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Head Custodian 1, Lakeshore Campus - 1st Shift
Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date Posted 06/20/2022
Admin-Custodian - Janitorial
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Head Custodian 1, Lakeshore Campus - 1st Shift

Date Posted : 06/20/2022

Department: Custodians

Job ID: 1349

Work Hours/Schedule: 52 weeks/40 hours, Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Compensation: College Employee Benefit Association (CEBA) Head Custodian I $19.20

Reports to: Building Manager

Posting Close Date: 07/05/2022

Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits, additional details are available on the Human Resources/Benefits website:

● Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
● A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
● Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
● Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your dependents.
● Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions for you.
● Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal leave banks.
● Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late December!

Under the direction of the facility building manager, The Head Custodian position is responsible for the overall maintenance and cleanliness of assigned GRCC facility(s). It is the responsibility of the Head Custodian to ensure that the facilities are maintained in a condition of operating excellence, cleanliness, and safety. The Head Custodian has supervisory responsibility over other custodians including full and part-time employees, student workers, and third-party cleaners. Safety, cleanliness and continued efficiency of operation shall be a major goal at all times.

Essential Job Functions
● Maintain knowledge of all cleaning activities within the assigned facility
● Maintain knowledge regarding all types of floor surfaces ranging from carpet removal or initial cleaning to floor finishing
● Knowledgeable of all safety and security procedures affecting his/her assigned facility.
● Distinguish between general maintenance and emergent situations, including mitigation procedures.

Examples include:
o Reset fire alarm panels for his/her appropriately assigned facility

o Utilize emergency shutoffs for electrical, HVAC, water, gas, etc.
o Learn locations of breaker panels and how to reset them in the building(s) they are assigned Properly use, care for and provide minor maintenance to all custodial equipment

● Order and forecast supplies and materials for custodial
● Monitor and submit time sheets, work order requests, etc., for custodians, staff, faculty and student workers.
● Communicate and interface effectively with college personnel, students, visitors, and individuals entering and using campus facilities.
● Train custodians in all day-to-day maintenance activities, maintenance programs, equipment, etc. and provide proper guidance in accomplishing their tasks
● Provide concise and effective written and oral direction as it pertains to guidance of work tasks and goals.
● Open and secure facilities
● Utilize appropriate cleaning agents/chemicals and techniques for each floor or other type of surface (i.e. what to use on fabrics, floors, counters, chalk/white boards, etc.)
● Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.


● A minimum of a high school degree or GED diploma required
● National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred.

Work Experience
● Demonstrated ability of providing leadership, supervision, and guidance.
● Knowledgeable of all cleaning techniques
● Knowledgeable of cleaning supplies and their appropriate application and finish
● Knowledgeable of cleaning agents for chemicals for each floor type or surface (i.e. what to use on fabrics, floors, counters, chalk/white boards, etc.)
● Knowledge of floor finishes (wood, terrazzo, soft and hard tile), and floor finish (and cleaning) equipment operation and use
● Knowledge of what to do in case of an emergency (when to use blood borne pathogens accurate clean up processes, fill out accident report(s) etc.)
● Demonstrate and maintain minimum absenteeism.
● Knowledge of general safety and security practices as related to personal, facility, and equipment protection.

● The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:
Foundational Competencies
● Responsibility
● Adaptability
● Teamwork
● Achievement
● Decisive
● Listening
● Strength
● Vision

Occupational Competencies
● Handling and Moving Objects
● Performing General Physical Activities
● Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
● Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
● Getting Information
● Making Decisions and Solving Problems
● Communicating with Supervisors
● Controlling Machines and Processes
● Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
● Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
● Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
● Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
● Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
● Assisting and Caring for Others
● Scheduling Work and Activities

Physical Demands
● Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.
● Able to lift 50 pounds.
● Be able to work indoors with or without heat and air conditioning, and outside during all types of weather
● Must be able to pick up, lift and dump receptacles/s into dumpsters that are at a minimum of 4.5 feet above ground level.

Mental Demands
● Must be able to comprehend and follow manufacturer’s information and directions.
● Must be able and willing to take Job Enrichment Classes, seminars, etc.
● The ability to work with a variety of college staff personnel
● The ability to provide customer service to faculty, staff, students and the general public
● Annually complete up to 20 hours of professional development training (College provided)

Working Conditions
● Work indoors and outdoors
● Work with or without heat and air conditioning
● Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements.

Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on 07/05/2022 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law.

GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

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