DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine work involving responsibility for both the efficient and economical performance of cleaning and minor maintenance tasks for school buildings and grounds, but also requires physical endurance and a willingness to perform manual tasks. Work is performed under general supervision of higher-level groundskeeping or maintenance staff. The incumbent of this position actively participates in cleaning and maintenance operations, while providing leadership to lower-level groundkeepers or cleaners. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of building cleaning principles and practices, materials and equipment; knowledge of the accepted procedures and practices of ground maintenance work; ability to follow simple verbal and written instructions; ability to make minor mechanical repairs; willingness to perform manual work; dependability.
Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and one (1) year of experience in general building and/or facilities cleaning or maintenance work.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.