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30365968 Days 12hrs
Must be completed by
December 21, 2018


LOCATION:  Lu Sutton Elementary School

WORK CALENDAR:  8 hours per day, 5 days per week, 12 month per year

SALARY:  Range 22 – Classified Salary Schedule, $16.77 – $19.20

POSTING DATE:  December 17, 2018

DEADLINE:  December 21, 2018




Under the direction of the Custodial Supervisor or site administrator, maintain an attractive, sanitary, and safe facility for students, staff, and public during an assigned night shift; provide equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings, classroom activities, and events; minimize property damage, loss, and liability exposure.




The Custodian I performs standard cleaning and custodial support operations at an assigned site or sites during an assigned night shift.





Perform standard cleaning operations at assigned site or sites as required; clean classrooms, offices, gyms, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, pool, stage, grounds and other areas; maintain a sanitary, safe and attractive environment; sweep, scrub and mop floors; vacuum rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices and other work areas; strip, wax and refinish floors; shampoo and spot clean carpets.


Clean, scrub and disinfect student and staff restrooms; wash windows and interior and exterior walls; polish metal work, clean sinks, mirrors and other bathroom fixtures; restock paper supplies and soap as necessary; clean drinking fountains.


Dust and polish furniture, light fixtures and woodwork; clean boards, trays and erasers; empty and clean waste receptacles and pencil sharpeners; clean and adjust shades or blinds.


Make minor, non-technical repairs as needed such as replacing light bulbs and lighting tubes, unplugging toilets and sinks and changing fuses; perform minor touch-up painting as assigned; identify and report maintenance problems.


Pick up paper, trash and debris around school grounds and in buildings; sweep and clean walkways and entrances; water shrubs as assigned by the position.


Arrange furnishings and equipment as required; provide adequate preparations for meetings, classroom activities, athletic events, and special and contracted events.


Operate and maintain a variety of custodial equipment including a blower, vacuum cleaner and small power and hand tools; replace belts and bags on vacuum cleaners as necessary.


Maintain supplies and equipment including cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuums, mops and other items; ensure the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities.


Respond to immediate safety and operational concerns including facility damage, alarms and other issues; take appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues in accordance with established health and safety guidelines; maintain a functioning educational environment.

Secure assigned site or sites and grounds to minimize property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to organization; check and lock doors and windows; turns off lights.



Perform related duties as assigned.





}  Basic methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in custodial work.

}  Modern methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls, and fixtures.

}  Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies.

}  Proper operation and maintenance of custodial equipment and power and hand tools.

}  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

}  Oral and written communication skills.



}  Perform routine custodial activities at an assigned school site or facility to maintain buildings and adjacent grounds areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition.

}  Learn requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

}  Learn and observe appropriate health and safety precautions and procedures.

}  Learn proper lifting techniques.

}  Use various cleaning materials and methods.

}  Inspect and ensure the security of facilities during assigned shift.

}  Operate assigned custodial equipment.

}  Maintain tools and equipment in clean working order.

}  Perform minor non-technical repairs.

}  Observe and report need for maintenance and repair.

}  Establish and maintain effective working and cooperative relationships with others.

}  Understand and follow oral and written directions.

}  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

}  Meet schedules and time lines.




Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and sufficient education and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.



}  Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.

}  TB clearance.





}  Indoor and outdoor work environment.

}  Subject to fumes, dust and odors.



}  Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of tools and equipment.

}  Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.

}  Seeing to read a variety of materials and perform custodial duties.

}  Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy objects as assigned by position.

}  Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

}  Bending, crouching, kneeling and stooping.

}  Walking or standing for extended periods of time.

}  Climbing ladders and working at heights.



}  Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals.

}  Potential exposure to/direct contact with bodily fluids/bloodborne pathogens.

}  Working at heights.



Posting Date:                                 December 17, 2018


Closing Date:                                 December 21, 2018


Starting Date:                                As soon as possible


TO APPLY:  Current employees who are interested in this position, must submit a written “Intent to Apply – Current Employees” form to Human Resources (NUSD/CSEA, Article 14.2) prior to the closing date. This position is first open to all Novato Unified School District employees but first offered to lateral transfers. If you meet the requirements for this position, you will be contacted after the closing date for an interview. If you have any questions, call Human Resources (415-897-4220). External applicants must complete a Classified Application-External Applicants and submit it to Human Resources. Applications are available at the District Office, 1015 Seventh Street, Novato CA   94945, or online at





The Novato Unified School District prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants.

For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: Kris Cosca, Assistant Superintendent – HR; 1015 Seventh Street, Novato, CA 94945; (415) 493-4207; [email protected]

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