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Position Title
Building Maintenance Helper
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
$30,809 Annual
Job Description

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class performs unskilled manual work in performing a variety of tasks connected with the operation, maintenance and cleaning of buildings and related equipment. Miscellaneous minor repair work may be performed, but it does not require the same degree of proficiency and ability as that called for in the semi-skilled job of Building Maintenance Mechanic. General directions are received from a superior in connection with each assignment and supervision is received while work is in process and upon completion.

Expected Results:

1.      The Building Maintenance Helper will ensure the day to day functions of the building/department will be accomplished by:  

  • Performing ground maintenance and beautification work.  Work may include, but not limited to: trimming shrubs, cutting brush, planting and spading flower beds, planting trees and assisting in other grounds maintenance activities.
  • Assisting in preparation, laying out, marking and maintenance of athletic fields or playgrounds.
  • Removing snow from sidewalks, parking lots and recreational areas by shoveling or using a tractor or pick-up truck and plow.
  • Assisting in the maintenance and patching of roads, sidewalks, and parking lots by digging and backfilling trenches, spreading asphalt, sand and gravel.
  • Operating power driven tools and equipment such as, but not limited to: saws, compressors, drills, mixers, pumps, and various lawn mowing equipment and trimmers.
  • Helping to clean and maintain tools, machinery and other mechanical equipment.
  • Using hand tools such as, but not limited to: shovels, scythes, forks, rakes.
  • Taking part in ordinary building cleaning operations such as cleaning classrooms, offices, hallways, and all other areas of the building/department.  Duties may include, but not limited to: washing walls and windows, vacuuming rugs, sweeping and waxing floors, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning pool/gymnasium area and locker rooms, cleaning cafeteria and kitchen area,  and performing a variety of building and cleaning work.
  • Performing general clean-up work.  Work may include, but not limited to: collecting garbage, rubbish and recyclables, removing debris, raking leaves, cutting grass and weeds.
  • Performing minor carpentry work such as simple repairs to desks, tables, office furniture and shelving.
  • Assisting in installation and repair to electrical fixtures and circuits.
  • Replacing defective fuses and light bulbs.
  • Checking boilers for correct operation.
  • Assisting in installation and repair of general plumbing equipment such as but not limited to sinks and toilets.
  • Installing shelving, storage cabinets and new hardware.
  • Preparing surfaces for painting by scraping, sanding, washing and applying paint and varnish remover.
  • Loading and unloading vehicles and truck.
  • Assisting in the installation and maintenance of signs and markings.


Civil Service Title
Building Maintenance Helper
Job Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have and be able to:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of practices, tools and materials used in the cleaning, minor maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment
  • Self-starter, able to work alone
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Working knowledge of practices, tools and materials used in the cleaning, minor maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment; ability to follow simple oral and written directions; manual dexterity; good physical condition.

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: None is required, but some experience in building cleaning and/or maintenance is desirable.

Application Procedure

Please go to and complete the online application.

Job Category
Buildings and Grounds
Job Location

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