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Department of Veterans Affairs
Custodian - Limited-term Employment - Veterans Home 
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-03042

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CUSTODIAN 19-03042

Type of Employment:
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
The wage is $12.24 per hour. The job does not include benefits.
J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior,, 608-266-3344
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Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Veterans Home are met.
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89161 -  235  CUSTODIAN 
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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove (WVHUG) is currently recruiting for multiple limited-term employment (LTE) Custodian positions to clean and sanitize assigned building areas on the Union Grove campus. WVHUG is a skilled nursing, long-term care facility that specializes in providing comfort, support, and professional medical services to elderly or disabled veterans and their spouses. The Home is located a short drive from Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and other key locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

For general information about positions in Wisconsin State Government click here.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, go to the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.

LTE jobs are limited to 1039 hours in a 12-month period and do not include benefits.

Position Summary:   

Join the Custodial Services team that keeps the Veterans Home in Union Grove an enjoyable homelike environment for Wisconsin veterans!

The Custodian does manual semi-skilled work in a variety of tasks such as dusting, wet washing and mopping, operating power custodial equipment, sweeping, waxing, vacuuming, emptying trash, refilling paper supplies, etc., in patient and non-patient areas. Work is performed under the guidance of a Custodian Lead or under the supervision of a Custodial Services Supervisor.

Duties involve working in the conditions of the job (e.g., climbing, reaching, bending; performing sustained physical activity; occasionally exerting an excess of 100 pounds of force; using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); working with loud, shaking and/or vibrating equipment; working on ladders and/or scaffolding, etc.).

The Custodian will work up to 20 hours a week. Work schedule can be flexible, and shifts are available Sunday through Saturday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

For a copy of the full job description, click here.

Special Notes:   

Per Wisconsin Statute 230.26, Wisconsin residency is required for LTE appointments.

Due to the nature of the position, WDVA will conduct criminal background checks prior to a job offer.

Employment in this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment tuberculosis (TB) test.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without WDVA sponsorship) at the time of application.


Minimally-qualified applicants will have experience:

  • Cleaning; and
  • Using safety practices/controls; and
  • Following instructions/standard operating procedures; and
  • Working as a member of a team; and
  • Communicating verbally and in writing

How To Apply:   

To be considered for the job, you need to complete the online application process. For instructions, refer to the following link: How Do I Apply Online and Take an Online Assessment? You will be required to attach a resume and answer one question to confirm that you want to apply. To ease the application process, upload your resume to WiscJobs prior to attaching it.

If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or have questions regarding the application process, contact J Lea Roberts at or 608-266-3344.

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