Orlando, Florida
May 04, 2021
Jul 03, 2021
Education, Government

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to perform highly responsible custodial tasks for an assigned school of the district. Employees in this class are responsible for accomplishing a daily routine of custodial tasks that provide school personnel, students, and the public with an environmentally safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient place in which to work and conduct school activities. Responsibility areas include, but are not necessarily limited to daily unlocking and securing of facilities, routine inspection of facilities and grounds for hazardous conditions, and assuming crew leader duties when directed. Performs related work as directed.


Responds to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathetic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.

Performs daily opening and securing of assigned school facility, i.e., opening gates, unlocking administration and classroom doors, inspecting grounds and facilities for hazards, turning on light systems.

Uses electrical cleaning equipment in the cleaning of the assigned facility during hours assigned, i.e., vacuum cleaners, shampoo machines, high speed buffers.

Uses appropriate chemicals and cleaners safely and productively according to instructions and established State Department of Education regulatory to ensure personal, student, public, and staff safety.

Performs custodial tasks, i.e., emptying and cleaning waste receptacles; washing windows; dusting furniture; cleaning vents, fans, walls.

Performs sanitizing tasks in various facility areas, i.e., restrooms, kitchen and food areas, cafeterias.

Performs physically demanding tasks requiring use of heavy custodial equipment, i.e., mopping, stripping, waxing, floor buffing.

Responds to emergency situations in order to confine, resolve or prevent injurious or otherwise hazardous conditions, i.e., spills, broken windows, broken locks.

Moves furniture and other equipment in the performance of duties.

Cleans equipment and tools after use and maintains cleanliness and order in storage areas.

Reports equipment malfunctions and facility maintenance needs to immediate supervisor.

Performs routine maintenance on facility custodial equipment, such as changing vacuum cleaner belts and bags, and changing buffer machine pads.

Performs non-cleaning tasks in general facility maintenance, i.e., changing light bulbs, filling paper and soap dispensers, assisting in setting up for meeting/conferences.

Functions independently, or as part of a custodial crew depending on the nature of the task, such as in seasonal facility preparations, or other major custodial projects.

Performs lead custodian duties, when applicable to assigned school, i.e., planning and coordinating tasks, training custodians in use and application of chemical supplies (OSHA standards, ordering materials and supplies.

May assume duties and responsibilities of Custodial Crew Leader in the event of absence, vacancy or as directed.

Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology, as job appropriate, being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.

Responsible for timely and accurate information they maintain as part of their job responsibilities.

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Performs related duties as directed.

High school diploma or GED; with demonstrated ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must obtain Custodian certification issued from the Florida School Plant Management Association (FSPMA) within one (1) year of obtaining this position. OCPS conducts training classes sponsored by the FSPMA for this certification.

Effective March 19, 2007, all new hires to this position must successfully complete the Industrial Physical Capability Screening (IPCS); previous incumbents holding this position without a break in service are not required to have this screening.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to arrange, compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and/or information. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of electrically powered custodial equipment, and hand-held supplies and cleaning tools.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; may require ability to calculate decimals and percentages.

Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties, which are often characterized by frequent change.


Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks may require oral communications ability. Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination.

Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, fumes, dusts, wetness, humidity, machinery, vibrations, temperature and noise extremes, disease, pathogenic substances, and toxic/poisonous agents.

The Orange County School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

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