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Custodian - Full Time

Company: Crystal Lake Park District
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Parks/Custodian - Full Time

Date Posted:

Park Services Maintenance GarageTITLE: Custodian - Full-Time
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Park Services
DIVISION: Park Services
CATEGORY: Full Time Employee I
WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday & Saturday evening weekend hours

The Custodian, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Park Services, is responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the buildings. The Custodian works in cooperation with the maintenance staff of the District when applicable.


  • Building Custodian must be a High School graduate, or have two years working experience in a field related to custodian, cleaning and maintenance work
  • Possess the basic knowledge and experience of building cleaning and maintenance work
  • Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment
  • Work weekends and holidays as assigned
  • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public
  • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions
  • Ability to supervise, train and evaluate the work of skilled and semi-skilled employees
  • Ability to maintain a positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees
  • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government
  • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Facility Maintenance Supervisor
  • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing
  • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction
  • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations
  • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make judgments with respect to confidentiality
  • Valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age
  • Current CPR/AED Certification ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Cleans and maintains all building areas and furnishings as assigned
    • Sets up equipment and furnishings for recreation programs
    • Clean toilets, lavatories, sinks and drinking fountains
    • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes and buffs floors. Also cleans carpets
    • Washes woodwork, furniture and glass
    • Makes sure all lighting needs are met
    • Care of premises immediately surrounding buildings
    • Ability to make minor building repairs
    • Performs other maintenance functions as assigned
    • Must exercise safe work habits and follow the prescribed instructions on all cleaning chemicals that are used Follow the M.S.D.S. sheets
    • Follow the process and procedures of the Crystal Lake Park District Safety Policy and Employee Policy Manual MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
      • Performs other maintenance functions as assigned.
      • Attend staff meetings upon request The 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.

        • Must be in condition adequate to conduct on site inspection of park district facilities and operations
        • Must be able to perform manual labor with varying degrees of physical exertion
        • May frequently be required walk, sit, talk and hear.
        • May frequently be required to use hands and/or fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
        • May frequently be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
        • Must be able to handle average to heavy weight materials, maximum weight 50 pounds without assistance. Over 50 pounds with assistance.
        • May be in awkward or difficult positions resulting in physical fatigue
        • Must have specific vision abilities required for this job: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Worker must be able to work:
          • Effectively under stress of deadlines and complaints
          • Independently
          • Under supervision and direction of Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
          • Cooperatively with fellow staff, general public, contractors, vendors, community groups, and media in a proper manner PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
            Prolonged stress and pressures of the position could affect some individuals' blood pressure.

            Worker may be:
            • Involved in repetitive work (i.e. computer keyboard, writing, hand tools)
            • Visiting parks and buildings which will expose him/her to weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain and ice
            • Some activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature
            • Exposed to various chemicals, cleaning agents, oil and fuel etc.
            • Exposed to elevated noise levels produced from maintenance equipment and/or power tools COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS
              Worker must be able to:
              • Train and pass on other prudent safety and other work related practices to co-workers
              • Use basic math, reading and writing skills
              • Follow step-by-step procedures and obtain appropriate end results
              • Exhibit good problem solving abilities
              • Project a positive image and neat appearance to visitors of the park district
              • Demonstrate good safety awareness. If at any time during the course of employment the employee is unable to perform the duties, functions, or considerations outlined in this job description, the immediate supervisor should be informed.

Keywords: Crystal Lake Park District, Crystal Lake , Custodian - Full Time, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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