HEAD CUSTODIAN 8005
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for scheduling and supervising the work of a number of custodial workers engaged in a variety of cleaning tasks in a school district or library. Duties require the exercise of independent judgment in planning work methods, scheduling work assignments and reviewing the work performed. Work is checked by the building principal or other administrative supervisor who inspects the area of assignment for general cleanliness and for compliance with general instruction. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises the cleaning of classrooms and other areas in a school building; makes frequent inspections of areas to determine if work is properly done; orders, stores and issues cleaning supplies;
Trains newly assigned custodial workers in such duties as sweeping, mopping and waxing floors, washing windows, cleaning lavatory fixtures and in replenishing necessary supplies;
May supervise minor grounds maintenance work including snow removal, grass cutting and the raking of leaves;
Operates and performs minor maintenance work on electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems including low and high pressure steam boilers and oil burners;
Performs minor maintenance work on assigned equipment and on the furnishings located in the building;
Maintains necessary records and prepares required reports relating to personnel, supplies, equipment and work performed.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the materials, methods and practices used in large scale building cleaning; good knowledge of the operation, use and care of building cleaning equipment; skill and care in the use of hand tools; ability to train and supervise custodial workers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep records and make reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience in custodial and building maintenance work; or,
(b) Six (6) years of experience in custodial and building maintenance work; or,
(c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
NOTE: Relevant additional education beyond senior high school from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State will be substituted for one (1) year of the above experience.
(a) Two (2) years of permanent status in a school district or library as a Custodial Worker III; or,
(b) Three (3) years of permanent status in a school district or library as a Custodial Worker II.