Full-Time Custodian/Driver

Riverdale Public School | Riverdale, NJ


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Posted Date 3/22/2024
Expiration Date4/21/2024


Position Function:

Under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager, performs general cleaning and maintenance in school building and grounds; maintains equipment in functional condition; and provides cleaning and custodial assistance to students, teachers, visitors and others as necessary.

Performs related duties and general maintenance work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Checks and secures building at beginning and end of shift for the purpose of ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the building.
  • Cleans rooms, hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, offices, stairways, and other areas of building according to school district standards.
  • Sweeps, mops, buffs, strips, and waxes floors.
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and blinds.
  • Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, doors, and sills.
  • Cleans glass areas.
  • Replaces light bulbs.
  • Sets up and breaks down chairs, tables, and equipment in meeting rooms, and functional rooms.
  • Clears snow from entrances and walks, and spreads sand and ice melting chemicals.
  • Performs grounds-keeping duties, clears debris, and maintains grounds.
  • Receives deliveries and assists in unloading trucks and storing supplies.
  • Delivers supplies and materials to classrooms, bathrooms, and other areas of the building.
  • Empties wastebaskets; picks up and removes trash and assists in the recycling program.


Additional Duties:              

  • Performs general cleaning, and repair work, particularly during school vacations.
  • Assists parents and other visitors to school buildings with special events and programs.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Note:  The above description is illustrative of some tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Uses hand tools of trade and related power equipment, including brooms, mops, floor cleaning and waxing machines, vacuum cleaners, snowblowers, shovels, power mowers, and hand tools.

Safety Requirements

Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures, and regulations governing the proper use of tools and power equipment used in the performance of duties.

Wears appropriate safety gear, including masks.

Must comply with the school district's chemical hygiene program and follow MSDS sheets.

Travel Requirements

Possible transporting of students between schools may be required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to follow oral or written work orders from the supervisor, and to coordinate work with the principal and others.
  • Ability to describe orally or in writing cleaning, maintenance, or repair problems as needed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
  • Ability to work above ground from ladders and automatic lifts.
  • Ability to perform work according to standard procedures and schedule set forth by supervisor(s).

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents, contaminated trash, grasses, pollens, etc.
  • Experience in plant operation, cleaning methods
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and use equipment necessary for cleaning and snow removal
  • Mandatory Criminal History Background Check
  • Black Seal License required
  • Valid NJ driver’s license



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