Job Title: Custodian
Job Classification: Custodian
Department:  Maintenance
Reports To: Facilities Manager

Part Time
Hours:  16-24 hours per week including evenings and weekends
Salary: $15.00 an hour
Employer: Waukegan Public Library

OVERVIEW: Works under the supervision of the Facilities Manager to provide custodial services, cleaning and upkeep for the Library building and grounds.


  • Cleans bathroom floors, mirrors, basins, and commodes.
  • Restocks bathrooms with supplies.
  • Cleans all glass doors and glass walls in meeting and study rooms.
  • Wipes down all tables and counters.
  • Vacuums all carpeted areas throughout the building.
  • Wet mops the second floor, basement, and stairway floors.
  • Removes snow from sidewalks and spreads salt as needed.
  • Picks up trash around the outside of the building.
  • Sets up and takes down meeting rooms.
  • Gathers and machine washes rags and mop heads.
  • Efficiently shampoos carpeted areas.
  • Empties trash receptacles and removes trash to dumpster.
  • Empties recycling receptacles and places in the recycling dumpsters
  • Assists with the courtyard setup for events.
  • Waters and weeds landscaped areas as directed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 3-5 years previous experience in the custodial field


  • Attention to detail!
  • Able to work with a diverse staff and patron base.
  • Familiar with common workplace technology – computers, the internet and e-mail
  • Communication skills, written and oral, in English. Spanish language skills a plus
  • Able to use various tools.
  • Able to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Knowledge of proper techniques, processes, and tools for the custodial field


Computer                  Cell Phone                Snow blower

Carpet Cleaner        Lawn equipment      Hand tools


  • Able to lift to 75 pounds.
  • Able to work on a ladder.
  • Able to reach up to 6 feet.
  • Able to bend and crawl at floor level.
  • Able to remain calm when dealing with emotional patrons or staff.


  • Works in an office building and outside setting
  • Must be able to travel to other locations within the community.
  • Work’s day, evening, and weekend hours

Please send resumes to susanroyer@waukeganpl.info.

No phone inquiries, please.


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