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Custodial, maintenance, and grounds staff provide a clean, safe environment for our schools.

Education & Testing


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State/FBI background clearance

May be required for specific jobs

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Evidence of insurability
  • Sexual harassment training
  • Proof of immunization
  • Low-Pressure Boiler license
  • Water-works operator certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Necessary Knowledge

  • Speak English
  • Add and subtract numbers
  • Read and comprehend instructions
  • Safely handle chemicals
  • Understand occupational safety standards

Desirable Knowledge

  • Speak more than one language
  • Perform first aid/CPR

Basic Skills

  • Read work-related information
  • Listen to others
  • Follow instructions
  • Maintain student/staff confidentiality
  • Keep records

Social Skills

  • Look for ways to help people
  • Work as a team member


  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Listen to and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • Notice when problems happen
  • Order or arrange things
  • Work independently, following established guidelines

Physical Requirements

  • Be in good physical condition
  • Have good eye-hand coordination
  • Lift and carry up to 100 lbs
  • Work in tight quarters
  • Stoop/crouch
  • Reach/handle
  • See near/far
  • Climb ladders up to 20 feet

Desired Characteristics

  • Dependable
  • Concerned for others
  • Honest
  • Attentive to detail
  • Cooperative
  • Independent
  • Adaptable/flexible

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  • Custodian
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  • Construction worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Home improvement store employee
  • Landscaper
  • Mechanic


  • Range: $18,500 – $41,800
  • Median salary: $14.55/hr or $30,260/year

Most school custodial, maintenance and grounds positions are year-round.


Benefits depend on the number of hours worked and the local union-negotiated agreement. They may include the following:

  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • State retirement benefits
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
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