Renfrew County District School Board
Location: Petawawa, Ontario
Posted: July 3rd 2024
Salary: $23.76-$24.66 per hour

Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley in Eastern Ontario and stretches from the outskirts of Canada’s capital. The district covers an area that reaches to Deep River in the northwest, Arnprior in the east and the edges of Algonquin Park in the south.

We educate 9,400 students in 28 schools and are the third largest employer in Renfrew County.  At the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB), we celebrate the unique contributions of each individual. We cultivate an environment that values imagination and innovation. We guide and support our students as they consider the evolving opportunities of the 21st century and discover their own pathways to success.  As a member of the RCDSB team, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment.

The Renfrew County District School Board is currently recruiting for a Custodian at Herman Street Public School in Petawawa. This position is 25 hours per week. This position is available immediately.

Under the supervision of the head custodian and/or area supervisor, the Custodian performs a variety of custodial duties such as routine cleaning, routine building and equipment maintenance, opening and closing the building, checking building systems, responding to emergency calls, performing grounds maintenance and other duties as assigned at the school.

Additional duties include:

  • Clean rooms, washrooms and fixtures;
  • Mop, wash, scrub and finish floors
  • Pick up and dispose of garbage and recycling
  • Vacuum and/or shampoo carpets
  • Wipe and wash windows, blackboards, ledges, railings and furniture
  • Do a thorough cleaning such as stripping, resealing and refinishing floors
  • Routine building and equipment maintenance,
  • Repairing lockers, doors and furniture
  • Replacing fuses and light bulbs, resetting circuit breakers and unclogging drains
  • Resetting circuit breakers and unclogging drains


  • High school diploma or equivalent of Grade 12 and at least one year in the custodial field
  • Proven to be dependable with a willingness to take responsibility
  • Capable of operating custodial cleaning equipment and identifying simple problems with this equipment
  • Able to perform heavy tasks including assisting in the unloading of heavy supplies or materials
  • Capable of using manual or mechanized equipment to remove snow, cut grass and perform other grounds maintenance
  • Able to perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all board policies and procedures related to occupational health and safety to protect all occupants of the building
  • Able to complete tasks within deadlines and adjust priorities as needed
  • Work independently as well as in a team
  • Able to establish and maintain excellent working relations with supervisory staff, fellow workers, students, contractors and user groups
  • Communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions in the conduct of the job
  • Knowledge of WHMIS

Additional Information

Closing: July 17, 2024 at 12:00pm.

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  • September – June: 5 hours per day (25 hours per week) 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • July 1 – August 31: 5 hours per day (25 hours per week) 7 :00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Hiring will follow the requirements outlined in the CUPE 1247 collective agreement and the RCDSB administrative procedures. Members of the bargaining unit will be given first consideration. The district reserves the right not to fill a position.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

All offers of employment are conditional upon receipt of a current vulnerable sector screening and educational qualifications acceptable to the district.

Please advise human resources (hrdept@rcdsb.on.ca) prior to the closing date if you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

The Renfrew County District School Board is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our employment practices.

Contact InformationRenfrew County District School Board
Petawawa, Ontario

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