Building Custodian Full-Time

Town of Duxbury Duxbury, MA $21.29 to $24.39 per hour

JOB TITLE: Building Custodian Full-Time

POSITION GRADE/LEVEL: Full-Time - benefit eligible – Grade 3

RATE RANGE: Pay range is $21.29 -$24.39 per hour, in five steps

LOCATION: Duxbury Free Library 

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, includes nights and weekends

SUPERVISION: Manager of Building and Grounds or Designee in Building to which he/she is assigned


1.  Nature of Work:  Performs maintenance and custodial functions to keep town offices and buildings in a clean and safe condition.  Inspects town facilities for proper operation.

2.  Supervision Received:  Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Building and Grounds, or designee in building to which he/she is assigned and under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works.  Objectives are set forth by the supervisor.  Employee is responsible for his/her work schedule to complete tasks and assignments.

3.  Supervisory Responsibility:  May supervise temporary or seasonal employees as assigned.  Oversees outside contractors when performing work in or outside the town buildings.

4.  Confidentiality:  Employee has regular access to confidential information of the department.  Confidentiality must be maintained with regard to this information in accordance with Department Policy and the Public Records Act.

5.  Accountability:  Consequences or errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may include adverse public relations, monetary loss, legal repercussions, labor/material costs, personal injury, jeopardize programs, and danger to public health/safety.

6.  Judgment:  Guidelines may be given verbally, or through administrative or organizational policies, or directives.  Employee is expected to weigh efficiency and relative priorities in performing tasks.

7.  Complexity:  The work consists of the practical application of a variety of concepts, practices and specialized techniques relating to custodial and maintenance work.

8.  Nature and Purpose of Public Contact:  Employee interacts frequently with Town employees and the public.  Customer service skills are required involving courtesy, tact, and diplomacy.

9.  Essential Functions:  The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

1. Sweeps, vacuums, washes, waxes floors.
2. Disposes of trash and litter.
3. Keeps building in good condition by performing routine painting, and repairs using hand and small power tools.
4. Clears walks of leaves/brush, snow and ice, mows lawns, trims flowers and shrubs, performs gardening services.
5. Regulates services such as heat, air conditioning, lights, and water supply within building.
6. Advises supervisor as to repairs to facility.
7. As required maintains supply store area and submits orders for additional materials.
8. Makes arrangements for the setup of equipment and supplies for town meeting and other special events.
9. Operates equipment related to the maintenance and repair work of buildings.
10. Trains new employees in performing assigned duties.
11. Performs similar tasks as assigned, including functions of those in a lower classification as assigned by supervisory personnel.
12. Participates in town-wide snow and ice removal operations.
13. Cleans, sanitizes and re-stocks all bathrooms.
14. Participates in the opening and/or closing of the building if schedule coincides. 
15. Cleans and sanitizes all public and staff desks, workspaces and library tables.
16. Pays close attention to meeting room schedule and sets up/and or breaks down the chairs and tables for various meetings, programs and special events.

10.  Recommended Minimum Qualification

Education and Experience:  High School diploma or G.E.D. with three (3) years of related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential function of the position.

Special Requirements:  Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.

11.  Knowledge, Abilities and Skill:

1. Ability to understand and apply verbal and written instructions.
2. Knowledge of the operation of necessary equipment and tools used in the performance of assigned work.
3. Knowledge of air conditioning and heating systems to make adjustments and perform prescribed maintenance.
4. Knowledge of chemicals used for cleaning.
5. Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with fellow employees, supervisors, and the general public.

12.  Work Environment:  The nature of duties may involve continuous presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as noise, odors, chemical fumes, dust, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt, grease or bodily fluids. (bathrooms, injuries, cells).  Work is performed indoors and outdoors regardless of weather conditions.

13.  Occupational Risks:  Duties regularly present potential risks of injuries from improper exposure that could result in loss of time from work.  Examples of injuries include burns from chemical, muscular strains, falls from heights in excess of three (3) feet, and illness from exposure to communicable diseases.  Special safety precautions, training, or protective clothing such as gowns, coats, gloves, glasses, hats, or boots may be required.

14.  Physical and Mental Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Demands:  Work requires regular physical strength and effort daily, such as, lifting heavy objects up to 60-100 lbs., carrying objects and stacking them.  In addition, pulling, pushing, standing, or walking for the full workday may be involved.

15.  Motor Skills:  Duties involve close hand and eye coordination and physical dexterity.  Manipulation and motor control may require extreme accuracy.

16.  Visual Demands:  Visual demands include reading documents for general understanding, routinely reviewing non-written materials such as instrumentation for analytical purposes and the need for color vision.

Internal and External Posting
Posting begins Sept. 30, 2021, open on a rolling basis until filled.
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