Custodian - Class 1

Bay City School District Bay City , MI 48706

Posted 3 months ago

Bay City Public Schools

Position Description

POSITION: Custodian


DEPARTMENT: Maintenance / Assigned Building


REPORTS TO: Building Administrator, Department Directors or Designee

SUMMARY: To perform various cleaning tasks within assigned building; may include swimming pool, restrooms, locker rooms, hallways, multi-purpose arena, offices, classrooms, special purpose rooms, conference rooms, auditorium; football stadium and its box office, press box, restrooms, concessions and fixed sitting areas.


  • Clean assigned areas following established schedules and prescribed methods; may include removing trash, sweeping and/or dust mopping floors, polishing hard surfaces, vacuuming carpets, cleaning windows and mirrors, dusting furniture, equipment, and ledges, wet mopping floors, vacuuming swimming pool, and washing off tabletops, countertops, equipment, and chalkboards.

  • Lock and unlock building and rooms, close windows, and turn off lights.

  • Perform special projects as assigned; may include shampooing carpets, stripping and waxing floors, washing walls, windows, baseboards, scrubbing multi-purpose arena, weight room floors, and pool deck.

  • Maintain assigned equipment for safety and cleanliness and report malfunctioning equipment.

  • Load, unload, and move supplies.


  • Sweep and/or remove debris, leaves, snow and ice from steps and walks at building entrances.

  • Assists visiting public utilizing the facilities with directions within the building or in obtaining and setting up needed equipment and or material.

  • Assist with arrangement and set-up of furniture, staging, athletic, and/or physical education activity equipment, etc. working from diagrams, written, and/or oral instructions.

  • Assist with tear-down and rearrange of rooms/areas following the completion of activities.

  • Assist with painting/staining and preparing floors, ceilings, walls, equipment, boilers, pipes, etc. as needed.

  • Performs other responsibilities and duties as directed by department directors and Building Principal or designee.


May be responsible for supervising student employees.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with previous experience in building maintenance. Two (2) years of experience as a custodian preferred. Knowledge and capability to operate and maintain boilers and air-conditioning equipment.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Possess basic computer literacy skills.


Ability to perform basic math computations including rates, ratio, and percents using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment in making decisions.


Maintain and encourage a safe environment for all students, staff and the community. Effective organizational skills.

Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to be flexible in dealing with staff, students, parents, and the community. Demonstrates reliability, punctuality, dependability, honesty, and self-motivation while performing the duties of the position. Exhibits a positive image as a representative of the school district.


Ability to pass a written and physical test. Ability to develop, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.

Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Possess motivation and organizational skills to meet deadlines within time constraints.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools and climbs on to ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails and unloading trucks. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 90 pounds such as salt and bulk furniture.

The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, bleachers, scrubbing machines. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Attendance and punctuality are expectations of the position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and will occasionally work outdoors. The employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment.

The employee may work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays while performing the duties of this job. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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Custodian - Class 1

Bay City School District