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Johnston Community School District Custodian in Johnston, Iowa

JOB SUMMARY: To provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable clean, and efficient place in which to learn, play, and develop


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Meet physical requirements:

  • Able to lift heavy loads not to exceed 50 lbs.

  • Able to climb and work from ladder, scaffolding, or personnel lift

  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time

  • Training and experience in mechanics, heating, plumbing, carpentry, electricity and painting desired

  • Ability to read basic operating instructions and write reports

  • Work experience in educational setting preferred

  • Fireman or engineer license preferred

  • Valid Iowa drivers and/or chauffeurs license required

  • Possess collaborative and interpersonal skills

Successful completion of a criminal background check and physical capacity profile test will be required upon offer.


Personal Performance Criteria

  • Works well with others, maintaining positive and effective communication with school personnel and students

  • Contributes to creating a positive work environment

  • Demonstrates integrity and respects confidentiality

  • Arrives on time and works consistently until the end of his/her scheduled day

  • Takes advantage of professional growth opportunities related to his/her specific job

  • Works independently and with confidence

  • Demonstrates ability to grasp and adjust to new and changing situations

  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work without close supervision

Professional Performance Criteria

  • Performs general cleaning and maintenance of the school building. This includes:

  • Cleaning and maintaining all equipment as assigned

  • Assisting in necessary painting and general repairs to plumbing, electrical, carpentry and general mechanical areas

  • Assisting in remodeling and renovation work

  • Reporting major repairs or damage to school property promptly to the Building Head Custodian, Principal or Director of Buildings and Grounds

  • Performing emergency repair or cleaning services as necessary

  • Assisting in emergency evacuation situations

  • Locking of doors and windows of assigned building(s)

  • Cleaning corridors during the day when conditions require it

  • Participates in the general maintenance of the school grounds. This includes:

  • Assisting in snow removal

  • Assists in the moving of classroom furniture, materials, and equipment when need arises

  • Provides input in setting daily schedules and demonstrates initiative in getting duties completed in a timely manner

  • Duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor may vary from time to time

Non-discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Johnston Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the Director of Human Resources, 6510 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa 50131, (515) 278-0470.

Work Hours: 3:30 pm to 11:30 pm


  • Medical, dental, vision, life & LTD

  • Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS)

  • Flex spending accounts

  • Employee assistance program

  • Paid leave and holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement

Primary Location DISTRICT WIDE

Salary Range $20.91 - $24.60 / Per Hour

Shift Type Full-Time