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Cedar Rapids Community School District Summer Custodian in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Summer Custodian JobID: 12408

  • Position Type:

    Maintenance/Custodial/ Custodian

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Various Locations


Summer Custodian II

Various Locations

A limited number of positions will be available for summer employment.

Principal Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the Building Engineer, you are responsible for the following restorative summer cleaning tasks:

  • Scrubbing and/or stripping floors, washing classroom furniture and equipment, shampooing carpet and rugs, deep clean toilets and polishing fixtures, dusting, washing windows, power washing, etc.

  • Yard work including mowing, and trimming of trees/shrubs.

  • Replacing bulbs and clean light fixtures.

  • Replace ceiling tile.

  • Moving classroom furniture and equipment which includes lifting and carrying.

  • Move and arrange furniture for school functions

  • Carry out additional requests of building principal and engineer, as needed

  • Other duties may be assigned


Custodial and Grounds Department

Employment Date:

To be scheduled



  • To be successful as a seasonal/summer employee, the applicant must be able to perform the essential duties listed above in conjunction with the abilities and aptitudes that follow. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required but are not all-inclusive. Please keep in mind that this is a general representation and not an exhaustive list. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with and learn basic tools of the trade: mops vacuum cleaners, rotary machine, dolly, hand carts, wet vac, squeegees, etc.

  • Capable of planning, organizing, and carrying out daily work schedules

  • Able to work independently on tasks

  • Skilled at cleaning in detail

  • Able to work in adverse weather; rain, wind, lack of air conditioning, cold, heat, etc.

  • Knowledge of modern cleaning methods, the use and care of materials, tools, and equipment

  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out work schedules efficiently

  • Responsible attitude towards job and fellow workers

  • Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis

  • Effective oral and written communications

  • Ability to work independently

  • Aptitude for detail

  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions

  • Capable of representing the school District in a professional manner, which includes

  • but is not limited to confidentiality, communications skills, and ability to present

  • a professional personal image

  • The above list of skills, aptitudes and requirements are not all-inclusive


Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, colleagues, community members, staff and students. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, squat, and stoop, kneel, reach above the head, and push/pull or lift/move heavy objects throughout each work day.

The following word pictures are a sample of work demands but not all-inclusive of the day in, day out physicality required: Be able to climb up and down a ladder wearing a tool belt with approximately 10 lbs. of weight; shoveling with 30lbs. push; push/pull 40lbs. effort each hand; bucket lift and pour 50lbs.; office desk lift (one end) 70lbs.; transfer 50lbs. ground to 41”; lift from 37” to 67” shelf 30lbs.; carry 80lbs for 20 feet; push/pull effort 25 feet with 70lbs. The job may require exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally.


The work environment is usually quiet but employee may work in areas of a building or operate equipment where hearing protection is recommended. The employee will move, stand, and squat on an assortment of surfaces including tile, wood, terrazzo, and concrete. The employee will generally work inside but will be required to work outside during hot or cold weather, rain snow, sleet and icy conditions performing their duties. The employee will stand or move on surfaces that are damp.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The goal of the Board of Education of the Cedar Rapids Community School District is to provide fair and equal opportunity for employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The District will affirmatively recruit women and men and members of diverse racial/ethnic groups for job categories where the representative groups are underrepresented.

Further, it shall be the policy of the District not to discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, socio-economic status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. (Adherence to bona fide occupational/educational qualifications shall not be interpreted as discriminatory.)


The Cedar Rapids Community School district is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at 319-558-2747.

Required Education Level - GED/High School Diploma

Hiring Manager: Matt Dunbar

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Salary: Hourly

Hourly Rate - $15.00