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Night Custodian

Department Physical Plant
Salary D.O.E.
City, State Talladega, AL
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent
Type Full-time
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources

Summary

The Night Custodian performs responsible building cleaning duties; all other related work as required, to provide students, faculty and staff with safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient facilities in which to learn, work and teach. Performs repetitive manual duties under the general supervision of the Custodial Supervisor. Most work is performed independently but employee must consult with superior on any unusual or new work assignments. Safety precautions must be observed at all times.

Responsibilities
  1. Empties trash in classrooms, offices, hallways and bathrooms.
  2. Vacuums classrooms, offices and other areas within the school.
  3. Washes and dry mops classrooms, hallway floors, bathrooms, office and other public areas.
  4. Polish woodwork in offices and strips, washes, waxes and buffs floors as required.
  5. Sweeps all floors and stairways.
  6. Dusts pictures in hallways, classrooms and offices.
  7. Washes windows and glass doors.
  8. Stocks bathrooms with necessary supplies and paper goods.
  9. Secure and lock school buildings at the end of the business day.
  10. Assists in moving objects such as: furniture and equipment for meetings, workshops and a variety of other purposes.
  11. Continually improve technical expertise in work procedures and practices.
  12. Requisition custodial supplies as necessary to keep a minimal amount on site.
  13. Complete "Requests for Repairs" form for custodial repairs and submit to Custodial Supervisor and/or Director of Physical Plant.
  14. Clean mechanical rooms, air handler rooms, pipe chases etc. Keep them free of stored boxes, furniture, etc.
  15. Clean HVAC grills and diffusers.
  16. Must be trained in the sanitation of spraying down buildings and keeping sanitation stations refilled.
  17. Maybe required to work athletic events or other school activities inside or out, work may include setup, take down, field striping, raking, cleanup, trash removal and etc.
  18. Perform all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Custodial Supervisor or Director of Physical Plant.
  19. Required to recognize instances which are out of the ordinary and which do not fall within existing instructions; then expected to seek advice and further instructions from supervisor.
  20. Must be able to work outside of normal business hours and to work on weekends in response to emergency situations or other needs.
Job Environment

Most custodial duties are repetitive and routine in nature but there are variations due to the type of overall work involved. Most work is standardized, in instances where it is not, employee looks to supervisor for guidance. Incumbent is required to follow standard cleaning and maintenance procedures. Normally the sequence of steps to be followed is within the discretion of the incumbent unless the supervisor directs otherwise. Daily contact with supervisor for the purpose of receiving orders and exchanging information and views about departmental matters. Other contacts are with school staff necessary to accomplish work responsibilities. Contact is usually in person.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: Must be a high school graduate, or have G.E.D., apprenticeship or have appropriate experience and be able to read, write and make arithmetical computations. Some experience as a school custodian, or the equivalent in custodial service at other institutions and firms. Basic knowledge of methods, use of chemicals, materials and equipment used in custodial maintenance work. Ability to read, understand and follow written and oral instructions; be thorough and dependable and complete work in a timely and efficient manner. Skill in use of hand cleaning tools and chemicals.

Physical Requirements

There is regular need to work with toxic or caustic chemicals and to be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extremes in temperature, and vibrations. Assist with the operation of industrial cleaning machines, lift up to 30 lbs., and climb ladders up to 6 feet. Will work both inside and outside of buildings.

Application Process:

All qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, TC Application, and at least three professional references to brhoden@talladega.edu. You may also mail to: Human Resources, Talladega College, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160.

 

  

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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