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Elementary Head Custodian

Federal Way School District-1
Federal Way, WA, US
Closing date
Aug 18, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Elementary Education Teacher, Support Staff, Facilities / Groundskeeping
Grade Level
Elementary School
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Job Details

Position Type:
Custodian/Custodian - Elementary Schools

Date Posted:

Green Gables Elementary

Hours per Day:
8 hours per day; $23.22-$27.22, DOE

Days of the Week:

Shift Times:
6am to 2:30pm

Days per Year:



Employee is responsible for the building, its security, for efficient utilization of supplies and equipment, and for providing direction to those who work under him/her. Employee performs a wide variety of custodial, building and grounds maintenance, and cleaning tasks, and assures the safe and healthy work and lay conditions of the school buildings and grounds. Employee will become thoroughly acquainted with the building and all aspects of its operation. He/she will care for the grounds and exterior of the building, as well as the interior.

  • In cooperation with supervisors, plans, delegates, and supervises to ensure that all custodial operations of the building are functioning efficiently and effectively.Complete work assignments daily and help other workers as necessary.Know and execute the building security procedures as needed.Utilize appropriate energy conservation measures.Identify, direct, and follow safety and health regulations and District guidelines.Assure safe and healthy work and play conditions throughout the campus.Maintain excellent communication with the principal or immediate supervisor.Establish and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with staff, students, co-workers, and supervisors.Give assistance to and work harmoniously with community groups as needed.
  • Organize the work assignments of the custodial staff.Instruct and assist co-workers and subordinates in the performance of their duties as needed.Maintain boiler as needed. Clean and prepare boiler for inspection, if the building utilizes a boiler for the heating system.Periodically inspect heating motor belts and filters to ensure routine maintenance schedules are adequate. Change filters as needed.Make minor repairs on custodial equipment, building hardware, sprinkler systems, and school furniture.Order custodial supplies, as needed, utilizing District procedures.Work with the building administrator in coordinating necessary set-ups for various activities.Clean and maintain the interior and the exterior of the building, including parking lots, outside grounds, and walkways as needed.Wash cafeteria and main foyer windows as needed.Check hallways for trash and spills during school hours.Assess, report, and make recommendations for improvements in the building, including custodial services and safety needs.Assist in interviews of custodial job applicants for positions in building.
  • Use the services and expertise of the maintenance department as needed.Daily check mailbox, e-mail, and phone messages for communication from staff and administrators.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Education and Experience
Must have at least three years of professional custodial experience
Must have supervisory experience and/or training

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis


Criminal background clearance
Must hold at least a current Grade IV license for gas-fired or oil-fired boiler, if the building utilizes a boiler for the heating system
Excellent safety record

School board policies and procedures
Operation and maintenance of electric heating system, if the building utilizes electric heat
Computer, phone, and e-mail skills at a basic level

Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications, and take instructions from supervisor
Maintain a good work attendance record, be punctual, and follow District procedures for reporting all absences
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
Lead and work harmoniously with co-workers in the building.
Communicate maintenance operations and needs to staff, students and patrons.
Train employees in use of basic custodial tools, equipment, and materials.
Use small hand tools such as those commonly used by carpenters, plumbers and mechanics.
Anticipate the needs of his/her area of responsibility.
Supervise up to two workers assigned to his/her crew.
Delegate responsibilities and work assignments effectively with custodial staff.
Organize a schedule that allows for outside cleaning and maintenance as needed.
Organize time, materials and equipment for efficient and thorough use.
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 Monday through Friday.

This position reports to Building Principal and/or Designee.

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

Level G 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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