May 11, 2020

Head Custodian

  • TrulyHired
  • Cambridge, MD 21613, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Custodian. We are looking for a proven leader, motivator, and self-starter at the building level who seeks to grow and foster a well maintained professional public facility while supervising all custodial, grounds, and minor maintenance activities for the facility. The incumbent should be a team player who takes ownership of responsibilities and works to ensure a clean and safe building. This position is considered essential.

  • Coordinates, plans, assigns, supervises, and executes the work of assigned custodians in cleaning and maintaining assigned facility;
  • Assists in developing detailed cleaning plan, schedules, and staff assignments for assigned staff in cooperation with the principal or designee, and custodial and grounds manager to be conspicuously posted and followed;
  • Manages all material and equipment needs for all custodial and grounds staff assigned to campus while anticipating future material needs and requisitions material to ensure that sufficient supplies are on hand to perform scheduled and projected work so that building services are uninterrupted and that all needs are met;
  • Monitors performance, attendance and efficiency of other custodial staff on campus and implementing effective contingency/fallback plans for building cleaning, maintenance and operations when there are staffing shortages (sick, vacation, personal leave);
  • Assists in completing applicable paperwork including verifying and signing off on all assigned custodial and grounds staff time sheets before review by the Campus Engineer, as well as conducting annual performance review of all custodial and grounds staff assigned to the campus in cooperation with the Campus Engineer or designee, and the custodial and maintenance manager;
  • Performs cleaning, maintenance, grounds work, and all other housekeeping tasks required in any area, building, or location alongside other custodial and grounds staff as instructed by the Campus Engineer, their designee, or the custodial and grounds manager;
  • Acts as point of contact for processing all freight deliveries and promptly handles all curbside deliveries as needed including internal deliveries as assigned;
  • Sets up of equipment, tables, chairs, etc. for meetings and various events to be held at the building, as well as assist other departments with moving and transporting furniture, equipment, boxes, athletic equipment, and other supplies either manually or with mechanical assistance;
  • Assures safe and appropriate use of all school-based grounds keeping equipment while ensuring it is maintained at an acceptable level;
  • Conducts on-the-job training of subordinates for all items/tasks requiring training (such as the safe operation of floor care or grounds keeping equipment, proper use of chemicals, ensuring that all appropriate personal protective equipment is used as needed);
  • Completes daily responsibilities including but not limited to flag raising and cleaning and restocking restrooms as needed;
  • Assumes role of being on call and available and/or managing after hours/and weekend routines of building checks and emergencies;
  • Maintains building and surrounding areas due to weather-related issues ensuring snow/ice prevention and removal from sidewalks, temporary protective measures from roof leaks, etc.;
  • This position is considered essential. The employee must be able to respond to all weather-related emergencies, closings, and delays;
  • Ensures that all fuel tanks are measured weekly, as well as before and after each fill, maintaining a log of same and verifying and signing delivery tickets;
  • Completes monthly inspections and reports as needed for items including, but not limited to, playground equipment, GFI outlets, fire extinguishers, boilers, emergency lighting, and changing air filters;
  • Attends Head Custodian meetings for further professional development/training; conveys information from Head Custodian meetings to all assigned custodial staff; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned consistent with the classification, and as assigned by the principal.

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate; A.A. degree in related area preferred;
  • Three (3) years successful, documented experience in commercial/school maintenance and custodial operations preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of good housecleaning methods, practices, proper use/practices of handling/using cleaning chemicals as well as knowledge of the operation of standard machines used in custodial work; successful candidate must have proven "Can Do" attitude and ability to motivate others;
  • Possess complete operating knowledge of all life safety systems including fire alarm, sprinkler system, intruder alarm, intercom, phone, emergency power and lighting systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and/or electronically as well as interact with public, clerical, professional and executive staff in an appropriate manner;
  • Maintain a valid driver's license for the use of Board vehicles; a driving record must be provided;
  • Be dependable, responsible, helpful, positive, have a "can do" attitude and able to work successfully with others;
  • Be able to lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds;
  • Ability to pass background checks, to include fingerprinting and drug and alcohol screenings;
  • Proven ability to work independently with little direction;
  • Working knowledge of IPM requirements;
  • Ability to support and expand the highest levels of efficiency in facility operations;
  • Proven ability to support all duties of "essential/on call" personnel.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Support Staff > Custodian
Welcome to Dorchester County Public Schools!
Apply online: Dorchester County, Maryland, is the Eastern Shore's largest county with 593 square miles of land and 108 square miles of water located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. While the county is home to more than 750 businesses, it is also rich in recreational facilities and natural resources. The Dorchester County Public School system provides the educational foundation for the county's children. Highlights of the DCPS System are: There are 12 schools: two high schools, a career and technology center, two middle schools, six elementary schools and a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school. There are approximately 5000 students in the district. High schools offer a full College preparatory curriculum as well as options in occupational skills. The Dorchester Career and Technology Center receives students from both high schools and offers programs in Culinary Arts , Masonry, Carpentry, Electricity, HVAC, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Welding, Agriculture, Medium and Heavy Truck, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Homeland Security, Cisco Academy, Interactive Media Production, Teacher Academy and Medical Services. IBM-compatible computers are used throughout the system in individual classrooms as well as strategically placed computer labs. There are courses in Technology Simulations, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Computerized Accounting. Every classroom has access to the Microsoft Office Products as well as to the Internet. The Dual Enrollment Program with Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers the opportunity for the students who wish to get started on their college credits. Family Support Services Resource Center for Families and Schools is designed to support children with disabilities from birth to 21. The center provides the skills and knowledge to enable families and children to understand the Special Education process. Learn more about us...

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Contact Information
  • Jeff Grafton, Human Resources Administrator
  • 700 Glasgow Street
  • Cambridge, Maryland 21613
  • Phone: (410) 228-4747
  • Fax: 410-221-5269
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