This position is responsible for the general maintenance and sanitation in a residential facility. The custodian ensures that the facility is clean, orderly, and sanitary, and that needed repairs are completed or reported to the agency maintenance unit. The custodian receives specific instructions and general supervision in the performance of responsibilities. Work is subject to inspection upon completion.


Work may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:

  • Remains alert during working hours; attends work as scheduled, and complies with attendance policies.
  • Completes a daily walk through of assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Performs routine facility custodial duties. Initiates work orders for more complex facility repairs. Works directly with maintenance staff to develop a plan /prioritization of maintenance projects.
  • Initiates cleaning details. May work with security officers to assign work details to offenders. Supervises the completion of cleaning details., including: offender dorms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, TV room, common areas, hallways, and stairways.
  • Maintains daily sanitation/maintenance log identifying completed details and submits the log to the facility director, weekly.
  • Completes regular scheduled floor maintenance to include waxing of all tiles floors and steam cleaning of carpeted areas as necessary.
  • Vacuums weekly, and removes trash, three (3) times weekly from all staff offices.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information appropriately.
  • Complies with Code of Conduct and reports violations immediately.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge f methods, materials, and equipment used in housekeeping
  • Ability to understand and follow instruction
  • Ability to perform a variety of routine manual tasks requiring the exertion of physical strength in  the care, cleaning,  and general maintenance of a building and equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to perform elementary work in a variety if building trades
  • Ability to operawte a motor vehicle under varying weather conditions as necessary to perform duties


The following education and experience qualifications are the minimum requirement used to admit or reject applicants for consideration.

  1. Possession of a high school diploma or a GED certificate.


  1. One (1) or more years of work experience in custodial or maintenance trade.


No candidate may be considered for employment who is, or has been for the past two (2) years under the supervision of Federal, State, County or Municipal Corrections Department nor have any pending felony or misdemeanor charges other than minor traffic charges.

All candidates for employment must meet the established minimum qualifications for employment as identified by the applicable regulatory agencies.

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