2019-20 Position Opening
In-district Transfer Only


Jemtegaard Middle School
8 hours per day (6:00 am – 2:30 pm)
5 days per week  (Monday-Friday)

Effective 3/13/20

(Start and end times are subject to variation based upon changing needs.)
260 days a year

(60 work days probation for new employees)
Permanent rate (after 6 am) $23.09-$26.14 (before 6 am)  $23.29-$26.34

Purpose Statement:

The job of Day Custodian is done for the purpose/s of maintaining an attractive, sanitary, and safe facility for students, staff, and public; providing equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings, classroom activities and events; overall responsibility for daily functioning of the physical plant; and minimizing property damage, loss, and liability exposure.

This job reports to the Building Administrator and Director of Facilities and Operations

Essential Functions

  • Arranges furnishings and equipment (e.g. assembly, meetings, cafeteria for lunch, removing and moving furniture, etc.) for the purpose of adequate preparations for meetings, classroom activities and special events.
  • Cleans assigned facilities (e.g. cafeteria, classrooms, offices, restrooms, sidewalks, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment.
  • Inspects facilities for the purpose of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive and clean condition, inside and outside, and/or identifying necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
  • Maintains and orders supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, mops, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and/or repairs/replacements (e.g. light bulbs, unclogs drains, cleaning grease traps, washing walls, spotting floor surfaces, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability and safety of facility.
  • Prepares facility for daily operations (e.g. opening gates, raising flags, unlocks doors, turns off alarms, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring facilities are operational and safe for occupancy.
  • Prepares various reports (e.g. requisitions, safety inspections, work orders, inventory records, time sheets, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required to maintain the facility.
  • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, alarms, graffiti, unauthorized individuals, animals, sick students, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and maintaining a functioning educational environment.
  • Secures facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to organization.

Other Functions

  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities 

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment and materials used in industrial maintenance; adhering to safety practices; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or rations; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.  Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: methods of industrial cleaning including floor and carpet; basic tools for minor repairs; safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; collate data; and use job-related equipment.  Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.  In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.  Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.  Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; and operating within a defined budget.  Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 70% walking, and 25% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and some hazardous conditions.

Experience      Job related experience is desired.
Education        High School diploma or equivalent.

Required Testing  Pre-employment Proficiency Test
Certificates & Licenses       Valid First Aid Certificate
Continuing Educ./Training
Clearances   WA State Misconduct Clearance
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
FLSA Status        Non Exempt   
Salary Grade       Schedule A Custodians – Day Custodian

POSTED:  February 5, 2020


The Washougal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Civil Rights Coordinator:  Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Gary McGarvie, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671, (360) 954-3104; Section 504 Coordinator:  Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671, (360) 954-3050 and/or Gary McGarvie, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671, (360) 954-3104.



Revised: Jan 2017