Walla Walla Public Schools


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Posting IDCUSUB20


On an on-call/substitute basis, this position maintains the cleanliness, sanitation, safety and security of an assigned school or school district facility, and prepares the building for school and public events as needed.


  1. Provide a wide variety of cleaning and custodial services to include vacuum, dust, mop, sweep, clean and disinfect restrooms, drinking fountains and showers, empty wastebaskets and trash containers, replace light bulbs, refill restroom soap and paper product dispensers.
  2. Lock and unlock buildings, operate alarm system for security according to established procedures.  Maintain awareness of after-hours building users; report unauthorized individuals, emergencies, or other situations as necessary.
  3. Set up and take down a wide variety of equipment and furniture for meetings, classrooms, conferences and special events; provide emergency cleaning as needed.
  4. Strip, clean, buff and apply finish to floors.  Vacuum and shampoo carpets.  Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools for cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets and furniture.  Wash windows, walls and equipment.
  5. Assist with grounds maintenance to include clean sidewalks and driveways, rake leaves, mow grass and remove ice/snow from walkways and driveways, minor weeding of grounds.
  6. Move supplies and materials as directed. 
  7. Pressure wash locker rooms, showers and kitchen mats and area as needed.
  8. Maintain effective communication with students, parents, staff, and the public for safety, security and positive public relations.
  9. Perform related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.


Reports to the District Custodial Supervisor with onsite supervision and direction from the assigned Building Administrator and Custodian in-charge.


  • May experience frequent interruptions. 
  • Required to deal with a wide range of student, staff and public behaviors and needs in a positive and service oriented manner. 


  • Required to stand for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to sixty (60) pounds.  Must be able to perform tasks requiring moderate to heavy physical exertion.
  • Must be able to twist the upper torso and neck and bend frequently.  Must have good upper body strength to handle, grasp and grip objects on a constant basis using the upper extremities.
  • Required to operate power equipment such as buffers and scrubbers. 
  • Exposed to noise from power equipment. 
  • May periodically work outdoors in inclement weather. 


Education and Experience

  • Skills and experience necessary to carry out the assignment.
  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Experience with cleaning equipment and techniques preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to distinguish cleaning compounds and materials. 
  • Ability to learn the operation of a variety of cleaning equipment and tools. 
  • Knowledge of routine repairs and maintenance, including some painting, carpentry, plumbing and other general maintenance. 
  • Ability to move and position furniture and equipment. 
  • Knowledge of safety and security procedures. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the public.

Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Requires fingerprinting and background check to determine that there have been no convictions involving physical molestation, abuse, injury or neglect of a minor. 
  • Must complete Walla Walla Public Schools Risk Management and Bloodborne Pathogens Training upon hire.
  • Must complete training in and adhere to district infection control plan.


On call as needed.

The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The Walla Walla School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities.  For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact (509) 527-3000.   The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator                                                      

Title IX Coordinator                                                         Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Liz Campeau, Director of HR                                             Libby Thompson, Director of Special Education

364 S. Park Street                                                             364 S. Park Street

Walla Walla, WA 99362                                                     Walla Walla, WA 99362

(509) 527-3000                                                                  (509) 527-3000                                         

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary Range$16.59 / Per Hour
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date09/01/2020

Job Contact

NameShari StricklandTitleSubstitute Coordinator