Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Custodian (Multiple Positions)


Recruitment #220721-0429TC-MHA


Are you looking to help your state in a time of need? 
If so, come Make an ImpaCT by serving your state! 
Read below and apply today! 

WHO WE ARE: 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. 

Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is Connecticut’s largest free standing public funded provider of inpatient behavioral and substance uses services within DMHAS. CVH is a Joint Commission accredited, 361-bed hospital and opiate treatment provider for adults ages 18 and above. CVH has two campuses; the main campus is centrally located in Middletown, overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River and the satellite Blue Hills campus is located in the north end of our state’s capital.  We are committed to delivery of person-centered, collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent treatment in a safe, healthy and caring environment.  The facility offers an array of services  including  withdrawal management, substance use rehabilitation,  geri-psychiatric, acquired/ traumatic brain injury, general psychiatric and young adult services.
THE ROLE: We are currently accepting applications for multiple Custodian positions for CVH's Middletown campus in both the General Psychiatry Division and Addiction Services Division. They are full-time, 37.50 hours weekly.  The work schedules are:

  • 1st shift, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.   
  • 2nd shift, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL: Perform all custodial tasks throughout the hospital including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, dusting, stripping and waxing floors; distributing clean linen throughout the building(s); collecting and disposing of all trash and recycling in to the appropriate containers; using proper custodial equipment to polish floors and shampoo carpets; cleaning all patient and non-patient areas, including windows and vents. 


  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Retirement healthcare offerings. 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities. 
  • Outstanding work-life balance
You can find more information on our comprehensive benefits here! 

We welcome you to be a part of a comprehensive and caring team. You will experience the opportunity to make a difference in the public sector as well as Make an ImpaCT as a Custodian for the State of Connecticut! 
We encourage you to apply today! 

FOR AN INSIDE LOOK: Check out the video below to see what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee.

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization. 


  • 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. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.  
  • Please select all shift(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to indicate the shift(s) may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific shift
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 


  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • The CVH may choose to review applications generated from this posting to fill Custodian positions at various locations, shifts, etc. If so, these positions will NOT be posted separately on JobAps. When a new, similar Custodian (Multiple Positions) posting is announced (with a recruitment number ending in MHA), you must re-apply for consideration.
  • Note: The CVH may have a need to post a job opening for a more ‘specific’ Custodian position geared towards CVH's specific position(s). Those types of Custodian job openings on JobAps will NOT use applications from this recruitment pool. You must apply to those postings in order to be considered for appointment to those specific position(s). We encourage you to apply to each Custodian posting you are interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when Custodian recruitments are posted.
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 
  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at or (860) 785-9855.    


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.


Our preferred candidates will possess the following: 

  • Experience in a psychiatric hospital setting.
  • Experience with terminal and bonnet cleaning.
  • Experience promoting cleanliness and sanitation to clients/patients.
  • Experience with floor buffer/stripper, carpet cleaner, snow blower, power washer.


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.