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Junior Library Custodian

Company name
The New York Public Library

Manhattan, NY

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The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL\u2019s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island\u2014many of which date to Andrew Carnegie\u2019s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century\u2014are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.  
NYPL is seeking a Junior Library Custodian to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees.  

Principal Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Cleaning Coordinator, the Junior Library Custodian:

Cleans and maintains the Library building and grounds
Buffs, strips and waxes floors
Shampoos carpets
Replaces light bulbs
Handles snow removal
Prepares maintenance reports and maintains inventory of bathroom and cleaning supplies
Takes necessary action to safeguard the building during an emergency and escalates issues to appropriate personnel
Communicates with Library Manager on a regular basis to determine branch needs
Travels between branches within Manhattan
Will be assigned to two sites and may be assigned to work at other locations as needed

Key Competencies

Accountability and Professionalism
Customer Service
Callaboration and Teamwork
Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent and prior basic custodial/building superintendent work or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Successfully demonstrated experience and knowledge of the standard practices, materials and equipment to be used in commercial building cleaning work.
Knowledge of material safety data sheets, safety practices and procedures
Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated flexibility and reliability
Ability to perform manual work consisting of cleaning, heavy lifting, snow removal and working from high ladders, scaffolds and electrical lifts
Heavy lifting may be required
Performs related duties as required
Valid driver\u2019s license and clear driving record
Must pass physical exam

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of mixing chemicals to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
Knowledge of using commercial cleaning equipment

Work Environment

Public Service Library
Outside Environment

Physical Duties

Cleaning responsibilities
Moderate to extensive physical effort is required, including bending, pushing, pulling and lifting
May require travel to Library buildings throughout Manhattan and Staten Island 

Starting SalaryUSD $31,277.00/Yr.
Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)USD $35,969.00/Yr.
Hours40 hours per week Schedule subject to change
Union / Non UnionLocal 374

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The New York Public Library
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