Oxford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Oxford Middle School
Oxford Public Schools
Oxford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3497625 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 16, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
TITLE: Long-term Substitute Full-time Custodian (through June 1, 2021)

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Work Hours MAY vary based on District needs.

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Building Principal, the Custodian is responsible for providing custodial services at an assigned site(s), ensuring an attractive, sanitary, and safe environment for students, staff, and visitors by performing various special cleaning operations and assisting with the preparation of facilities for classroom activities and campus events.


Prepares site for daily operation and ensures facility and grounds are clean, safe, and hazard free.

Cleans and maintains floors, fixtures, white boards, furniture, restrooms, and disposes of rubbish. Provides summer cleaning including stripping and waxing floors, washing and/or painting walls.

Responds to safety and operational concerns (facility damage, vandalism, alarms) and takes appropriate action by notifying appropriate personnel for resolution; examines school buildings and grounds on a regular basis to determine necessary repairs and maintenance.

Keeps current logs, record-keeping, and documentation of work performed; maintains custodial tools and equipment in good condition.

Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops required to perform job functions efficiently.

Coordinates with town inspection services to ensure compliance with all state laws.

Contact with school and town personnel, students, organizations using school facilities, as well as contractors and vendors.

Orders and receives parts and supplies, dates and labels items, uses material in a safe and workman like manner, including the conservation of supplies, parts and equipment.

Disposes of all hazardous material in a safe manner; maintains Materials Safety Data Sheets.

Performs similar or related work as required or as a situation dictates


Education and Experience

High school graduate with two to three years of related janitorial or custodial experience strongly preferred. Valid Driver’s License required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the use of safety devices and protective equipment; use of safe practices and methods in the operation of supplies and equipment; correcting any conditions within a building or grounds that may be hazardous and reporting hazards to supervisor; building systems and repairs; inventory control; and record-keeping techniques;

Skills-based competencies include managing and coordinating day-to-day custodial service operations at assigned school site(s); effective communication skills; and operation of custodian equipment and tools.

Ability-based competencies include planning and organizing all aspects of custodial duties; analyzing situations accurately and adopting an effective course of action; working independently with little direction; comprehending instructions on labels of equipment and cleaning supplies; preparing for and completing assignments in a proactive and timely manner; coordinating work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency; willing and able to learn new routines, procedures, and develop new skills; and respectful in dealings with others.


While performing the duties of the job, employee may be required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods; position oneself to use a variety of equipment and tools; move heavy objects up to and over 50 pounds; and operate custodial tools and equipment. Accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work is performed primarily in an indoor environment, with occasional exterior work and travel from site to site; exposure to dust, grease, odors, chemicals, and all weather conditions.

The essential duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as an illustration of the type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Oxford Middle School!

To realize the goals of our vision, we will provide a rigorous curriculum with interdisciplinary instruction in an inclusive environment. Learning will extend beyond the boundaries of the classroom and include input from parents and community members. This foundation will support an academic and social bridge connecting, the elementary and high school levels.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Oxford 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, 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
Satisfactory CORI and SAFIS background checks. Successful completion of annual mandatory training.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Amy Belhumeur, Principal
    497 Main Street
    Oxford, Massachusetts 01540
    Phone: 508-987-6074
    Fax: 508-987-2588
    Email: abelhumeur@oxps.org