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Custodian, Second Shift Lead (Full-Time) - Washburn-Evening (2:00PM-10:30PM)

Date: Jan 24, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Custodian, Second Shift Lead (Full-Time) - Washburn-Evening (2:00PM-10:30PM) and Requisition ID number: 61388

Close Date: 11:59PM on [[CloseDate]]

Organizational Unit: Plant Operations (10000152)

Site: Washburn (0368)

FTE: 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: Janitor/Eng/Bus/Ice(26)

Functional Area: Janitorial

Resume and Cover Letter are not mandatory to apply for this position.




Under general supervision, oversees second shift staff; provides cleaning and maintenance for inside and outside of MPS buildings.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Oversees second shift staff and monitors work methods and procedures; inspects buildings and grounds to verify work quality and effective use of resources.
  • Serves as the point of contact for administrators and all end users for the second shift schedule.
  • Maintain building interior by: washing, dusting, cleaning mirrors and fixtures; washing windows, counters and walls; sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing and waxing floors; cleaning and supplying lavatories; replacing light bulbs.
  • Maintain building exterior by:  removing litter, mowing, maintain shrubbery, edging and trimming of lawns; removing snow and ice from walkways and steps.
  • Cleans and maintains grounds, including seasonal lawn care and snow removal.
  • Controls work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Assist in lifting and moving furniture, setting up portable staging, arranging of classroom furnishings, and other materials
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; cleans up spills and unsafe conditions in a timely manner and according to procedures.
  • Follows manufacturer’s directions for use and dilution of all chemicals and cleaning products.
  • Recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries; reports security issues and illegal activities.
  • Provides customer service as needed, responds to requests, and assists co-workers, students and visitors.
  • Attend seminars and training sessions as provided by management.
  • Opens and closes facilities and sets security systems; responds to emergency situations including call backs for break-ins and mechanical problems; assists with safety drills and annual cleaning duties.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.



Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND one (1) year of experience as an MPS Custodian; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.


Knowledge of:
  • Materials and equipment used in building and grounds maintenance.
  • Basic techniques and procedures used in the cleaning and maintenance of public buildings.
  • Federal and state safety rules and regulations.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Techniques for use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.


Skill in:

  • Project coordination and delegation.
  • Operating and maintaining tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following verbal and written instructions.



A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. 



Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities; requires constant physical efforts; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed including use of safety equipment; a job in this category may require walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, and ability to frequently lift and move items weighing up to 60 pounds. 



  • Bargaining Unit:    SEIU – Janitors/Engineers/Bus Attendants/Ice Arena
  • Grade:                  
  • FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt
  • Job Group:            Plant Operations
  • New:                      July 1, 2019





Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | Plant Operations (10000152) | Washburn (0368) | Janitorial

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Night, Operations