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Custodian I

Company: Elkhart Public Library
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details
Job Location : Downtown - Elkhart, IN

Position Type : Full Time

Education Level : High School

Salary Range : $14.90 - $20.08 Hourly

Travel Percentage : Up to 50%

Job Shift : Day

Job Category : Facilities Classification: Facilities Location: All Library Locations Job Grade: 8 $14.90-$20.08 Job Category: A Full-time/ B and C Part-Time FSLA Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Department Head - Facilities SUMMARY The Custodian I responsible for keeping Elkhart Public Library premises, buildings, furnishings, and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. Additionally, the Custodian I assists with grounds keeping, deliveries, and maintenance and repair of property, structures, and systems. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. ORGANIZATION-WIDE EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows established Library and personnel policy, procedures and work standards.
  • Attends work regularly, on time, and as scheduled.
  • Exhibits welcoming, helpful, positive and friendly behavior to all patrons, staff and guests at all times in all communications formats (verbal and non-verbal).
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Regularly monitors Library communication venues including but not limited to employee email, staff bulletin boards and the intranet.
  • Participates in meetings, conferences, special projects, community engagement, and continuing education as required by the Elkhart Public Library or as dictated by professional commitment.
  • Addresses, or assists in addressing, issues and concerns related to the safety of Library staff and users as well as the security and maintenance of Library buildings and equipment. JOB-SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITY
    • Provides input regarding custodial needs and recommendations to the Facilities Department Head.
    • Performs housekeeping duties to maintain clean and orderly buildings, which includes but is not limited to sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, dusting, and vacuuming.
    • Prepares rooms and spaces for meetings, programs, and other events.
    • Assists in the maintenance and repair of HVAC and electrical systems, plumbing, small engines, equipment, appliances, and other Library property.
    • Does minor and routine painting and assembly/installation of furnishings and equipment.
    • Performs deliveries based on Library needs.
    • Maintains lawns, walkways, parking lots, and other outdoor spaces at all EPL locations, which includes but is not limited to mowing, weeding, and removing snow, ice, and debris.
    • Responds to after-hours alarms (security, fire, power outages, etc.)
    • Performs designated administrative and/or clerical duties per specified Work Instructions. WORK CONDITIONS
      • Full-time (including evenings and weekends)
      • Frequent local travel, occasional long distance travel QUALIFICATIONS
        • High School diploma or equivalent required
        • Must have valid driver's license with acceptable driving record per the established guidelines of the Library's insurer
        • If driving own car during paid work time, a certificate of coverage or insurability from personal auto insurer must be provided
          • Ability to learn and adapt
          • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with people of all ages in a business and public service context, and with professional colleagues
          • Ability to apply common sense understanding to follow written and oral instructions
          • Ability to recognize and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
          • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
          • Ability to pass a drug and alcohol test as requested or required
          • Ability to drive a Transit van and a pickup with trailer attached
          • Ability to operate and drive a zero-turn mower
            • Good written and oral language and communication skills
            • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions and business correspondence
            • Ability to effectively write routine reports and business correspondence
            • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from vendors, Library personnel and the general public in one-on-one and group situations as appropriate PHYSICAL DEMANDS
              • Ability to speak, hear and see
              • Ability to stand for an extended length of time
              • Ability to reach with hands and arms
              • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crawl
              • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures
              • Ability to lift or move up to 80 pounds SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
                • None

                  SALARY AND BENEFITS
                  • See Elkhart Public Library Wage Schedule
                  • See Elkhart Public Library electronic Employee Handbook This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities that may be performed by a qualified applicant or individual with a disability. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EOE


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