2019-20 Position Opening
In-District Transfer Only


District Office
2.5 hours per day (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
(Start and end times are subject to variation based upon changing needs.)

All Tuesdays and Thursday all year
(60 work days probation for new employees)
Rate of pay:  before 6 p.m. $21.75 – 24.77;   after 6 p.m. $21.95 – $24.97

Purpose Statement:

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

This job reports to the Building Administrator

Essential Functions

  • Arranges furnishings and equipment for the purpose of providing adequate preparations for meetings, classroom activities and special events.
  • Cleans assigned school or district facilities (e.g. classrooms, offices, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, corridors, carpets, removes graffiti, windows, walls, restrooms, bleachers, stage, locker rooms, sidewalks, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment at a School or District Office.
  • Inspects school or district 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/reporting necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, mops, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of the items required to properly stock facilities.
  • Monitors students (e.g. student helpers, lunchroom, etc.) for the purpose of providing for the safety and welfare of students.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and/or repairs/replacements (e.g. light bulbs, unclog 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 as may be required (e.g. closing gates, lowering flags, locking doors, 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 operations concerns (e.g. facility damage, unauthorized persons, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and maintaining a functioning educational environment.
  • Secures facilities and grounds (e.g. lock doors, turn off lights, sets alarm, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to the district.

Other Functions

  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in 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 used in industrial maintenance including electrical cleaning equipment, common tools, etc.; and adhering to safety practices.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: methods of industrial cleaning; safety practices, and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; 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 standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; worth with specific job-related data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; 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; and working as part of a team.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the Organizations 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
Certificates & Licenses   Valid First Aid Certificate
Continuing Educ./Training
Clearances     WA State Misconduct Clearance
WSP/FBI Background Clearance
FLSA Status       Non Exempt
Approval Date
Salary Grade      Sch A Custodians – Night Custodian

POSTED: March 2, 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.