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Position Summary:
Maintains the cleanliness and security of the town's building, and performs service and repair maintenance on building facility and plumbing, heating and electrical systems. Provides support to library service programs and meeting room groups. Related work as required or as situation demands.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Performs routine maintenance and service on all electrical, plumbing, HVAC and utility systems within facility.
  1. Performs finish maintenance tasks such as plastering, spack­ling, painting, basic carpentry and light construction and building repair.
  1. Performs a variety of cleaning duties such as sweeping, vacuuming, washing or waxing floors and stairs, shampooing rugs, cleaning doors and windows, dusting furniture and fix­tures.
  1. Orients and trains part-time custodial staff in the perfor­mance of above cleaning duties.
  1. Monitors and maintains indoors drains, sinks, traps and floor drains, treating with enzyme compound as needed.
  1. Cleans, maintains and repairs rest rooms, and insures that plumbing and septic system are in working condition. Collects monies from sanitary supply vending machines and forwards to the Administrative Assistant .
  1.  Collects and empties trash, recycling, dumpster loads; monitors and ensures that dumpsters are routinely emptied. Delivers kitchen recycleables as needed.
  1. Changes and replaces light bulbs and ballasts; performs minor electrical repairs; sets parking lot light timers, checks all electrical systems twice daily.
  1. Moves and rearranges furniture, materials and equipment as directed. Shifts and stores delivered items to appropriate division or storage area.
  1. Sweeps, shovels snow and de-ices and salts outdoor walkways and areas in inclement weather. Clears emergency exits and shovels flat roof.
  1. Removes debris from outside landscaped areas around building; responsible for maintenance of exterior ramp and benches, and seasonal landscaping such as mulching, trimming and planting.
  1. Ensures that adequate janitorial supplies, cleaning products and maintenance tools are available, submitting orders when necessary.
  1. Operates a variety of cleaning and maintenance equipment: snow blower, weed-wacker, chainsaw, vacuum cleaner, shampooer; performs routine maintenance on these.
  1. Performs routine security check of the building at opening and before closing. Checks alarm systems. May monitor building and group use during after-hours meetings.
  1. Monitors chemical treatment of Air Conditioning loop and tower and perimeter baseboard heating system; and storage of treatment chemicals by vendor.
  1. Prepares and sets up chairs, tables, AV equipment and special needs for Meeting Rooms.
  1. Routinely replaces HVAC filters, fuses, belts, monitoring thermostats, breakers and heat pump resets.
  1. Monitors exterior drains, gutters, down-spouts and drainage systems.
  1. Secures estimates, price quotes, facility advice and systems advice.
  1. Meets, tours and monitors technicians, contractors and vendors.
  1. Monitors all building systems daily. Provides emergency assistance with vehicles, systems, building issues, etc.
  1. Maintains clean bookmobile – washing, waxing and vacuuming vehicle.
  1. Inventories supplies and tools and submits order annually.
  1. Travels off-site to pick up, deliver or secure goods as directed.
  1. Attends monthly Staff Meeting and makes routine Maintenance Report.
  2. Performs annual Facility and Safety Walkthrough of buildings and grounds.
  1. Paints parking lot annually, replacing needed sign posts and signage.
  1. Replaces batteries to emergency door push bars, clocks, and video cameras.
  1. Assembles and repairs equipment and furniture as needed.
  1. Breaks down boxes, storage containers and packing materials and recycles.
  1. May drive Bookmobile, assisting with loading and down loading.
  1. Shifts and stores all book donations to the Friends’ Sorting Room; assists in the set-up prior to Book Sales.
  1. Daily consults computerized calendar for personnel coverage and Meeting Room usage. Consults mailbox throughout day for staff maintenance requests and special project direction.
  1. Consults maintenance manuals, checklists and equipment upkeep schedules.
  1. Raises and lowers flag, banners, posters, decorative items, etc.
  1. Performs occasional on-call duty (nights, weekends, holidays) for snow removal or emergencies.


Required Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to follow instructions on the labels of chemical supplies.  Ability to use hand tools for building repairs, carpentry and maintenance.  Must be able to perform a wide variety of physical duties without any difficulties. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of carpentry, painting, plumbing, wiring, and the operation and use of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems. (HVAC). Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Vehicle and Drivers License.

Education, Training, Special Licensure/Certification Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED desirable, supplemented by two or more years' experience in the custodial and maintenance field, preferably in a supervisory capacity. 

Contacts (boards & committees, vendors, general public, etc.):
Interacts with vendors and contractors, Extensive interaction with Town Departments, Boards and Committees, as well as Town Departmental personnel, Library personnel and public.

Supervisory Responsibility (Include Positions Supervised):
Works under the direction of the Assistant Director. Orients and trains one half-time equivalent. Routine work performed under well-established practices and procedures.  Some measure of responsibility and judgment in determining method of completion.

Responsibility for Operating Budget:
Responsible for judicious expenditure of Janitorial Supplies budget and the Facilities and Equipment Maintenance line item within the overall departmental budget. Responsible for facility systems and preventive maintenance on same. Responsible for the safety and security of the facility and of after-hours meeting attendees during evening shifts.

Primary Physical Requirements:
Manual use of cleaning equipment and supplies, carpentry and building materials. Depth, color peripheral and distance vision regularly required.  Regular and frequent lifting up to 40-50 pounds; occasional lifting up to 140 lbs.  Ability to hear, talk, walk, sit bend, reach, grasp.  Occasional need to balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. Ability to climb ladders or roof and tolerate heights. Ability to shovel and remove snow. Ability to operate a motor vehicle which may necessitate a Class D license (may also be asked to drive Bookmobile).


*Use F for Frequently,  O for Occasionally,  R for Rarely,  N for Never

Primary Physical Requirements

Other Physical Considerations



LIFT up to 10 lbs.:  F

Twisting:  F

LIFT 10 to 50 lbs.:  F


LIFT over 50 lbs.:  O



Kneeling:  O   

CARRY up to 10 lbs.:  F  

Crouching:  O

CARRY 10 to 50 lbs.:  O


CARRY over 50 lbs.:   R




             DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY,



Desktop/Computer Table

  Consecutive Hours                  Total Hours      

Stationary & Rolling Office Chair

Sit:        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Carpeted & Linoleum Floored Offices

Stand:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Stairs and Elevators

Walk:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



Summary of Occupational Exposures:  
Work performed indoors under typical library conditions and outside, possibly under adverse weather conditions. Exposure to the hazards associated with chemicals, heights, weight equipment and vehicle usage.  Errors could result in damage to building or equipment, injury to  employees or library patrons.  Moderate to loud noise levels resulting from carpentry tools, equipment, etc.


Inside:         75%             Outside:        25%







Department Head





Town Manager





Union Steward, if applicable





Human Resources Director






Note:  The purpose of this job description is to provide an outline of the more significant work elements of the position and to organize and present the information in a standard manner.  It is not intended to describe all the elements of the work that may be performed by every individual in this classification, nor should it serve as the sole basis for Human Resource decisions and actions.