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Custodian Lead - First Shift

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Building & Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Role: Custodian Lead


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Full-time - First Shift  6:00am - 2:20 pm

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 9  with a minimum of $33,938 and a mid-point of $39,100. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of routine difficulty by coordinating the work of the custodians. Work is distinguished by the ability to assist with cleaning projects. Direct supervision is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with a minimum of three years directly applicable custodial experience  or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Working knowledge of the proper use of custodial equipment and chemical products.
  3. Working skills in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  4. Working skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  5. Working skills in verbal and written communication.
  6. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  7. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

  1. Assist management in the coordination of various custodial job requests. Coordinate job assignments and areas to custodial staff.
  2. Assist management with the training of custodians.
  3. Assist in the set-up and tear-down of facility events.
  4. Perform and maintain custodial tasks in various areas of the college buildings, as requested by custodial managers and Operations & Maintenance department staff.
  5. Lock, unlock and provide security of buildings and classrooms per college’s schedule of events.
  6. Check and report progress of custodial tasks to management.
  7. Inform management of supply inventory shortages.
  8. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
  9. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  10. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  11. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  12. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Medium (up to 50 lbs occasionally, 30 lbs frequently, or 10 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Visual acuity (arm's length)

Work Environment:

Loud noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Outdoor weather

Wet or humid (non-weather related)

Extreme cold (below 32 degrees for more than one hour)

Extreme heat (above 100 degrees for more than one hour)



Work in close quarters

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 4/10/2024. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 4/17/2024 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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