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Thank you for your interest in a career at the Parkland Community Library! We encourage you to watch this space for any opportunities that may arise in the future.

P/T Custodian, 25 hours per week position

Performs general cleaning and minor maintenance of the library building. Also assists staff, visitors, and other employees as necessary.

General Duties

    • • Maintain, clean, and improve facility property. Sweeps and cleans the front porch area, sidewalks, windows, weeding, etc.
    • • Uses brooms, mops, and floor equipment to sweep, and mop floors.
    • • Uses vacuum cleaners to clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and blinds.
    • • Dusts furniture and equipment.
    • • Dust walls, woodwork, windows, doors, glass, and sills.
    • • Makes minor repairs as requested.
    • • Empties wastebaskets and takes out trash and recycling.
    • • Replenishes restroom supplies.
    • • Sets up and tears down chairs, tables, and equipment in meeting rooms.
    • • Meets with companies to allow access for HVAC system, pest control, fire systems, and other contracts to ensure systems are regularly checked and in accordance with the library maintenance contracts.
    • • Tracks cleaning supply inventory and sends requests to purchase to Acquisitions Coordinator.
    • • Follows all applicable safety rules and procedures.
    • • Reports work accomplished orally or on written work order to supervisor.

Additional Duties

    • • Uses hand tools and power tools in making minor maintenance repairs and maintaining grounds and walks.
    • • Assists in shipping and receiving of library items in storage.
    • • Goes to the North Whitehall Township book drop two days per week.
    • • Assists volunteers, staff, and patrons as necessary.

Receives general supervision from the Library Director and Administrative and Finance Manager.

Qualifications Profile

    • • The skills and knowledge required would generally be obtained with previous experience in building cleaning and maintenance work.
    • • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved oral or written instructions.
    • • Ability to relate to officials, staff, and the public in a courteous manner.
    • • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing from 15 to 25 pounds.
    • • Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
    • • Personal vehicle will be used for errands and storage runs.

Satisfactory completion of criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI fingerprinting before employment and every three years thereafter. 

Applicants may submit a resume, a brief introductory statement, and contact information for two professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Debbie Jack, Executive Director via email at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Page Last Updated: 2021-08-17