Custodian II

Business/Employer: Worcester County Board of Education
Position: Custodian II
Category: Cleaning
Type: Full Time
Duration: Year Round
Pay: Salary

Provides routine school and office building cleaning service. An employee in this class, under general supervision of a head custodian or building superintendent, performs cleaning and maintenance functions on a shift basis as assigned. Work is repetitive and is performed according to schedules and instructions for specific jobs. Assignments involve sustained physical effort and some exposure to dust, dirt, and minor injury hazards. Work is evaluated through observation of work in progress and inspection of completed assignments. Employees in this position are responsible for building inspections five days per week, as well as weekends and holidays. Weekend and holiday inspections may be rotated among staff members.

LOCATION: Snow Hill Middle School


• Cleans floors and carpets by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, shampooing, stripping, waxing, and buffing.
• Cleans walls, windows, lockers, woodwork, and restrooms including toilet bowls and sinks.
• Refills dispensers for towels, tissues, and sanitary napkins.
• Picks up refuse and dumps garbage and trash cans.
• Dusts as required.
• Moves furniture.
• Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
• Secures the building.
• Cuts grass, trims shrubbery, and removes snow.
• Assists in the loading and unloading of instructional and custodial supplies and food items.
• Operates a washing machine.
• Operates riding and push mowers.
• Monitors and maintains boilers and air conditioning system.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the principal or head custodian.


• Working knowledge of cleaning materials and equipment.
• Working knowledge of heating systems and principles of electricity and mechanics.
• Sufficient knowledge of the English language to understand operating manuals for boilers and warning instructions on cleaning items to be used.
• Ability to climb an extension ladder.
• Ability to read simple instructions and write messages.
• Ability to work with adults and children of various backgrounds.
• Ability to work outside under adverse weather conditions.
• Freedom from any physical impediment to operate the buffing, scrubbing, or grass cutting machines; to stand for prolonged periods of time; and to hear the normally spoken word at 25 feet.
• Ability to communicate orally in an understandable fashion.
• Willingness to acquire skills in operation of buffing, scrubbing, and other cleaning machines used in assigned facility.
• Ability to lift 100 pounds.
• Ability (with corrected vision if necessary) to read small print at arm's length.
• A high school diploma or GED is desired.
• Working knowledge of computer and associated software.


This is a 12-month position. Salary is based on the appropriate Custodians’ Salary Scale.


• Each candidate meeting the employment qualifications for the Custodian II position must submit an internal application available on our website at
• Please upload a letter of interest that addresses the essential functions of the position along with a résumé.
• Applications received by the vacancy announcement deadline will be screened.
• The selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

If you have any questions or require assistance in completing the online application, please contact Debbie Powell at 410-632-5120 or email us at

If accommodations are needed for the interview, they will be provided with an advance request.

This position will be opened until filled.

The Worcester County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Supervisor of Human Resources, Worcester County Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, MD 21841, 410-632-5000.