Website MONTEREY COUNTY OFFIC OF EDUCATION

DEFINITION:
Under general direction of the Assistant Manager II of Maintenance and Operations or Senior Director
of Early Learning, the custodian performs routine cleaning work and light maintenance in school sites,
offices, or other buildings; maintains grounds and play areas.
SUPERVISOR:
Assistant Manager II, Maintenance and Operations or Senior Director of Early Learning
POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
None
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform a job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following is a list of duties that are representative
of the position and include but are not limited to:
• Performs custodial work in an assigned site(s)
• Assumes responsibility for building security
• Cleans and dusts interior and exterior of buildings to include walls, windows, mirrors, furniture,
woodwork, window ledges, doors, drinking fountains and hand railings
• Empties and cleans waste containers
• Washes, scrubs and disinfects rest rooms and shower rooms
• Keeps restrooms supplied at all times
• Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes, polishes, shampoos and/or vacuums concrete, linoleum, tile, wood
and carpeted floors in offices, rooms, classrooms, warehouse and other locations
• Maintains equipment used in course of work
• Assists in maintenance projects
• Assembles and/or makes minor repairs or adjustments to furniture
• Monitors and makes minor repairs to electrical plumbing, heating, air conditioning and other
building systems
• Assists in moving or rearranges chairs, tables, desks, file cabinets, cartons, records, audio-visual and
other equipment
• Removes recycled waste paper to central storage area
• Replaces light bulbs and globes
• Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards
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• Responds to emergency calls by fire or police departments, or other agencies on weekends and
evenings and takes necessary action as appropriate
• Maintains communications with site office at all times while on duty
• Assists in maintenance of stock inventory
• Maintains equipment used in the course of work
• May work from a prepared work schedule
• Utilizes web based work order system and other electronic records systems
• Supports program and school readiness goals
• Performs other related duties as assigned
• Complies with the Monterey County Board Policies, Superintendent Policies and Administrative
Regulations
DUTIES SPECIFIC TO MCOE FACILITY:
• Picks up and hauls refuse to city/county refuse yard
• Performs minor preparation and painting of exterior and interior walls, doors and offices as needed
• In emergencies and under direction assists in warehouse, drives fork lift while performing
warehouseman tasks as assigned
DUTIES SPECIFIC TO HEAD START AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SITES:
• Initiates routine maintenance schedule
• Inspects and maintains playground equipment and toys
• Delivers equipment and supplies to staff
• Maintains grounds by sweeping walks and driveway, mowing, raking, watering, trimming lawns,
weeding, pruning shrubs, fertilizing and spraying, picking up refuse from grounds, and cleaning
gutters
• May be assigned to more than one school facility
• EARLY LEARNING ASSIGNMENT: Complies with State of California Health and Welfare Codes
including Title 22; Head Start Performance Standards; Early Learning policies and procedures, and
other applicable State and Federal Regulations
OTHER DUTIES:
Perform other job-related duties as required
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position
• Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone and radio, and operate cleaning and grounds
maintenance equipment
• Vision sufficient to read printed materials
• Hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone or radio conversations
• Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal
conversational distance, and on the telephone or radio
• Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead and climb
• Step up and down including climb ladders
• Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, district, from school siteto-site), drive a vehicle and respond to emergency situations
• Operate a forklift
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• Physical strength sufficient to lift 50 pounds and 100 pounds with assistance
• Physical stamina sufficient to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time
• Physical tolerance to be exposed to dust pollen specific agents/chemicals, cleansers, foul smells
• Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw
valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
• Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a high school diploma
• Work experience in the custodial field
• Any combination of training and experience which has provided the applicant with the required
knowledge and abilities to successfully perform job duties
Knowledge of:
• Modern cleaning methods and equipment and the use and care of cleaning materials and equipment
• Uses and effects of various toxic cleaning substances
• Mobile communication devices including smart phone technology to access work orders
• For Early Learning and Special Ed. sites: Appropriate use and care of grounds keeping tools and
equipment
Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrate and apply safe work practices and procedures to avoid injury to self and others
• Use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency
• Understand and follow a work schedule including tasks assigned at multiple sites
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
including the severely disabled, parents, and the public
• Communicate effectively in the English language both orally and in writing
• Perform moderate to heavy physical labor
• Operate a vehicle safely and efficiently
• Work both independently and function effectively within a team setting
• Learn and use technology and computer software applications as appropriate to the work assignment
• Quickly and effectively diagnose problems and take appropriate action to resolve them
Licenses and Certifications:
• Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driver’s License, and evidence of insurability
• For MCOE Facility: Operate a forklift and become forklift certified within six (6) months

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