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School Custodian

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-803837
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: January 11, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

SUMMARY: With supervision, performs daily, thorough housekeeping/Custodian tasks throughout the assigned buildings.


Essential Functions:

  1. Cleans and sanitizes public and student living areas including, classrooms, offices, staff lounges, kitchens, playrooms, staff/guest living areas, bathrooms/public restrooms, common areas, dormitories furnishings, floors, carpeting, appliances, and other hard surfaces on a daily basis.
  2. Orders, stocks, inventories and distributes dormitory cleaning supplies and consumables.
  3. Performs major spring-cleaning on an annual basis.
  4. Stocks, inventories & distributes dormitory linen supplies, launders clothes, makes beds, and collects & disposes of trash.
  5. Cleans and disinfects areas soiled by accidents (urine, blood, feces, vomit, food, etc.)
  6. Provides substitute and backup housekeeping service to other buildings.
  7. Transfers to the custodial team when school is not in session.
  8. Completes set-ups and breakdowns and moves furnishings as necessary.


Marginal Functions:

  1. Assures building security and reports repairs as needed (including urgency).
  2. Replaces bulbs, tightens screws & bolts, and makes minor adjustments, etc.
  3. May be required to remove snow and use deicer at main entrances and handicap ramps of buildings.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 40 daytime hours (10am-6:30pm), Monday - Friday with daily 1/2 hour unpaid lunch; flextime or additional hours required infrequently. This position follows an 11-month schedule. Substitute (on-call) positions are also available.


Pay Rate: $12.50/hour

Experience and Skills:


  1. Minimum HS Diploma or GED equivalent.
  2. General knowledge of housekeeping principles and practices.
  3. Minimum two years housekeeping/custodial experience.
  4. Ability to lift 30 - 40 lbs. and push or pull up to 100 lbs; climb a 6-foot ladder; stand and walk with little opportunity to sit during the standard workday; bend, stoop, kneel, reach.
  5. Ability to work independently, under specific instruction, to perform a variety of duties with frequent change of tasks, and to deal with a variety of people within the campus community.
  6. Ability to read instructions and Safety Data Sheets regarding use of cleaning supplies and other hazardous substances and work schedules; print simple sentences containing subject, verb, object and a series of numbers.
  7. Ability to determine when to refer non-routing problems to supervisor.
  8. Must have basic computer knowledge.
  9. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  10. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by date of hire, with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations, in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. 

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