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Custodian Public Works Department (apply by April 9th, 2021)
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Please see the job description and information of the position with our Public Works Department below. This is a non-union position is up to 20 hours per week position without benefits. 

$17.00/hr 

Individuals must be able to pass a thorough background check, including DMV, references and DOT pre-employment drug screen. Please submit you application by 4:30 pm on April 9, 2021, resume and cover letter to ecallahan@townoflitchfield.org or mail to: 

Town of Litchfield 
Selectman’s Office 
74 West St, 
Litchfield, CT 06759 

***Late applications will not be considered*** 

Custodian 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Director of Public Works Director or designees incumbent keeps the Town buildings and properties in such a state of operating excellence that they present no problems or interruptions to the daily business and use. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. 

General Responsibilities 

  • Cleans and preserves designated spaces, equipment, etc. in the building. 
  • Assists with set-up and clean-up for various activities. 
  • Restocks disposable items and provides Department of Public Works with inventory usage and data. 
  • Assists visiting public utilizing the facilities with directions within building and in obtaining and setting up needed equipment. 
  • Assists with maintaining building and grounds security during shift. 
  • Notifies Public Works Director or designee of maintenance needs when identified. 
  • Provides extra deep cleaning as requested. 
  • Respectful of personal property and working spaces. 

Personal Development 

  • Attends training workshops, when appropriate, to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Contributes to creating a positive working environment. 
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professional growth, flexibility, initiative, and responsibility. 
  • Accepts and adjusts to change smoothly and positively. 

Initiative 

  • Regularly contributes to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of Town operations. 
  • Consistently evaluates current methods, programs, and procedures, and implements new or modified procedures when necessary. 
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach to problem solving. 

Reliability 

  • Maintains responsible, and effectual performance and attendance. 


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience: High School diploma or general education degree (GED). 

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to employees or visitors. 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance. 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Other Skills And Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteer and the community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Town of Litchfield policies. 3 

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools and climbs onto ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and truck more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. Consistent attendance is essential to this position. 

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails and unloading trucks. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to 90 pounds such as bulk furniture. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, scrubbing machines. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and will occasionally work outdoors. The employee will work near or with moving mechanical equipment. The employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as petroleum products, degreasers, and sprays. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.