Custodian (half-time)

SCHEDULE:  Half time: four-hour shifts beginning at 8 pm Fridays and Mondays and 2:15 pm Saturdays. 8 hours on Sundays beginning at 12:15 pm

 DUTIES:  Perform cleaning procedure of the Library facilities to meet high performance standards.  This will be accomplished with custodial equipment such as: large vacuums, upright vacuums, and carpet shampooers.  Other tasks will include dusting, wet mopping, restroom cleaning, dust mopping, emptying trash, and other general custodial duties.  Arrange meeting rooms for programs and meetings.  Empty and box up donations.  Lock and secure the Library.

REQUIREMENTS/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a High School diploma or equivalent.  Requires a minimum of one year custodial experience, knowledge of the operation of different types of custodial equipment, meeting room setup and minor maintenance experience is preferred. This medium work position requires bending, lifting/carrying 50 pounds, ability to exert 40 pounds of force when pushing/pulling materials, reaching, and ability to climb stairs, talking on the telephone, basic computer knowledge and stationary work at a computer terminal.  A pre-and/or post-employment drug screen, a criminal history record check, and a physical capacity testing are required as a condition of employment.

PAY & BENEFITS:  Starting pay $10.49 per hour. Excellent benefits including BCBS health/dental, a section 125 plan, and a retirement  plan (KPERS).  Group life, disability coverage and accidental death benefits are also provided.  Other optional benefits available at employee’s expense include life and cancer insurance and a deferred compensation plan.

 CLOSING DATE: First review of applications begins Monday July 28, 2014. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.


To be considered for employment at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, an official TSCPL employment application must be completed.

It is recommended that applicants attach a cover letter and resume to the completed TSCPL job application. A TSCPL employment application may be picked up in the Library at the Customer Service Desk or by downloading it here. (Application is in Acrobat PDF format. Don’t have it? Get it at the Adobe website.)

Employment Application

Supplemental Employment History

Application materials may be mailed, handed in, faxed, or emailed.

Mail the completed and signed job application, and any other required application materials to:

Human Resources
Topeka & Shawnee County
Public Library
1515 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604

Application materials may be handed in at the Human Resources Office on the second floor of the library. Human Resource office hours are M-F, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If the HR office is not open, applications may be dropped off at the Customer Service Desk.

Application materials may be faxed to 785-580-4496.

Application materials may be emailed to Please put the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
For further inquiries, please contact Human Resources at: 785-580-4492 or send e-mail to:

A completed and signed TSCPL job application is required for consideration. Please review the job posting for the job closing date to assure timely arrival of the application. Mailed applications will be accepted if they are postmarked on or before the closing date.



Stephen is the Human Resources Director at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library