Job Available: Part-Time Custodians

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The Gates Public Library is seeking two Part-Time Custodians to clean and maintain the Library. Each position is 20 hours per week.

Job Title: Library Custodian

Department Supervisor: Business Services Senior Clerk

Job Summary: Cleaning and maintenance of library facilities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Clean and dust tables, desk areas, computers, and low shelving in the public area of the library.
  2. Dust mop/sweep floor areas and wet mop tile floors.
  3. Vacuum carpets in all areas of library.
  4. Clean public and staff restrooms.
  5. Clean and sanitize sinks, countertops, and drinking fountains.
  6. Replenish supplies.
  7. Vacuum and clean upholstered furniture.
  8. Clean windows and ledges, including glass doors at library entrances.
  9. Empty trash containers and recyclable materials.
  10. Set up and break down meeting rooms when necessary.
  11. Deliver paperwork to and from Gates Town Hall.
  12. Change light bulbs.
  13. Test emergency lights, exit signs, and fire extinguishers monthly.
  14. Inventory cleaning supplies and initiate orders.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  1. Ability to work independently.
  2. Ability to work cooperatively with other custodian and take direction from supervisor.
  3. Ability to establish good working relationships with other staff.
  4. Knowledge and experience in cleaning procedures.
  5. Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment safely.
  6. Conscientiousness in the carrying out of job requirements.

Personal Qualities & Abilities:

  1. Dependability
  2. Flexibility
  3. Cooperation
  4. Judgment
  5. Initiative
  6. Adaptability

Physical and Other Requirements:

  1. Physical ability and stamina commensurate with the duties of the position.
  2. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  3. Ability to reach and retrieve materials from floor level to 6 feet, and ability to squat, kneel, climb, and crawl.
  4. Pushing and pulling of various items including trash barrels, mop buckets, vacuum cleaners.
  5. Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  6. Valid and clean New York State Driver’s License

Education and Experience:

Minimum: High School Diploma or possession of a GED


  • Morning Custodian: 20 hours per week; Monday-Friday from 7 AM–11 AM. In the absence of Evening Custodian, these hours may increase or vary.
  • Evening Custodian: 20 hours per week; Tuesday-Saturday from 6 PM–10 PM. In the absence of Morning Custodian, these hours may increase or vary.

Rate of Pay: $18 per hour.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should fill out and submit the online Gates Public Library employment application, or request a paper application at the library during normal business hours (M-Th 9-8, F 9-6, Sat 9-5). Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references. Applications must be time-stamped or postmarked no later than July 28, 2023. Successful candidates will complete a 6-month probationary period.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: Gates Public Library welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other lawfully protected status. The Library complies with all federal and state regulations dealing with employment practices.

Posted on July 10, 2023

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