Job Details
North East - North East, MD
Part Time
$14.45 - $14.45 Hourly
Entry Level

25 Hours per Week 


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.



  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.



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



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.



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.