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Lead Custodian - 8 hrs. - High School

at Astoria School District 1C

Posted: 7/12/2020
Job Reference #: 2423

Job Description


Astoria School District No. 1C is seeking applicants for the following full time position for the 2020-2021 school year:

JOB TITLE:  Lead Custodian – 8 hrs/day - Astoria High School

REPORTS TO:  Site Administrator/Facilities Director

EVALUATED BY:  Site Administrator/Facilities Director


Under the general supervision of a school principal, personally performs and supervises routine custodial, repair and cleaning work at an elementary school and does related work as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent as required by OAR 581-37-030, Oregon Department of Education
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Knowledge of:

  • Modern cleaning methods and the use, care and safety of cleaning materials and equipment
  • Requirements for maintaining school buildings and facilities in a safe, clean and orderly condition
  • Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine buildings and facilities maintenance work
  • Operation of heating plant and equipment

Ability to:

  • Layout work and to estimate time, tools and materials needed.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and expertise in the basic techniques of electrical layout and repair, basic plumbing, mechanics, maintenance, carpentry and facility maintenance
  • Maintain simple records
  • Supervise the work of others
  • Establish and maintain harmonious relationships with students, fellow employees and the general public
  • Obtain and maintain Oregon Drivers License
  • Perform physical requirements which may include:

Perform physical requirements which may include:

  • Ability to operate tractors, mowers, dump truck, district vehicles, forklift, power tools and etc. 
  • Moderate to extensive degree of physical stamina and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. and occasional lifting up to 100 lbs
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking and bending
  • Exposure to outdoor weather conditions of heat, cold and where ventilation may be inadequate
  • May require exposure to chemicals, dirt, paint, chalk, noise, odors and the possibility of electrical shock
  • Ability to operate tractors, mowers, dump truck, district vehicles, forklift, power tools and etc.



  • Directly supervise and participate in the training of Assistant Custodians and all phases of cleaning of an elementary school
  • Sees that the building and premises, including sidewalks, driveways and play areas, are neat, clean and free of offensive writing at all times
  • Checks daily to ensure that all exit doors are open and all panic bolts are working properly during the hours of building occupancy
  • Raise the flag(s) in the AM and lower the flag(s) in the PM
  • Maintains, on a regular schedule, all motors and other mechanical equipment requiring scheduled servicing
  • Conducts an ongoing program of general maintenance, upkeep and repair
  • Keeps an inventory of supplies, equipment and fuel on hand and requisitions same
  • Complies with local laws and procedures for the storage and disposal of all trash, rubbish, waste and chemicals
  • Confers with the principal regarding care and cleaning programs and schedules
  • Daily inspects to work of all custodial staff
  • Confers with principal and teaching staff regarding special custodial needs
  • Inspects the building for fire, electrical and other safety hazards
  • Receives and oversees the completion of job requests for services and repairs
  • Supervises and personally performs the cleaning of walls, furniture, woodwork and other equipment and sees that floors are stripped and waxed periodically
  • Cleans lunch rooms and cafeteria
  • Checks on restrooms during the day and replenishes supplies
  • Orders, receives, stores, distributes and accounts for necessary supplies and equipment
  • Directs visitors and safeguards all school property
  • Sees that rooms are set up for special events and needs
  • Supervises children in the lunchroom
  • Helps direct safe food disposal and orderly exit to playground form lunch room
  • Lays out and assigns duties of the custodial staff
  • Participates in the complete cleaning and routine maintenance during summer
  • Recommends employment, disciplinary action, commendations and dismissal of staff under immediate supervision
  • Responds to emergency situations, such as water leaks, fires and snow removal  This duty may require adjustment to irregular or extended hours necessary to cope with the problem
  • Acts as a mandated abuse reporter
  • Knowledge of Astoria School District Policies and building procedures
  • Regular and acceptable attendance is required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


SALARY RANGE:  $17.27 min/Hourly

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled 



Lynn Jackson,  Principal

Phone: 503-325-3911





Note: Application must include the following (via upload to TalentEd Recruit & Hire)

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two current letters of recommendation

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Primary Location: Astoria High School

Shift Type: Permanent

Job Contact Information
Name Lynn Jackson
Title Principal
Phone 5033253911

Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)