Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200728-0429TC-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Children and Families invites applicants to apply for a first-shift, full-time (37.5 hours) Custodian position within Albert J. Solnit – South Campus. This position is located at 915 River Road, Middletown, CT 06457. The incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of custodial duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Supervisor. The hours are Friday through Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Note: *The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact: Jenny Nguyen,

Due to the volume of application anticipated, the Department of Children and Families is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be provided through your JobAps protl account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.


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 applicants with the following experience and training:

· Two (2) years of experience performing custodial work in a behavioral health setting.

· Experience stripping, waxing and burnishing floors using floor polishers and buffers.

· Experience setting up and breaking down school events and classrooms.

· Experience maintaining clean and safe the high traffic areas during inclement weather.

· Experience performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work.


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 individuals.



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.