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Custodian - Candidate Pool - Full-Time Positions

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

This application DOES NOT require a resume or cover letter.  Click on "Cancel" when receiving a prompt to upload your resume and/or cover letter and continue with the application.  You may upload these documents if you have them but they ARE NOT required.

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Custodian - Candidate Pool - Full-Time Positions and Requisition ID number: 72667

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

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

Functional Area: Janitorial

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.


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


**This posting serves to collect an applicant pool for both current and future full-time Custodian vacancies.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by someone from the hiring team when there are positions available.** 


**Please note:  A resume is not required to apply to this posting, however, job history of applicants is reviewed.  Please ensure you have added your job history to this job application.**


Minneapolis Public Schools is now accepting application for full-time Custodian positions!  Under general supervision, Custodians assist with cleaning and maintenance for inside and outside of Minneapolis Public School (MPS) buildings.  Our full-time positions rate of pay start at $15.93 per hour, and offer competitive benefits including:


  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation Time, and Holidays
  • PERA Retirement Pension
  • Union Membership
  • Free Wellness Clinic
  • Paid Training
  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • & More!



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:


  • Maintaining building interior by: washing, dusting, and cleaning mirrors and fixtures; washing windows, counters and walls; sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing, and waxing floors; cleaning and supplying lavatories; and replacing light bulbs.
  • Maintaining building exterior by: removing litter; mowing, maintaining shrubbery, edging, and trimming lawns; and removing snow and ice from walkways and steps.
  • Operating machinery to maintain both the internal and external grounds.
  • Assisting in lifting and moving furniture; setting up portable staging; and arranging classroom furnishings, and other materials.
  • Utilizing proper safety precautions in all work performed; and cleaning up spills and unsafe conditions in a timely manner and according to procedures.
  • Following manufacturer’s directions for use and dilution of all chemicals and cleaning products.
  • Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries; and reporting security issues and illegal activities.
  • Providing customer service as needed, responding to requests, and assisting co-workers, students and visitors.
  • Attending seminars and training sessions as provided by management.
  • Opening and closing facilities and setting security systems; responding to emergency situations including call backs for break-ins and mechanical problems; and assisting with safety drills and annual cleaning duties.



Education, Training and Experience
High School Diploma or GED equivalent an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


Skill in

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


License and Certification Requirements

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


Medical Examination

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



Eligibility for position is contigent upon passing a basic English-language comprehension assessment.




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.



Previous custodian experience.

Basic computer skills.


Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities.  It requires constant physical efforts, and the employee may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment.  Safety precautions must be followed, including the 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.



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] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Janitorial

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis