Custodian job vacancy in Department of Administrative Services (Salem, OR)

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Company name : Department of Administrative Services
Location : Salem, OR
Position : Custodian

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Department of Administrative Services

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$2,823 – $3,265

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Your New Role – Custodian

As part of a team, this position provides safe, clean, and sanitary building environments for State owned buildings.

Work is performed Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. which leaves your weekends and evenings free for other activities!

Some of what you’ll do:

Safety checks and emergency response services as needed to State owned buildings.

Care of floors – Sweeping, wet/dry mopping, detail vacuuming, and disinfecting.

Cleaning and maintenance to kitchen areas – Clean, sanitize, and restock according to Service Level Agreement.

Daily care of all restrooms in assigned building – Clean, sanitize, and restock according to established restroom cleaning procedures.

Cleaning and maintenance of the custodial equipment and storage area, grounds areas as required, and additional custodial duties as assigned. For a full review of the position details and duties assigned, please click


Working conditions:

Standing and walking during entire shift on concrete, tile, and carpeted surfaces.

Position requires repetitive lifting, pushing, and pulling of custodial equipment such as: trash containers, trash/restroom carts, and upright/backpack vacuum cleaners (up to 50 pounds).

Position requires repetitive bending, reaching, twisting, and occasional climbing on a ladder and occasional, short-term periods of heavy physical activity.

Position may require some outside work during inclement weather, as well as the use of chemicals for sanitation.

The Benefits of Joining Our Team

This team focuses closely on collaboration to support fellow teammates, while ensuring safety and looking for ways to innovate. Additional benefits include:

Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a

competitive benefits package

Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon

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What We Are Looking For

Highly organized and team-oriented individual who is at last 18 years of age, has basic computer skills, and has gained at least 4 months of professional work experience as a custodian.

This position also requires the ability to push/pull heavy custodial equipment, walk/stand for extended periods of time, crouch, and stoop and bend repeatedly with or without accommodation.

The most successful candidates will also reflect the following skills, attributes, and experience:

A self-starter who excels in their customer service skills and their quality of service.

Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to pro-actively identify work that needs to be done.

Experience using small hand tools and equipment, green cleaning agents/solutions, and ladders with attention to safety.

Experience cleaning large commercial buildings, as well as residential homes in a professional setting.

Experience monitoring office buildings daily for cleanliness and serviceability, reporting maintenance problems, and working collaboratively within a team to execute duties.

Time management skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize work, manage daily duties, and complete assigned tasks by order of importance with minimal supervision.

Preference may be given to those who have a current and valid driver’s license.

Application Details and Instructions

Visit the

State of Oregon job opportunities webpage
to submit your application. Please ensure the work history in your applicant profile is up to date and attach a current copy of your resume and cover letter. If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee


This announcement is for one, full-time, permanent, SEIU Represented, Custodian; This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

If you have questions about the announcement, or need an alternate format to apply, contact the Senior Talent Acquisition Analyst, Amber Ingram at:

The Benefits of Joining Our Team
Welcome to your new team! As a Trades/Maintenance Worker with Enterprise Asset Management, you will be able to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative and supportive team, giving you the best of both worlds.

Additional benefits include:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a

competitive benefits package

Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon.

Get There

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Salem, Oregon

Additional Details

Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

This position requires you to obtain and maintain CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) clearance.

Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet Agency employment eligibility standards.

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For more information, visit

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The Department of Administrative Services is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity. At the Department of Administrative Services, we embody the value of hiring a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce revitalizes our state. We value diversity and foster a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

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