Colchester School District

125 Laker Lane, PO Box 27, Colchester, VT 05446 Telephone: 802-264-5999 Fax: 802-863-4774


Colchester Middle School
Colchester School District
Colchester, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3038606 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 4, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
POSITION: Custodian
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance & Custodial Department
REPORTS TO: Lead Custodian
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt (hourly), Grade A
PURPOSE: The Custodian is expected to provide a clean and healthy atmosphere for all students and employees. They will collaborate with building administrators, as appropriate.

• Clean building floors: vacuum, sweep, dust mop, wash, strip, wax and buff
• Clean and stock bathrooms, change and clean shower curtains
• Wash and clean windows, walls, chalkboards, trash cans, water fountains and sinks
• Dust furniture, fixtures, and woodwork
• Move furniture, equipment, and supplies
• Provide set up and break down of cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium or other spaces for special events
• Empty trash receptacles and pick up litter in and around buildings
• Repair/replace ceiling tiles; replace light bulbs, change clocks
• Remove snow from immediate walks and exits and spread snow melting chemicals
• Provide routine grass trimming and leaf raking near building entrances
• Unload materials from delivery trucks
• Assume responsibility for general security of building assigned, ensure all exit doors are secure and are working properly during building occupancy
• Adhere to work safety and security procedures
• Report safety hazards and any damage to school property to Lead Custodian, Maintenance & Custodial Foreman or Building Principal as soon as possible
• Promptly report major repairs needed to Lead Custodian and Maintenance & Custodial Foreman; perform minor and/or emergency repairs
• Exhibit commitment to the School District’s Vision Plan

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of equipment operation and fire/safety codes
• Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
• The ability to work independently with little or no supervision
• The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
• The ability to understand and carry out detailed written and oral instructions
• The ability to communicate courteously, efficiently and effectively with a variety of individuals, including students, staff, administrators, parents and representatives of outside organizations
• The ability to work cooperatively and effectively with peers, supervisors, parents and outside agencies
• The ability to be dependable, punctual, and to take the initiative

Hand sprayers, Vacuum cleaners, Floor polishers, Dust mops, Carpet cleaning equipment, Ladders, Brooms, Safety glasses, Shovels, Pressure or steam cleaners, Squeegees or washers, Floor scrapers, Wet mops, Mop wringer, Protective gloves

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
• High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)

• Frequently moves equipment/objects weighing up to 50 pounds (bleachers, tables, chairs, etc.) from one location to another
• Must be able to stay in a stationary position 90% of the time
• Must be able to effectively and efficiently operate under stressful situations including managing multiple priorities

Work is performed both inside and outside (outside work is performed in variable weather conditions including heat, cold, wind, snow, and rain). Noise levels often warrant the use of protective equipment
Tasks can involve working at height (off the ground). Potential exposure to chemical and exhaust fumes, airborne particles (dust and dirt), and vibrations.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Colchester Middle School!

Colchester Middle School, part of the Colchester School District, is located on beautiful Malletts Bay and the home of the CMS "Cougars."
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colchester School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Richard Johnson
    711 Blakely Road
    P.O. Box 27
    Colchester, Vermont 05446
    Phone: 802-264-5999
    Fax: 802-863-4774