HEAD CUSTODIAN LICENSED - EDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Application
Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted : December 12, 2019
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Job Description Location: Edison Elementary School, 2303 North
97th Street, Omaha, NE 68134
Reports To: Building Principal
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 Duty Days/ Non- Exempt
Salary Schedule: This is a full-time negotiated position. Sal
plan: 33J; Based on Negotiated Agreement
Position Purpose: Under direct supervision, this position leads,
guides and trains assigned custodial personnel within the school
building and performs cleaning duties required to maintain
clean, sanitary, attractive, safe and orderly environment.
Qualifications & Competencies:
High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
City of Omaha Third Grade Stationary Plant Operator's License,
Minimum of 3 -5 years’ satisfactory experience in custodial
field is required.
Knowledgeable of HVAC equipment operation, housekeeping cleaning
procedures, and custodial equipment.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses,
repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and
strategies to promote clean and safe learning environments.
Knowledge of computers and various software (e.g., work request,
energy management, and ordering systems).
Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal
skills required to achieve the goals of the position.
Communicate (written and verbal) at a superior level and be
trustworthy with confidential information.
Interact with staff and students in a courteous manner.
Submit and review work orders.
Under the direction of the building administrator, coordinate
tasks among custodial staff.
Maintain a satisfactory attendance record.
Responsible for the general care and upkeep of the building(s),
grounds, and equipment.
Clean and disinfect bodily fluids according to district
Clean facilities (i.e., hallways, cafeteria, kitchen, and school
Prepare chemicals for work application.
Dispose of trash or waste materials.
Handle and move equipment and/or supplies.
Assist administration in establishing and implementing facility
Assist administration in guiding staff on work policies or
Submit work requests and requisitions.
Maintain adequate inventory of supplies and equipment.
Maintain accurate documentation for equipment.
Maintain accurate preventative maintenance records.
Operate and inspect HVAC equipment.
Operate energy management systems and equipment.
Report all emergency and problems, maintenance, and safety
concerns, according to policy and procedures.
Inspect the facility and adjacent grounds for security,
vandalism, and safety hazards.
Inspect the quality of supplies and equipment.
Assist in auditing work to ensure standards are met.
Provide assistance for various activities, school functions,
and/or community events.
Care for grounds.
Clean snow and debris from sidewalk and grounds.
Mow lawn and fields,
Cultivate, plant, irrigate, and trim vegetation.
Operate buildings and grounds maintenance equipment (i.e.,
hand-tools, power-tools, weed eater, leaf blower, washing machine,
and carpet machine).
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
Must have organization, time management, communication, and
Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse
Ability to lift, move and reposition objects and materials-
frequently exerting force equal to lifting fifty (50) pounds.
Physical Demand Classifications:
-Rarely 1-5% of the time, in an 8-hour day
-Occasionally 6-33% of the time, in an 8-hour day
-Frequently 34-66% of the time, in an 8-hour day
-Continuously 67-100% of the time, in an 8-hour day
Essential Physical Functions:
STANDING: (Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position
without walking). Occasional:
Monitoring trash cans during lunch periods; working on ladders
changing light bulb and cleaning vents.
WALKING: - (Moving about on foot requires 3 consecutive steps to
Frequent: Operating: the floor scrubber, push mower, carpet
machine, weed eater, leaf blower. Spreading salt and gravel during
icy weather. Accessing different areas of the building and campus
(machine shed). Walks on various terrains, during all weather
SITTING: (Remaining in a seated position with hips and knees
bent to some extent and buttocks resting on a surface)
Rarely-Occasional : Operating the large mower-mowing large field,
using the computer to check emails.
LIFTING: (Raising or lowering an object from one level to
Occasional : Performing cleaning and maintenance tasks. The rate
will vary depending upon the specific work area. Some examples
Daily - Bags of trash 12-40 lb. from 37” (top of bag) to ~50”
(dumpster). Rate will vary
Daily - Lifting (folding) cafeteria tables 55 lb. of upward
force at 17”-~50”; 38 tables but two individuals available.
Rarely - Bags of Calcium Chloride (salt) 50 lb. from pallet to
CARRYING: (Transporting an object over a distance through
Occasional: Moving equipment; tools and materials. (see examples
of weight above)
PUSHING/PULLING: (Exerting force upon an object so that the
object moves away from the force)
Occasional: Operating the floor scrubber – initial force 25-30
lb.; sustained force ~25 lb. – hand height ~42-44” distance will
vary but up to several hundred feet. Pulling out bleachers with
tool with hook (2 person) waist height. Force will vary.
CLIMBING: (To Ascend or Descend apparatus or structures)
Occasional: To access lighting with ladder; to access boiler
room via 10 steps; accessing the portable classrooms via ramps.
Scaffolding is available for use when performing prolonged cleaning
of ceiling. Accessing the swimming pool via vertical ladder when
cleaning and repairing the pool. Climbing bleachers in the gym
BALANCE: (Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling)
Frequent: Working on uneven terrain; various weather conditions;
up/down ladders; up/down stairs; performing overhead tasks.
STOOPING: (Bending the body downward and forward from a standing
position by bending the spine at the hips and/or waist)
Occasional: Cleaning lower aspect of walls; accessing floor
level when cleaning.
KNEELING: (Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on one
or both knees)
Occasional: Working at floor level cleaning gum and other
materials from the floor.
CROUCHING: (Bending the body downward and forward by bending
legs at the hips and knees with simultaneous forward bending of the
Occasional: Working at floor level
REACHING: (Extending arms and hands away from the body in any
direction. Shoulder angle must be least 45 degrees from the body to
be considered reaching) Frequent: Forward – Using tools; operating
equipment (scrubber; carpet cleaning) Occasional: Overhead –
Cleaning air vents; accessing light bulbs; inspecting repairing and
replacing ceiling tiles.
HAND USAGE: (Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise
working with the hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the
extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a
switch or shift gears)
Frequent: Operating equipment; using tools for repair and
replacement. Tools include: Shovel; broom; hand tools; power tools;
circular saws; wrenches. Handling/moving school furniture.
Handling/grasping trash bags. Pinching – threading nuts and
CRAWLING: (Moving about on hands and knees, hands and feet or on
the abdomen) Rarely: May have to access areas behind the bleachers.
Accessing under desks and tables.
Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of
Support Staff > Custodian
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