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Environmental Specialist

Detroit, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Who We Are

New Paradigm For Education (NPFE) is a non-profit Charter Management Organization (CMO) composed of educational practitioners, community advocates, and business leaders who have dedicated years of service to children. We specialize in maximizing student learning potential through proven education practices and managing all phases of school design, planning, and program implementation. NPFE is on a mission to ensure that all students in Detroit achieve at the highest levels, supporting educational transformation through increased student achievement, fiscal responsibility, and community support.

What You’ll Do

NPFE seeks Environmental Specialists to support the operations, safety and cleanliness of our facilities.  Environmental Specialists are part of the school operations team and are responsible for the repair, routine maintenance, and cleanliness of all physical facilities within our network. 

Job Requirements 

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • One year of custodial experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards

  • Skill in using cleaning products and equipment

  • Skill in following verbal and written instructions

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools and climbs on to ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails and unloading trucks. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 100 pounds such as salt and bulk furniture. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, bleachers, scrubbing machines. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Duties & Responsibilities

The job duties of an Environmental Specialist include but are not limited to:

  • Performing all activities that are custodial and deemed appropriate by Facility Manager

  • Keeping buildings and grounds neat, clean and sanitary at all times

  • Cleaning and maintaining all equipment

  • Understanding and following safety procedures as provided by the district

  • Assisting in maintaining seasonal grounds work (snow, lawn)

  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned

The Individual

While there is no single formula for a great staff member, we have found that the best candidates are extremely responsible, diligent and operate with a customer service orientation. 

If this sounds like you, apply today to be part of a New Paradigm For Education!



Detroit, MI
48207 USA


Energy and Environment


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