Gallup-McKinley County Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2891245
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 9, 2018

Job Description

To maintain an attractive, sanitary and safe facility and to ensure a clean and safe environment for students, staff and public by cleaning designated areas, using a variety of cleaning materials and equipment and minimizing property damage, loss and liability exposure.  INTERNAL APPLICANTS MUST UPLOAD A COPY OF THEIR REQUEST FOR TRANSFER SIGNED BY THEIR CURRENT SUPERVISOR/PRINCIPAL.


Received immediate supervision from higher level staff.


Essential Function Statements - Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cleans assigned school facilities (e.g. classrooms, offices, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, grounds, cafeteria, storage areas, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment.
  • Arranges furnishings and equipment for the purpose of providing adequate preparations for meetings, classroom activities and special events.
  • Attends in service training (e.g. blood born pathogens, cleaning solvents, floor care, first aid, maintenance training, etc.) for the purpose of receiving information on new and/or improved procedures.
  • Evaluates situation (e.g. involving staff, students, parents, the public, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Inspects school facilities for the purpose of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive and clean condition, and/or identifying necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, mops, etc. for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities.
  • Paints interior of classrooms, offices, restrooms, etc. for the purpose of maintaining an attractive facility.
  • Repairs furniture and equipment as may be required (e.g. faucets, toilets, light fixtures, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that items are available and in safe working condition.
  • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, injured and ill students, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and maintaining a functioning educational environment.
  • Secures facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to organization.
  • Ensures that all emergency lighting, fire extinguisher and playground equipment are maintained in property working condition on a routine and regular basis, as required by local, state and federal policies and regulations.
  • Remove snow and ice from designated areas.
  • Regulates furnaces or other heating systems in sue, including air conditioning and ventilating systems necessary for the comfort and safety of occupants; replaces filters as necessary.
  • Empties trash and garbage containers for building and cafeteria and removes to designated areas.
  • Raises and lowers the United States, State and other required agency flags daily.

Marginal Functions:

  • Haul trash, mow grass, chop weeds and trim shrubs.
  • Assists other personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.



Knowledge of:

  • Basic operational characteristics, services and activities of a school district housekeeping program.
  • Basic principles and practices of housekeeping duties.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Basic mathematical principles.


  • Learn equipment use and care, storage, record keeping.
  • Learn institutional housekeeping duties.
  • Learn to operate basic housekeeping equipment and machinery, e.g. vacuum cleaner and carpet cleaning equipment.
  • Learn to accurately and correctly apply applicable mathematical principles.
  • Learn to understand to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Learn to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in the English language.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted int he course of work.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.

Experience and Training Guidelines:  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience:  Some general custodial experience desirable.
  • Education:    Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade - High School Diploma or GED Equivalency

License or Certificate:  Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid New Mexico drivers license.


Working Conditions:


Environmental Conditions:  Office, shop and school environment; exposure to cleaning and/or sterilization chemicals and airborne particles and vibration; exposure to loud nose and frequently works in outside weather conditions.


Physical Conditions:  Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate to extremely heavy carrying, lifting, and pushing; reaching, climbing in high, precarious places, crawling, sitting, kneeling, standing and walking for extended periods of time; operation of motor vehicles; and subject to random drug testing.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Custodian
  • Contact Information

    • Sammy Orr
    • P.O. Box 1318 Gallup, NM 87305
    • Gallup, Mexico 87305

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