Colorado School of Mines Alumni Job Center Head Custodian
Licensed - Morton Middle School
O Head Custodian Licensed - Morton Middle School Description
Job Title: Head Custodian Licensed Location: Morton Middle
School, 4606 Terrace Drive, 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: 33N Based on Negotiated Agreement
Position Purpose: The Head Custodian Licensed and Shift Engineer
positions will be responsible for the general care and upkeep of
the building(s), grounds and equipment in support of school
programs assuring facility and grounds are well maintained and
safe. The HCE Licensed and Shift Engineer will provide guidance and
direction as approved by the building administrator and/or
Supervisor of Operations; work along side custodial employees for
maximum productivity; assist in establishing a productive work
environment; consistently complete routine tasks, follow safety
procedures, correctly diagnose and address problems in a timely
manner while anticipating supply and equipment needs.
Qualifications and Competencies:
High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
Valid City of Omaha Third Grade Stationary Plant Operator's
State of Nebraska Swimming Pool License required.
Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal
skills required to achieve the goals of the position.
Knowledgeable in HVAC equipment operation, housekeeping cleaning
procedures and custodial equipment.
Must have above average communication and inter-personal skills,
high level of self motivation and superior organization skills.
Must communicate (written and verbal) at a superior level and be
trustworthy with confidential information.
Must have predictable and above average attendance.
Must have the ability to review work orders.
Under the direction of the building administrator, demonstrate
the ability to assign tasks to employees and verify the quality of
The employee is regularly required to climb, kneel, stoop, walk
and engage in heavy physical activities including exerting force
equal to lifting a minimum of fifty (50) pounds in performance of
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to demonstrate skilled and accurate physical
actions involving rapid movements and coordinated performance, on
or with equipment with a high degree of manual dexterity in the use
of hand instruments or tools.
Maintain accurate preventative maintenance records including:
routine maintenance information i.e. record of dates for changing
filters, belts, oil/lubrications schedule pool maintenance records
etc. Maintain detailed and updated instructions for trouble
shooting problems unique to the mechanical operations of the
Maintains complete an correct work records and preserves
confidentiality with personnel matters
Consistently anticipates supply and equipment needs, assuring
that the necessary materials are available and in good condition
Operates HVAC equipment for environmental comfort according to
established guidelines and directives, and performs all operator
inspections and maintains operator log sheets.
Assists in inspection of the facility and adjacent grounds for
security, vandalism, safety hazards, and housekeeping and makes
reports to the appropriate personnel.
Establishes the facility cleaning schedules and performs
housekeeping cleaning using approved housekeeping methods and
Monitors inventory of supplies and equipment in facility and
ensure they are used according to manufacturer's directions. Also,
ensure tools and equipment is clean and in good condition.
Report all emergency situation and problems, maintenance, and
safety concerns to appropriate personnel; take appropriate action
to ensure adherence to established guidelines and established
procedures in the handling of problems and emergencies.
Under the direction of the building administrator, assist in
coaching and counseling with the housekeeping supervisors and serve
as the lead in assigning custodial staff assigned to the facility
in maintaining housekeeping of the facility and adjacent
Develop and maintain courteous customer service with students,
administrators, and staff including prompt attention to issues and
Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.
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
Rarely - Ladders: 16' Werner Ladder Model 416 77.5 lb.; 12'
Werner Ladder Model 412 55 lb.
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.
* NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned
to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel so classified.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Job ID: 54655068
Position Title: Head Custodian Licensed - Morton Middle
Company Name: Omaha Public Schools
Job Function: Accounting/Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Min Education: None
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