Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  The Custodian is responsible to keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. The janitor is also responsible for performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.



The Custodian reports to the Associate Executive Director who is responsible for the direction of housekeeping services in the facility.


Daily job responsibilities/functions to include, but not limited to:

  • Sweeping, and mopping of flooring and stairs.
  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms.
  • Clean sinks, countertops, microwaves, and refrigerators in break rooms.
  • Restock supplies in bathrooms, break rooms and common areas.
  • Empty all trash cans and replace liners, clean receptacles as necessary.
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.
  • Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs in areas within sixteen feet of buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment.
  • Maintain service schedules for equipment such as air conditioning units, pest control and sanitary products.
  • Know operation and controls of Fire alert system, Gym Air conditioning system, Personnel lift and locations of all electric panels. 
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds. Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.
  • Attend to emergencies when necessary.
  • Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.
  • Take classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products, First Aid, CPR and working relationships.
  • Dusting and cleaning office desks and furniture.
  • Cleaning windowsills and windows.
  • General maintenance of grounds
  • Other routine maintenance duties as assigned 

Non-Essential Duties:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Statement of Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team.
  • Ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort.
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning products or willing to learn.


The work requires routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than fifty pounds. Moving items over fifty pounds utilizes a team lift. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


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Salary Information

Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm
Will change to earlier time at discretion of supervisor
Must be flexible with week-ends

Salary Range: $31,000

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Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement is an equal opportunity employer.

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