Custodian Leadworker – State Hospital South Job at State of Idaho – 3.7 Blackfoot, ID


Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Custodian Leadworker at State Hospital South (SHS), located in Blackfoot. The primary duties of this position are to perform heavy-duty cleaning and maintenance work in an assigned area, coordinate the work of other custodians, and perform related work typically Monday – Friday, with some weekends. Hours worked will be 3:00am. – 11:30am.

Benefit Information:
Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Custodian Leadworker making $13.51/hour to an estimated $22.02/hour.

In addition to a beautiful location, our competitive benefits package to eligible employees includes:

excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $10.06/month for dental

generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start

11 paid holidays a year

paid parental leave

participation in PERSI – one of the Nation’s best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)

multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457

basic life insurance for employee and family

employee covered at one times annual salary

spouse covered at $10,000

child covered at $5,000

wellness programs

ongoing training opportunities

an opportunity for student loan forgiveness

and more!

Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation.

If you have previously applied for Custodian Leadworker and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties

Lead, coordinate, and monitor the performance of Custodial employees in work and organizational activities.

Communicate, verbally and written, commendable work performance and work performance concerns or issues to the Custodian Supervisor.

Assist in developing/establishing, monitoring, and documenting performance improvement action plans for custodians.

Conduct and document area/room inspections.

Assist in developing and establishing training and work standards for Custodians.

Train and document the training of Custodians in proper and safe way to perform assigned duties.

Monitor work areas for safety hazards. Immediately report safety hazards in accordance with Hospital policy.

Explain and /or clarify work assignments, work prioritization, inspection reports and other organizational information or directions.

Coordinate and monitor the reporting of the need/requests for repairs to the Maintenance Department.

Requisition supplies from Materials Management.

Cleaning/maintenance typical duties:
Performs heavy-duty cleaning in hospitals, locker rooms, classrooms, dormitories, and lavatories.

Cleans, sanitizes, and polishes bath, lavatory, shower, and sink fixtures.

Dusts, washes, sponge mops; sanitizes, and shampoos furniture, woodwork, walls, windows, and glass items.

Cleans shades and covers on light fixtures; replaces light bulbs; removes waste and debris from areas.

Selects products and compounds for cleaning jobs; measures and mixes compounds, disinfectants, and sanitizing agents and applies according to procedures or manufacturers’ specifications.

Orders supplies for custodial closets and stocks with paper products, cleaning compounds and similar items.

Equipment operation/security typical duties:
Operates heavy-duty scrubbing, buffing, shampooing, vacuuming, and wet/dry pickup equipment.

Performs preventive maintenance on cleaning equipment.

Finishes floors using sanders, strippers, and final finishers.

Uses snow blowers, hysters, airlift platforms, dollies, and carts.

Replaces belts, brushes, and bearings in power equipment.

Ensures that floor and building area is secure.

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

Good knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in heavy-duty custodial work including related safety practices.

Good knowledge of cleaning agents and related products and their possible reactions.

Some knowledge of supervisory practices.

Some knowledge of sanitation and infection control.

Some knowledge of training methods used in custodial work.

Experience operating industrial-type high-speed cleaning equipment.

Experience performing minor maintenance on custodial equipment.

Experience using hand tools to repair cleaning equipment.

Experience explaining the use and maintenance of custodial equipment.

Supplemental Information

Below are additional qualifications. They are not required, however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score. Please answer each item below with enough detail to determine you meet each requirement to receive extra credit.

Experience working in a hospital or healthcare setting. Requires working in a hospital or long-term care setting for at least 1 year.

This work is heavy-duty commercial cleaning, not household type work. Most of your time will be spent in high-traffic areas that require heavy cleaning and related maintenance. This may include working in hazardous and/or unpleasant conditions.


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About the Company

Company: State of Idaho – 3.7

Company Location:  Blackfoot, ID

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