Custodian
Job Details
Entry
North East - North East, MD
N/A
Part Time
None
$14.45 - $14.45 Hourly
Undisclosed
Undisclosed
Entry Level
Description

25 Hours per Week 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision of the Operations Supervisor, the Custodian will be responsible for custodial services at the North East Branch and serves as a back up to the Custodians assigned to other branches. Additional library branches maybe assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms using established practices and procedures.
  • Clean, dust, and wipe and or vacuum furniture/shelving/hanging light fixtures; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors including stairwells; empty/clean trash and recycling containers; refill bathroom dispensers.
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, events, etc.
  • Vacuum carpet on a regular basis. Spot clean carpets as needed.
  • Use and maintain assigned equipment and hand tools; high pressure washers, floor buffer, vacuums, brooms, mops, squeegees and ladders for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies and sanitizing protocols.
  • Perform up-keep of the grounds and parking lot including removal of debris/litter and snow, using hand held tools.
  • Move furniture, equipment, and other items on an occasional basis.
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds.
  • Perform light maintenance as required, including lightbulb replacement and tightening of furniture bolts/screws.
  • Provides support as backup for other custodians or transit driver.
  • Attend to emergencies when necessary.
  • Required to travel to all library branches as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

JOB STANDARDS:

  • Promotes and maintains a high standard of excellent customer service, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Models positive attitude towards change.
  • Maintains courteous, friendly, and constructive relationships with all patrons and staff.
  • Promotes and advocates a positive library image in the community. 
  • Performs job in keeping with the policies and procedures of the Cecil County Public Library.
Qualifications

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing and a working vehicle.
  • Ability to pass a drug screening and background check including, criminal, education, driving record, and social security verification.
  • Strong verbal communications skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to effectively and creatively solve problems.
  • Ability to follow directions, remain organized, and pay attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Good knowledge of Windows operating system.
  • Must be able to lift at least 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to push/pull a depressible book truck weighing up to 245 lbs. full.
  • Must use good judgment in contacting the Operations Supervisor when issues arise.

 

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous custodial experience.
  • Experience in handling hazardous materials, including cleaning agents and bodily fluid.
  • Ability to meet established safety standards.

 

EQUIPMENT:

Computer, copier, fax machine, multi-line phone system, library vehicles, cleaning equipment and supplies including vacuum, mop, broom and chemicals, ladder, hand tools, floor buffer, one person lift and hand truck.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  May occasionally lift and/or move over 75 lbs. Employee must be able to work at floor level in tight spaces or climb a ladder or use a one person lift up to 20 feet in the air.  Works mainly in normal heat and light conditions.  Some exposure to unheated or air-conditioned areas.  May work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.  Work environment may be dusty or dirty with possible exposure to disagreeable odors and some hazardous conditions. Performs a variety of tasks in a single day, at several locations.  Work requires a considerable amount of physical activity, including bending, lifting, and stooping.

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