• Custodian Position

    Reports to:
     Facilities Manager
    Non-exempt part-time position: 15 hours a week
    Compensation: Starting at $13.16/hour

    The Custodian is responsible for general cleaning of the library’s buildings, equipment and grounds. Supports the Facilities Manager with basic maintenance of the facilities and works with other staff members to promote teamwork and share information. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspire Knowledge, Connect Community, Enrich Our World, Read!”

    Job Summary:

    • Maintains cleanliness and effective operation of interior and exterior building facilities and grounds
    • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors using provided vacuum and cleaners
    • Sometimes uses ladders (up to 12 feet), dusts, cleans bookshelves, washes/replaces blinds, washes windows, and cleans glass throughout the building as needed
    • Moves cabinets, boxes, furniture, crates and equipment to clean areas. May remove stains from such surfaces as rugs, walls and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions
    • May also sweep walks, rake leaves, remove snow, salt ice or perform other incidental seasonal tasks
    • Maintains and cleans bathrooms, including toilets, urinals, sinks, counters and walls
    • Plans work according to standard procedure and by library scheduling needs
    • Follows systematic approach to the cleaning of the facilities, parking lot and sidewalks
    • Participates in the cleaning of the buildings, adjacent walks, and grounds
    • Assists and notifies manager of the inventory of cleaning supplies and materials
    • Travels between facilities for cleaning as needed****
    • Sets up rooms for use by Library Board and staff
    • Upon start of shift inspects buildings, facilities and equipment
    • Reports problems to the Facility Manager
    • Periodically makes security check of buildings
    • Supports Facilities Manager on basic maintenance as needed
    • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
    • Utilizes the library’s facility maintenance computer system
    • Checks e-mail and assists in public service areas as needed


    • Background in grounds keeping, custodial, and snow removal preferred
    • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, able to convey a message clearly and concise via email, text or over a phone call
    • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
    • Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community
    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Must maintain insurability under the Library’s vehicle liability insurance coverage. Periodically drives to all Library locations; may travel for training and development assignments. Must have immediate access to a personal vehicle. Must maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.****

    Physical Demands:

    Physical requirements include the ability to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and or move over 40 pounds and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Tasks affected include: computer work and watching customers while working.

    ****The Pickerington Public Library follows all rules outlined in the Ohio Administrative Code regarding employment of minors. This position requirement is waived for minor employees.

    Cover letter and resume can be e-mailed to:  boliver@pickeringtonlibrary.org

    Or mailed to:
    Pickerington Public Library
    Attention:  Brenda Oliver
    201 Opportunity Way
    Pickerington, Ohio 43147

    Cover letter and resume will be accepted until the job is filled.

    The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicable background checks will be performed.