Skip to Conten
eliminating racism empowering women YWCA greater pittsburgh

JOB TITLE: Custodian

Reports to: Director of Building Services

FLSA Classification: Exemp
Job Grade: Grade 1
Hiring Range: $10.95-$12.75 / hour
Department: Building Services


The custodian maintains a clean working environment for all staff and visitors, ensuring all areas are safe.


High School Diploma or equivalent with two (2) years relevant experience. Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required. Satisfactory Act 33/34 clearances, fingerprinting and criminal background checks are also required.


Incumbent should have a basic knowledge of safety and emergency procedures, general cleaning skills and minor general maintenance skills.


• Works closely with Director to ensure upkeep of all site locations.
• Scheduling of all custodial projects, provide adequate personnel scheduling and order all necessary custodial supplies. 
• Cleans and sanitizes bathrooms.
• Cleans, mops, washes, buffs and vacuums floors.
• Empties trash and removes recycling materials.
• Cleans and polishes fixtures.
• Cleans windows. Dusts and vacuums furniture.
• Sometimes using ladders, dusts and washes walls
• Cleans ceilings and dusts and polishes light fixtures.
• Washes and replaces blinds.
• Moves cabinets, boxes, furniture, crates and equipment to clean areas.
• May remove stains from such surfaces as rugs, drapes, walls, and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions.
• Must be able to setup and clean up for conference room use.
• Operates company vehicle to include occasional deliveries and pick-ups.
• Conducts regular quality assurance checks for safety and potential hazards.
• Assists in the security of the building.
• Maintains high levels of consumer satisfaction.
• Must maintain a high level of confidentiality when working with sensitive and personal client, vendor, employee and contract information.
• Will work in conjunction with co-workers and management to achieve Affirmative Action goals.
• Displays consistent professionalism and courtesy when interacting with internal and external customers.
• Promotes and supports the mission, imperative, values and goals of the YWCA maintaining high performance standards.
• Participates in YWCA professional development opportunities successfully implementing new skills, knowledge and procedures.
• Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director within the scope of Building Services.


• Ability to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
• Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day
• Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration
• Ability to utilize computer equipment to complete daily work responsibilities
• Ability to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator and general office equipment on a daily basis
• Daily work in an office environment and with frequent travel to client sites with exposure to weather conditions
• Available to work 7 hours per day and/or 35 hours per week or more as necessary to meet Association objectives.
• Ability to travel for meetings, agency trainings and other miscellaneous work assignments within or outside of Allegheny County.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh may change the specific job duties with or without prior written notice based on the needs of the organization.


Did you know?

According to the Center for Disease Control, African American women are over three times more likely to be murdered with a gun than white women.

Read more about YWCA's position on gun violence.

Back to top