Custodian (night custodian)

Township of Franklin Public Schools (Gloucester Co.) | Franklinville, NJ


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Posted Date 8/01/2022
Expiration Date8/30/2022
  1. Black Seal License
  2. Minimum experience as determined by the board
  3. Knowledge of plant operation and maintenance; cleaning methods and procedures; heating and ventilation; proper handling of hazardous materials
  4. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively
  5. Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
  6. Ability to meet the physical requirements outlined in the job description 
Reports to: Buildings & Grounds Supervisor/Building Principal/Head Custodian   
Job Goal: To provide students with a safe, clean and efficient place in which to learn, play and develop.


Building Security

  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. Checks daily to ensure that all exit doors are open and all panic bolts are working properly during the hours of building occupancy.
  3. Respond to alarm activations at designated schools.

Building Maintenance 

  1. Keeps building and premises, including sidewalks, driveways, and play areas neat and clean at all times.
  2. Operates heat, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to provide temperatures appropriate to the season and to ensure economical use of fuel, water, and electricity.
  3. Cleans and dusts classrooms, offices, library and faculty room daily; empties waste baskets in these areas.
  4. Cleans corridors after each school day, and during the day when their condition requires it.
  5. Cleans and sanitizes bathroom fixtures and floors daily, and replenishes paper and soap supplies as needed.
  6. Cleans and sanitizes all drinking fountains daily.
  7. Cleans cafeteria dining areas after use.
  8. Obeys all fire/safety and environmental laws and regulations relating to the plant operation.
  9. Cleans whiteboards daily.
CUSTODIAN (continued)
  1. Moves furniture or equipment within the building as required for various activities and as directed by the head custodian or principal.
  2. Complies with all laws and procedures for the storage and disposal of recyclables, trash, waste, and debris.
  1. Conducts an ongoing program of general maintenance, upkeep and repair, making minor repairs and reporting major repair needs promptly to the head custodian or buildings & grounds supervisor.
  2. Cleans all windows on both the inside and outside as scheduled.
  3. Keeps custodial closet/room neat and clean.
  4. Keeps all floors in a clean and attractive condition and in a good state of preservation.

Grounds maintenance

  1. Keeps the grounds free from rubbish and debris.
  2. Shovels, plows, salts, and/or sweeps sidewalks, steps, driveways and parking areas as necessary.  
  3. Displays the U.S. flag during school hours on days when school is in session.


Physical requirements

1.Lifting (up to 50 lbs.)

  1. Climbing ladders
  2. Ability to sweep, mop, shovel, clean, scrub, paint, light machine work (scrubbing machine), etc.


  1. May be required to wear a standard uniform selected by the district for security purpose.
  2. Remains on school premises during work hours unless otherwise directed by buildings & grounds supervisor.
  3. Be able to work overtime to complete custodial tasks in extraordinary circumstances (snow removal, summer projects, etc.)
  4. Performs related duties within the scope of the job description as assigned.
Employment Conditions:
Contract year: Twelve Months (July 1 to June 30)
Bargaining Unit: TFSSA
Evaluation: In accordance with board policy
Date(s) of Revision: Approved: 5/19/80 (night custodian)
Revised:  5/15/91; 6/21/95; 3/28/12; 5/20/15 (custodian)

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