Jan 13, 2024

Custodian I - Johnson

  • TrulyHired
  • Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Custodian I

Salary Range: $ 19.78 per hour

CLASSIFICATION: Category "B" of the salary schedule


Under the direction of the Building Engineer perform the following duties:

Assume responsibility for the building in the absence of the engineer

Take down flag and take care of school no parking signs

General cleaning such as sweeping, emptying of waste receptacles, cleaning toilet facilities, filling dispensers, cleaning of carpets and blinds

Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs

Do yard work, such as grass mowing, weeding, trimming, and general clean up

Keep walks and entries clear of ice and snow

Help with receiving, storing, and delivering supplies for the building and cafeteria

Move and arrange furniture for school functions

Respond to alarm calls

Carry out additional requests of principal and building engineer as needed


Knowledge of modern cleaning methods and use and care of materials, tools, and equipment

Ability to perform minor building and equipment repairs

Ability to plan, organize, and carry out work schedules efficiently

Possess physical strength, stamina, endurance with the ability to do vigorous manual work, climb stairs, and lift heavy loads

Must be able to pass the Physical Capacity Profile tests

Must have neat appearance and good work habits

Able to function with a minimum of instruction and supervision after a brief indoctrination period

Hours of employment will vary depending on location and assignment

Ability to read, write, and understand the English language

Computer literacy required

The above list of skills and duties is not all inclusive


Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, colleagues, community members, staff and students. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

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.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, squat, stoop, kneel, reach above the head, and push/pull or lift/move heavy objects throughout each work day.

The following word pictures are a sample of work demands but not all-inclusive of the day in, day out physicality required: Be able to climb up and down a ladder wearing a tool belt with approximately 10 lbs of weight; shoveling with 30lb push; push/pull 40lbs effort each hand; bucket lift and pour 50lbs; office desk lift (one end) 70lbs; transfer 50lb ground to 41"; lift from 37" to 67" shelf 30lbs; carry 80lbs for 20 feet; push/pull effort 25 feet with 70lbs. The job may require exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally.


The work environment is usually quiet but employee may work in areas of a building or operate equipment where hearing protection is recommended.

The employee will move, stand, squat on an assortment of surfaces including tile, wood, terrazzo, and concrete. The employee will generally work inside but will be required to work outside during hot or cold weather, rain snow, sleet and icy conditions performing their duties. The employee will stand or move on surfaces that are damp.


The Cedar Rapids Community School district is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at 319-558-2747.

Hiring Manager: Matt Dunbar

Email Group: [email protected]

Salary: Hourly

Salary and Benefit: Salary and Benefits in accordance with work agreement with Local 199, Service Employees International Union including but not limited to a health care package, paid vacation, IPERS retirement program, etc.

Required Education Level: GED

High School diploma

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