Custodian postion open

Goodwin Library

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Director this person performs general cleaning and minor maintenance duties in the library building, adjacent walks and grounds, and maintains equipment in clean orderly and functional condition.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Director.


General Job Description and Tasks

This person will be responsible for day-to-day cleaning of the library, building and grounds. S/he is responsible for creating and submitting purchase lists for the needed materials and supplies to stock and clean the library. Most duties are to be completed during the library’s non-open hours, with exceptions.

Primary Tasks:

  • Maintain a clean facility that is free of hazards to staff and patrons.
  • Organize and secure all cleaning supplies.
  • Create and submit lists of needed materials and supplies in a timely manner to the Director.
  • Inform the Director of any maintenance issues that need immediate attention.
  • Treat patrons with respect and direct them to qualified library staff should they have questions. All persons encountered while on the job should be treated with respect as the custodian is representing the library.
  • Cleaning tasks to be performed per the attached spreadsheet at the intervals indicated.
  • Special infrequent cleanings, such as outside window cleaning, carpet cleaning, floor stripping/waxing, etc. will be paid separately from the employee’s normal hours.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned.

Normal hours of duty:  As scheduled, before usual library business hours.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, reach, and lift items.
  • Regularly spend periods of time doing repetitive physical tasks such as vacuuming.
  • Frequent contact with cleaning fluids and possibly other hazardous materials. Must follow OSHA safety standards concerning these products.
  • Must have the ability to work alone with little supervision, and follow written directions.
  • Uses brooms, mops, and floor equipment to sweep, mop, strip and wax floors.
  • Uses vacuum cleaners to clean rugs, carpet, upholstered furniture, etc.
  • Dusts furniture and equipment.
  • Other custodial duties

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and other office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must perform varied tasks requiring independent knowledge. Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with minimal interruption. Must be able to remember task/assignment given to self and others.

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately noisy.

Minimum Requirements: Applicant must possess the physical ability to perform the tasks assigned. Previous cleaning and building maintenance experience preferred. 

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.