Custodian--Long-Term Leave Replacement

Newton Board of Education | Newton, NJ


Applying to this job will open a new window on the employer's web site to apply there.

Posted Date 11/24/2021
Expiration Date12/06/2021

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to perform physical labor involved in custodial responsibilities including, but not limited to, lifting a minimum of 40 lbs.  Shall have the ability to read routine memos and manufacturer’s labels and instructions.  Shall have sufficient aptitude and skill to make minor repairs.  Shall master use of machines of the trade including, but not limited to vacuum cleaners, scrub machines, drills and hard tools.  Applicant must have on file his/her criminal background check.   

REPORTS TO: Head Custodian 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Temporary Position~Available Immediately until approximately February 8, 2022


  • Shall endeavor to achieve the best possible result in the cleaning and maintenance of the school plant and in the care and maintenance of grounds, including daily cleaning and sanitizing of the facility.
  • Shall perform minor maintenance functions including but not limited to painting, glazing, and carpentry, and shall, when requested, assist the maintenance staff.
  • Shall receive and tally deliveries.
  • Shall, in the absence of the head custodian and building administrator, assume such reasonable authority as may be necessary to ensure the security of the school building and the safety of the occupants and shall,  if assigned, assume the responsibilities of the head custodian on a temporary basis.
  • Shall make every effort to use supplies and equipment as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Shall participate in training programs designed to improve employee efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Shall make a reasonable effort within the scope of authority to conserve energy. Before closing the building, determine that all doors and windows are secured and all lights (except safety) turned off.
  • Shall perform other duties which may be necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the school building and site and which are incident to the position of Custodian.
  • Shall shovel, salt and/or sweep sidewalks, steps, driveways and parking areas as necessary.
  • Shall move furniture and equipment within the building as directed by an administrator.
  • Shall report any incidents or necessary repairs to Head Custodian.


  • Performs related work as required (Note:  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The Newton School District is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state and/or local equal opportunity laws. The Newton School District does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other status protected by applicable law.



Share this job