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Under supervision, to perform a variety of custodial and janitorial duties in district buildings and
facilities; and to perform related work as assigned.


Custodian is a full working level of classification, competent to independently perform required cleaning
and custodial tasks. Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for a specific building or area; and
perform limited unskilled maintenance tasks. This class is distinguished from the next higher level of
classification which has lead responsibility for a shift of custodians at a site.


 Locks, unlocks, and secures classrooms, buildings, and gates; sets and disarms security alarms;
turns off lights;
 Dust mops or sweeps classrooms, offices, stairways, floors, restrooms, and other areas;
 Wet mops classrooms, stairways, hall floors, gym floors, offices, restrooms, kitchens, building
entrances and other areas; spot mops, cleans up spills, and removes gum;
 Vacuums and shampoos carpeted surfaces;
 Cleans and disinfects restrooms and locker rooms and their components such as showers, toilets,
urinals, washbasins, dispensers, stall walls, and trash containers;
 Empties wastebaskets, gathers filled bags, and drives trash to dumpsters using electric carts;
 Strips, waxes, buffs and polishes floor surfaces; participates in refinishing gym floor;
 Keeps restrooms supplied with toilet paper, hand towels, paper towels and soaps;
 Dusts classrooms, offices, baseboards, walls, window frames, glass display cases, pictures and
frames, tables, bookshelves and other equipment;
 Mixes cleaning solutions, and maintains custodial supplies, washing mops and rags, changing
vacuum belts and bags, etc.;
 Cleans windows and other glass;
 Moves and arranges furniture, and opens/closes bleachers for special events;
 Wipes and/or cleans chalkboards and whiteboards;
 Performs limited maintenance functions such as unclogging toilets, changing light bulbs,
replacing dispensers, etc;
 May assign and oversee the work of student or court-ordered community service workers;


Knowledge of:

 General custodial practices and procedures.
 Cleaning compounds and supplies.
 Proper use of janitorial equipment.
 Special equipment used for floor maintenance.
 Safe working practices and precautions for working with cleaning compounds and cleaning up
bodily fluid spills.

Skill in:

 Using cleaning products and chemicals for floor care and maintenance.
 Properly stripping, waxing and buffing floor surfaces.
 Selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment for various custodial duties.
 Reading and understanding labels on custodial products and chemicals.
 Applying cleaners and disinfectants appropriately.
 Using gloves and other protective equipment for personal safety.
 Working independently, and following oral and written instructions.

A typical way of gaining the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

Equivalent to completion of sufficient formal and/or informal education to ensure successful job


The physical abilities required of this classification may include the following:

 Working in exposure to cleaning solutions, disinfectants, chemicals, bacteria, and bodily fluids;
 Lifting, pushing and pulling equipment weighing up to 75 pounds (floor buffer);
 Manual dexterity to operate cleaning equipment and manipulate objects;
 Walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching and climbing stairs;
 Working on ladders to clean windows;
 Speech and hearing to give and receive instructions and information;
 Working swing shift.

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