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Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Substitute Custodian

Full Job Description

Perform responsible unskilled work in the care and cleaning of school buildings.


  • Clean the cafeteria after each lunch bell, clean tables, realign chairs, mop cafeteria.
  • Pick-up paper and trash in bathrooms and hallways, clean up spills such as vomit and other mistakes which come from children or other adults.
  • Pick-up paper and trash around school and grounds.
  • Dump trash in classrooms, clean chalkboards every day, sweep the floors of the classrooms, dust each room high and low, and set classrooms back up for the next day.
  • Wash off desks for students and teachers, move classroom desks and tables from one part of the school to another, which sometimes is either up or down stairs.
  • Set up for PTA in cafeteria, auditorium, library and set them back up for the next day.
  • Set up for special events and meetings.
  • Vacuum floors, shampoo carpets, wash walls, fix lockers, clean rooms once after school programs are finished, wash windows, wash off graffiti, wash bathroom stalls.
  • Mop bathrooms after cleaning, mop and wax hallway and classrooms floors.
  • Secure and lock all classrooms and outside doors at the end of the school day.
  • Clean teacher’s lounge.


Some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and school staff; basic ability to read and speak/understand English.


GED or some high school. Some custodial experience preferable. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

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