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Temporary - Custodian I - Homelake Veterans Center

at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $12/hour
$12 - $
Posted: 7/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2751144

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

This is a temporary full-time position. 

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. 

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.


Description of Job

To ensure a safe, sanitary, well maintained, comfortable living and working environment for residents of a 60 bed skilled nursing home and 48 unit domiciliary, staff and visitors. The facility has embraced the Culture Change and Eden concepts. We strive to provide exemplary service to the residents by fulfilling daily and special requests that the residents may have. Exemplary care is given in cleaning and sanitizing and in keeping the resident rooms and their atmosphere clean, organized, homelike and safe. We need to provide the residents with the kind of service that they need and deserve.

Primary Job Duties 

Resident Laundry

  • In a method timely to the Facility, handle, sort, load, unload, fold, assign, iron, repair, mend, label and distribute Residents laundry and Facility linen.
  • Utilize approved disinfectants, cleaners, and detergents, bleaching agents, soft/sour agents, spotters and associated chemicals.
  • Know and follow procedures in Universal Precautions as well as the essential programming of all Laundry Equipment.
  • Perform work related documentation, use universal precautions at all times and use all PPE per job duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Cleaning of Environment/Sanitation of Rooms
  • Perform daily cleaning, sanitizing, and servicing of rooms utilizing procedures in use at facility with approved disinfectants, cleaners, associated chemicals and equipment.
  • Assignments to consist of the facilities established Cleaning Program i.e. "7-step" Program, Routine Cleaning, Detail Clean, Splash and Trash ".
  • Perform work related documentation, use universal precautions at all times and use all PPE per job duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Deep Cleaning/Floor Work/Light Maintenance
  • Performs project floor work consisting of scrubbing, stripping, waxing, sealing, buffing and burnishing of hard floor surfaces.
  • In addition perform spot cleaning, shampooing, extracting and bonnet cleaning of carpets floors by use of appropriate cleaning chemicals and equipment established and provided by Facility.
  • Cleans and service equipment, maintain assigned Housekeeping closets and carts, supplies, stock levels, and chemical labeling requirements.
  • Sweep and clean facility smoking area and associated walkways as necessary.
  • Safely move furniture, appliances, supplies, act., manually and by use of available equipment
  • Replaces light bulbs, assist with minor building repairs and snow removal when needed.
  • Drive agency vehicles when transporting furniture, gathering supplies on campus or when making purchases from local supply companies.
  • Perform work related documentation, use universal precautions at all times and use all PPE per job duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have at least six (6) months of custodial experience.

There are no substitutions for the minimum qualifications.

Preferred qualification:  

  • Must be available for shift work
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Subject to Call Back

Conditions of Employment:

  • Full Background - Name check, TRAILS, Drug Screen and Fingerprinting
  • Colorado Driver's License
  • Shift work: evenings, weekends, holidays, split shifts
  • Ability to dispose of hazardous waste & assist in emergency clean-up
  • 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.

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. 

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. 

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

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 in the work experience section of 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.
Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process. 

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
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.
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact  by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email ADA Coordinator at at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You  may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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 to upload (attach) it.