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Lead Custodian


                                                                                                                          Date:  May 27, 2016

Position Title:                   Lead Custodian

Location:                           Slocum ISD

Salary Range:                    $12.00–$13.50 per hour

Length of Work Year:    12 Months/240 Days


Position Summary

Responsible for on-site leadership of custodial operations. Establish and follow routine cleaning and maintenance procedures to maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency of building operations and grounds.


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to understand and execute detailed written or oral instructions

Knowledge of cleaning, maintenance, and safety procedures

Ability to perform minor repairs

Ability to properly handle cleaning supplies

Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills      

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Custodial Management

1.        Assist in assigning work to campus custodians and help oversee completion according to district standards. Train custodians as needed.


2.        Implement and maintain established cleaning schedules that include emptying waste and cleaning floors, windows, furniture, equipment, and restrooms.

3.        Keep school building and grounds, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and play areas, neat and clean.

4.        Comply with local laws and procedures for storage and disposal of trash.

5.        Maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment and order additional supplies as needed.

Maintenance and Repair

6.        Make minor building repairs as needed and report needed major repair to supervisor.

7.        Regulate heat, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to provide appropriate temperatures and ensure economical usage of fuel, water, and electricity.

8.        Assist in setting up facilities for regular and special events and move furniture or equipment within building as directed by principal.


9.        Assume responsibility for opening and closing building each school day. Check daily to ensure that all exit doors are open and all panic bolts are working properly during hours of building occupancy. Ensure that procedures for locking, checking, and safeguarding facilities are followed.

10.      Inspect machines and equipment for safety and efficiency.

11.      Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing. Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.

12.      Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Monitor the work and issue work assignments to building custodians.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Buffer, stripper, wet and dry vacuum cleaner, shampooer, lawn mower, edger, and weed eater; small hand tools; small power tools

Posture: Frequent standing, sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking, climbing stairs/ladders, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, reaching, and overhead reaching

Lifting: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over) on a daily basis

Environment: Work outside and inside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, toxic chemicals and materials; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress



This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


Application Procedures

         Send cover letter, district application, résumé, transcripts, and copy of cre­dentials to:

                                                            Cliff Lasiter

                                                            Slocum ISD

                                                            5765 East State Hwy 294

                                                            Elkhart, TX  75839


Application Deadline                                                                                                                                

         Until filled.            


  Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.