Substitute Custodian Specialist

Kitsap Regional Library Bremerton , WA 98314

Posted 2 months ago




Kitsap Regional Library is seeking a highly motivated and detail orientated individual to provide superior custodial maintenance services at several Kitsap Regional Library locations. This position is responsible for cleaning services that provide a clean, safe, attractive, and healthy place for our patrons and staff. This position reports to the Assistant Facilities Manager.

  • This is substitute position and does not have a guaranteed number of hours. Substitutes fill in for regular employees on an as needed basis.


Under general supervision, cleans assigned Library facilities. Typical duties include: facility cleaning, set-up of meeting rooms and library equipment and inventory control of cleaning supplies.


DUTIES: Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform.

  • Use commercial and household materials and equipment to clean and re-supply restrooms, dust furniture, walls, beams, window blinds, vacuum/spot clean carpets and empty trash/recycling. Heavy cleaning, performed on a regular schedule, may include scrubbing, stripping, waxing and polishing floors and cleaning windows.

  • Pick up trash and clean sidewalks on a regular basis.

  • Maintain inventory of housekeeping supplies and order as needed.

  • Set up meeting rooms for library events.

  • May load and transport materials, equipment or refuse.

  • Handle and process recycling materials.

  • May on occasion handle and safely dispose of bio-hazardous materials.

  • May on occasion perform custodial or maintenance duties at other library locations.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

  • Ability to learn to use and operate both light and commercial cleaning equipment safely, such as vacuums, carpet cleaners, floor scrubbers/strippers/waxers/polishers and other cleaning equipment.

  • Ability to use cleaning chemicals, cleaning agents, disinfectants, sanitizers, degreasers and lubricants safely.

  • Ability to practice and enforce appropriate safety procedures.

  • Ability to organize supplies and materials and to order replacement materials within established guidelines.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and vendors and to interact courteously with the public.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to read and comprehend technical and safety instructions, warnings and other written materials.

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, perform required data entry proficiently and utilize computer software and specialized programs.

  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations directly related to the work being performed.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to:

  • (CONTINUOUS) seeing, talking, hearing, grasping, handling and manual dexterity.

  • (FREQUENT) sitting, walking, carrying, twisting, squatting, stooping, reaching, kneeling, bending, keyboarding, standing for long periods of time and repetitive motion of hands/wrists.

  • (OCCASIONAL) crawling, climbing and balancing.

  • Must be able to lift and maneuver up to 30 pounds regularly and, occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds.

  • Requires the ability to push, pull and maneuver objects.

  • Requires the skill and ability to use small hand tools and power equipment safely.


Listed below are expectations of all library employees:

  • Excellent customer service for patrons and co-workers.

  • Knowledge and support of KRL's principles of intellectual freedom.

  • Knowledge and support of KRL's policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team.

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing information, technology, work procedures and library services.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in dealing with patron and/or employee records.


This is a non-exempt substitute position. The schedule will be determined by the supervisor upon hire and may include early mornings, evenings and weekends. Please note that schedules are subject to change to meet the needs of the library.


High School diploma or GED, plus two years of building maintenance experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the requirements of the job. Requires a valid Washington State driver's license and safe driving record.

  • A resume and cover letter are required for all positions and may be uploaded or copy/pasted and submitted with your application.


Kitsap Regional Library has a generous Employee Leave Benefit Program, including vacation, sick leave, 11 paid or pro-rated holidays annually and 1 paid or pro-rated personal holiday. The Library also provides medical, vision, dental, life insurance and Employee Assistance Program participation to qualifying employees. Kitsap Regional Library is a member of the Washington Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Compensation range begins at $17.04-22.24 per hour DOE.


To apply for this position and future positions, please visit our website at and select "Employment at KRL" located at the bottom of the page. This position is open to the employees, volunteers and the general public and will remain open until filled.

Should you need an accommodation and/or assistance with the application process please email

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