JOB SUMMARY:  Provides overall maintenance of the Head Start Building ensuring a clean safe environment. Responsible for fire extinguisher maintenance and fire management training for site staff. 

  • Ensures that relevant Head Start Performance Standards, Child Development Division’s Policies and Procedures, Head Start’s Work Plan, RurAL CAP’s Policies and Procedures, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines and State health, safety and sanitation guidelines are followed.
  • Maintains the safety and sanitation of classrooms, toilet areas, and office spaces.
  • Performs heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, removing garbage, and removing snow/ice from exits and walkways. If no running water, brings in the water containers, as necessary, and cleans and sanitizes the containers weekly.
  • Keeps the building, equipment and toys in good repair at all times. Assists Site Supervisor in ordering and maintaining adequate cleaning supplies and equipment and if appropriate, heating fuel.
  • Ensures safety and sanitation guidelines are followed. Mixes water detergents or chemical cleaners in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  • Ensures that fire extinguishers are in working order and conducts a monthly fire drill. Arranges for training or instructs teaching staff and volunteers on use of the extinguishers and management of fire in the center or office.
  • Coordinates with Site Supervisor and Central Office Purchasing Department for facility improvements, renovations and construction projects. 
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings, regular supervisory meetings and all required training.


  1. Assists other site staff as requested by supervisor and as work schedule permits.
  2. Assists staff with beginning-of-year classroom set-up and end-of-year storage of equipment and supplies as necessary. 
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  3. Ability to exercise good judgement, courtesy and tact.
  4. Ability to establish a good rapport with people of diverse cultures and belief systems.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  6. Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries, ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.


  1. Agency is a mandated tobacco, drug and alcohol-free workplace.
  2. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  3. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  4. Communicates with others outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, and other external sources in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail in keeping with current policies & procedures.
  5. Must have the ability to operate the following equipment: desktop computer, telephone, copier, PC printer, and fax machine.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to grasp, type, see, talk, hear, and lift and carry 70 pounds of weight by utilizing proper lifting techniques and working in a safe manner. This position will also be performing physical activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling materials. 
  2. Occasionally performs sedentary activities that require sitting for long periods and repetitive use of hands, wrists and arms for handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating things. 
  3. Must be in good general health and free from serious physical, mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or hours vary with location. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Occasional travel may be required, sometimes in Arctic Cold Climate conditions. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience in carpentry and building maintenance.
  • Must pass state and federal background checks, including fingerprints.
  • Must pursue an ongoing professional development plan including formal training certification or college degree as recommended by the program.
  • Must attend 15 hours of professional development training annually.
  • Must provide a TB screening and basic physical exam within thirty (30) days of hire with follow-up every three (3) years at employee’s expense.
  • Must complete and maintain CPR and First Aid Training certification at employer’s expense.
  • Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance.
  • Proven ability and willingness to be self-directed in problem solving and decision-making and perform basic assignment with little or no direct supervision while also working effectively as a team member.
  • Basic skill level in word processing and email.
  • Must keep all matters concerning participants in strictest confidence as required by HIPAA privacy and the 42 CFR, Part II confidentiality regulations. 
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to meet work schedule requirements.


  • Experience working with young children.
  • Head Start experience.
  • Demonstrated intermediate level of computer skills necessary in order to use and create documents and reports, spreadsheets, workshop materials and slide presentations, and to enter data into intricate database programs and proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with the social, cultural, political, economic, and service delivery systems of rural Alaska. Competence in multi-cultural environments.
  • Two to three years of experience working in a related field.

Marshall, AK

1 month(s) ago

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