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Colorado State Custodian I - Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado

Custodian I - Pueblo

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Custodian I - Pueblo


$2,364.00 Monthly


Pueblo, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IHA 03517 07/21/2021


8/4/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

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About Us

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to

Our Culture & Environment

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

* Reminder: This job announcement will serve as an application pool for available positions that now exist or may exist in the future. Including both part and full time positions.*


The Division of Facilities Management is a customer-driven support organization responsible for providing facilities management services to all CDHS agencies and offices. These services include the maintenance of building and grounds, custodial, capital construction (budgeting and contract management), utilities management, vehicle fleet management, building space leasing allocation, and facilities planning services. This is accomplished through a centralized statewide team that is divided into three districts and a central office. By combining our expert professional extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our clients to achieve consistently high-performance facilities, and long-term value. The Division of Facilities Management is seeking highly motivated and experienced Custodians to join our team. Our goal is to be an organization that meets customer expectations 100% of the time.

Description of Job


This unit exists to perform Housekeeping and Custodial services to assure that the facilities and client environments are cleaned and maintained according to all applicable regulatory standards, and provides a safe sanitary environment for clients and staff. Meet the facilities needs of the Department of Human Services Southern Region customers. Manage available resources to provide a physical environment at the highest quality possible.

Facilities served are: CMHIP, PRC, D.Y.C. (Zeb Pike, Spring Creek, and Pueblo Youth Services Center) in the Southern District. Total facilities served are approximately 1.6 million sq. ft. at multiple sites within the Southern Region.

Establish and maintain a pleasant, safe, and sanitary environment for clients, personnel and visitors in the buildings of the Department of Human Services.

This position is unique in that it provides Custodial Services for a wide range of agencies within the Department of Human Services, which include Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo campus, the Division of Youth Corrections and the Division supporting of Developmental Disabilities

The position is required to meet and maintain all regulatory requirements set by JCAHO. (Joint Commission for Accrediting Health Organizations) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and other regulatory agencies


  • Performs daily cleaning, sanitizing, and servicing of assigned work area as per schedules and procedures by use of appropriate disinfectant cleaners, chemicals and equipment consisting of sweeping, dust mopping, wet mopping, vacuuming, restroom cleaning, and other duties as assigned.

  • The position requires the driving of State vehicles from agency to agency for which we provide services to.

  • Performs daily detail cleaning of assigned area as per schedules and procedures by use of appropriate disinfectant cleaners, chemicals and equipment – consisting of washing walls, doors, frames, sills, windows, baseboards, fixtures, furnishings, ceilings, vents, and light fixtures.

  • Performs weekly project work within all areas includes all hard floor and carpet areas.

  • Performs project floor work consisting of buffing, scrubbing, stripping, waxing, and sealing of hard floor surfaces, and spot cleaning, shampooing and extracting of carpeted floors by use of appropriate cleaning chemicals and equipment

  • Collects and disposes of trash and biohazard waste by properly containing and transporting to proper disposal locations.

  • The removal of desks, chairs etc., to conduct project floor work in all areas on a weekly basis.

  • Participates in moving of furniture, appliances, equipment, supplies, etc. manually and by use of moving equipment.

  • May need to assist in snow removal when needed.

  • Cleans and services equipment, maintains janitorial closet, supplies, stock levels, and chemical labeling requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented on your application.


  • Candidate must have (6) Six months custodial experience, which must have been performed within a hospital, nursing home or large business/corporation type setting or similar.


  • None

Necessary Special Requirement:

  • Must possess and maintain a current and active Colorado driver's license.

    You must provide a detailed description of your work experience and qualifications that describe how you meet the required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Custodial experience working in a health care, institute or nursing home environment

  • Previous experience working in a controlled environment (secured buildings)

  • Understand mixture and safe care of chemicals to include mixing, using and disposing of cleaning chemicals including understanding of the environmental issues involved in handling, different cleaning products

  • Identifying, minimizing, and reporting safety hazards

  • Previous experience working with Housekeeping equipment, buffers, burnishers, carpet extractors, (working with commercial cleaning equipment)

  • Following proper sanitation procedures for restrooms including disinfecting urinals, toilet bowls, washing restroom partitions, walls, floors, showers and bathtubs

  • Preparing hard surface floors for sealant including the proper method of stripping and re-waxing hard surfaces.

  • Operating floor scrubbers, carpet extractors, burnishers and floor buffers for large areas.

  • Managing large scale cleaning projects in a cooperative team environment.

  • Shampooing carpets.

  • Cleaning such as dusting, collecting trash, washing windows and sills, mirrors, woodwork, doors, walls and ceiling and filling soap, towel and toilet tissue dispensers.

  • Paying attention to detail, strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Working in a team environment to complete daily workloads and provide support when necessary outside of assigned areas.

  • Excellent customer service skills to include communicating with and responding to all level of employees.

Highly Desirable Competencies:

  • Building Relationships

  • Customer Service

  • Dependable

  • Honest

  • Problem solver

  • Team Player

Conditions of Employment:

  • Pre-employment Physical – post offer screening to include dynamic strength testing, eye exam and physical - All job offers are contingent on a successful physical exam which also includes a lift and range of motion test provided by a designated health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDHS and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from this process and the use of this information in connection with CDHS's consideration of application for employment.

  • A pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen will be conducted as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have direct contact with vulnerable persons. Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges.

  • Must successfully pass a TB (tuberculosis) Test

  • Must be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccination or provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption at the time of hire.

  • Must have a valid Colorado driver license.

  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS. Included in the background investigation is a current/previous employer check. Your current and previous employers within the last 10 years must be listed on your application even if the job duties are unrelated to Correctional Youth Security Officer I position. Incomplete employer information (address, phone, supervisor name) or omission of former employers may result in application disqualification.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

Supplemental Information

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

ADAAA Accommodations:

CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at or call 1-800-929-0791.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support:

If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.

Email Address:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from '' addresses. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address listed on your application is current and checked frequently.

Selection Process



Only online applications will be accepted.

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, and a structured interview depending on the number of qualified applicants.

For Recruiting questions, please contact

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.


METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.


The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer