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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3568112
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 11, 2021

Job Description

Floater/Utility (Custodial & Maintenance B) (District Wide)


Supervisor: Director of Buildings & Grounds, Assistant Director of Buildings & Grounds, Building Administrator or designee.
Contract Length: 12 month contract   
Job Classification: Maintenance/Custodian 
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Wage: $23.70/hr

In the Fort Dodge Community School District, we are professional, high-performing team players focused on delivering the best possible learning experience for each one of our 3700 students. We respect diversity, value integrity, reward competitively, celebrate success and support employee growth and development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people as part of our Dodger family.    

Position Function:

To provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient place in which to learn, play and develop.

All positions assigned 30 or more hours weekly (typically 6 hours daily) are eligible for a full benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid leave. 


Qualifications Profile: 

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience in buildings and grounds operations preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a Physical Demand Assessment.
  • Certification of good health signed by a licensed physician.
  • Driver’s license at time of appointment and maintenance of said license for the duration of employment.
  • Familiarity with computers and software relating to maintenance.
  • Ability to read chemical labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS).
  • Ability to safely operate trucks, tractors, riding lawn mowers,heavy equipment - i.e. skid loader/end loader/scissor lifts, and related accessories.
  • Possess knowledge and work experience pertaining to equipment as cutting torches & welders preferred.
  • Possess knowledge and work experience with wet/dry vacuums, buffers, floor cleaning & polishing machines preferred.  
  • Must obtain Asbestos Operations & Maintenance certification within 1 year of employment. 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain school buildings and grounds in top condition to ensure full and productive use of district facilities.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, repair, and installation in connection with:
    • Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems
    • Exterior and interior of buildings
    • School grounds
    • School vehicles and equipment
  • Act as substitute custodian when necessary and follow the same expectations and building work schedule.
  • Assists with snow removal to ensure the safety of students, staff and public.  
  • Assists with yard keeping chores such as grass cutting, tree trimming, weeding, and other necessary tasks to maintain safe and attractive school grounds. 
  • Work overtime when emergencies arise in order to prevent disruption of the schools.
  • Maintains building cleaning rotation schedule and organizes and sets up for scheduled building events including weekend sports, graduation, and other types of school activities. 
  • Assist with the unloading/loading of freight and materials.
  • Assist with small scale concrete jobs when needed around the district.
  • Assist with playground equipment installation. 
  • Ability to initiate and complete work orders.
  • Obeys all state and federal laws in the safe operation of district owned or rented service trucks, tractors, and other motorized equipment.  Inspects vehicle or motorized equipment daily to ensure safe operations, (including fluid levels).  Reports problems to transportation maintenance staff in writing, using district repair form.
  • Attends work on a reliable and punctual basis.
  • Complies with district policies, employee handbook, and worker rules. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Buildings & Grounds or designee. 

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


  • Uses hand tools of trade and related power equipment, including brooms, mops, floor cleaning and waxing machines, vacuum cleaners, snow blowers, shovels, power mower and hand tools.


Safety Requirements

  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper use of tools and power equipment used in the performance of duties.

  • Wears appropriate safety gear.

  • Must comply with the school district's chemical safety program.


Travel Requirements

  • Occasional travel between schools, or between schools and central office may be required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to follow oral or written work orders.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to communicate orally or in writing all cleaning, maintenance or repair problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
  • Ability to work above ground from ladders.
  • Ability to perform work according to standard procedures and schedule set forth by supervisor(s).
  • Ability to use basic technology to communicate through email and utilize the District’s absence management system.

 Physical and Mental Demands, Environmental Conditions, Work Hazards

  • Physical abilities to meet job requirements and the ability to demonstrate aptitude for successful fulfillment of assigned performance responsibilities. 
  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects and materials over 50+ pounds.
  • Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching.
  • Requires climbing and balancing.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors year round.
  • Must be able to work in noisy, high places, and confined spaces.
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents and contaminated trash, grasses, pollens, etc


Amount of Time
Physical Activity Occasionally
Mobility - - X
Bend - X -
Talk - X -
Hear - - X
Operate Computer X - -
Stationary Position X - -
Balance - - X
Lift Up to 50 pounds - X -
Amount of Time
Working Conditions Occasionally
Indoors - X -
Evenings X - -
Weekends X - -

It is the policy of the Fort Dodge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, physical attributes, religion, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, veteran’s status, actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, services, and employment practices. If you have questions or grievances related to this policy, please contact Dr. Stephanie Anderson (Director of Elementary Education), and Dr. Kirsten Doebel (Director of Secondary Education), Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (576-1161) or contact the Civil Rights Midwestern Division for U. S. Department of Education Office, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544. (Alternate for Section 504 is Pamela Stangeland, Director of Special Education/Special Needs, 515-574-5675). The District’s Compliance Coordinator for Affirmative Action is Kimberly Whitmore, who can be reached at 576-1161 or 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Designated Investigators of Physical/Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees are Dr. Stephanie Anderson (Director of Elementary Education), and Dr. Kirsten Doebel (Director of Secondary Education).  They can be reached at 576-1161 or 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.  The alternate is Pam Stangeland.  She can be reached at 574-5675 or 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. The District’s Officers for Harassment Complaints and Allegations are Dr. Stephanie Anderson (Director of Elementary Education), and Dr. Kirsten Doebel (Director of Secondary Education).  They can be reached at 576-1161 or 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

Fort Dodge Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

    • Janina Denetelli
    • 109 North 25th Street
    • Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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