Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210604-0429TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education (SDE) is hiring two full-time Custodians to work within the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS).  These positions are located at Bullard Havens Technical Education and Career School, Bridgeport, which has over 800 students from five towns.   

In a high school environment, the chosen candidate will be responsible for performing a full range of custodial duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Supervisor.  The hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (first shift) and Monday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (second shift). Consideration will first be given to bargaining unit members currently working in the agency.  

Note: Please note that the chosen candidate will be starting 10% below the salary listed above.  Upon successfully completing the six month working test period, the salary will be adjusted to the above amount. (This is according to the NP-2 Bargaining Unit contract.)

Selection Plan

Please ensure your JobAps application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the closing date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete, or inaccurate application may not be considered for this employment opportunity.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s).  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Uma Arun at uma.arun@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience performing custodial work in a school
  • Experience waxing and polishing floors using floor polishers and buffers 
  • Experience moving furniture in a school and setting up classrooms
  • Experience removing snow and ice from stairways and walkways around school buildings 
  • Experience performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used on daily work 
  • Experience with deep cleaning and disinfecting large facilities

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.