Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220727-0429TC-001

Introduction

In the State of ConnecticutGateway Community College (GCC) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  The CSCU provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success.  Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies, and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.   

Gateway Community College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves, as well as awards associates degrees and certificates.  The majority of our students are focused on completing their studies at the college and transferring to a 4-year institution.  

We are recruiting for two (2) Custodian positions to work at our campus located in New Haven, CT.   The schedules for these positions are as follows:

  • One (1) full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 2nd shift,  Monday through Friday, 2:00pm-10:00pm with overtime as needed. 
  • One (1) part-time, 20 hours per week, 2nd shift, Monday through Friday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm. 

The incumbents in these roles will be responsible for ensuring that building sanitation and cleanliness is maintained at the highest standards.

As a state employee, you would be eligible to participate in our competitive benefits plan, which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits.

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.   Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

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.  Applicants are encourage to regularly check your email for notifications.  Please check your SPAM and/or JUNK folders, as emails could end up there in error.

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

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 CSCU-Recruitmentteam@commnet.edu.

PLEASE NOTE:  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. Specific questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to CSCU-Recruitmentteam@commnet.edu

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

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

Candidates with experience in the following areas is preferred:
  • Prior custodial experience
  • Experience waxing and polishing floors using floor polishers and buffers. 
  • Ability to perform simple record keeping.
  • Experience removing snow and ice from stairways and walkways around school buildings. 
  • Flexibility with shift assignments.
  • Be able to navigate Microsoft Office Suite and have the skills to work with Microsoft Outlook Email.
  • Experience performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work. 

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.






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