Part-Time Custodian

Date of Posting: Friday, December 8, 2023

Department: Inspectional Services Department
Job Title: Part-Time Custodian (Building Custodian classification)
Vacancies: Three (3) Permanent Part-Time (10AM-2PM)
Union Eligible: AFSCME Local 1736


The custodian is responsible for performing custodial duties in a building or specified area(s) of a large building, under the supervision of the Director of Buildings and Grounds, their designated Assistant Supervisor of Custodians and Maintenance, and/or the Senior Building Custodian on duty at their assigned building.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs janitorial work using the proper equipment and implementing safety precautions.
• Ability to use the proper waxes and detergents, soaps, scouring agents, where needed, on various types of floors; wall; rest room equipment, furniture and other building furnishings and equipment.
• Knowledge of use, operation and care of custodial equipment, vacuum cleaners, floor machines, floor brushes, sweeping mops, shampooers.
• Operates and cares for low pressure heating systems and ventilating equipment.
• Adjusts and repairs furniture and fixtures in buildings with ability to be able to use tools necessary for minor repairs.
• Care and use of fire and accident equipment including various kinds of had fire extinguishers with knowledge of fire drills in public buildings.
• Follows written and/or oral instructions.
• Conforms to daily work schedule with ability to handle emergencies that arise.
• Maintains harmonious working relationships.
• Sufficient physical fitness to perform a variety of manual tasks.
• Must be able to lift fifty pounds.
• *Hours of work may be adjusted to any four-hour period between 10AM-2PM at the discretion of ISD management per agreement with AFSCME Local 1736.

Preferred qualifications
• Knowledge of janitorial work in public buildings.
• Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment use in custodial work.
• Knowledge of waxes, sealers, polishes, detergents and other cleaners and their proper use on various surfaces.
• Ability to follow daily schedule and under direction to cope with emergencies.
• Fluency in English and an additional language (ex: Spanish, Khmer, Portuguese, Arabic, Haitian Creole).
• When applicants are substantially similar in terms of qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have resided in the City of Lynn for a continuous twelve-month period prior to the date of posting.

How To Apply
A completed application can be submitted via:

- Email ([email protected])
- Regular Post
- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include “Custodian” in the subject line to be considered for both full and part-time work. Application review will begin the week of December 18th and continue until the positions are filled.

-If only interested in the full-time position, submit with “Full-Time Custodian” in the subject line.
-If only interested in the part-time positions, submit with “Part-Time Custodian” in the subject line.

Job Title: “Part-Time Custodian"


All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, or any other status prohibited by law.

The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-4000 or email us at [email protected].