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Building Custodian

East Union School District



JOB TITLE Building Custodian

REPORTS TO Building Principal and/or Superintendent



  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work
  • Ability to provide a safe, attractive, and comfortable school environment 
  • Ability to function within the framework of a school environment
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Must clear criminal and child abuse background check
  • Proof of valid drivers license


  • High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by demonstrated ability to fulfill the physical

requirements of the work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and 


  • Experience in school custodial department or related experience


  • Cleans and preserves designated spaces, equipment, etc. in assigned buildings so health standards are met
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and/or polishes floors using brooms, mops, and/or powered scrubbers
  • Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, metalwork, and fixtures
  • Washes windows and other glass surfaces
  • Empties trash containers, pencil sharpeners, and other receptacles
  • Moves and arranges furniture as required
  • Cleans bathroom toilets and sinks; replaces paper supplies and soap 
  • Assists with the unloading of deliveries
  • Sets up and takes down lunch tables, if assigned to this area
  • Sets up and takes down furniture for special events
  • Fills in for other shift custodial absences as required by administration
  • Makes recommendations to improve service and ensure more efficient operation
  • Examines building and requests repair work for failed equipment
  • Keeps equipment and work area clean and neat
  • Performs minor adjustments and requests repairs to mechanical equipment as needed
  • Follows the chain of command as required
  • Requests supplies and equipment to complete required cleaning
  • Assists the public utilizing the facilities with directions and in obtaining/setting up equipment
  • Acts as a safety and security monitor at all times
  • Assists in securing all rooms, buildings, gates, and facilities after daily use or servicing
  • Utilizes various cleaning agents, mixing according to label instructions, and using in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and directions
  • Loads and unloads washer and dryer, folds dried itemsMaintains good public relations with students, parents, staff, and the community
  • Reports to work each day clean, neat, and in proper attire
  • Completes annual safety training as required by law and district policy
  • Attends in-service training and staff meetings as required
  • Performs related duties as assigned



  • General knowledge of, and ability to utilize materials, methods, and equipment used in custodial work
  • Ability to work with interruptions during a work shift
  • Ability to climb, reach, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift/ carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work at heights up to 12 feet
  • Able to operate a buffer/scrubber, wet/dry mops, and vacuum for extended periods of time
  • Able to shovel snow if assigned or this assistance is needed
  • Able to use chemicals with recognized inhalation and absorption hazards
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures, humid, and dusty environments
  • Able to manage one’s time efficiently and carry out assignments with minimal instructions
  • Able to perform duties with a professional and cooperative work ethic
  • Ability to adhere to prescribed routines and practices


  • Noise level may be quiet to loud
  • Work may be indoors or outdoors
  • Tobacco and alcohol free environment
  • Work may be alone or with team members
  • Work environment may include exposure to heat, humidity, and dust, and chemicals


  • 12 month position
  • Employment per Board Policies and Administrative Rules and Regulations
  • Performance evaluated annually by supervisor


  • Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with board policy
  • Evaluation is the responsibility of the supervisor or designee


  • The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the personnel in this position.  These statements are not intended to limit or, in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


Board Adopted  ____October  20, 2008____


East Union Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Action Employer and does not discriminate based on gender, race, national/ethnic origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Direct inquiries to the Affirmative Action Coordinator at East Union Community Schools or the Office for Civil Rights, Chicago, IL 60606-7204.