Biddeford School Department | Biddeford, ME

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Posted Date 11/18/2021
Description Custodial Worker - Part time
4-5 hours daily
First and Second Shift positions are available

Position Function:
Under the direct supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, Principal, and Director of Facilities. Performs general cleaning and maintenance in school buildings and grounds; maintains equipment in functional condition; and provides cleaning and custodial assistance to students, teachers, visitors and others as necessary.

Performs related duties and general maintenance work as required.

Essential Functions: 14.00 per hour

Checks and secures building at beginning and end of shift for the purpose of ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the building.
Cleans rooms, hallways, cafeterias, restrooms, offices, stairways, and other areas of building according to school district standards.
Sweeps, mops, buffs, strips, and waxes floors.
Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and blinds.
Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, doors, and sills.
Removes graffiti, cleans glass areas.
Replaces light bulbs.
Sets up and breaks down chairs, tables and equipment in meeting rooms, and functional rooms.
Clears snow from entrances and walks, and spreads sand and ice melting chemicals.
Performs grounds-keeping duties, clears debris and maintains grounds.
Receives deliveries and assists in unloading trucks and storing supplies.
Delivers supplies and materials to classrooms, bathrooms and other areas of the building.
Empties wastebaskets; picks up and removes trash and assists in recycling program.
Additional Duties:
Performs general cleaning, and repair work, particularly during school vacations.
Assists parents and other visitors to school buildings with special events and programs.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses hand tools of trade and related power equipment, including brooms, mops, floor cleaning and waxing machines, vacuum cleaners, snow blowers, shovels, power mower and hand tools.

Safety Requirements
Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper use of tools and power equipment used in the performance of duties.
Wears appropriate safety gear, including masks.
Must comply with school district's chemical hygiene program and follow MSDS sheets.

Travel Requirements
Occasional travel between schools, or between schools and central office, may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with principal and others.
Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
Ability to describe orally or in writing cleaning, maintenance or repair problems as needed.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
Ability to work above ground from ladders and automatic lifts.
Ability to perform work according to standard procedures and schedule set forth by supervisor(s).

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
Exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents and contaminated trash, grasses, pollens, etc.

Qualifications Profile:
High School Diploma or completion of sufficient education to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Previous experience in building and cleaning maintenance desirable.
Maine Motor Vehicle Operator's license or ability to provide own transportation.
Fingerprints, Criminal History Record Check (CHRC)

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

Equal Opportunity
The School Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district shall actively work to have the teacher and administrator workforce reflect the student body's diversity.
The selection of all employees by the School Department will be based on those with the highest capabilities, the strongest commitment to quality education, and the greatest probability of effectively implementing the learning program. Selections will be made without consideration on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, disability or genetic information, and any other state or federal prohibitions. For the purpose of this policy, "sexual orientation" means a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.

Criminal Background Check
All employees of Maine schools must be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. Please create a Department of Education log-in and make an appointment for a fingerprinting appointment at

Job Type
Custodial / Maintenance
Job Location (County)

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