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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 425441 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: CUSTODIAL WORKER - 48008497

Position Number: 48008497 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/01/2021 

Job Advertisement

Custodian - Position Number 48008497

Department: Facilities

Career Service


About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for our SES and Career Service employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

  • Annual and sick leave
  • Holiday leave–nine days per year
  • Personal holiday–one day per year
  • State group insurance–health, dental, vision, life, and supplemental coverage options
  • Retirement plan options–including employer contributions (for specifics, visit
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition waivers
  • And more!

For specific details, visit


Salary Range

12 month position: $27,040.00 annually (paid biweekly over 26-pays). 



Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Your Specific Responsibilities

This position is required to perform a wide variety of custodial tasks associated with day-to-day housekeeping in an academic and residential school environment. Sweeps, vacuums, mops floors and carpets.  Disposes of waste paper and other refuse to outside dumpsters.  Washes walls, windows, window screens, blinds and waste receptacles, dusts all horizontal surfaces.  Cleans and polishes furniture and stainless steel. Dust and clean light fixtures and air vents. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms to include: toilets, stall partitions, walls, floors, showers and all related fixtures.  Keeps buildings stocked with needed supplies. Spot clean carpets as needed. Assists with special project cleaning as assigned. Reports building damage and repair needs to supervisor.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform all normal housekeeping functions. Knowledge and ability in the use of cleaning chemicals on various kinds of surfaces. Knowledge and skills in cleaning procedures and techniques.  Ability to operate various types of housekeeping equipment to include: brooms, mops, vacuums, brushes and carpet shampooers. Ability to follow and perform prepared daily work schedule. Ability to maintain and re-supply a custodial closet. Ability to read container labels (i.e. warnings, cautions, etc.). Ability to communicate and work effectively with supervisor, co-workers, staff and students. Ability to walk, bend and climb stairs a considerable amount of the day. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds with assistance to remove refuse from buildings and place in dumpsters. Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of work constantly to move objects.



Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire are encouraged to learn sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


Preferred Qualifications

Basic knowledge of Floor Finishing


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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