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Custodian (Casual)

Alexandria City Public Schools
United States, Virginia, Alexandria
1340 Braddock Place (Show on map)
May 07, 2024

Job Description:

The Custodian maintains an attractive, sanitary and safe facility for students, staff and public at district facilities; provides equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings, classroom activities and events; and minimizes property damage, loss and liability exposure. Openings are at the following schools: John Adams ES, James Polk ES, and Francis Hammond.


  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Certificates & Licenses: None required.
  • Experience: Job related experience is required.
  • Working Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 70% walking, and 25% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in some hazardous condition.

Essential Functions:

  • Arranges furnishings and equipment in preparation of meetings, classroom activities and special events.
  • Cleans assigned school facilities (e.g. classrooms, offices, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, corridors, carpets, removes graffiti, windows, walls, restrooms, bleachers, stage, locker rooms, cafeteria, dump trash, etc. ) to maintain a sanitary, safe and attractive environment.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, mops, etc.) to ensure the availability of items required to properly stock facilities.
  • Prepares facility for daily operations as may be required (e.g. opening gates, raising flags, sweep/shovel/remove snow and sand walks, building access doors, etc.) to ensure facilities are operational and safe for occupancy.
  • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, injured and ill students (day custodian), unauthorized persons, alarms, etc.) and takes appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and maintain a functioning educational environment.
  • Secures facilities and grounds (e.g. lock doors, turn off lights, take down flags, etc.) to minimize property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to the district (by assignment).
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance

  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


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