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Secondary Custodian

Federal Way School District-1
Federal Way, WA, US
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Job Category
Support Staff, Facilities / Groundskeeping
Grade Level
High School
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Position Type:
Custodian/Custodian - High Schools

Date Posted:

Thomas Jefferson High School

Date Available:
Upon Hire

Closing Date:

Hours per Day:
4 hours per day; $19.81 to $24.13, DOE

Days of the Week:

Shift Times:
6pm to 10pm

Days per Year:



Perform a wide variety of custodial, building and grounds maintenance and cleaning tasks. Assume responsibility for a specific area of building and grounds. Report any preventative maintenance tasks that need to be done to the Head Custodian.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Complete work assignments daily and help other workers as necessary.Know and execute the building security procedures as needed.Support the maintenance of safe and healthy work/play conditions throughout the campus.Utilize appropriate energy conservation measures.Observe and follow safety and health regulations and District guidelines.Maintain excellent communication with the principal or immediate supervisor.Establish and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with staff and students.Give assistance to and work harmoniously with community groups as needed.
Classroom Cleaning
Clean all assigned classrooms.
Vacuum, dust, mop and spot mop when necessary.
Empty and clean wastebaskets.
Clean chalkboards/whiteboards, trays and erasers when needed.
Dust all horizontal surfaces, vents and univents.
Clean walls and around doors and light switches when necessary.
Dust lockers, beams, etc., regularly.

Lavatories/Locker Rooms
Clean and disinfect fixtures, floors and partitions daily.
Check and replenish supplies as needed.
Clean and disinfect shower rooms daily.
Clean lockers as required.

Gymnasium and Playground
Dust mop and wet mop daily and remove scuff marks from walls.
Clean behind bleachers and clean drinking fountains.
Perform required inspections of bleachers, playground equipment, and play areas, and complete required inspection forms.

Empty garbage.
Clean lunchroom after lunch, including wiping down tables.
Set up and take down cafeteria tables.
Clean kitchen area.

Secure all outside doors and windows at designated times.

  • Keep the Head Custodian or Night Lead informed of needed supplies.Monitor persons entering the building for night activities; i.e., open and secure designated areas as needed.Clean and maintain around outside of the buildings, including flowerbeds, gutters, drains, etc.Wash windows.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Education and Experience
A minimum of 6 months of custodial experience.
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis


Criminal background clearance
Excellent safety record

School board policies and procedures
Computer, phone, and e-mail skills at a basic level

Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently with or without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Maintain a good work attendance record, be punctual, and follow District procedures for reporting all absences
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications, and take instructions from supervisor
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Organize time, materials, and equipment to work in an efficient, thorough manner
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "All Means All".
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires physical stamina. Position also requires sitting, lifting, standing, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, walking, grasping, holding, cleaning, removing, unlocking, opening, pushing, pulling, hearing, speaking, and writing or keyboarding. This position will lift at least 35 lbs. on a regular basis and at least 50 lbs. on an occasional basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires operating dangerous mechanical systems and/or machines, exposure to noise, hazardous chemicals, high voltage, inclement weather and varying temperatures. Must be available to work unusual hours in emergencies.

This position typically works swing shift Monday through Friday.

This position reports to Building Principal and/or Designee.

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) - Local 286.

Level B on the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Salary Schedule.

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Update 07/2015

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
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