Mar 31, 2021

Custodian Full Time Ponaganset Middle and High School

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  • Glocester, RI, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Foster-Glocester Regional School District is currently accepting applications for a highly effective Custodian to work as a collaborative member of a team that ensures our schools are clean, attractive, comfortable, clean, safe, and efficient places in which to learn, play and develop

Our school district's learning community of educators, students, and parents is one of the best kept secrets in RI. Located in scenic Northwest Rhode Island our regional school district serves approximately 1,300 students in grades 6-12 for the communities of Foster and Glocester Rhode Island. The district engages in multi-year budgeting and forecasting. Through sound fiscal management our school district has been able to reallocate resources to meet student needs.

Ponaganset High School serves approximately 815 students. Our recently renovated high school includes a new library, a new field house, new science labs -including an alternative energy lab, and renovated art, music, and general classroom facilities. The school sits on more than 140 acres of a living campus that supports learning in and out of school. Our comprehensive high school has strong art, music, elective, and sport programs. PHS is a member of the League of Innovative Schools.

Ponaganset Middle School serves approximately 510 students. Our middle school was built ten years ago and sits on more than 40 acres. It has built in common planning time for teachers, student personalization groups, and supports for students who are struggling and students who excel. PMS is a member of the League of Innovative Schools.

For information about our schools and community visit our website at
Hopefully you'll be the next addition to our amazing school staff!

TITLE:Custodian - Full Time 40 Hours a Week -
(Hours and days scheduled to meet the needs of the district Sunday-Saturday)

SALARY:As per custodian 1st shift hourly rate and 2nd shift hourly rate in the Education Support Personnel Contract for the hours worked

FUNCTIONS:Directly responsible to the Principal and Director of Building and Grounds for providing services that will afford students a clean, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient pace in which to learn, play and develop. This is an important role in the functioning of our schools as the custodian prepares the school for learning and the custodian interacts with students, staff, and the community.

1.Responsible for all general cleaning and maintenance of the building in accordance with his/her job tasks as assigned by the Director of Building and Grounds or Principal.
2.All custodians must be familiar with the provisions and regulations of the life safety code, and understand the use, operation and maintenance of all equipment specified by the code within their building(s) prior to using the equipment.
3.Cleaning of classrooms, offices, corridors, stairwells, toilet facilities, shower rooms, gymnasiums, dining facilities, foyers, auditoriums, special use rooms, entrances, teachers' rooms and medical facilities according to schedules. Cleaning includes but is not limited to, the following:
a.Sweeps floors, empties waste paper baskets, dusts ledges, window sills, bookcases.
b.Cleans chalk boards and sets up for and breaks down after activities.
c.Washes walls, woodwork and windows, and cleans and polishes metal surfaces.
d.Cleans and maintains hard and soft surface floors.
e.Wet mops and spot cleans hard and soft surface floors.
f.Cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes restrooms and locker rooms.
g.Cleans glass partitions, sinks and lavatories.
4.Periodic scheduled cleaning of boiler rooms, storage areas, service equipment rooms, custodial closets and storage areas as prescribed.
5.Periodic scheduled cleaning of lighting fixtures, walls, windows, furnishings, appliances, chalkboards, bulletin boards, life-safety code equipment as prescribed.
6.Washes, waxes and seals floor according to prescribed procedures and schedules.
7.Scheduled preventative maintenance procedures and/or minor repairs to systems and / or components within assigned areas which may include:
a.Lighting: changing bulbs, replace defective switch.
b.Plumbing: clearing drains, tightening leaking joints, changing washers, etc.
c.Sewerage: clearing plugged toilets, periodic treatment of sewer lines and floor drains.
8.Operates heating, A/C, ventilation, electrical and mechanical systems. Operations will be limited to turning equipment on/off and/or setting day/night cycles.
9.Requisitions and receives cleaning supplies and equipment and maintains necessary inventory under the direction of the director of building and grounds or designee.
10.Snow removal, as required using hand tools, power equipment such as snowblowers and garden type tractors with attachments, and/or heavy equipment such as truck plow or tractor plow combinations.
11.Administrative services such as mail pick-up/delivery, driving school vehicles, receiving of school supplies and/or equipment, shipping as required, transporting special equipment, proper display and storage of flags, setting up and removing furniture or equipment for special school events, clean up and sanitation of areas involving sick students, and assisting administration with student or visitor traffic control.
12.Performs minor furniture repairs, minor repair maintenance, and minor painting.
13.Assists in insect and rodent control.
14.Assists in the maintenance of lawns involving mowing, trimming, and care of shrubbery and assists in the maintenance of athletic / play areas, concrete and blacktop surfaces.
15.Generally supervises the school building and grounds and assumes responsibility for general security and fire safety of the buildings which may include:
a.operates security systems and secures building at the conclusion of shift,
b.secures interior rooms if found unlocked,
c.places any school related items found left out in the school or on the grounds in a secure location,
d.assists with evacuations and securing the facility during planned and unplanned events.
16.All custodians must be familiar with the board and administration policies and regulations affecting the operation of their schools and conduct themselves at all times in a manner fully supportive of these policies/regulations.
17.By conduct, appearance and manner, the school custodian shall set the highest example to students, staff and visitors.
18.Assumes responsibility for observing and reporting any needed repair of equipment, furnishings, fixtures, building and grounds.
19.Will substitute for other custodial staff and/or work a different schedule as needed to meet the needs of the district.
20.Performs other general related tasks as may be assigned or as noted in prescribed procedures.

The job description is intended for our use so that we mutually understand the responsibilities of the position. The description of tasks is not intended to outline every last detail of the position and the functions of the position are not limited to those referenced within the job description.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is regularly required to sit, hear, see, and talk. The employee is required to stand, walk, bend, reach with hands and arms, grasp and manipulate with fingers, lift up to 50 pounds, twist, stoop or kneel, and type on a keyboard. Vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Communication requirements include the ability to hear and respond to voice and other sounds via the telephone and in small and large settings with background noise.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Support Staff > Custodian
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
    Foster-Glocester Regional Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
    Job Requirements
      1.Possesses high school diploma or equivalent training/experience.
      2.Has previous experience in custodial type work
      3.Holds a valid state driver's license
      4.Is in good health and able to meet the demands of the position including, but not limited to: being able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, constant hand-eye and mind-eye coordination; frequent standing and walking; repetitive motion with wrists, hands and fingers; frequent bending, carrying, hearing, lifting and stooping; and occasional climbing, crawling and working in high or difficult places.
      5.Ability to read basic operation instructions and write reports.
      6.Demonstrated knowledge, skills and aptitude for successful completion of assigned tasks.
      7.Demonstrated neatness in appearance and work.
      8.Successfully completes required criminal records background check
      9.Good moral character.
      10.Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and/or acceptable.

      Interested persons are to submit a letter of intent, resume, and three letters of recommendation via SchoolSpring. If submitting application materials in paper form please submit materials to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 91 Anan Wade Road North Scituate, RI 02857.

      Candidates must complete or have a current BCI check completed with no disqualifying remarks to be serve in any position. Please present all qualifications in your letter of application and supporting materials.
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
    Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    • Dawn Cabral, Administrative Assistant
    • 91 Anan Wade Road
    • Glocester, Rhode Island 02857

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