Brooklyn Public Library

Junior Library Custodian

Posted Date 11 months ago(10/19/2020 4:42 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Custodial Services
Location Name
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 year 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 lift, carriy or otherwise move and position 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 $33,598.


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