Transportation Custodial Assistant
Transportation Department

Pay Grade 6, Non-Exempt

Full-Time, 12 Months


The Transportation Custodial Assistant performs various routine and non-routine cleaning tasks by following the prescribed cleaning frequencies to ensure proper building sanitation. Maintains inventory of cleaning supplies, delivery of supplies, errands, and mailbox pickup. Maintains the cleanliness of the spare bus fleet to include checking the fire extinguisher and monitoring preventative maintenance stickers.  Conducts the building monthly safety inspection. Adheres to the safety standards in accordance with OSHA regulations and Albemarle County guidelines.  Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

QUALIFICATIONS:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school, with one year of custodial or custodial experience required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory health condition as certified by a competent medical authority. Possession of a driver’s license, issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Must demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the Virginia Department of Education training curriculum for school bus drivers and obtain a Commercial Driver's License with appropriate school bus endorsements within the six month probationary period.


Must have knowledge of cleaning methods, procedures, and proper equipment use. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions, and have the ability to interact with a variety of individuals, to include staff, drivers, assistants and outside customers. Some knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and clerical techniques; English language proficiency is required per Code of Virginia 46.2-341.14. 


PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS:   Work is typically performed walking, stooping, standing, and crawling to inspect buses when necessary; must be able to lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds continuously, 10-25 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. Safety glasses and steel toe shoes are required and must be worn when working in the shop area.  Occasionally exposed to inclement weather and adverse driving conditions. The environment also exposes the employee to potentially hazardous substances. Custodians are in daily contact with drivers, assistants, staff and the public. Occasional contact with internal departments and external vendors is required, and students when driving a bus. The ability to coordinate work activity, handle complaints, and express a service-oriented attitude and to get along with others is essential.


SALARY:   Hiring Range: $11.60 - $13.92/hr based on background and experience

                 Internal candidates will receive pay adjustments in accordance with County School Board Policy, GCBA-R.