Custodian (Part-Time)

State of Connecticut - State Department of Education - Ansonia, CT4.0

Full-time | Part-time
The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education invites applicants to apply for a part-time Custodian position within The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System. This position is located at O'BrienTechnical Education and Career School in Ansonia, CT. The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students. In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of custodial duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Supervisor. Second-shift hours are Monday-Friday , 11:30 AM - 6:32 PM.

  • The entry level starting salary for this class will be ten percent (10%) below Step 1 of the Salary Grade. Upon completion of the Initial Working Test Period the incumbents salary will be adjusted to the TC pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.
Selection Plan
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. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Nancy Flynn at, (860)713-6659.

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.

Preference will be given to applicants with:
1. Two (2) years of experience performing custodial work in a middle school, high school or college setting.
2. Experience stripping, waxing and burnishing floors using floor polishers and buffers.
3. Experience in the setting up and breaking down of school events and classrooms with emphasis on moving furniture and returning classrooms to their normal setting after summer cleaning.
4. Experience removing snow and ice from stairways and walkways around school buildings.
5. Experience performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily tasks.

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 patients and/or clients.