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The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4041861
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description




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Facilities Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION (1-3 LINES DESCRIBING ROLE): (Location to be determined)

Provide support for the schools and perform a variety of tasks including cleaning, maintenance and general care of the building and grounds.  Primary responsibility is to ensure students and staff have a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient place in which to learn, play, work and develop.


Good written and verbal communication skills

Must possess good organizational skills

Knowledge of safe and proper cleaning methods and proper product usage

Knowledge of minor maintenance activities as they relate to HVAC, electricity, plumbing, general carpentry and repair

Initiative - to step forward and take a comprehensive role for areas of responsibility without waiting for direction

Integrity - display personal and professional integrity in the performance of duties

Flexible - able to work under pressure and adapt to last minute staff changes and school needs

Diplomacy - able to calmly assist students, staff, administration, parents, and community users of building at all times

•      Recognize that the school exists to serve those who use it


  • Manage overall work schedules as assigned by the facilities manager.
  • Performs all duties and maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness and efficiency
  • Responsible for cleaning and light maintenance in interior and limited exterior of building: dust and clean classrooms and offices, wash walls and woodwork, wash glass, sweep, mop, scrub and wax floors (requires frequent pushing/pulling), shampoo and vacuum carpets, and wash and sanitize bathroom fixtures and replenish supplies, empty trash (including lifting a full up to a 50lb. trash barrel), lifting cases of copy paper and other school supplies, pick trash from the floor, lift and carry buckets of water and bags of ice melt (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Effectively communicate with various school systems and district staff, other building custodial personnel and school community members.  It is extremely important to have very strong interpersonal skills, an even disposition, and a strong desire to fully satisfy the needs of teachers, students, and parent groups.
  • Maintain and manage a reasonable inventory of supplies and materials in the assigned area. 
  • Routinely inspect, service and troubleshoots all custodial equipment.
  • Maintains security and safety of building as outlined by the Principal and Facilities Manager.
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the users of the building, particularly school administration, and maintain high visibility to and availability for students and staff.  When necessary shall assume an active role to ensure a safe, well-maintained, and healthy environment is provided for all users of the building.  It is important to be approachable and present and maintain a positive approach with all aspects of work.
  • If there is doubt or questions arise about responsibilities, duties, supervision, or anything that needs clarification, the matter(s) should be brought to the attention of the facilities manager or school administration as soon as possible.
  • Appropriately provides and responds to feedback on all matters pertaining to custodial services and maintenance issues.  
  • Must view himself/herself as part of the school.  Must understand and value the goal and mission of the school and to work in full partnership with everyone in the school, recognizing the value of his/her position in helping the school accomplish its mission
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Other duties as needed


Work Environment:  The work environment is in a school setting.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the custodian is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.  The custodian is regularly required to lift, reach, stand, bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel.  The custodian is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

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.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Custodian
  • Employer Description

    For more information about the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough Schools, please visit our website at

    The Vision of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough promotes high expectations and excellence for all in a dynamic learning environment that inspires opportunities for thinking critically, solving problems, and engaging intellectual curiosity. We integrate relevant technology and foster innovation to set the stage for success in a global society. Our culture supports diversity, inclusion, discovery, resiliency, and effective communication in a safe environment.

    The Mission of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is to provide an exceptional educational experience for every student in a safe environment. Learn more about us...

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    The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough 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

    • Heather Richards , Director of Human Resources
    • 79 Bartlett St
    • Northborough, Massachusetts 01532

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