City of Boston

Senior Building Custodian

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Boston Public Library
Regular Full-Time
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Brief job description (essential functions of the job):


General Duties/Class Specifications:

To have charge of and participate in the cleaning and sanitary maintenance of a branch library building, or under supervision, to participate in the cleaning and sanitary maintenance of the Central Library building, the care and maintenance for the basic operation of the HVAC and electrical systems and the care and maintenance of the grounds of the building; and to perform related work as required.


Typical Duties:


Supervising and participating in activities such as:

  • Sweeping, washing, polishing and vacuuming as required for the care of floors (concrete, asphalt tile, linoleum, vinyl tile, cork, terrazzo, marble, wooden, tile, carpet) including the use of detergents, sawdust, mops, pails, and brooms, the use and care of cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaners, waxing and polishing machines and carpet cleaners).
  • Caring for light fixtures, shades, reflectors, lenses, prismatic glass and other building furnishings and equipment.
  • Cleaning, packing and moving of books.
  • Moving furniture and equipment.
  • Having responsibility for the basic operation and care of the HVAC and electrical systems.
  • Supervising and participating in the activities required for the care and maintenance of the grounds adjacent to the building, such as the cutting of grass, the planting of grass and flower seeds, and the trimming of shrubbery (using power lawn mowers, hand mowers, and garden tools), the shoveling of snow and the keeping of walks clear of ice during the winter, and the keeping of the grounds free of debris.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Special Requirements


  • One (1) year experience in the duties of the position and in the field of custodial work; demonstrated ability to plan and supervise the work of others; demonstrated ability to accept responsibility and to carry out assignments independently.  Demonstrated ability to work well with others; superior work habits and organization ability, dependability, initiate good judgment, tact, courtesy.



  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

*While the Faneuil Branch us under construction,the successful candidate will be assigned to the Parker Hill branch for training, and then will be assigned on a semi-permanent basis to a branch with a custodian vacancy or an extended leave.  The successful candidate will receive 2 weeks notice to a branch with either an extended vacancy or custodian on extended leave.  The successful candidate will be required to cover secondary locations on an as needed basis.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  AFSCME/M-6

Hours per week:  40


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