Jan 13, 2024

Head Custodian (LF)

  • TrulyHired
  • Savannah, GA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is the custodial leader for a facility 90,000 s.f. or greater, and as such, assumes full responsibility for all custodial responsibilities to include

building hygiene, light daily maintenance and basic safety.

REPORTS TO: Principal or Site Administrator



Education Level: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Related technical college courses or supervisory training

Experience, Skill, and Certification:
  • Previous experience in a custodial or maintenance position, in a lead or supervisory role
  • Knowledge of the working methods and procedures used in cleaning and minor maintenance of buildings
  • Knowledge of the qualities and uses of custodial supplies and equipment
  • Knowledge of care and cleaning of various types of heating and ventilation equipment
  • Knowledge of safety rules and regulations applicable to schools and related buildings
  • Ability to plan and organize the work of self and others involved in the custodial care of buildings
  • Ability to assign, train, and coordinate the work of the custodial crew
  • Ability to give and follow verbal and written instructions and directions and use a computer
Ensures the cleanliness and safety of the school by monitoring and performing all custodial activities. Keeps the assigned work area clean by dusting, mopping, vacuuming, sweeping, buffing scrubbing and waxing floors, cleaning bathrooms, clean carpets, collecting and disposing of trash and debris from building and grounds, and other related activities. Schedules the work of other custodial staff; assists in selection of staff and performance evaluations. Uses appropriate equipment to clean carpets and strip, scrub, buff, and wax floors. Also, uses appropriate landscaping & lawn care equipment to maintain the school grounds to include the use of mowers, trimmers and edgers. Moves furniture, equipment, & materials and performs all cleaning activities necessary to keep the building clean and safe. Operates and performs minor service on the heating and cooling system. Secure school building by locking doors and windows, turning of lights and activating the security alarm. Also, open the school building and complete daily assessment of building readiness. Provide monthly checks of safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, emergency lights and exit lights. Performs minor repairs and maintenance to include, but not limited to, changinglight bulbs, clearing plumbing stoppages, changing hvac filters, etc. Orders cleaning supplies. Reports necessary repairs and safety concerns to manager. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization and the safety of students and staff.


Incumbents will be considered "at will." Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be 250 days. Hourly (G-8)


A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.

Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.


Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.

OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.

EXCEPTIONAL PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DEMANDS (Check any that apply to this job and complete the required information.) [ X ] Heavy lifting of up to 60 pounds [ X ] Occasionally climbs up to 15 feet. [ X ] Exposure to heavy dust, dirt, chemical or paint fumes, or other airborne matter. [ X ] Exposure to extreme heat, electric current, hazardous chemicals or other potential hazards. [ X ] Sitting or standing for extended periods with no control over rest periods. [ X ] Other: Pushes and pulls brooms, vacuums, buffers, scrubbers, cleaning carts; must bend, stoop, and crawl. Operates lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and hedge trimmers, etc.

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