Come be a part of the library maintenance team by providing custodial services across the library.


  • Cleans the library facilities using a checklist of duties that include vacuuming with upright and large commercial vacuums, emptying trash, dust mopping, wet mopping, dusting, cleaning restrooms, shampooing carpets, strip/wax tile floors, as well as other general custodial cleaning as assigned by supervisor or lead custodian.
  • Dusts and cleans walls, doors, windows, woodwork, and other above floor surfaces.
  • Vacuums rugs and carpets for at least one hour at a time, multiple times throughout the day.
  • Maintains supplies and cleanliness in janitor closets and storage areas.
  • Cleans tools and equipment daily.
  • Arranges and sets up meeting rooms for programs for the public and staff, to include setting up tables, chairs, and other equipment.
  • Empties library book return(s), wheels into building and boxes up books and materials.
  • Locks and secures building at close and upon leaving.
  • Safely operates Library vehicles such as trucks and vans.
  • Sets up and tears down up to 400 chairs for at least one hour at a time, multiple times in a workday.
  • Sets up and tears down up to 40 tables for at least one hour at a time, multiple times in a workday.
  • Maintains technology competency at a level determined necessary by the Library including but not limited to: downloading and printing meeting room setup instructions; opening, reading, and sending emails; reading the staff intranet; using the Library payroll system to include completing and submitting timesheets and leave requests; and other technology the library deems necessary.
  • Maintains prompt arrival and efficiently and dependably maintains scheduled hours.


  • Ability to perform detailed work with accuracy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to accept changes to scheduled assignments when coverage is needed.
  • Ability to manage schedule to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Working general knowledge of computers.
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Knowledge of different types of custodial equipment is preferred.


Required: Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record.

Preferred: One year custodial experience and knowledge of the operation of different types of custodial equipment is preferred.

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.

SCHEDULE: Nights, days and some weekend hours are required.

PAY & BENEFITS: Starting pay range is $13.08 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits including health & dental insurance with pre-tax premiums, and a retirement plan (KPERS). Group life insurance, disability coverage and accidental death benefits are also provided. Other optional benefits available at employee’s expense include vision, life and cancer insurance and a deferred compensation plan.

HOW TO APPLY: A completed and signed job application is required for consideration for each position. Application forms are available online at, in the Library at the Customer Service Desk or in Human Resources. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The position will remain posted until filled.

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

Application materials may be emailed to Please put the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Mail completed and signed job application materials to:
Human Resources
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604

Application materials may also 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.

For more information, please contact Human Resources at: 785-580-4492 or send e-mail to: