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Wakefield Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3887861
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 16, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description



Supervisory and manual work in connection with care and maintenance of buildings and grounds, related work as required.





  • Works under the general supervision of a Head Custodian.
  • Performs responsible janitorial duties requiring some judgment in supervising a crew of custodial workers engaged in cleaning and maintenance activities.
  • Makes occasional routine contact beyond immediate associates.
  • Exercises supervision over a small crew of assistants.
  • Some effort required to correct errors that may involve damage to property.
  • Frequent physical effort demanded in lifting materials and in continuous walking and standing under conditions at times subject to dirt, rain, snow or other disagreeable factors.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


Examples of Work:


  • Supervises and participates in cleaning and maintenance operations.
  • Sweeps, dusts, scrubs and mops rooms, corridors, washrooms and toilets.
  • Washes floors, walls, windows and furniture; cleans tables and sinks.
  • Polishes floors, furniture and metal work; performs minor repairs to furniture.
  • Sets up tables and chairs; carries and delivers supplies and materials.
  • Empties waste baskets and disposes of refuse; shovels snow, replaces lights.
  • Cares for grounds, mows grass and trims shrubbery.


Desirable Qualifications:


High School graduate; one year of experience in custodial and maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Considerable knowledge of cleaning materials and methods.  Ability to perform moderately heavy manual labor.  Ability to supervise the work of subordinates. Good character and personal habits


This listing is intended to present examples of work and is not an all-inclusive list.




Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, or hear.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to bend, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, or lift and/or move weights that at times may be in excess of 40 pounds such as when moving furniture, moving cleaning materials and equipment, or receiving deliveries.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Support Staff > Custodian
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield 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.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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