Custodian I

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Terrell , TX 75160

Posted 2 months ago

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?

Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

The Custodian I performs routine custodial work. Work involves cleaning and caring for state buildings and premises, and maintaining custodial equipment.

Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Custodian I is responsible for the daily cleaning and sanitation of Healthcare occupancies to support the environment of care. Duties include sweeping; mopping; dusting; and cleaning windows, light fixtures, rest rooms, offices, and other facilities, applying cleaning chemicals as appropriate.

Performs minor maintenance and repair work on custodial equipment. Cleans office furniture, walls, windows, and floors; and empties trash. Operates floor maintenance equipment, including buffers, strippers, vacuums, and extractors.

Tasks also include, performing regular on-call duties and responding to weekend, holiday and after-hour emergencies. Must be able to work in confined spaces, in areas of heat/cold extremes, in inclement weather; Assist in unrelated tasks when required; Must be able to adapt in a changing environment; Work in other assigned areas as needed; Fill in for other staff; Ensure safe use of cleaning chemicals. Willingness to work days other than Monday

  • Friday. Essential Job Functions:

1.Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

2.Perform various cleaning and sanitation tasks of assigned buildings.

3.Maintain personal protective equipment.

4.Report maintenance deficiencies.

5.Assist with other assigned tasks as needed.

6.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

1.Ability to use tools and equipment of the custodial trade.

2.Ability to assess problems and implement corrective action.

3.Ability to work independently.

4.Ability to communicate effectively- verbally and in writing.

5.Ability to work in heat and cold extremes.

6.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

7.Ability to adapt to changes.

8.Ability to maintain records and logs.

9.Knowledge of applicable joint commission infection control standards

  1. Relevant knowledge of sanitation practices. Registration or Licensure


1.None Initial Selection Criteria:

1.Experience performing custodial work Additional Information:

Requisition # 447007

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable.

As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

MOS Code:

Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position.

All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form

  • Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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