SKHS CUSTODIAN I (#1903-3047)

South Kingstown High School

South Kingstown Public Schools

Wakefield, Rhode Island (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3955861
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description



This is repetitive unskilled work of limited variety and complexity in the cleaning of public buildings.

An employee in this class performs a limited number of cleaning and custodial duties in an assigned area of a public building usually when the building is unoccupied. The work is of a repetitive nature which can easily be learned on the job without previous experience or training. Assignments are given in the form of oral instructions. Work is reviewed by a superior in progress or upon completion for meeting standards of cleanliness and for adherence to instructions.


Sweeps, mops and polishes floors; vacuums rugs;

Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies;

Empties wastebaskets;

Washes walls, windows and blackboards;

Dusts tables, desks and other furniture;

Moves and arranges tables and chairs;

Operates a variety of custodial equipment such as scrubbers and polishers, vacuum cleaners, push brooms and mops;

Performs related work as required.


Ability to understand and follow simple oral instructions;

Ability to carry and move light loads and to climb ladders;

Ability to perform repetitive manual tasks without close supervision;

Ability to acquire knowledge of cleaning materials, methods, equipment and procedures;

Ability to learn to operate light custodial equipment safely and to exercise care in its use.


No previous experience or formal education required.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Support Staff > Custodian
  • Location Description

    South Kingstown High School is located on the Atlantic Coast, 32 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, in the village of Wakefield. The town covers an area of 63 square miles with a population of 28,000. The main campus of the University of Rhode Island is within five miles of South Kingstown High School. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    South Kingstown Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Current National fingerprint based BCI check
      A job based physical will be conducted by a school appointed medical office at no cost to the potential employee.
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    South Kingstown School Department actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

    In order to be considered, you must submit a COMPLETE SchoolSpring application. Incomplete SchoolSpring applications will NOT be considered.

    If selected for hire, you will be required to provide the following items in person:

    1. W-4
    2. Federal BCI (Done through your local police department or State Attorney General's Office)
    3. I-9 (Must be filled out in person) Please bring appropriate documentation.

    Paraprofessional applicants must show proof that they meet the minimum requirements for individuals to be employed as a paraprofessional as indicated in the RI Department of Education Teacher Assistant Standards.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Are you currently a RI retiree receiving a pension from the State of RI?
    • 2. I wish to work in the following areas (please check all that apply):
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Paraprofessional
      - Clerk
      - Account Clerk
      - Custodial
      - Maintenance
    • 3. If you selected custodial, which shift(s) are you available to work?
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - 1st shift
      - 2nd shift
      - Not Applicable
    • 4. If you are applying for a paraprofessional position, please indicate if you have the following (please check all that apply)
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Teacher Assistant Training Program and passed the Paraprofessional Test
      - Associates Degree
      - Bachelor's Degree
      - Not Applicable
    • 5. What date are you available to start?
      Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 6. Please check any applicable skills or licenses (please check all that apply)
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Microsoft Office
      - Electrical
      - HVAC
      - Plumbing
      - Heavy Equipment
      - None of the above
    • 7. Under South Kingstown School Committee policy, no person may be appointed to a position when evaluation of the person holding that position is customarily the responsibility of a close relative of the appointee. Close relative shall be understood to mean spouse, parent, son or daughter, sister or brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law. Are any persons related to you, within the relative categories reflected in this policy, employed by South Kingstown School Department? If yes, in what position(s) are they employed?
      Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Brian Mahoney, Director of Facilities & Transportation
    • 135 Asa Pond Rd
    • Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879

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