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Custodian (Human Services Building) SWD - Watertown, NY

**As an organization that provides services to the disabled; our first priority in filling these positions will be to staff the project with individuals who have physical, intellectual or psychological disabilities.**


POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK - Up to 40 hours per week. Occasional overtime may be required. Nights and/or weekends and holiday work, depending on needs related to the contract. May also require occasional day time work.


QUALIFICATIONS - Experience in janitorial work preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Must be capable of moving up and down stairs without difficulty. Must be capable of working on feet for extended periods of time. Must provide your own transportation to work. Must be able to read and identify MSD sheets and various chemical labels and markings. Must be willing to learn proper use of cleaning agents and usage of various supplies. Must be willing to learn proper maintenance and safety features of both light and heavy custodial equipment. Must undergo a criminal background check.       


WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE – Authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.


SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE - Perform general cleaning tasks and maintain work areas as assigned.



  1. Use high and low speed maintenance equipment as assigned.
  2. Use carpet cleaning equipment as assigned.
  3. Trash removal.
  4. Sweep/mop/dust/vacuum as assigned.
  5. Wet mop.
  6. Perform restroom disinfectant and cleaning as assigned.
  7. Perform floor stripping and waxing applications.
  8. Wash windows.
  9. Monitor use of equipment and report any malfunctions or problems to supervisor.
  10. Practice “Safety First”.
  11. Ensure that all work meets quality standards of contract.



  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication
  • Respectful




WORK ENVIRONMENT -  This job operates in a professional “Team” environment.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Work may require lifting, pushing, or pulling in excess of 50 pounds.


OTHER DUTIES – This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. I have read and received a copy of the above job description and understand the responsibilities fully.  I understand that the preceding job description will be reviewed/updated at least annually; more frequent updates will depend on contract needs.             


The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disabled/veteran.

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