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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2879000
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2018

Job Description


Forest Hill Elementary School


To organize, schedule and coordinate all facets of the custodial program within limitations established by the Facilities Management Department; and as a licensed fourth grade stationary engineer, to operate and maintain boilers, all auxiliary equipment, a chiller with a minimum 90 ton capacity at a facility having more than 54,000 square feet but less than 90,000 square feet and a custodial staff of 3.5 – 4.5 employees.






These items are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed.   The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

       Operates or directs the operation of gas and/or oil-fueled boilers.

       Makes periodic visual safety inspections of the boiler, air conditioning and auxiliary equipment.

       Operates a program of preventative maintenance and cleaning of furnaces, boilers, air conditioning and auxiliary equipment.

       Keeps fuel consumption records and prepares operating efficiency reports if required.

       Orders fuel as required.

       Organizes, schedules, and coordinates all facets of the custodial program within the limitations established by the Facilities Management Department.

       Requisitions equipment, tools, parts and supplies.

       Recommends to the building administrator the dismissal of employees whose work is substandard.

       Advises employees of policies, procedures, and/or directives affecting their employment.

       Advises supervisors concerning unexpected or unusual work problems.

       Inspects area to assure maintenance of safety, sanitary, and security standards.

       Assures maintenance of fire extinguishers and other firefighting equipment.

       Submits accident reports.

       Protects property from pilferage, misuse or vandalism.

       Performs security checks as required.

       Inspects work performed by outside contractors and prepares reports on his or her findings.

       Adjusts, maintains, and makes minor repairs to refrigeration and cooling equipment and other electrical and/or electro-mechanical control devices.

       Supervises after-school activities.

       Assists in cleaning the building.

       Assigns, directs and does follow-up on the work performed by custodial employees.

       Coordinates snow removal efforts to assume re-opening of the building as quickly as possible.

       Responds and assists during situations including but not limited to inclement weather assignments, vandalism, and emergency repairs.

       Performs other work-related duties as assigned.





Grade 4 of the Salary Schedule for AFSCME ($31,075)






    High school diploma or GED.

    Two years of experiences in a custodial, mechanical, or related trade.

    Must hold and maintain a Fourth Grade Stationary Engineer’s License.

    Able to read and prepare requisitions and labels and is accountable for the ordering, receipt, storage and security of all supplies and equipment used by the custodial staff.

    Must be physically able to perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodations, including handling wet and dry mop heads, buckets of material weighing up to 50 pounds and the ability to climb ladders in excess of fifteen feet as well as erect scaffolding, work from a man lift or boom equipment, and use back mounted equipment.

    Must be able to give and explain directions in a clear and precise manner and supervise others utilizing good human relation skills.






Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the application, visit the Current Job Openings section of the HCPS website at If you have questions or require assistance to complete the online employment application, contact the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5238.




Online employment applications will be accepted until January 26, 2018.

The Harford County Public School System (HCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs to employees.  Inquiries related to the non-discrimination policy of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency, 410-809-6065.


This document is available in alternative form upon request. To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please notify a staff member in the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted for an interview.




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Custodian
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Harford County Public 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.

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources Office
    • 102 S. Hickory Avenue
    • Bel Air, Maryland 21014
    • Phone: 410-588-5238
    • Fax: 410-588-5315
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