Under supervision of the Director,the Custodian is responsible for maintaining a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for library patrons. Work requires the use of power and hand tools in the performance of a variety of tasks of moderate complexity. Custodian responds to indoor building emergencies during and after hours of library operation.


  1. Establishes and maintains schedule of routine janitorial and maintenance work
  2. Performs custodial routines including but not limited to: vacuuming, cleaning and maintaining furniture, cleaning and maintaining glass and counter areas, dusting bookshelves, emptying trash cans, straightening tables and chairs, cleaning restrooms and changing supplies, damp or dry mops, maintaining inventory or cleaning and janitorial equipment
  3. Performs preventative maintenance work. For example: lights, furniture and equipment, paints walls, cleaning of air returns, et cetera
  4. Shoveling stairs and walk-ways in wintertime
  5. Other duties as assigned, such as preparing for special events with assistance in set-up of tables and chairs


  1. Knowledge of janitorial methods and protocol
  2. Knowledge of infection control and modern cleaning methods
  3. Ability to quickly clean and sanitize library
  4. Knowledge of basic maintenance tasks in a commercial environment


  1. Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, and stooping.
  2. Bending/twisting and reaching.
  3. Talking and hearing; communicating with other staff members
  4. Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less.
  5. Lifting and carrying: 80 pounds or less.
  6. Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels.
  7. Heights: Ability to climb on tall ladders to reach light fixtures, vents, et cetera


  1. Communication skills: effectively communicate ideas and information.
  2. Reading ability: effectively read and understand labeling, signage, and instructions
  3. Ability to comprehend and follow instructions: effectively follow instructions from Director
  4. Time management: set priorities in order to complete the job
  5. Ability to multi-task and comfort working alone occasionally required.


  1. Inside work environment
  2. Janitorial work completed in morning hours before the library opens
  3. Must be available for unexpected emergencies
  4. Works with various cleaning chemicals, including bleach, ammonia, and more
  5. Must be able to be around dust while cleaning


  1. High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  2. Knowledge of maintenance and janitorial best practices
  3. Some previous janitorial/maintenance experience
  4. Fast, diligent worker