Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #201028-0428TC-001


Who we are:
The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world class unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that ensures both student academic success and trade/technology mastery and instills a zest for lifelong learning.

The Role:
The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education (CSDE) invites applicants to apply for a full-time Lead Custodian position to work within the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS).  CTECS serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students.  

This position is located at Bullard-Havens Technical Education and Career School, which has over 800 students from five towns. We have upgraded state-of-the-art classrooms and industry-standard equipment in every shop, giving students a well-rounded, 21st century education. In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of lead custodial duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Supervisor.  The hours are Monday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Consideration will first be given to bargaining unit members currently working in the agency over all others.  

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with Re Employment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of Connecticut employee, who has permanent status* and meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months ( full-time or full-time equivalent).

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Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.


In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for a crew of Custodians engaged in the cleaning of buildings.


Plans crew workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; ensures supplies and equipment for crew are adequate by reporting shortages to supervisor; performs full range of duties as outlined in Custodian class specification; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of building custodial and/or housekeeping work and related equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some supervisory ability; some ability to utilize computer software.


One (1) year of experience in work that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.


Preference will be given to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred experience and training:

  • Two (2) years of full-time custodial employment in a school leading a crew of custodians;
  • Experience scheduling, assigning, overseeing, and evaluating the work of staff;
  • Experience planning crew workflow and determining priorities;
  • Experience monitoring supplies and equipment for crew and reporting shortages to supervisor;
  • Experience waxing and polishing floors using floor polishers and buffers;
  • Experience moving furniture in a school and/or setting up classrooms;
  • Experience removing snow and ice from stairways and walkways around school buildings;
  • Experience performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work;
  • Experience in providing staff training and assistance;
  • Experience in using sanitizing equipment and solutions.


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.
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 assaultive and/or abusive patients 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.

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