Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Custodian (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190507-0429FM-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Capital Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Custodian within Plant Operations; Position #24101, 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT 06112; This position is 1st shift, 8:00 am to 4:30pm, full-time, 40 hours per week. 

This position performs all custodial tasks at the 51 Coventry Street location including more than 60 offices, four conference/meeting rooms, seven lavatories, two client waiting areas and multiple main hallways and stairwells.  Additionally Peer Supports is located in this building; a two room social club utilized by over a 100 clients a day as well as a staff lounge utilized by about 70 staff daily.

*The entry level compensation rate for these positions shall be ten percent (10%) below the minimum compensation listed on this bulletin for an employee in his/her initial working test period. Upon completion of the initial working test period, the employee shall advance to the minimum (Step 1) of the salary schedule and be paid accordingly. 

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will NOT be able to make revisions once your submit your application into the JobAps system.  Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their valid motor vehicle license and resume.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Ramona Sablón or (860) 297-0905.


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in the cleaning and maintenance of buildings.


Performs custodial tasks and maintenance of areas such as dormitories, classrooms, offices, auditoriums, wards, kitchens, dining rooms and lavatories including outdoor areas (i.e. trash around buildings); dusts, mops, sweeps, scrubs, strips, waxes and polishes floors using appropriate equipment such as floor polishers and buffers; washes, dusts and polishes glass including windows, woodwork, walls, furniture and metal equipment; makes beds; checks, marks, stores and issues linens, blankets, and clothing (limited to individual’s work area not to include counting and inspection for a larger area); collects and counts soiled laundry; distributes, empties and sterilizes glassware, wash basins and bedpans; sweeps walks; collects and disposes of trash; reports needs for repairs; performs minor maintenance; runs errands; inspects buildings for damage and reports conditions to supervisor; may change light bulbs and replace fuses; may lubricate or tighten door hinges, drawers, cabinets, etc.; may replace ceiling or floor tiles; may remove snow and ice from stairways and walkways around buildings; may sand and salt stairways and walkways; may move furniture and/or set-up classrooms; performs related duties as required.


Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple record keeping.


Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


Preference will be given to candidates who posses the following:

  1. Two (2) years of experience stripping and waxing floors with polisher and buffer;
  2. Two (2) years of experience cleaning restrooms, offices, hallways and meeting rooms;
  3. Two (2) years of experience demonstrating interpersonal skills with a large, diverse work force and client population;
  4. Two (2) years of experience moving and setting up office furniture.


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits, and/or certifications.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and/or patients and/or clients.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.