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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Cleaner17859

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Cleaner Role

 

This is routine work requiring the efficient performance of a variety of cleaning tasks. The work involves execution of these tasks through a well established routine. Direct supervision is received from a higher level supervisor. The incumbent does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Cleaner Expectations

  • Dusts chairs, tables desks and other furniture;
  • Washes windows, walls, woodwork, toilets and sinks;
  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums and waxes floors with various equipment designed for those purposes;
  • Gathers and disposes of refuse;
  • Cleans and polishes furniture;
  • Performs a variety of routine errands and cleaning tasks;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required;
  • May use a district motor vehicle as assigned.

When Assigned to a School District:

  • May clean blackboards and erasers;
  • May monitor rest rooms and report violations of non-smoking policy;
  • May use a district motor vehicle as assigned.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Cleaner:

  • Working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials, and equipment;
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction; ability to get along well with others.

 

 

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

Per O&M Contract
Custodian17836

Distinguishing Features of the Class and Role of Custodian

 

This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the efficient and economical performance of semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance tasks for municipal buildings, grounds, and equipment.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior in accordance with established policies, but considerable leeway is permitted for the exercise of independent judgment.  General supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate cleaning or maintenance personnel.  Does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Expectations of Custodian

  • Paints rooms and equipment, repairs furniture and makes minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs;
  • Requires painting of entire rooms,
  • Climbing ladders,
  • Hanging white boards
  • Removal of black boards
  • Sweeps and mops floors and stairs;
    • Requires use of back pack vacuums,
    • Use of auto scrubbers
    • Use of floor buffers
  • Dusts desks, woodwork, furniture and other equipment;
    • Requires operation and utilization of a Genie for dusting and cleaning higher surfaces
    • Moving large pieces of furniture and equipment
  • Washes windows, walls, blackboards, sinks and other fixtures;
    • Requires use of ladder
    • Ability to carry large quantities of cleaning products
  • Polishes furniture and metal furnishings;
    • Required to Strip and seal floors
    • Removal and replacement of all furniture in rooms during refinishing
  • Empties waste baskets, collects and disposes of rubbish;
    • Responsible for carrying bags of rubbish up and down several flights of stairs
    • Must be able to dispose of large/heavy pieces of rubbish into a dumpster
  • Clears snow and ice from walks and driveways;
    • Requires the ability to use large snow blower
    • Shoveling snow of off walkways and roof top and other locations as necessary
  • Mows lawns, trims shrubs, rakes leaves, and performs a variety of other grounds keeping tasks;
    • Requires use of manual clippers and gas powered equipment
    • Use both push and riding mower
  • Delivers packages and messages;
    • Requires lifting and carrying heavy items (upstairs included)
  • Checks operation of clocks and bells;
    • Need to climb ladder (up to 12 feet in height)
  • Puts out and takes in traffic safety signs;
    • Requires moving and carrying traffic cones to wherever is needed on district property
  • Arranges chairs and tables and other equipment for special use of buildings;
    • Requires break down and set up long
    • Stacking and moving of chairs and risers
    • Move several pieces of furniture to the correct design
  • Repairs window shades, replaces light bulbs, soap and towels;
    • Requires using a ladder (up to 12 ft)
    • Must be able to use equipment/ change bulbs while on a ladder
  • When assigned to night or weekend duty, polices buildings and boiler rooms;
    • Requires the ability to monitor all parts of a building, including stairwells, basements and top floors as needed.
    • Good knowledge of building cleaning practices,
    • supplies and equipment;
    • working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of steam boiler equipment;
    • ability to use supplies and equipment efficiently;
    • ability to make minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical repairs and to perform a variety of routine maintenance tasks;
    • physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Full Performance Knowledges, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Senior Custodian:

  • Good knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies, and equipment;
  • Good knowledge of the operation of low-pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment;
  • Ability to plan and lay out work;
  • Ability to supervise the work of others;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

 

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

This position is a provisional civil service appointment and applicant must meet civil service requirements including residency in Schenectady County. Successful candidates are required to take civil service exam when offered.

 

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133.The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School.

Per O&M Contract
Maintenance Mechanic (Plumber)18216

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

 

Distinguishing Features of the Class Plumber Role:

 This is skilled work involving responsibility for efficient performance of a variety of plumbing, maintenance and steam fitting tasks requiring a thorough knowledge of the trade.  General supervision is received from a higher level supervisor regarding tasks to be performed with considerable leeway allowed for planning the details of each assignment.  Direct supervision may be exercised over a variety of skilled and non-skilled employees.  Does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Plumber Expectations:

  • Installs and repairs water service piping which includes wiping and testing joints;
  • Installs and repairs fixtures such as lavatory facilities, drinking fountains and sprinkler systems;
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing in municipal owned buildings;
  • Inspects installation plumbing work within the jurisdiction;
  • May repair and maintain water pumping stations and reservoirs;
  • Cuts, bends, threads and assembles pipes;
  • Installs and repairs pipes and valve traps in heating systems;
  • Maintains tools to keep them in good working order;
  • Clears stoppages in waste, sub soil and other drains;
  • Repairs and installs steam equipment;
  • May perform groundskeeper activities;
  • May perform other skilled maintenance activities;
  • May supervise the work of subordinates on a work project;
  • May operate a truck or other automotive equipment;
  • Performs a variety of related work as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Plumber:

  • Good knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; good knowledge of local plumbing ordinances; ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough sketches and oral instructions; ability to lay out work for self and others; good motor and hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

 

 

$46,263/year
Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC)21424

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

Distinguishing Features of the Class Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC) Role:

This is skilled maintenance work involving the responsibility for the operation, maintenance and repair of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related systems.  Supervision is received from the Director of Educational Facilities.  Supervision may be exercised over subordinate cleaning and maintenance personnel.  The incumbent does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities and Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC) Expectations:

  • Develops appropriate operating, repair, maintenance and safety practices for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related equipment and systems;
  • Repairs and replaces electrical controls, thermostats, relays, pumps and related equipment;
  • Investigates and resolves complaints concerning heating and ventilating;
  • Makes emergency repairs to equipment and takes emergency action in connection with equipment failure to insure reinstatement of serviceability;
  • Installs and repairs electrical systems;
  • Installs and repairs plumbing and piping;
  • Makes recommendations in the purchase of equipment and supplies;
  • May review work done by contractors;
  • May perform work in other trades;
  • May be required to participate in snow and ice control activities;
  • May be required to operate a motor vehicle in connection with assignments;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC):

Thorough knowledge of the construction, operation, maintenance and safety procedures of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and related equipment; good knowledge of practice, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of buildings;  ability to repair and maintain heating, air conditioning, and related equipment in a safe and efficient manner; ability to act quickly and efficiently in the event of a mechanical failure; ability to understand oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the positions.

 

 

 

$46,263/year

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.