Brooklyn Public Library

Junior Library Custodian

1 month ago(12/15/2017 1:16 PM)
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Custodial Services
Custodial Services


The Junior Library Custodian’s main responsibility is the cleaning and maintenance of Library buildings and grounds (including interior, exterior, and roofs), and performing custodial tasks.


  • Make recommendations for repairs and maintenance upkeep
  • Make minor repairs and replace equipment as required
  • Responsible for room set-up and the moving of furniture and equipment
  • Keep inventories and  records, order supplies, and prepares required reports
  • Enforce safety requirements and protects the building and grounds
  • Graffiti removal, fire department inspections, multiple clean-up of grounds area, opening doors for staff, UPS, FedEx, bottled water deliveries and set-up, opening/monitoring buildings for Department of Design & Construction (DDC) and construction activities, proper recycling and sorting, garbage disposal, and will assist with Interchange and deliveries.
  • Frequently bends, kneels & crouches
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, dirt & dust
  • Travel may be required between multiple locations
  • Perform other related work as required
  • Ability to work at other locations


  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • A minimum of at least 1 years of custodial-related experience. Working knowledge of all custodial tasks, operations and equipment.
  • Must meet physical and medical requirements and be able to lift moderate to heavy material
  • Must be able to bend, & stand for long periods of time in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighting up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to use and operate the tools and equipment required to perform custodial tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to comprehend all safety related materials and instruction
  • Ability to work all shifts including holidays, Saturdays and Sundays; different shifts available

This is a union position and the starting salary is $31,277.


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