Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #201105-0430TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

The Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS), with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services. 

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to support the work of others? If so, we encourage you to apply today! SWCMHS seeks one (1) experienced and qualified individuals for a meaningful role as a Supervising Custodian (PCN: 125925) within our Environment Services Unit. This position is located at 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. The role is full-time, 37.50 hours per week position, with a work schedule of 7:00am to 3:00pm, rotating weekends and holidays. 

Discover the opportunity to:

  • Maintain and update written procedures for all cleaning activities; 
  • Ensure cleaning procedures meet Joint Commission standards; 
  • Utilize your management skills in planning and organizing; 
  • Utilize your abilities to positively engage and motivate staff; 
  • Monitor and track costs of cleaning supplies, equipment and tools. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of  Mental Health and Addiction Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*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).This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at or (860) 785-6185.


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising a large crew of Custodians and Lead Custodians or contract employees engaged in the cleaning of buildings or building complexes.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; prepares work orders; inspects buildings on a regular basis to ensure established standards of cleanliness are maintained; maintains building security; receives and responds to complaints from staff in buildings; responds to building emergencies; maintains employee time records; may participate in cleaning; may act for supervisor in his/her absence; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and procedures used in building custodial and/or housekeeping work; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate, care for and perform light maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Two (2) years of experience in building custodial and/or housekeeping work.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Lead Custodian.


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 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.

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