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Custodial Floater

Company: Columbia Public Schools
Location: Columbia
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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Position Title

Custodial Services - Custodian Floater

Schedule / Grade

Custodian / 3

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Contract Type


Bargaining Unit


Revised Date



This position is responsible for providing custodial service to the district. The selected applicant will be assigned to one of the following schedules:

  • a) Working at two or more district buildings on a permanent, year-round basis for 40 hours/week, M-F;
  • b) Working as a floating custodian in any district building with custodial absences for 40 hours/week, M-F; or
  • c) Working at a single district building on a regular schedule of 10 hours/shift, 4 days/week, which will include Saturday and/or Sunday hours.
    The CPS Director of Custodial Services will make applicants aware of the type of Floater position(s) available at the time of interview. This position takes place Monday - Friday, 3:00PM - 11:30PM, with 30 Minutes for Lunch.

  • Performs regular custodial duties in assigned area(s) or building(s).
  • Projects a positive image of the school district with his/her team whenever the public, guests or visitors are in the building.
  • Accepts and follows verbal or written instructions from the head custodian/supervisor.
  • Provides services as directed to support curricular and extracurricular events and activities.
  • Maintains inventory of custodial/maintenance supplies and equipment.
  • Restocks disposable custodial/maintenance items and provides the head custodian/supervisor with inventory usage data.
  • Cleans and preserves the designated spaces, equipment, furniture, etc. in the building.
  • Maintains building security by opening and closing the building each school day and during special events as directed.
  • Is available for emergency clean up or maintenance of the building(s) or area(s) outside of the regular work hours.
    Perform other duties as necessary to support the mission and vision of Columbia Public School District.


    All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, and demonstrate the values of the district at all times. For information on polices, regulations and values, visit


    Reports To: Director of Custodial Services, Head and/or Lead Custodian

    Supervises: None


    Minimum: Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions related to work assignments; Knowledge of the safe use of supplies and equipment; Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, building cleaning and maintenance procedures; Ability to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship with other people.

    Preferred: High School diploma

    Ideal candidate will have a professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals in a fast-paced environment.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    Language: Read and write in the English language; Interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural; Write routine reports and memos; Respond to requests from staff members. These are essential functions of the job.

    Computation: Add, subtract multiply and divide using units of American money, weight, volume and distance. These are essential functions of the job.

    Reasoning: Solve practical problems; Interpret instructions given orally or in writing by diagram, schedule, or form. These are essential functions of the job.

    Technology: Minimal use of technology is required, including data entry into inventory records. These are essential functions of the job.

    Other Skills and Abilities: The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with others; Good personal hygiene; Excellent customer service skills. These are essential functions of the job.

    Physical Demands: While performing these duties, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects tools or controls and talk and hear; Frequently required to reach, climb, bend, squat, stoop and kneel; Will continuously use hand strength to grasp and use tools and climb ladders; Must frequently lift or move 50 pounds; Will occasionally lift or move up to 90 pounds; Will frequently push or pull items such as desks, tables, bleachers and scrubbing machines; Specific vision requirements include close and peripheral vision and depth perception. These are essential functions of the job.

    Attendance: Consistent and regular attendance is an essential duty of this position.

    Conditions and Environment: The duties of this job requires the employee to regularly work indoors and occasionally works outdoors; Employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment; Employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemical; The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate but can occasionally be loud. These are essential functions of the job.

    Prospective and current employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact human resources to discuss reasonable accommodations to perform the essential job functions.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Columbia Public Schools, Columbia , Custodial Floater, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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