CHIEF CUSTODIAN 8007
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class has responsibility for planning and directing the maintenance and repair of a very large school plant or small school district. Work involves more complex and difficult supervisory maintenance and administrative responsibilities than are found in the Head Custodian class due to the greater size and complexity of the school plant or school district to which the Chief Custodian is assigned. Supervision is exercised over a substantial number of semi-skilled and unskilled workers employed on one or more shifts in a very large school building. Supervision is exercised over a small number of Head Custodians in a small school district. Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative supervisor, and is reviewed through the inspection of facilities and through reports submitted. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises, assigns and reviews the work of personnel engaged in the maintenance and repair of a very large school building or small school district;
Schedules work in the best interest of maintenance and cleaning needs as well as interfering the least with school operations;
Supervises the repair of building machinery, and establishes maintenance schedules for oiling, and adjusting building machinery and equipment;
Performs a variety of complex maintenance tasks;
Prepares and forwards requisitions for major repairs to an administrative supervisor;
Selects and requisitions essential supplies and materials;
Prepares and submits payrolls and compiles budget estimates;
Schedules major maintenance and painting work for the summer season;
Trains new custodial workers in a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance tasks;
Maintains a variety of stock and payroll records and prepares required reports relating to personnel, supplies, equipment and work performed.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods and practices used in large scale building cleaning; thorough knowledge of the maintenance procedures essential to the upkeep of large buildings; thorough knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques; good knowledge of the operation, use and care of office-cleaning equipment; good knowledge of basic principles of plumbing, painting, plastering, masonry and carpentry; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of a substantial number of skilled and semi-skilled employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions, ability to estimate cost, labor, time and materials and to keep accurate records; ability to make, interpret and work from technical sketches and plans; ability to maintain records and prepare 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 four (4) years of experience in custodial and building maintenance work; or,
(b) Eight (8) 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 New York State or regionally accredited college or university may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of three (3) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive service as a Head Custodian.