Custodian 2 - 5973

at USD 259 - Wichita Public Schools in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Custodian 2 - 5973

 Position Function: The primary job of the Custodian is to assist the custodial staff of a building in providing a clean, safe and sanitary environment for the students and staff.  Perform a variety of custodial tasks for the building or campus.  May assist with the supervision and training of the part-time, temporary custodial staff.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

· Perform daily duties in assigned areas that may include, but not limited to—

  • Dusting all flat surfaces
  • Emptying wastebaskets
  • Emptying pencil sharpeners
  • Sweeping floors
  • Straightening desks
  • Mop and/or spot mop
  • Cleaning equipment and replacing supplies
  • Cleaning and servicing restrooms
  • Sweep assigned hallways, stairs and landings
  • Lower flag if necessary
  • Clean gym, locker room and auditorium
  • Assist with the clean-up of the lunch room

 Perform weekly duties which may include, but not limited to—

  • Buff
  • High dusting
  • Carpet spotting
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Strip, seal and wax floors
  • Wash walls and furniture
  • Clean carpets

Perform energy management functions as required such as —

  • Turn off day lights, turn on night lights
  • Turn off water in urinals
  • Unplug water fountains

· Other items requested by the supervisor as found in the energy management guidelines

  • Consult with Building Custodial Supervisor relating to school activities and community use of building and arrange needed services and cleaning
  • Respond to office and staff request (including set-up of TV, DVR, audio systems, etc.)
  • Report building maintenance needs or supplies and equipment needs to Building Custodial Supervisor
  • Secure your area by checking windows, doors and lights before leaving the building.  If you are the only building custodian on second, shift, you will be required to secure the entire building
  • Remove marks from floors and graffiti from walls as needed
  • Spray buff hard surface floors as requested
  • Perform duties relating to recycling as requested
  • Respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner

Additional Duties: Assists with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Equipment: 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. The ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine.  Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Works in standard office and school building environments
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, or snow
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents and contaminated trash, grasses, pollens, etc.
  • Must meet the required level on the Physical Capacity Profile (PCP), which will require you to be able to climb stairs and/or ladders, exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly, have the ability to squat, bend, stoop, reach, push and pull.
  •  Attendance at required meetings. 
  • · Overtime may be required 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a Supervisor when their discretion is needed
  • Ability to perform as an effective team player
  •  Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet the daily demands of the building
  • Exhibit a professional manner and a positive attitude
  • Use good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
  • Display a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
  • Knowledge of company’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them
  • Knowledge of asbestos information
  • · Knowledge of mechanical operations


  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Completion of Proficiency of Custodial Operations certificate preferred

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Work Locations:  Robinson Middle School 328 N. Oliver  Wichita 67208

Job Custodial

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day Job

Job Posting Feb 9, 2023, 2:01:58 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Building Name Robinson Middle School

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Job Posting: 12450722

Posted On: Mar 09, 2023

Updated On: May 08, 2023

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