessary major repairs to an administrative superior or principal.

Selects and requisitions essential cleaning supplies; checks on inventory and maintains proper level of supplies.

Conducts training for custodial personnel in effective cleaning and maintenance procedures.

May also participate in the work of subordinates as necessary.

May prepare and submit payrolls and budget estimates.

May arrange for special uses of the building.

May maintain or supervise the maintenance of fan and ventilation systems, sump pumps, emergency generators

and hot water heaters by checking belts, replacing filters, assisting in major repairs and routine cleaning.

May maintain or supervise the maintenance of boilers, air compressors and air conditioning by turning them on

and off, checking gauges, changing filters and belts and routine cleaning.


Thorough knowledge of the methods and equipment common to the cleaning and maintenance of public school buildings.

Good knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of heating and ventilation equipment.

Good knowledge of the basic principles involved in making semi-skilled plumbing, electrical, painting, plastering

and carpentry repairs.

Good knowledge of the techniques and methods of supervision involving planning, scheduling and assigning work.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.

Ability to interact and work well with building occupants and others.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as a Custodian II.

Open Competitive:

Four (4) years of custodial work experience, or its part time equivalent, involving semi-skilled maintenance in a school district, teaching facility, college or other educational facility. Applicants must show at least a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience over custodial staff.

06/2012 Revised