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Health Services, Department of

Custodian Lead - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00251

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Custodian Lead

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting salary is $12.95 per hour, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 03/09. A 12 month probationary period is required. Differential pay is available for certain shifts. Pay for current state employees will be based on the compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment.
Jacqueline Strook, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-0384, jacqueline.strook@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 01/22/2020. The previous deadline date was 02/06/2020.
Assessment Information:
89162 -  016  CUSTODIAN - LEAD 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Health Services (DHS); Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) in Madison, WI is currently recruiting for a Custodian Lead.

MMHI is conveniently located on the north side of Madison and offers a beautiful campus environment, convenient free parking and an onsite workout facility. MMHI is an inpatient psychiatric facility, with one outpatient program. MMHI is an integral part of the entire Wisconsin mental health service delivery system. Our overall service delivery goal is to provide specialized services in treatment, research, training and consultation.

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, low cost insurance options starting at $31/month for single plans and $78/month for family plans after two months of state service, and an exceptional retirement plan. 

This position works on 1st shift, hours of 6:00 AM 2:30 PM. Occasional weekends are required with a $0.60 per hour weekend differential.

Note: The register established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies that occur in the next six months. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Position Summary:   

The Custodian Lead is responsible for performing a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks at Mendota Mental Health Institute. Duties include, but are not limited to: operating automatic cleaning equipment, such as automatic scrubbers, sweepers, wall washers, wet/dry vacuums, and carpet-cleaning equipment; mopping, stripping and sealing of floors; cleaning of toilets, showers and furniture; shoveling snow; and replacing light bulbs. This position is a lead worker and directs other custodians responsible for cleaning and maintenance activities.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by MMHI or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.

These positions have physical requirements which may include but are not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs, standing, sitting kneeling, climbing ladders, crawling, and stooping.  Applicants will be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.


This position requires the following:

  • Experience using proper cleaning techniques, the use of powered cleaning equipment, and cleaning chemicals.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy** to drive a state vehicle.

**State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy:

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Minimum of two (2) years driving experience.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Additionally, the driving record must not reflect the following conditions:

  • Three (3) or more moving violations (with point reductions) and/or at fault accidents in the past two (2) years.

  • An OWI or DUI violation within the past 12 months.

  • A suspension or revocation of the driver's license within the past two (2) years or expired driver's license.

Well-qualified candidate will have:

  • Experience training, leading, overseeing, and directing staff in the use of proper cleaning techniques, powered cleaning equipment, and cleaning chemicals.

  • Experience planning, laying out, and organizing cleaning tasks, projects, and schedules in order to accomplish tasks efficiently.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and use problem solving processes.

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy, or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans' hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance Page on the WDVA Website.


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