Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $15.00 - $16.39/hr.
  • Experience Level Entry Level
  • Total Years Experience 0-12 months
  • Education NONE


Position Information
Bargaining Unit BENTE
Job Location Central Office
Job Title Cleaner (12 months)
Hours 20
Bracket 2
Salary/Range $15.00 – $16.39/hr.


ABOUT RCSDThe Rochester City School District (RCSD), located in vibrant Monroe County on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario serves over 26,000 students, of whom more than 85% are students of color, in 46 schools and 10 alternative programs.  The RCSD Board of Education and Superintendent believe that each student has recognizable and untapped potential that we all strive to discover and fulfill.  In a partnership of family, school and community, our mission is to provide all students equitable access to a high quality education and graduate students who are prepared to become productive members of society.  The Rochester City School District’s vision is to provide a high quality education that fosters the development of the individual talents and abilities of our students in a nurturing environment of equity.  Students are our first priority and will drive each decision.  Our work is centered in respect, trust, integrity and accountability.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is a labor position involving performance of cleaning duties in the upkeep of building interiors, furniture, and fixtures for a department, agency, hospital, or school.  Work involves following simple routines and procedures in accomplishing tasks.  This position is distinguished from entry-level custodial positions by absence of responsibility for minor maintenance work such as plumbing and carpentry. Employees may work split shifts.  Work is performed under direct supervision of a Custodian or Head Custodian who assigns cleaning tasks and inspects completed work.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  (All need not be performed in a given position.  Other related activities may be performed although not listed.)

  • Cleans and washes bathroom facilities;
  • Sweeps, wet mops and dust mops hard surface floors, hallways, stairwells, and entrance ways;
  • Dusts, polishes, and cleans office and school furniture, electrical fixtures, woodwork, stair railings, radiators, and venetian blinds;
  • Washes marks, stains, and fingerprints from walls, tables, chairs, desks, cupboards, counters and glass;
  • Vacuums carpets and stuffed furniture;
  • Empties ashtrays, wastebaskets, and pencil sharpeners into large trash containers;
  • Cleans and washes lavatory fixtures;
  • Fills dispensers with soap and disposable paper products;
  • Secures and locks windows and office and classroom doors;
  • Turns off lights and unplugs small electrical appliances;
  • Straightens office, classroom, and cafeteria furniture;
  • May wash chalkboards and chalk trays;
  • May wash windows;
  • May set up cafeteria or conference room for movies, programs etc.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Working knowledge of building cleaning procedures, materials, and equipment; working knowledge of cleansing agents and proper applications; ability to follow oral and written instructions, especially as printed on cleansing agents; ability to operate a vacuum cleaner; willingness to perform repetitive cleaning tasks; ability to use cleansing agents and electrical equipment safely; dependability; conscientiousness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  There are no education or experience qualifications for this position.

Per Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required.