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P/T Custodian

The Pearl River Public Library seeks a Custodian with daytime, evening, and weekend availability to assist with the cleaning and maintenance of the Library building and grounds. Positive attitude, enthusiasm, and good communication skills are a must.


12-17.5 hours per week. Regular schedule will include Saturdays. Starting salary $22/hour.


Interested parties should send an email with qualifications/resume to: eschatoff@pearlriverlibrary.org. No phone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Full job description below.





DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This work involves immediate responsibility for the cleanliness, efficient physical operation, general care and security of a building or a large section of a building during an assigned shift. The work involves routine cleaning and semiskilled maintenance duties and is performed according to schedule under general supervision of a higher level Custodian and/or a building or central administrator. Conditions requiring special attention or maintenance work of a skilled nature are referred to a higher level supervisor for resolution. May provide work guidance (e.g. act as a lead worker) to a small number of employees. Does related work as required.
Oversees the use of a building or section of the building and maintains its security; Makes routine checks and simple adjustments to heating, air circulatory and other mechanical and pneumatic systems;
Sweeps, mops, waxes, dusts, washes, disinfects, and performs other cleaning duties;
Collects and disposes of refuse;
Moves furniture, supplies and equipment;
Paints, repairs furniture and makes semi-skilled mechanical, carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs;
Cuts grass, rakes, shovels snow and generally maintains grounds;
May provide work guidance to cleaners or custodial workers;
May confer with the building's administrator and/or immediate supervisor regarding needs and physical operation;
May open and/or close buildings;
May recycle materials in accordance with local rules and codes.

Good knowledge of building and grounds cleaning practices, supplies and equipment; working knowledge of the operation of low pressure heating, air conditioning and ventilating systems and of the pumps and motors commonly in use in such systems; ability to make semi-skilled mechanical, carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs; ability to understand and carry out moderately difficult oral and written directions; ability to deal effectively with people.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One (1) year of experience in the cleaning and/or maintenance of building facilities or the responsibility therefore. 

Pearl River NY
Part Time (<30 hrs)