Human Resources Office

102 S. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Telephone: 410-588-5238





April 28, 2023



HCPS is committed to recruiting and retaining effective and diverse educators and staff to build a climate of student success and improve learning experiences for every child in every classroom.







Chief Custodian IV

 North Harford High School


Organizes, schedules, and coordinates all facets of the custodial program at a level I facility within the guidelines established by the Facilities Management Department. Operates and maintain boilers, air conditioning and all other auxiliary equipment as a Grade 4 stationary engineer. (Level IV classification is determined by Harford County Public Schools.)



























These items are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

         Oversees, prepares, and maintains the multiple facilities among our largest school campuses which may include interscholastic athletic events. (i.e. stadium, track, turf field, tennis courts, auxiliary gyms, swimming pools, etc.)

         Maintains working knowledge of the boiler(s), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system(s) (HVAC).

         Makes periodic visual safety inspections of the boiler, air conditioning and auxiliary equipment.

         Troubleshoots and gathers necessary information on malfunctioning equipment and communicates findings to the Facilities Management Department in a timely manner.

         Keeps fuel consumption records and prepares operating efficiency reports if required.

         Orders fuel as required.

         Requisitions equipment, tools, parts, and supplies.

         Assists the building administration in evaluating employee work performance.

         Advises employees of policies, procedures, and/or directives affecting their employment.

         Advises the building administration concerning unexpected or unusual work problems.

         Inspects area to assure maintenance of safety, sanitary, and security standards.

         Assures maintenance of fire extinguishers and other firefighting equipment.

         Submits accident reports.

         Protects property from pilferage, misuse, or vandalism.

         Performs security checks as required.

         Inspects work performed by outside contractors and prepares reports on his or her findings.

         Coordinates and oversees custodial supports required for after-school activities.

         Performs building and other school campus facility cleaning activities.

         Assigns, directs, and does follow-up on the work performed by custodial employees.

         Maintains pesticide log sheets for school site and assists with any identified pest problems on the school campus.

         Responds and assists as designated essential personnel during situations including but not limited to inclement weather assignments, vandalism, and emergency repairs.

         Coordinates snow removal efforts to assume re-opening of the building as quickly as possible.

         Performs other work-related duties as assigned.






Grade 10 of AFSCME Salary Schedule ($54,572).







       High school diploma or GED.

       Three years of experience in a custodial, mechanical, or related trade, with a minimum of two years supervisory experience as a Chief Custodian or equivalent position.

       Must hold and have maintained a Fourth Grade Stationary Engineer’s License issued by the Maryland State Board of Stationary Engineers.

       Required to attend pesticide application training with HCPS facilities and maintain a pesticide certification applicator card

       Able to read and prepare requisitions and labels and is accountable for the ordering, receipt, storage and security of all supplies and equipment used by the custodial staff.

       Individuals appointed to this position may be require to hold and maintain a valid driver’s license to carry out the essential functions of the position.

       Physically able to perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodations, including handling wet and dry mop heads, buckets of material weighing up to 50 pounds and the ability to climb ladders in excess of fifteen feet as well as ability to access lifts, scaffolding, man lifts, pallet jackets, boom equipment and use back mounted equipment.  Various lifts, tools and mechanical means of assistance should be employed for lifting heavier supplies, equipment, and material.

       Must be able to give and explain directions in a clear and precise manner and supervise others utilizing good human relation skills.





Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the application, visit the Employment Opportunities section of the HCPS website at  If you have questions or require assistance to complete the online employment application, contact the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5238.




Online employment applications will be accepted until filled.

The Board of Education of Harford County does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, pregnancy, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.


In accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq.), Harford County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities or with regard to employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX, and its implementing regulations to Harford County Public Schools: Involving students, refer to: Ken Miller, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 at (410) 375-0408 or; Involving all other members of the school community, refer to: Renee McGlothlin ,102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 at (410) 809-6087 or Discrimination complaints may also be filed with other agencies, such as the Office of Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202, 1-800-421-3481. For updated information on the Board of Education,