Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Topeka , KS

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Job Description

Title:   Custodian lll


Reports To:   Principal and if applicable the Custodial Supervisor


Supervises:   Custodians or helpers when supervisory responsibility is specifically assigned


Position Purpose:     To provide the upkeep, maintenance, cleanliness, safety, and security of the assigned building so a safe, clean environment will be available for teaching and learning



  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Understanding of custodial duties
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions, hazardous materials, and proper way to perform the assigned duty
  • Ability to perform work independently according to prescribed standards and procedures
  • Ability to work in varied weather and temperature conditions
  • Possess communication and team-building skills



Physical/Emotional Requirements:  The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day: speaking, hearing, visual, bending/stooping, walking, reaching. Position is rated as a level 4 – Lifting/carrying 50-100 lbs occasionally, 25-50 lbs frequently, and 10-20 lbs continuously.  Individuals employed at the high school and middle school level are eligible for employment if a score of 3 or 4 is accomplished on the physical capacity test.  Individuals scoring a 3 are limited to level 3 medium work unless assisted – 20-50 lbs lifting/carrying occasionally, 10-25 lbs frequently and up to 10 lbs continuously.  Failure to comply with physical limits established by physical capacity test will result in disciplinary action for unsafe practice.  This physical requirement revision was requested and approved by the worker compensation committee on 11-17-15.


Elementary custodians will be required to meet level 4 physical requirements.


Performance Responsibilities:      

  1. Respond to requests for services in a timely and courteous manner
  2. Perform maintenance and/or repair tasks in accordance with appropriate standards and procedures
  3. Complete a variety of work assignments as assigned
  4. Clean and maintain the building interiors, including floors and carpeting, walls, furniture, window glass, mirrors, ceilings and the like
  5. Perform routine maintenance on such items as lights, mechanical equipment, filters, furniture, ceiling tile and the like
  6. Report any unsafe conditions or needed building repair, at times by requisition, to the building principal
  7. Requisition and maintain the proper supply of custodial materials and equipment
  8. Respond to staff and/or administration in a courteous and helpful manner
  9. Recommend and monitor the custodial budget and record of expenditures and prepare reports and maintain records as assigned
  10. Provide outdoor school ground clean-up and safety, including such activities as the care of grass, plants, trash, and outdoor equipment such as basketball courts and equipment
  11. Ensure building is open and secure at the proper times
  12. Assist in snow removal or other related duties as assigned
  13. Accomplish assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  14. Operate and care for equipment
  15. Consult with supervisor about various job problems
  16. Demonstrate professional image through appearance, language, and work ethic
  17. Accomplish in a safe and efficient manner tasks such as sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, waxing, polishing, emptying waste receptacles, cleaning restrooms and water fountains, washing windows and walls, replacing light bulbs and filters, setting up and removing school equipment and furniture, making minor building repairs, and performing preventative maintenance
  18. Prepare building for successful inspections
  19. Ensure proper working fire extinguishers, fire alarms, emergency lights, smoke detectors and the like
  20. Perform related duties as assigned

Terms of Employment:       


12 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.




Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Support Services Personnel


Significant associations:


The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.

  • Job Category : Support Staff > Custodian
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