Custodian - Day Porter - Bensley Elementary

Richmond, VA, US
Apr 08, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
General Description

Position is responsible for general cleaning duties at a school or administrative building that may require frequent lifting up to 45 pounds, moving up to 75 pounds and the operation of commercial cleaning equipment. Tasks performed are specific with recurring assignments and are performed under general supervision of Building Operations Supervisor. May be required to work after hours, weekends and holidays. Will be required to work Monday - Friday.

**Minimum and maximum salary scale listed; contracted salary depends on experience.
Essential Job Functions

  • Performs general cleaning duties to include inside fixtures, floors, walls, and windows.
  • Assists with school lunch coverage (day shift) and cleaning of cafeteria.
  • Performs cleaning duties to include moving furniture, stripping floors, snow removal, and trash removal.
  • Monitors halls and restrooms to ensure adequate stock levels.
  • Secures building where applicable.
  • Keeps grounds and outside walkways clean around the immediate perimeter of the building.
  • Provides coverage for after school and weekend activities.
  • Setting-up and tearing-down for school events
  • May be occasionally required to assist Building Operations Supervisor (BOS) and maintenance personnel with building repairs.
  • Perform building inspections using CleanTelligent software.
  • Unlock and lock facilities as required.
  • Reports maintenance issues and preventative repairs to BOS daily.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Working knowledge of proper cleaning techniques and cleaning standards. Ability to operate commercial cleaning equipment. Requires the ability to use standard English to: read, communicate, understand and follow written instructions; write simple sentences, and comprehend labeling on products. Ability to work safely and efficiently with machinery. Basic computer and keyboarding skills.

Requires the ability to speak effectively and communicate in the English language.
Education, training, or experience sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skill and abilities.

Valid VA Driver's License. This position requires the incumbent to drive. In accordance with Policy 5431, an employee who occupies the position and is assigned a district-owned or leased motor vehicle will be subject to annual driving checks and must maintain acceptable records pursuant to the standards set forth in the policy.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Driving History Check
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Skills Assessment

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