Custodian – 2nd Shift

Sycamore Community Schools/Sycamore High School


Performs and is directly responsible for all phases of housekeeping and light maintenance required for maintaining the assigned buildings and grounds at a high level of cleanliness and sanitation at all times by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Completes assigned cleaning duties in an efficient manner.
Collaborates with building principal and custodial supervisor to ensure all duties are completed.
Reports unsafe and otherwise adverse conditions that cannot be solved to the custodial supervisor.
Assumes responsibility for making minor repairs to furniture, window shades, etc.
Replaces all burned-out light bulbs and tubes.
Scrubs, mops, waxes, and reseals floors.
Performs occasional simple maintenance work.
Assists in maintaining building security
Assists other school staff members in any reasonable way to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the school.
Ensures safety of students at all times.
Performs outside trash responsibilities and ground maintenance including grass mowing.
Performs snow removal as applicable.
Assumes responsibility of maintaining up-to-date knowledge of technology utilized by the district.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must meet all job-related medical and physical ability standards.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Must have the ability to use appropriate equipment including, but not limited to buffers, scrubbers, vacuums, extractors, etc.  LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to read, write and comprehend simple directions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write routine reports and documents.  Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, students and administrators.  


Current drivers license


Must possess basic skills in reading, writing, and math for the purpose of making necessary measurements, reading of gauges and instruments, mixing chemicals or other related items as applicable.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations that may arise.  Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community.  Ability to use computers where applicable.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


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.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance.  The employee occasionally is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

 The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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