Custodian/Maintenance Person

Mercer County Special Services | Hamilton, NJ


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Posted Date 1/21/2022
Expiration Date6/30/2022




The position shall require a high school diploma or equivalent and experience of familiarity with techniques, equipment and supplies used in cleaning and maintenance of school buildings. In addition, the person holding the position shall possess a Black Seal Low Pressure Fireman's License or secure one within six months of assuming the position. This position requires the medical and physical capacity to perform the major responsibilities.



Appointment shall be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the superintendent.



The salary for the position shall be consistent with the terms and conditions as set forth in the contract between the Board of Education and the Mercer County Special Services Support Staff Association/NJEA.



The custodian/maintenance person shall report to the supervisor of buildings and grounds. His/her performance shall be evaluated in a manner consistent with policies and procedures of the Board of Education, as described in policy 4215.



The custodian/maintenance person is responsible for assessing the cleaning and maintenance needs of buildings, equipment and related property owned or operated by the Board of Education. The custodian/maintenance person will perform the cleaning and maintenance tasks necessary to maintain a clean and attractive building and grounds.



In order to fulfill his/her responsibilities, the custodian/maintenance person shall:

1.    Opens/closes the building each day. Determines, before leaving, that all doors and windows are secured, and all lights, except those left on for safety reasons, are turned off.

2.       Keeps building and premises, including sidewalks, driveways and play areas neat and clean at all times.

3.       Operates heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems to provide temperatures appropriate to the season and to ensure economical use of fuel, water and electricity.

4.        Checks daily to ensure that all exit doors are open and all panic bolts are working properly during the hours of building occupancy.

5.        Displays the U.S. flag during school hours on days when school is in session. 

6.        Cleans and dusts classrooms, offices, library and faculty room daily; empties waste baskets in these areas.

7.        Cleans corridors after each school day and during the day when their condition requires it.

8.        Cleans and sanitizes  bathroom fixtures and floors daily and replenishes paper and soap supplies as needed.

9.         Cleans and sanitizes all drinking fountains daily.

I 0.      Cleans cafeteria dlning areas after use.

11.      Shovels, plows, salts and/or sweeps sidewalks, steps, driveways and parking areas as     necessary.

12.      Obeys all fire/safety and environmental laws and regulations relating to the plant operation.

13.       Keeps the grounds free from rubbish and debris.

14.       Cleans chalkboards daily.

15.      Moves furniture or equipment within the building as required for various activities and as directed by the head custodian or principal. 

16.       Complies with all laws and procedures for the storage and disposal of trash, waste and debris.

17.      Conducts an ongoing program of general maintenance, upkeep and repair, making minor repairs and reporting major repair needs promptly to the head custodian.

18.      Cleans all windows on both the inside and outside as scheduled.

19.      Keeps all floors in a clean and attractive condition and in a good state of preservation.

20.      Performs grounds keeping chores including grass-cutting, tree-trimming, leaf raking and removal of litter, to maintain the grounds in a safe and attractive condition as assigned.

21.      Make repairs to furnishings and equipment.

22.      Replace broken windows, light fixtures, air filters, blinds, shades, fuses and resetting circuit breakers and similar activities.

23.      Maintain strict security of school equipment and supplies

24.      Perform activities outside of normal work hours as needed.

25.      Provide direction to custodians and cleaners as needed.

26.      Exercise tact with visitors.

27.      Exhibit respect and support for and adherence to goals, objectives, policies and procedures approved by the Board of Education.

28.       Share in the the upholding and enforcing of school.rules; administrative regulations and the policies of the Board of Education.

29.      Perform additional duties to those specified at the request of the superintendent or hiS/her designee.




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