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Assistant Custodian 2nd Shift Unlicensed

Omaha Public Schools Omaha, NE

Job Title: Assistant Custodian 2nd Shift Unlicensed


Location: King Science Middle School, 3720 Florence Blvd, Omaha, NE 68110


Reports To: Building Principal 


Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 Duty Days/ Non- Exempt


Salary Schedule: This is a full-time negotiated position. Sal grade: 33D


Position Purpose:  Primary purpose is to keep school building in clean and orderly condition performing any combination of following duties: sweeps, mops, scrubs (operates scrubbers), cleans hallways, cafeteria, kitchen and school rooms. Empties trash and garbage containers. Maintains building, performing minor and routine painting, plumbing, electrical wiring, and other related maintenance activities, using hand tools. Replaces air-conditioner filters. Cleans snow and debris from sidewalk. Mows lawn, sports field, trims shrubbery, and cultivates flowers.


Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms.
  • Vacuum sweep and mop floors and stairs.
  • Clean sinks, counter tops, 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.
  • Dusting and cleaning office desk and furniture.
  • Cleaning windows and windowsills.
  • Willingness and ability to follow approved procedures for cleanup and proper disposal of bodily fluids, required.
  • Secure premises by locking doors and windows.

Additional Duties Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.


Equipment:  This position may require the ability to use hand tools (hammers, screw drivers, pliers, wrenches, and sockets), power tools (impacts and drills), weed eater, leaf blower, washing machine, carpet machine and other basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine.  Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use.


Travel:  Local travel may be required.


Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
  • Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse setting.
  • Ability to lift, move and reposition objects and materials- frequently exerting force equal to lifting fifty (50) pounds.

Physical Demand Classifications:

-Rarely   1-5% of the time, in an 8-hour day

-Occasionally 6-33% of the time, in an 8-hour day

-Frequently 34-66% of the time, in an 8-hour day

-Continuously 67-100% of the time, in an 8-hour day


Essential Functions:


STANDING: (Remaining on one's feet in an upright position without walking). Occasional:  Monitoring trash cans during lunch periods; working on ladders changing light bulb and cleaning vents. 


WALKING: - (Moving about on foot requires 3 consecutive steps to be considered walking) Frequent: Operating:  the floor scrubber, push mower, carpet machine, weed eater, leaf blower. Spreading salt and gravel during icy weather.  Accessing different areas of the building and campus (machine shed). Walks on various terrains, during all weather conditions. 


SITTING:  (Remaining in a seated position with hips and knees bent to some extent and buttocks resting on a surface) Rarely-Occasional: Operating the large mower-mowing large field, using the computer to check emails.  


LIFTING: (Raising or lowering an object from one level to another.) Occasional:  Performing cleaning and maintenance tasks.  The rate will vary depending upon the specific work area. Some examples include:

Daily - Bags of trash 12-40 lb. from 37 (top of bag) to ~50 (dumpster). Rate will vary

Daily - Lifting (folding) cafeteria tables 55 lb. of upward force at 17-~50; 38 tables but two individuals available. 

Rarely- Bags of Calcium Chloride (salt) 50 lb. from pallet to spreader

Rarely- Ladders: 16' Werner Ladder Model 416 77.5 lb.; 12' Werner Ladder Model 412 55 lb. 


CARRYING: (Transporting an object over a distance through walking) Occasional:   Moving equipment; tools and materials.  (see examples of weight above) 


PUSHING/PULLING: (Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the Force) Occasional:  Operating the floor scrubber initial force 25-30 lb.; sustained force ~25 lb. hand height ~42-44 distance will vary but up to several hundred feet. Pulling out bleachers with tool with hook (2 person) waist height. Force will vary.   


CLIMBING: (To Ascend or Descend apparatus or structures) Occasional: To access lighting with ladder; to access boiler room via 10 steps; accessing the portable classrooms via ramps. Scaffolding is available for use when performing prolonged cleaning of ceiling.  Accessing the swimming pool via vertical ladder when cleaning and repairing the pool.  Climbing bleachers in the gym area. 


BALANCE: (Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) Frequent: Working on uneven terrain; various weather conditions; up/down ladders; up/down stairs; performing overhead tasks.


STOOPING: (Bending the body downward and forward from a standing position by bending the spine at the hips and/or waist) Occasional: Cleaning lower aspect of walls; accessing floor level when cleaning.  


KNEELING: (Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on one or both knees) Occasional: Working at floor level cleaning gum and other materials from the floor. 


CROUCHING: (Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs at the hips and knees with simultaneous forward bending of the spine) Occasional: Working at floor level


REACHING: (Extending arms and hands away from the body in any direction. Shoulder angle must be least 45 degrees from the body to be considered reaching) Frequent: Forward Using tools; operating equipment (scrubber; carpet cleaning) Occasional: Overhead Cleaning air vents; accessing light bulbs; inspecting repairing and replacing ceiling tiles.


HAND USAGE: (Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with the hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or shift gears) Frequent:  Operating equipment; using tools for repair and replacement.  Tools include: Shovel; broom; hand tools; power tools; circular saws; wrenches. Handling/moving school furniture. Handling/grasping trash bags. Pinching threading nuts and bolts. 


CRAWLING: (Moving about on hands and knees, hands and feet or on the abdomen) Rarely: May have to access areas behind the bleachers. Accessing under desks and tables. 



  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Six (6) months or more related experience in the custodial/janitorial field.
  • Successful experience working in K-12 education setting, childcare center or other setting where children/youth are present is required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to work evenings is required.
  • Ability to work early morning for snow removal, and daytime during summer months is required.

Terms of Employment

This position is treated as a classified full-time non-exempt position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.


The offer of employment is contingent upon:


  • Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining œHighly Qualified status, etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
  • A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.


Omaha public schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)   


The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.



Date Posted May 12, 2024
Requisition 14793
Address King Science Magnet Middle
Located In Omaha, NE
Salary Comment 33D - Per Operations Negotiated Agreement / Per Hour
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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